Although the construct of beauty varies from person to person, it is undeniable that a beautiful glowing skin is so much more impressive than a well made-up face. Even though we try our best, and follow an elaborate skin care regime, sometimes we just can’t fight pimples.
The best and easiest way to get rid of a problem is to understand its core. Our skin has millions of pores in which we have microscopic sebaceous glands which secrete sebum to keep our skin soft, and hydrated. But sometimes these pores get clogged due to excess of sebum secretion which causes bacterial infection leading to inflammation.
5 minutes trick to reduce pimple redness
While it is impossible to get rid of the pimple in a matter of minutes, one can make it less visible by reducing its redness.
One very unlikely solution is the good old toothpaste. Toothpaste not only helps in getting rid of the redness, it also reduces swelling. It must be taken into account that only the paste form of toothpaste is effective in this case, not the gel kind. While cleaning it off, try not to disturb the pimple too much; gently dry it with a soft towel.
Ice pack reduce the blood flow to the pimple by constricting the blood vessels which reduces the redness. While ice pack is a very quick and easy solution, care must be taken to not to apply the ice pack directly onto the skin for this may cause the skin to burn. Therefore, always wrap the ice pack in a thick cloth or towel before applying it onto the affected area.
This commonly available medicine can save your to-be disastrous day. Crush it till becomes a fine powder, and mix a tiny amount of water to it till it becomes a fine paste. Apply it onto the pimple, and rinse carefully after a while with lukewarm water.
Lemon has antibacterial properties, which fight off the bacteria clogged in the pores. It also restores the pH balance of the skin. Applying lemon juice is a natural way of getting rid of redness and swelling. Do not forget to rinse your face well before leaving the house—when the lemon juice comes into contact with the sun rays it might produce skin spots. Also, extra care must be taken by those with sensitive skin.
Milk of magnesia
Milk of magnesia is an inexpensive solution to the pimple problem. It has concealing properties; therefore, dabbing a bit of it onto the affected area will hide the pimple. However, it is only effective for lighter skin tones.
Honey is a natural antibiotic, which means it is highly effective against the bacteria which cause redness and swelling. Applying honey will not only reduce the redness caused by the pimple, it can also be used for spot treatment. It also works extremely well as face mask and skin toner because of its ayurvedic properties.
This household medicine works like magic. The chemical component which reduces the redness of the eyes also reduces the redness of the pimples. It can be applied very easily; just pour a little bit of it onto a cotton ball and dab it on the pimples. Rinse after a while.
The aloe vera gel can be either store bought or if you happen to have a plant close-by you can snip off its leaves, remove the green skin with a knife and scrape off the gel and apply it. It soothes the skin, and reduces redness in a matter of minutes.
This is not the most perfect solution, since using makeup clogs the skin pores, and may cause the skin to break-out even more. Use it only when it is extremely necessary to hide the pimple. However, wash it off the as soon as you get home with a mild face wash. While green concealer is the perfect solution, in case of extremely oily skins the green tends to become visible. Do not forget to cover up the concealer with foundation.