Skin Care

How to Remove Redness of a Pimple?

Face is the most sensitive and exposed part of the body. Moreover, it is more susceptible to the skin problems like an acne, pimple, tanning and etc. Acne or a pimple is a nightmare for every girl as it ruins the beautiful looks and makes you look ugly. But, what annoys most is the redness around a pimple. It makes a pimple more prominent  and due to the inflammation, one feels to scratch it again. And,  to heal the condition instantly, we tend to apply the face creams infused with chemicals which, unfortunately, worsens the condition. To avoid such condition, follow given below remedies to remove redness of a pimple.

Remedies to Remove Redness of a Pimple:

1.) Ice to Remove Redness of a Pimple

How to remove redness of a pimple

An ice pack or cold compress slow downs the blood circulation, which in turn reduces the swelling and redness around a pimple. Ice packs are easily available in the market. However, you can make your own ice pack as well. Take a washcloth and wrap a few ice cubes in it. Your home made ice pack is ready to use. Hold it against the affected skin. Make sure you don’t exert pressure while holding the pack otherwise it will pop a pimple which will spread the bacteria. More bacteria mean more pimples and more redness. So be careful while doing so. And do not apply ice directly on the affected skin. Same remedy can be used to treat acne redness as well.

2.) Eye Drops to Remove Redness of a Pimple

Yes, eye drops! Apart  from treating the redness in eyes, the medicine also works as a remedy for redness of a pimple as well. It contains tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride, which treats the redness. Put a few drops on  a cotton ball and gently dab it over the affected area. For sparing results soak the cotton in the eye drops and  refrigerate it. Place this cold cotton ball on the redness. The coolness will combat the swelling and the component present in the eye drops will cure a pimple. However, make sure you do not rub it over the entire face as it can lead to irritation.

3.) Aspirin to Remove Redness of a pimple

Aspirin is primarily used to treat body ache, fever, and heart-related problems. However, it can work as a remedy for redness around a pimple as well. Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is anti-inflammatory and suppresses the  enzymes, that leads to inflammation and swelling. Crush 1-2 aspirin tablet and add a few drops of water in it. Apply this paste over a pimple and redness with the help of a Q-Tip. Rinse it off after 10-15 minutes. The same remedy can be used for treating blackheads and whiteheads as well.

P.S- Don’t use more than 2 aspirin.

4.) Toothpaste to Remove Redness of a Pimple

White toothpaste contains silica, which dries a pimple and treats the redness of a pimple. Apply pea size toothpaste over a pimple and gently spread it on the entire redness of a pimple. Leave it for a  few hours, then rinse it off. The best time to apply it is before hitting the sack as the paste gets ample of time to treat the problem.

P.S- Avoid transparent toothpaste and the toothpaste which contains menthol and fluoride.

5.) Lemon Juice to Remove Redness of a Pimple

The citric acid present in the lemon juice combat with a pimple and gradually reduces the dark color of the pimples and redness around it. With the help of a cotton ball gently dab lemon juice over the affected part of the skin. If you find it strong, then you can dilute it by adding water to it. Moreover, avoid exposure to sunlight after applying the lemon juice because it can damage the skin. It’s better to apply it at night before going to the bed.

6.) Warm Tea Bag to Remove Redness of a Pimple

The warm tea bag work as a warm compress. It opens the pores. Open pores are easy to clean. It also draws out the pus present in a pimple which makes it red. Place a warm tea bag over the affected part and leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Another way to open the pores is, soak a washcloth in the warm water and wring out the excess water from it. Place it over a pimple and leave it for 15 -20 minutes. After it you can apply a gentle face wash and scrub to wipe out the dirt and pus out of it.

7.) Witch Hazel to Remove Redness of a Pimple

Witch hazel is a herb which works as a natural astringent. It tones the skin and helps you to get rid of the itching and redness around the a pimple. It will minimize the size of a pimple making it less prominent. You can apply the herb or can use an astringent that contains witch hazel as a main ingredient. However, avoid  witch hazel with alcohol.

8.) Indica to Remove Redness of a Pimple

Indica is known for its medicinal properties. The herbs come handy for treating all skin related problem. It reduces the swelling and helps you to get rid of the pimples and acne. Boil a few cup of water and add indicate leaves in it. Let it boil for some time. Strain the water and let it cool at room temperature. Use the water to clean your face and the affected part regularly. Another ideal way to get rid of pimple redness is, crush a few dry indica leaves and mix it in the tea tree oil. Apply this paste over the affected area and rinse it when it dries.

9.) Cucumber to Remove Redness of a Pimple

Cucumber is enriched with the high content of water and astringent properties which help you to get the relief from the redness of a pimple. Put a slice of the cucumber on a pimple and gently rub it. After a while when the slice gets warm replace it. Alternatively, you can apply cucumber juice over the redness. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Do this regularly for a clean and clear skin.

10.) Aloe-Vera to Remove Redness of a Pimple

A fresh Aloe-Vera gel works as an ideal home remedy for pimple and its redness. It has  anti-inflammatory properties that treat the inflammation. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin.  Rip of the upper layer of the Aloe-Vera gel and scratch the gel with spoon. Apply this gel on the affected skin and leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it off with the cold water. To get a clean and clear skin apply this every day before the bed time.

11.) Turmeric to Remove Redness of a Pimple

Turmeric powder has been used since ages to treat skin problems. The queen of herbs is used in many cosmetic products as well. It has an anti-inflammatory and is a natural antiseptic. It removes the redness of a pimple and scars as well. All you have to do is in a small bowl add half teaspoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric and water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected skin. Leave it on until it dries and then rinse it off. Apply this 2-3 times a week to get a flawless skin.

12.) Concealer to Hide Redness of a Pimple

For instant results conceal the redness with your concealer. However, make sure the concealer is safe and does not worsen the condition. Concealer will not remove the redness, but it will hide it and save you from the embarrassment of others.

Tips to Avoid Redness of a Pimple:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid touching the pimple.
  • Regularly exfoliate your skin.
  • Apply moisture.
  • Mind the type of skin products you use on your skin.
  • Avoid beauty products loaded with too many chemicals.
  • Eat right.
  • Wash your hands at a regular interval to keep the germs and the bacteria at the bay.
  • Whenever you apply something on your face make sure you wash your first.
  • Remove your makeup before going to bed.


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