Can You Get Rid of Pimples Overnight?

by Monika Knight ; Updated July 18, 2017

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If you are battling a quick outbreak of zits, you'll need a pimple-busting protocol to remove these blemishes quickly. Whether you are prepping for a job interview, or a hot date, you can achieve flawless, blemish free skin using household products found in your kitchen and medicine cabinet. Following a savvy skin care regimen featuring home remedies and lifestyle changes may help in getting rid of your pimples overnight.

Rub regular non gel toothpaste on your pimples. Keep the toothpaste on your face overnight to dry out the pimples. Rinse it off with cold water.

Apply apple cider vinegar to a pimple several times during the day to make it disappear.

Use the acidic properties of lemons to make your pimples fade away. Cut a lemon into four parts. Rub the lemon over your pimples. Let the juice dry and remain on your face overnight. Rinse the juice off your face with cold water.

Grate a small apple. Mix apple gratings with enough honey to form a mask. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash the mask off with warm water and follow with a cold rinse.

Mix equal amounts of corn starch and rubbing alcohol to form a paste. Put it on your pimple and leave it on overnight. Rise off with cold water.


  • Choose a diet high in fruits and vegetables to maintain healthy skin from the inside. Many of the methods can be used to prevent future breakouts.


  • "Best-Ever Kitchen Secrets"; Make Pimples Disappear; Joan and Lydia Wilen; 2007

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About the Author

Monika Knight began writing in 2005. She wrote material for health topics while she worked at her local Head Start organization. Knight is now a social welfare examiner for the Erie County Department of Social Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in health and human services and mental health from State University of New York at Buffalo.