How to Get Rid of Pimples in 3 Days

by Angela Neal

Even the biggest most obvious pimple can be reduced and will even disappear in a few days if you use the right methods. Pimples happen when debris such as dirt, dead skin, sebum--or natural skin oils--and sometimes makeup gets caught in the pores and causes a blockage. Skin becomes inflamed and red and forms a whitehead. Some pimples are deeper than others, but with a little care and attention, you will be able to eliminate a pimple in the course of three days.

Items you will need

  • Face cleanser
  • Acne astringent
  • Acne mask
  • Aloe vera
Step 1

Buy a facial cleanser that contains salicylic acid, a popular acne-fighting ingredient. You will also need a facial astringent and acne mask to further deep cleanse pores. Aloe vera isn't a necessity but it is helpful for soothing the skin after you clean it.

Step 2

Wash your face very gently with the facial cleanser so you don't agitate the pimples or accidentally break them open. Rub your face with the cleanser for about thirty seconds so it has time to seep into the pores. Rinse your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel.

Step 3

Take a cotton ball, get a drop or two of the astringent on it and hold it on your pimple or pimples for about thirty seconds. The pimple will start to tingle or even burn a little. This is the astringent fighting the bacteria in the infected pores.

Step 4

Dab the acne mask liberally on all of your pimples. You can spread it all over your face if you wish. This is good to do right before bed so the mask has plenty of time to work, but make sure to leave it on for at least 20 minutes or for the time recommended on the container.

Step 5

Rinse the mask when you are ready, using warm water. Follow up with cold water to tighten your pores. Dab on a little aloe vera. Repeat this process every day until the pimples are gone.

Tips

  • You can substitute the acne mask with a crushed aspirin mixed with a little bit of water to form a paste.

Warnings

  • Never stab or pop your pimple, as this will only lead to spreading of the oils and scarring.

About the Author

Angela Neal is a writer for various websites, specializing in published articles ranging from the categories of art and design to beauty and DIY fashion. Neal received her Associate of Arts in administrative assisting from Bohecker College.