Nothing can beat the disgust of finding a big zit positioned prominently on your face. How could you tame even the biggest pimple? Believe us, popping it can never do anything good. Here are a few things you can do to lessen the irritation and how you can cover up the ugly sight while you are waiting for your acne treatment to do its work:
* Use cold compress to help lessen the redness and irritation. By using a few ice cubes wrapped in a clean washcloth, you can reduce the swelling considerably. A new pimple, one that looks swollen and reddish, will get a lot of help from such a simple home remedy.
* If there is an immediate need for your pimple to go out of sight, try using a hydrocortisone cream. Such a treatment can help with redness. But be careful when using this particular remedy. If misused or overused, it may cause even more breakouts. So make sure that when you resort to hydrocortisone, it is a life-and-death situation – your best friend’s wedding, a big date, an important job interview.
* Seek help from your makeup kit. Covering up a pimple is helpful when you need to keep it hidden but it’s not yet ready to pop. Look for a heavy-duty concealer that could camouflage your imperfection. Use a shade that matches your skin tone. Using a lighter tone would only make your zit more noticeable. Also, remember to wash off your makeup before you go to sleep. Leaving your makeup on will cause irritation.
* Relax. It’s not the end of the world. Having a pimple should not make you feel stressed and miserable because that could only cause even more breakouts. There was a recorded 76-millimeter pimple. That’s huge and you must be thankful you are not facing such a problem. Yours is not the biggest pimple and is definitely manageable.
A pimple is a pimple. Sad but true, you have to let it take its natural course to heal and disappear. Pushing too hard to avoid it can only make your condition worse. The best thing to do is to tackle the problem in a relaxed manner. Cover up if you may, use treatment creams if you have to. Just remember that whatever you decide to do with your zit, you are never risking it to become even more irritated. Never let your pimple ruin a good day, an important job interview, a special date. Think positive. That is one of the best things you could do with the problem already there.