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How To Get Rid Of Acne Redness Overnight

by Lyra Carrillo


Embarrassed Of Acne RednessOne of the main reason why you want to reduce acne redness fast is because you have an important event or meeting to attend. And you can't bear having people staring at your acne redness. At the same time, you don't want to feel embarrassed because of the red blotches on your face especially. Taking oral antibiotics such as tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, and erythromycin may decrease redness but it will take some time to see results.

What Is Acne Redness

Acne redness is not a scar. It is an inflammatory response.

How do you get pimple redness in the first place? It begins when excess sebum pass through the walls of the follicle. In the pores, the sebum combines with the dead skin cells, causing the clogging of the pores. This allows P. acnes bacteria to populate and free radicals to damage the tissues which lead to inflammation and redness.

If the lesions do not develop, the redness will disappear on its own. However, if the color does not change after a year, it may be a scar.

With these problems in hand, you would want to reduce pimple redness fast, even overnight.

How To Reduce Acne Redness Quickly

The are two important things that you should know if you want to get rid of your pimple redness overnight.

  1. Redness is caused by an inflammatory effect. Thus, whatever remedy you use should address the inflammation.
  2. The other thing is to ensure the blemishes can heal faster. This will reduce redness of acne quickly.

In this article, you will find several solutions that are easy to apply. Some of them can be found in your home. Therefore, you can save money.

Home Remedies For Pimple Redness

There are a few effective, simple home remedies that you can use for quick acne redness relief.

How To Remove The Redness Of A Pimple

The fastest method is ice. Use a cloth to wraps several ice cubes and place it on the affected area. Leave it for a few minutes. Repeat it until the redness subsides. Make sure you don't apply too much pressure. It may break the acne, causing the bacteria to affect nearby areas.

Eye drops like Visine contains tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride which can help in getting rid of acne redness quickly. Place some Q-tips that have been soaked with eye drops in the freezer. Leave them overnight. The next morning, place one of them on the pimple for a few minutes. When the solution of the eye drop absorb into the skin, there will be a temporary constriction of the blood vessels. This should make the pimple looks less red. If the redness does not go away, use another Q-tip.

Most homes have aspirin. Aspirin contains salicylic acid which can reduce inflammation by exfoliating the skin and redness by constricting the blood vessels. For a quick remedy for acne redness, break the aspirin tablet into half. Add a bit of water on the white content. Place the paste on the pimple. Use a Band-Aid or plaster to secure it. Leave it for about 30 minutes.

Toothpaste is one of the mostly mentioned remedies for pimple redness in forums. Just dab the pimples with the toothpaste. It works because it contains silica, which helps to dry the pimples. However, you should not use any toothpaste that has menthol or fluoride. This ingredient not only irritates your skin but will cause more zits to appear.

For women, you can use make up to hide the redness. Today, many cosmetics are available as non-greasy and non-comedogenic. Choose mineral-based cosmetics that uses silica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as they don't irritate the skin. They are also effective in removing the oil from the skin and covering redness. If you want to use a concealer to camouflage the redness, use a green one as it will offset the red color of the pimples, making them less visible. Put a layer of loose powder over the concealer to match your skin tone. This should also prevent your make up from fading away.

Though acne redness can impair your appearance, but it is not as bad as acne scars. Getting rid of the redness does not always minimize the risk of scarring. You need to treat acne as early as possible to prevent scarring.

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