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Bust your blemishes overnight with these four foolproof solutions

 

 

As anyone who's breakout-prone knows, pimples always pop up at the most inconvenient times. Picture day, the night before Homecoming, hours before you FINALLY decide to ask your crush out...it's like they *know.* The good news? You can bust those blemishes overnight. Check it out...

Ice It Out

The cold from the ice will help dial down redness while fighting inflammation. To get the fix without freezing your skin,wrap up some ice in cloth and press it against the zit for about 30 seconds, then wait about two minutes and repeat the process again. The spot will be gone before you know it.

Go Sweet

We love using kitchen staples as zit-zappers, and honey is no exception. Grab some honey, squeeze it onto a cotton ball and apply it to the zit. Let it sit for half an hour and then gently rinse off the honey with warm water. Honey is a natural antibacterial agent that will help the healing process go much faster. Make sure to not fall asleep with honey on your face, though, or you’ll wake up a sticky mess.

Drying Potions 

Our favorite overnight skin-saver looks a little crazy, but works wonders. Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion ($17, nordstrom.com) is a celeb favorite, and for good reason. This blend of salicylic acid and calimine lotion goes on like a pink blob, but will cure that bugger in no time.

Stay Hands-Free

The most important rule of all is to not touch your face with your hands. Your hands are one of the germiest parts of the body and constantly picking and scratching at your zit will cause it to double in size and in pain—we promise. Like we said, always use a clean cotton ball to apply product to your zit, minimizing germs and oil transfer. It's also a good idea to pull you hair into a loose bun, braid or ponytail before going to bed. Having hair touch your face all throughout the night can cause unwanted breakouts.

If you notice that you have a specific problem area or that your acne is causing way too much stress in your life, talk to your parents and make an appointment with a dermatologist. They will give you the 4-1-1 on what’s really happening with your skin and set you up with the treatment you need to live your life zit-free.

 

What's your go-to breakout buster? Let us know below!  

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by Caitlin Moynihan | 2/1/2016
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