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Get Rid of Your Zits

Updated on September 21, 2012

Wanna snuff out zits? Here are some quick tips to get rid of those pesky spots. And remember: Don’t squeeze them! (Everybody always says that and yet we do it anyway.)Why do people say it? Because a lot of times when you squeeze your pimples you’re not just squeezing stuff out (pus and any other…gunk), you’re squeezing some of that nasty mess back in as well which could result in more breakouts in that area or other places. Another thing about popping a pimple is that when you get the gunk out, it’s spreading over your face. What exactly are you spreading over the rest of your skin? Bacteria and infection. And some people don’t clean their skin properly right after thy squeeze their pimples with alcohol and peroxide so they end up getting even more breakouts.

What else do a lot of people complain about? The harsh chemicals that tend to dry out the rest of their skin after they’ve used them for their pimples.

The options below are for those who want to opt for less abrasive methods to clearing up the spots on their face. Remember, I am not a doctor, and even though I have my sources, you should always check with a physician before attempting anything that anyone suggests on a website. You could be allergic to anyone of the items listed below and not know it before you try it, so be careful and act wisely.

So take it from me and use these tips below before you end up in even more trouble (i.e. a face full of bumps):

1. Visine

You got it. The stuff you use to take the redness out of your tired eyes works the same disappearing act on pimples. How should you do it? Before applying your makup, just dab Visine right onto your blemishes, then wait a couple of seconds. It gets the red out for a few hours by shrinking blood vessels, making pimples much less noticeable and easier to cover up.

2. Herbal steam facial

Place one handful of fresh thyme and calendula flowers in a heat proof bowl. Add one and a half quarts of steaming water to the bowl. Lean over the bowl, draping your head and the bowl with a thick towel. With eyes closed, remain over steam for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes is up, go and splash your fae with lukewarm water and pat dry.

3. Medicated Steam facial

Do the same thing with the steaming water and towel described above, but only this time instead of using thyme and calendula, put 2 drops of essential oil into the bowl. Choose from either lemon, tea tree, lavender, rosemary, geranium, or cedarwood oils.

4. Aloe vera gel

Cut a fresh aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel. Rub in twice a day until pimples go away.

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  • WickedLittleLiar profile imageAUTHOR

    WickedLittleLiar 

    6 years ago from South Carolina

    I rarely get zits, but when I have used the Visine method before and it worked after a little while for me. I've been doing the facials for years, though, and I love them :-).

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    Keneesha M Hodge 

    6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

    I'm not allergic to anything, so I will try all of these methods. Have you had to use any of these? What were the results?

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