Pimples are a pain in the wherever they appear. We have been there too, the pimple struggle. Suddenly, one morning you wake up and there it is staring right at you. Pimples are so annoying and they appear without warning. A lot of you, like us, have probably tried thousands of hacks to get rid of them. Pimple hacks can suck, and most of them do. We are not dermatologists, so our suggestions can be just as bad. Because truth is, something different will work for everyone. These are the hacks that you definitely shouldn’t waste your time on, and what you should try instead.
1. Colgate / Toothpaste
Yes, I tried it a billion times too. I thought that the Colgate could actually help me get rid of the disgusting pimple on my face. I left a little bit of the Colgate on my face for a couple of minutes and I tried it a couple times. But, it just didn’t work. The Colgate hack for a pimple is definitely a big no- also, what’s the scientific explanation behind it? Literally, no reason to waste time on this one of the pimple hacks.
2. Ice – The Ultimate NO Of Pimple Hacks
We have all heard of this one before and if you are like me, you have tried it more than once. We have all been hopeful and thought “hey, I am sure this will get rid of it.” Truth be told, sure, ice might be used for inflammation and redness, but it just doesn’t work on pimples. In my case, it actually made it worse. So really, just stay off the ice.
3. Baking Soda
Ah, dear ol’ baking soda. I am sure I am not the only one who uses this particular ingredient for basically all skincare and body-care hacks. However, when it comes to pimple hacks, I am pretty sure the baking soda just caused irritation and itchiness. Baking soda is great for whitening the teeth though, and definitely great for some nail hacks too. Just, don’t use it for the pimples.
Honestly, I am the biggest fan of honey. This one could’ve just been my skin and the constant trying of different ingredients, but honey didn’t work for me. I think honey is great for skin in general, for making masks or using as a base of exfoliation. However, the pimples did not get affected by the honey, nothing happened. Maybe it was because a pimple had already gotten too big to be cured by home remedies, but honey did not make a difference. I don’t completely advice to stay off this one, try honey, it won’t do you any harm.
Now that I have told you everything that went wrong, and you can imagine how miserable my skin looked at this point. I did manage to do a few things right… After popping the pimple and going through skin torture. But hey, better late than never.
Also, if you are tired of the pimple and are going to pop it- I will tell you the best way to do it. Warm a piece of cloth and put it on the pimple for a while, do that until the affected area feels less tense. Then, use cotton balls or cotton pads to help you pop the pimple. DO NOT DO IT WITH YOUR NAILS!!! IT WILL LEAVE A MARK!
Here Are A Couple Of Things You Can Try Rather Than Pimple Hacks:
1. Go to the dermatologist if you have the time and money. Better ask a professional than mess your face up.
2. Use a good face mask and face cleanser. These products can really help you get rid of the pimple.
3. Put petroleum jelly or olive oil on the pimple at night.
4. If you can afford it, buy bio-oil or other mark reducing supplements and use them as instructed.
5. Take care of your skin and your body. If you are healthy, drinking tons of water, and are not stressing out your skin will always be glowing.
That’s all for now. We will keep you updated on the skincare. For now, comment and let us know the things that work for you.