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And as promised, here’s what I found for you.
Its quite easy to get rid of a pimple fast and effectively with easy home remedies. Though, the best way to get rid of pimples is to prevent it from happening but as it is not completely in your hand and pimple appear on your face frequently specially in teen ages.
So, this article will show you two effective therapies to get rid a pimple that already exist on your face if you want to get rid of it and don’t want to see it anymore. I am not going to explain medical theories and facts about the causes of pimple or how it affect your personal or social life but going to show the information and home remedies you are actually searching for.
First off, you need to know that there are two possible stages of a pimple;
1. The pimple is just new born, red in color without any pus visible from outside and there is swelling and tightness in the skin.
2. The pimple is grown white or black head or white pus is formed and visible outside and the pus is just about to break the skin and pop out.
And there are two separate home remedies for both of the stages of a pimple that I am going to explain. The Ice Therapy for the new born red pimple and Hot Salt Water Therapy to get rid of a pimple that is grown white and about to pop out.
How to get rid of a New Born Red Pimple with Ice Therapy
This is the same Ice Therapy that we use to treat muscle pain and to reduce swelling on twisted or broken muscles.
Just make an ice pack and place directly on a pimple till the time you can hold the coldness. Do this for 15 to 20 minutes and about 3-4 times a day.
Coldness of the ice will increase the blood flow in affected skin tissue and more blood flow means more oxygen to tissues and cells which initiate fast recovery. This Ice therapy will not treat your pimple completely but reduce the swelling, redness and flattened the pimple and it will not be clearly visible on your skin and will disappear in 1-2 days.
Precaution: Never press or squeeze the red pimple. This practice can increase the size of pimple, cause more swelling and pus and can leave a dark scar afterward.
How to get rid of Pus Filled or Black Head Pimple with Hot Salt Water Therapy
Hot salt water is known for treating infection and relaxing muscle since ancient times but it also helps to separate infected blood or pus from skin and make it easy to pop out. Just add 2-3 spoons of salt in a glass of water and boil it.
Take a cotton cloth or cotton ball and soak into hot salt water. Then squeeze the hot salt water and place it on your pimple. Make sure that cotton is not too hot to burn your skin but you should feel the hotness and wetness. Follow this step for 15 to 20 minutes and about 3-4 times a day.
Within a day you will see the upper layer of your pimple get soft or broken. You wouldn’t feel much pain inside the pimple and you feel it easy to pop out pus from pimple.
When you feel it is safe to pop out, just take two cotton pieces and squeeze the pimple from sides (outward to inwards) and clear all pus and infected blood.
Remember, never press your pimple downward which can cause pus or black head to purse your skin deep and damage your skin deeply.
After clearing the pus, just clean pimple area with same salt water and can apply any acne treatment cream or lotion on that.
You can also use same Ice Therapy after breaking pimple to reduce redness and swelling left.
There is no way to get rid of a pimple in minutes or hours which is already developed but you can treat it fast by using above given home remedies. These both home remedies not only treat your pimple fast but also prevent it to left a dark pimple scar on your face.
Happy Healthy Skin!!!