We all know how annoying a pimple can be especially if you have a special outing! Sometimes those pimples can lead to a dark spot, that further worsens the situation.

I know, somehow a lot of people have found a way around dealing with pimples but I have decided to still provide you guys with some health tips on how to handle acute cases of pimple and the dark spots it sort of leaves behind.

  1. You can get an over-the-counter lotion, liquid or gel that contains benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide will help kill the bacteria that infects blocked pores, and dying skin cells to flake off, thereby reopening blocked pores.
  2. Look also for skin care products (cream, lotion, gel) that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid. This keeps the skin clear and unblocked.
  3. Use an ice cube wrapped in a piece of cloth, over a red an painful pimple for at most 5 minutes, every hour if possible. This will reduce the pain, redness and swelling.
  4. Take aspirin or any other pain-killer. This will reduce not only the pain but the swelling. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to get the appropriate dosage.
  5. Apply a drop of tea-tree oil iodine to blemishes 3 times a day, at least to discourage infection and speed up healing.
  6. Drink 1 to 2 cups of chasteberry tea a day, for acne that flares up before a menstrual period. This tea has been shown to regulate female hormones. Results usually take about 3 months, so you need to be patient!
  7. Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered nutmeg with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply it on the pimple. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
  8. If you have a blemish prone skin, do not overcleanse. Do not use granulated cleansers or sponges on your face.Instead use disposable cleansing pads.
  9. Boil 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts and 3 drops of  in 125ml of water. Let it cool and then apply the mixture with cotton wool on face.
  10. As for the men who shave, always ensure you clean your razor with spirit before each use.
  11. You can also apply the following proven remedies: Vinegar, lemon juice, toothpaste, aloe vera or products that contain it.

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