Pimples can be painful, although there are a number of methods that can be used to get rid of blemishes quickly. Pimples form when bacteria from the skin’s surface gets into a pore and creates an infection. The skin pushes the infection out of the skin, causing a pimple to rise. It might be tempting to squeeze a pimple: But this can result in pushing the infection back down into the skin. Then the pimple will take longer to get rid of and may scar. Popping a pimple can also spread the infection to create more pimples in the surrounding skin.

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Wash the affected area gently using lukewarm water and mild soap. Do this three times daily to keep the skin clean. If you have oily skin, washing your face three times a day can aid in reducing breakouts. Avoid scrubbing the skin, as this can create redness and make the skin sore and raw.

Use a cleansing cream containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These are available to purchase at your local pharmacy. Before applying the cream, place a warm compress on the pimple. This will help to drain the fluid out. The cleansing cream will help to dry out the pimple.

Apply a little bit of toothpaste to the pimple before going to bed. This will also aid in drying it out. Placing a small piece of tape over the pimple during the night can sometimes help to reduce it by drawing out the bacteria.