According To Candace Ray

Quick Fixes for Breakouts

I hate breakouts and not knowing the reason why. I can guess that it could be stress, too much chocolate, menstrual, or sensitivity. There’s a number of factors and they always happen at the most inopportune times. Whether you have a serious presentation or a hot date, a random breakout can happen and you need to get rid of it ASAP. You can’t be in an important situation with a planet on your face. Here’s 4 ways to get rid of the that huge pimple that just popped up for God knows why:

Closeup of Toothpaste

Toothpaste: This is my old tried and true method. I used this so many times in high school to get rid of huge pimples. Typically, it reduces the redness and size of the pimples and also helps not to be as sensitive because they can definitely irritate you at times. There will be a slight menthol feeling to the skin which is normal. If it burns too much, wash it off immediately. Word to the wise: DO NOT pop a pimple and try to use toothpaste. It will burn the skin.

Directions: 1) Get white paste toothpaste. (Do not use gel)

2) Apply a generous dime size amount to the area

3) Leave on overnight

4) Wash over with warm water and resume regular face wash routine

 

Tea Tree Oil: I had a friend in college who would absolutely swear by tea tree oil. I can’t really say she was wrong because she had flawless, clear skin. Tea Tree oil is said to kill bacteria and dry out pimples. You may be able to get the impurities that are causing your breakouts, out of the skin.

Directions: 1) Take a q-tip and saturate it with tea tree oil

2) Apply the product to the pimple

3) Leave it on a few hours or even overnight

4) Wash your face with cool water and proceed with normal wash routine

 

Lemon Juice: The acid in lemon juice is said to be very good for a few things involving the body. Lemon acts as an astringent, which will drive out any excessive oil and dry up pimples. This citrus fruit is a miracle worker for many things.

Directions: 1) Apply some lemon juice to a cotton swab

2) Put the cotton swab on the affected area and wipe gently

3) Leave the contents on the skin for 5 minutes

4) Rinse with lukewarm water

Basil Leaves: So this one involves making a little concoction of tea. Bay Leaves are said to have antioxidant and rejuvenating properties that work wonders in the skin. It can also be moisturizing and antiseptic. Bay leaves may be the holy grail.

Directions: 1) Apply whole bay leaves to boiling water and boil for several minutes

2) Allow the contents to cool

3) Take a cotton swab and dip it into the tea

4) Apply the contents to the affected area

5) Let it dry and resume normal wash routine the next day

Photo Credits: Toothpaste: menmomhealth.com

Tea Tree Oil: Target.com

Bay Leaves: Redstickspice.com

 

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