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How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight Using All Natural Manuka Honey

Updated on August 10, 2018
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Easy pimple prevention and care

Dealing with pimples can be a real pain, both physically and emotionally. Pimples ruin the best occasion and seem to pop up on purpose at times when they can do the most damage.

And, your first thought might be to hide your face or just stay home.

But, there are some really easy ways to prevent pimples from bugging you and get rid of the ones that do appear.

Here are some simple at-home pimple remedies you can use to clear even the worst acne or pimple breakout. These no-cost tips won't break the bank but will help you look beautiful.

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Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash | Source

What causes acne and pimples?

To deal with acne effectively, you'll need to try to identify the possible causes of your acne.

Many times, pimple outbreaks are caused when bacteria combines with excess sebum or body oils to clog pores leading to a break out. The pimple is just a skin inflammation or natural body reaction to the bacteria under the skin.

You can easily keep bacteria off your skin by cleansing daily with all natural honey or tea tree oils.

The excess oil can be triggered by a number of events including puberty, pregnancy, menstrual cycle or even stress. A bad pimple break out can occur at almost any age, but they seem to plague the teen years most because that's a time of great hormone changes.

Sometimes acne break outs are related to age. And, while acne or pimples are an inevitable part of teen years and growing up, they often clear up by late teens or early twenties when the hormones have normalized.

During the teen years, the body produces various hormones that bring on bad pimple attacks. And, the pimples don't just show up on the face, but also back, chest arms and bottom. Most times, this 'teen' acne phase clears during the late teens or early twenties. To effectively deal with this type of acne or pimples, you may need a combination of good hygiene and beauty techniques as well as prescription strength acne remedies.

And, while pimples are common during the teen years, they're also suffered by men and women, acne and pimples pop up long of all ages.

Sometimes, the pimples are related to bad hygiene such as not showering after sports or aerobics, while other times they can be related to stress and hormones.

You'll need to keep a journal of daily events to help you pinpoint when you are most likely to suffer a pimple or acne attack.

Doing so will help you identify the events leading up to a major acne event as well as solutions for dealing with the pimples.

For instance, you might find, when reading over your journal that your most recent acne attack happened on class picture day, which might suggest that your acne is brought on by stress or adrenaline. In that situation, stress management techniques might help eliminate most acne break outs.

Or, you might discover that your pimples only pop up the week before your period. There are some foods as well as stress management techniques to manage these hormone related pimples.

Alternately, certain foods might have been eaten just before the onset of pimples.

Or, that you get the worst pimple outbreaks after a heavy bout of sports, which would indicate poor hygiene practices as excess body oil and sweat can lead to clogged skin pores and subsequently painful body acne that takes a long time to heal.

Whatever you find, a journal will help you track and eliminate possible causes of pimples and provide a good record for your dermatologist to review for possible treatments.

Quick fixes for a pimple with Manuka Honey

Smear your pimple with Manuka Honey before bedtime or anytime and your pimple will vanish quick. Manuka Honey has been used for nearly two thousand years to heal sores and skin ulcers and even pimples naturally. And, it works so well because of the natural antibacterial properties which destroy bacteria without harming skin. You can often find Manuka honey in your health food store or at online retailers.

Why is Manuka Honey So Good for Acne Skin?

Manuka honey contains methylglyoxal (MG), which is said to be the reason it has so much anti-bacterial power against pimples and acne.

How to use honey to clear pimples and acne

Quick overnight relief to help you rid pimples from your face

The best way to get rid of a pimple is to leave it alone. Never pop a pimple. Don't even scratch around the area. Pimple popping can lead to more serious infection, inflammation and even scarring.

To clear a pimple over night, simply apply a gentle pimple drying solution or calamine lotion, and allow the pimple to dry out gradually.

Once the pimple has dried up sufficiently, follow up with a drop of all natural tea tree oil on the pimple, which contains an anti-bacterial solution to cleanse away germs and prevent the pimple from returning.

Keep bacteria away from the pimple by apply hydrogen peroxide to the area.  This will eliminate nasty bacteria that can get into your infected pore and cause skin infection.

For more serious pimple or acne outbreaks that persist more than a few days, talk to your dermatologist.

How to prevent pimples

The best way to prevent pimples is to ensure they never happen. These good skin hygiene tips will show you how:

  • Use disposable make up puffs or wash your make up brushes after each use to prevent bacteria build up . Over time, this bacteria can get into your skin pores causing a nasty pimple break out. Most times, you'll see a bacteria related pimple infection on your cheeks or other areas where you use a cosmetics brush.
  • Treat yourself to new cosmetics every three months. Not only will this make you feel pampered, but new cosmetics will ensure that you always enjoy a radiant, pimple free complexion. Bacteria builds up on make up over time, especially when stored in a hot humid environment like the bathroom. You can store your make up in the refrigerator to keep it from spoiling too soon. Or, simply get rid of all face foundation, blush, eye liner and mascara after three months. To make it easy, just remember to change out your make up with the change of the seasons.
  • Take off your make up before you go to sleep. Sleeping in your make up is a guaranteed way to get pimples. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, following up with astringent at least once a day in the morning before make up application and then again just before bed time. To be safe, remove all traces of cosmetics when you get home from work or school to give your skin a chance to breath.
  • Opt for safer cosmetics options like light mineral make up or tinted moisturizer that don't suffocate or punish your skin.
  • Avoid 'acne' type cosmetics that claim to cure your pimples while covering your skin. These cosmetics often contain harsh ingredients that sit on your face all day, leading to irritation. Instead, pamper your acne prone skin with 'Sensitive skin' care formulas.
  • Check for non-comedogenic formulas that don't contain oil or other pore clogging ingredients

Speak to your dermatologist if skin eruptions persist as it may be a sign of a more serious condition, i.e. adult acne that requires prescription treatment.

The Secret to Clear Skin. How to pimple proof your face

If you're stressed you get pimples. If you cry, you get wrinkles. So just smile and get dimples.

— Unknown

Why does stress cause pimples?

Have you ever noticed how pimples only pop up at really important times, like your wedding day or when your in-laws are coming for dinner?

That's because your body is reacting by producing stress hormones that activate excess body oil.

And, all that sebaceous oil leads to clogged pores and pimples.

To prevent pimples and acne outbreaks, you'll need to manage your stress level while maintaining a healthy facial care beauty routine.

Managing stress related acne or pimples is easy with the following techniques.

  • Keep your calm.
  • Avoid drama and arguments. Decide if it's a big deal and if not, don't get involved.
  • Practice daily yoga stretches
  • Stay hydrated. Nothing stresses the body like lack of water
  • Take some time for yourself, a little me time clears the mind and rejuvenates the body
  • Pamper yourself with luxury baths, include candles and bath salts
  • Try aromatherapy to awaken your senses and energize your mind
  • Take ten deep, relaxing breaths. Just remember 'in through the nose, hold for five seconds, then slowly exhale through the mouth'
  • Let the little things go and pick your battles. Do you really have to win every time?
  • Journal your frustrations instead of bottling them up
  • Delegate when you find yourself overwhelmed

Healthy eating and nutrition to prevent pimples

Eat vitamin rich foods such as citrus and dark leafy green veggies that contain Vitamin E and C to help heal your acne prone skin from inside out. Vitamin C rich foods contain anti-inflammatory properties that work within your body to keep your skin clear.

Avoid refined sugar intake and processed foods that can increase excess insulin in your body and subsequently increase the risk of acne outbreaks.

Will scrubbing clear up my pimples?

Not only will scrubbing damage your skin, leading to possible dry patches, it can also spark a bad pimple break out. When your body senses that the facial skin is too dry, it's likely to produce extra sebum or facial oil to compensate. And, this extra oil has nowhere to go, so it clogs your pores. To keep skin looking fresh and healthy, cleanse twice daily but don't scrub. If you feel that you need a mild scrub, try St. Ives all natural scrubs that use very gentle ingredients to exfoliate skin.Cleanse your face in the morning before applying make up. And, cleanse your skin once again in the evening to remove any trace of makeup.

Other Homemade Pimple Cleansers

Glycolic acid is good for keeping a healthy, pimple free complexion. To make your own homemade glycolic scrub, combine 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened yogurt with two teaspoons sugar and gently massage over damp skin. Rinse and repeat as needed. The sugar acts like a chemical peel to clear your pores without the harsh unnatural ingredients often found in store bought ingredients.

© 2011 Beverly Johnson


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