Acne Treatments That Work Overnight

Mandy asks…

What are some good overnight acne treatments? (made with ingredients around the house)?

I’ve always had mild acne, i’ve learned to live with it but i’m breaking out a lot this week for some reason, the stuff i usually use (prescription cream) isn’t doing it for me so i’m looking for just an overnight acne treatment that i could mix up and use tonight. Any answers are welcome :)


admin answers:

Well, the best advices is actually to stay calm :) , this can help you lot, believe me. Acne and pimples will pop up when someone stress. Keep your mind relax can help you fight acne.

You do need to take action to enjoy an overnight pimple cure, but the wrong kind of action will just make the problem worse. Whatever you do – don’t pick with your nail. This will just affect the area around the pimple negatively, leaving it even more red and inflamed. Obviously, if a pimple occurs the day before an important event you don’t have time to see a dermatologist and medications won’t help you either.

Fortunately, there a natural pimple home remedies you can try to clear a pimple that will significantly help reduce its appearance. Because a pimple is inflamed the best thing to do first is apply an ice cube to the affected area(s). This will help the swelling go down. Surprisingly, so will heat, but unless you have a device like the Zeno, hitting the right temperature and location is difficult.

The next top tip is very popular and effective and involves putting a dab of toothpaste (not gel) on the pimple. Do a spot test first for an hour to see how your skin reacts to the paste. If you don’t see any adverse effects consider applying the toothpaste right before you go to bed and leaving it on overnight while you sleep. This really works to reduce pimples and is one of the best ways to dry up a pimple fast and get clear skin overnight. Most of the time the swelling will go down enough that the pimple can be easily be covered with makeup.

Here are 5 additional tips that will help to counter acne overnight :
1.To avoid transferring bacteria and germs, clean your pillowcase, washcloths, towels, make-up brushes and applicators frequently.
2.Stick to a regular, daily skin care routine and always dry by patting gently with a soft towel.
3.Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water.
4.Go natural and avoid heavy makeup whatever you do in the next day. This is especially important if you are very prone to pimples.
5.Get your beauty sleep!

Daniel asks…

What spot treatment for acne worked for you?

I have tried Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment it didn’t work also Mary Kay Acne treatment Gel…and now I have Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish stick and it doesn’t do much. But the main thing I would like to know is… what spot treatment works for you and how much it’s it and were can i find it? A link would help too. Also what about a Clearasil spot treatment. Does that work?

Thanks for your help!

admin answers:

Get the Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10. You can get it pretty much anywhere, I get mine from Target. It has 10% benzoyl peroxide, which seriously shrinks the pimple almost overnight. I rely heavily on this stuff hahaha. By far, it’s the best spot treatment I’ve tried :) Good luck!

Ps. It’s about $4 (?) Something like that.

Charles asks…

Which method helps better for overnight acne treatment?

Toothpaste or lemon juice? Its not for acne really, just a pimple. My face is normally clear but I just need to get rid of it fast, and I heard these help a lot. So any idea?

admin answers:

Here are some tips that might be helpful:
1) Tea Tree Oil
2) Lemon juice
3) Apple cider vinegar
4) Bamboo extract

Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.

How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that’s thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.

Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.Also another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

Tea-Tree Oil
To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick ($8, A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.

Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

If you have sensitive skin.
How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes.

Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

Salicylic Acid
To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.
Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”

Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

Benzoyl Peroxide
To spot-treat a blemish fast.
How it works: This top acne treatment is an antibacterial agent, killing the bacteria that cause pimples to form, says Gross. Because benzoyl peroxide is so powerful, it helps blemishes go down quickly; just make sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer first to minimize dryness. Initially, it can cause dryness and redness. Also, “it bleaches towels and clothes,”.

Nightly to prevent breakouts.
How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

Blue-Light Therapy
If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.

This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

Oral Antibiotics
If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.

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