How To Heal A Pimple FAST
Woke up with a giant zit this AM?!
Don’t fret – and definitely don’t start double-dosing on the over-the-counter acne products that may dry that sucker out, but are far more likely to leave your skin red and irritated – and even more prone to future breakouts.
Here’s the deal: those common salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide pimple busters at your local drug store are designed to dry out your skin.
Like, SERIOUSLY dry it out.
While this may be good for the single clogged pore at hand, products never stay on a single pore. Even if you think you’re applying it with surgeon-like precision, every product bleeds to surrounding pores. Who cares, you ask? Well, those surrounding pores do! Over-dry a non-clogged pore and you not only clog the pores with dry, sticky skin cells, you also unintentionally tell your skin to amp up pore-clogging oil production. Point being: you basically guarantee an onslaught of pimples in the surrounding area!
Bummer, we know.
Luckily, you’re not destined to a never-ending cycle of pimples and breakouts!
Enter: full-fat greek yogurt.
Yup, you read that right! The kind you buy at the grocery store.
How the hell can full-fat Greek yogurt heal your pimple, you’re wondering?
Let me tell you!…
Full-fat Greek yogurt is not only packed with lactic acid, a powerful but gentle chemical exfoliant to break down whatever is clogging your pore, it is also loaded with probiotics, which (like in your gut!) balance the bacteria on your face. Better yet, these two properties (as well as its coolness) are anti-inflammatory too. Add in some healthy fats to signal to your skin that “yup, we’ve got enough oil here, so slow down on the sebum production, cowboy,” and you’ve got a killer combo for banishing breakouts!
How To Get Rid Of A Pimple With Greek Yogurt
- Apply enough full-fat Greek yogurt to cover the pimple.
- Let it dry (usually about 20 minutes).
- Rinse off with cool water.
- Repeat every 6-12 hours, as needed.
- Reveal radiant, pimple-free skin!
That’s it. Drop mic. You’re welcome.
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