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DIY How to Get Rid of Acne Overnight

Updated on January 17, 2015


Well been looking this up a few times because let's face it. Acne sucks. I mean it is a serious sad face. So of course through my social medias (aka Pinterest and YouTube) I have found a few ways to get rid of acne overnight. So I've decided to pick 5 to share with you.

WARNING: Some of these might not work because of types of skin and I haven't tried any of these yet.


Popping your pimples may seem like a super short solution but trust me,

It will get worse if you pop your pimples or pick them because it just causes more pimples. For a further but simple reason for why, watch the short video below.

So try to get your hands away from your face just for this experiment.

{But for all you lazy bums who don't want to get ear buds or just are too lazy to even click on a video, basically, when you pop, pick or squeeze your pimple it increases chance of scarring, causes more redness and swelling (because when you squeeze the pimple some stuff comes out the top but also some goes back into the skin. ew.) and delays the healing process.}

Cloth and Ice

What you need: All you need is some ice and cloth for this one. For the cloth even a horrible old shirt could work.

First, wrap a few pieces of ice in the cloth.

Then, place the ice-holding cloth on your pimple(s) for about ten minutes.

Why it works: The blood vessels constrict with the coldness. Plus, the cloth solves the problem so that there is no direct ice that could have the chance of breaking any delicate blood vessels underneath the skin.

A step further: With a method as easy as this one, there needs to be a step further for those over achievers. So, here is one. Instead of using regular, normal-people frozen ice cubes from water, you can instead freeze juice and rub the cubes on the face instead of holding the cloth on your face. But make sure you continuously rub the frozen juices {frozen juices=fun word to say} around instead of holding them in one place.

Which fruit?

Oranges - useful for a bright face

Apples - good for oily skin

Pomegranates - good for those who want a rosy complexion


What you need: Eggs, whisk, bowl, a tissue, and cotton balls

To prepare your ultimate acne reliever:

First, crack the egg and separate the egg yolk from the egg whites (the yolk is good for skin but not acne prone skin).

Next, whisk the egg whites until its slightly fluffy.

Now to apply the concoction:

Start by, dip a sterile cotton ball into the egg white and spread it onto your face (you can do this all around your face instead of just on the acne prone area).

Then, place a single layer of tissue on top of your face to cover egg whites (leave holes for your eyes) and let the tissue dry on your face for 30 minutes to an hour.

After, gently peel off the tissue and you should be able to see that yucky stuff in the egg white mask.

Finally, rinse your face with lukewarm water to get the last of the egg whites off completely and do one more rinse with cool water to tighten the pores and prevent dirt from getting in them.

Why this works: Egg whites have enzymes which work as lighteners for the skin. Egg whites also prevent oxidation and browning of the skin. It also preserves the red and pink colors in the skin.

A step further: If you desire a tighter feel from the egg white mask, then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Honey and Milk

What you need: Organic honey and milk

First, let the milk rise to room-temperature so that it is not chilly when you apply the mixture to your face (Optional).

Second, mix one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of milk together.

To apply, either put the mixture on the cotton pad and apply it to your face OR scoop the mixture directly to your face.

Let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes.

Finally, take off the mask by using a washcloth and scrub in a circular motion.

Why this works: Milk soothes irritated areas and helps tone down the redness. Honey has antibacterial properties that could help relieving acne.

Orange Peels and Water

What you need: Two orange peels and clean water

To prepare the paste:

Firstly, grind up the orange peels.

During grinding up the peels, add water a little bit at a time to avoid the paste from getting too runny.

Once the consistency is good, apply the mixture.

To apply the mixture:

Apply the mixture to the acne prone areas or all around the face.

Wait for about 20 minutes (mask should be firm but its okay if it isn't).

Remove mask by rinsing the mask off with water, patting the skin dry and use a good moisturizer.

Why this works: Vitamin C will work its magic with your skin because it promotes the growth of new healthy cells in place of acne that is caused by bacteria and extra oil/dead skin cells clogging up pores.

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