Call us conspiracists but we honestly think the Universe sometimes plots against us to give us the nastiest pimples on days we have somewhere to be or something to do. While we have all kinds of tricks up our sleeves for taking care of our zits at our leisurely pace, who’s going to fix the last minute monster poppers? Consider this an official response to all your 911 pimple woes. Apart from steaming and other tricks! For days when you have to be somewhere at your prettiest and clearest best, these tricks will help you cover up your pimples in under 5 minutes. Miracle? Kind of. Magic? Totally!
How to Cover up Your Pimples in Under 5 Minutes
1. Ice it
Ice, ice, baby, baby! Calm down the monster that is the pimple by icing it periodically for 5 minutes. Make sure you wrap it in a cloth while icing it so as to not irritate the zit further. This will cool down the acne and decrease the swelling and redness substantially.
2. Benzoyl Peroxide For The Win
Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the main active ingredients when it comes to really combatting acne. It’s super handy to have around in case you get an emergency pimple. Just a drop or two of it immediately kills the bacteria and reduces the size and redness. Instant and effective, just the way we like it!
3. Aspirin Aid
Take an aspirin tablet and cut them into pieces. Add it into water to create a nice and thick enough paste. The consistency shouldn’t be too watery. Aspirin tablets contain an ingredient called Acetylsalicylic, similar to Salicylic acid, a key and active ingredient in a lot of acne treatment products. Apply a small amount of the mix to the affected area and wash it off with warm water after 5 minutes. It’s going to help make the volcano of a pimple look a lot smaller!
4. Team Tea Tree
Using tea tree oil makes a HUGE difference. Its natural properties help fight off bacterial bodies and decrease inflammation substantially. Simply, dip a cotton ball into some tea tree oil and gently dab the zit. You’ll see the change after! This is one of the fastest ways to cover up your pimples in under 5 minutes! Quelle surprise, no?
5. Salt Water Surprise
Who would’ve though sea salt could play a role in reducing acne? Believe it or not, this one works wonder. Sea salt kills the bacteria that cause acne. It provides vitamins, minerals, and nutrients skin needs to stay clear and healthy. As unheard of as it may be, many swear by this. Mix equal quantities of sea salt and warm water. Wash your face with cleanser and warm water to open up the pores. Apply the paste on acne affected area and massage gently for few minutes. Make sure not to scrub it to irritate the zit. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse with warm water followed by cool water. Pat it dry and apply oil-free moisturiser.