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HOW TO GET RID OF PIMPLES FAST

 

Ahhhhh pimples.  They can come in so many different types. No matter what they look like though, one thing we all want is to get rid of them ASAP.

 

If you want practical solutions, then read on because today we’re covering how to get rid of pimples fast.  

 

Pimple Treatments 

With so many pimple and acne solutions out there though, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

If you want to get on the front foot on fixing pimples, read on!  We’re talking through the various different types of pimples, how to treat them and the best beauty products you can use to do that, ASAP. 

 

Types of Pimples and their Solutions

Different types of pimples have different solutions, so the first thing to do is identify what sort of pimple you’ve got.   Let’s do a quick refresher on pimple types.  

 

Whiteheads:

This is your classic pimple – a raised bump, with a white head.

These are the kind of pimples you get when your pores are clogged with oil, dirt, dead skin cells etc. Pimple patches (especially the hydrocolloid ones) can be very effective against these, as they essentially suck the gunk out of them.   

Blackheads:

These are much like whiteheads, except that the pores don’t close up. Instead, whatever’s clogging the pore oxidises on the surface of the skin, giving it a darker colour. 

Try skincare acids (eg. AHA, BHA) and clay masks to improve congestion.  

 

Pustules:

These pimples contain – you guessed it, pus. 

Pustules often occur when you’re dealing with an infection and your body is producing more white blood cells. In laymen’s terms, pus is a combination of dead white blood cells and liquid related to the infection. 

Spot treatments and products that can dry out the pimple are the way to go here.  

 

Cysts:

These are no fun.  Cystic pimples lie beneath the surface of your skin and are often painful.  It’s important to see a doctor or dermatologist for these, firstly to confirm that you have cystic acne, and secondly because cystic acne often requires medical assistance to fully heal.  

 

Tried and True Pimple Fixes  

No matter the type of pimple, everyone here at SS HQ always has a pack of Subi Perfect Pimple Patches close at hand when dealing with breakouts. 

These patches are made from 100% hydrocolloid and suitable for all skin types.   While they’re most effective on whiteheads and blackheads, Perfect Pimple Patches can also work as a protective barrier on all pimple types to assist your skin’s natural healing process.

As an added bonus – these patches are barely visible and ultra thin, making them perfect for pimples in hard-to-reach places like the side of your nose.  Because they’re almost invisible, they can be worn both day and night.  

If you’re looking for a more traditional spot treatment, COSRX’s AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream will help your skin bounce back from acne.  This blend of Zinc Oxide, Calamine, Aloe Vera and Centella Asiatica, which work to control excess sebum and remove dead skin cells with low irritation. For more on our favourite ingredients for acne prone skin, read up here

To stop acne in its tracks, sometimes you need to bring out the big guns.  For really stubborn blemishes and cysts, look no further than Mizon’s Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot.  Designed by dermatologists, this double layer spot treatment works both as an exfoliator and reduces inflammation.  After two consecutive nights of use, your problem pimples will be well on the way out.  

 

 

What tips do you have for how to get rid of pimples fast? Share them in the comments below. 

 

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