Most of us here know more about pimples than we would like And precisely because we know a lot about it, we also know that we shouldn’t squeeze those zits. I don’t need to remind you what will happen if you do. The worst part is the scar, because you can always fade the red marks acne leaves behind, but a scar is for life. It’s better not to risk it, seriously, please.
A few days ago I uploaded a video on my daily morning skincare routine for acne (in Spanish). Well, before I go ahead with today’s tips I want to make an important update: I had to stop taking Yasmin because they were killing me (extreme tiredness, back, legs and breasts pain, horrible nausea, need to pee every 15min and MORE acne). So, NO. I’ve got enough experience with hormonal treatments and I know that the side effects usually ease down after 3 months, but there’s no way I’m going to spend 3 months feeling like this. Like my doctor says: you shouldn’t feel any different when you take the pill so, if you do, something is not right. The result is that I’ve been off the pill for 2 weeks to try and see what happens and my skin is already clearing up. Touch wood. In a few days I have to go back to the doctor’s. PCOS is a pain.
And now we can go ahead with those squeeze free homemade remedies for pimples.
2% Salicylic Acid gel or solution
This is not properly homemade but it’s the most effective remedy I know. I’m not exaggerating. Put the gel or solution on the pimple or area with pimples for a few minutes every night or overnight (depending on what the brand recommends) and be impressed the next morning and the following days. The pimple will dry or pop on its own. My favourite are Bravura’s 2% Salicylic Acid and Clinique’s Gel Anti Blemish Solutions.
AKA the stuff we put on our hair to bleach it. But get the pure HP, don’t just put the hair bleach on your face! Use it with caution and only on top of the pimple for a few minutes. It might sting a bit but it’s normal. DON’T USE IT NEAR YOUR EYES. Clean your face afterwards and take a hot shower to open your pores. Your pimple will pop without you doing anything!
Rub a bit on dry skin and leave it on. You’ll see how the pimple develops quicker and ends up healing. The acidity will also help with the inflammation.
Mix a little bit with water until you get a paste and put it on top of the zit using a cotton bud.Leave it on overnight and wash your face in the morning. It will help to dry up the pimple.
It has to be the ones for red eyes. If you’ve got a supper inflamed, painful and red zit and you have an important date, rub a bit of these drops on top of it and let it dry. These drops help reduce inflammation and redness. Decongestant nose spray will help the same way.
Before I leave today it’s my obligation to repeat myself: Don’t touch those pimples! See, I’ve suffered with them for years and yet I don’t have any scars thanks to following these tips. (I do have red marks but those can be faded with the acids treatment I’ve shown you before).
Happy midweek, hot beauties!
Do you have any DIY tips? Share them!
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