Getting Rid of Existing Acne

Here are some great tips and home remedies on getting rid of acne you already have.

  • Keeping the skin of the face as dry and clean as possible.
  • Washing the face carefully and gently twice a day with an anti-bacteria soap.
  • Using a light, non oil-based moisturizer on the face after each washing.
  • Avoiding cosmetics that contain synthetic chemicals and vegetable oils.
  • Keeping hair clean and off the face.
  • Avoiding picking at or touching blemishes.
  • Avoiding pressure on irritated skin from tight collars or head-gear.
  • And using over-the-counter products that contain sulfur plus resorcinol that can be applied to the skin to unclog pores and heal acne.
  • To dry out a pimple overnight, try using toothpaste (not gel) directly on the zit. This should help dry it out overnight.
  • A great face mask is to use the white part of an egg and apply it to your face for about 15 minutes. The vitamin A in the whites is also good for your skin.
  • The egg white is also a great overnight remedy, but just use a Q-tip to dab on the egg-white directly to the pimple.
  • To rid redness from an inflamed zit, use visine eyedrops and apply to the red spots.
  • Another way to get rid of redness: try hydrocortisone cream or pop two Advil.
Getting Rid Of Existing Acne