How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast [21 Best Do’s and Dont’s]

Acne is something which almost 80-85% of people face at some stage of their lives. It not only makes you uncomfortable but also affects the beauty to some extent, that’s why one wants to get rid of it.

So, if you are having this problem and want to know how to get rid of pimples then this article is for you.

In this article, I will explain some of the common causes and some natural and effective solutions which will definitely help you to get rid of pimples fast.

There is a very common saying:

Prevention is Better Than Cure!

So, keeping this in mind I am going to start the discussion with some of the common causes of acne.

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What are The Causes of Acne?

There could be many causes of acne but it also varies from person to person. So, in order to find out the root cause of your acne, it is highly recommended that you visit your dermatologist.

1. Some Foods

Following are the foods which can cause acne:

  • Refined Sugars
  • Fast Food
  • Oily Food
  • Soft Drinks
  • Dairy Products
  • Chocolates
  • Foods rich in Omega-6 Fats
  • Whey Protein Powder etc

2. Oily Skin

It has also been found that those who have oily skin face the problem most. So, it is recommended that you take such steps to clean your skin and make it less oily.

For example…

  • Wash Your Skin Twice a Day (washing more could worsen the situation)
  • Exfoliate 2-3 Times a Week
  • Take Healthy Diet (Fruits, Vegetables, etc…)
  • Protect Your Skin From Sun
  • Use a Light Moisturizer

3. High Level of DHT (Biggest Cause of Acne)

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is present in both men and women. If its level fluctuates (increases) it causes some problems, like hair loss and acne. (1)

What is DHT?

It is a by-product of Testosterone. DHT is formed by the combination of an enzyme 5 alpha-reductase and testosterone.

It is always present in our bodies but the problem starts when its level increases from a certain limit.

How to Block / Maintain DHT Production?

There are tons of ways to do it. Here I am going to tell you some of the most effective ones.

1. DHT Blocker Tablets

There are many DHT blockers available in the market. You can buy them or also consult with your dermatologist before buying one.

2. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are very effective in decreasing the level of DHT and one must eat them daily for the best results. They are tasty and you’ll not find it difficult to eat them.

3. Green Tea

Green Tea has antioxidant properties and has tons of health benefits. According to a study, drinking Green Tea daily helps in lowering the DHT Level. (2)

Drink daily 2-3 cups of it for maximum results.

A Precaution:- 

Never squeeze your pimples otherwise spots will remain on your face known as acne scars.

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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pimples Fast

Following home remedies will definitely help you and you can choose any of them you are most comfortable with.

1. Honey and Coffee

Preparation Time: 2-3 Minutes

This is a very effective and instant working remedy to get rid of pimples fast. Honey has great properties to clean the skin and when it is combined with coffee it acts as a wonder.

How to Apply?

  • Take 2 Tbs of Coffee powder and 1 Tbs of Honey
  • Mix them properly and make a paste
  • Apply the paste on the affected area and leave for about 30 minutes
  • After that, wash it off with lukewarm water

This is one of the best home remedies and it will not only help you in removing pimples but also gives you fair skin.

How Often?

It can be used alternate days a week.

2. Turmeric, Honey, and Rose Water

Preparation Time: 3-5 Minutes

Turmeric has antibacterial and antifungal properties which not only helps in removing but also reducing the pimples and acts very fast.

Similarly, rose water is used to hydrate the skin and honey also helps in removing the pimples.

How to Apply?

  • Take 1 Tbs of turmeric, ½ Tbs of Honey and ½ Tbs of Rose Water
  • Mix all the ingredients properly and make a paste
  • Apply the paste on your pimples and leave for about 20 minutes
  • After it dries, wash your face with cold water

How Often?

It can be used alternate days a week.

3. Licorice Powder, Rose Water, and Tea Tree Oil

Preparation Time: 3-5 Minutes

All the three ingredients are very effective in removing the pimples and if you apply it on a regular basis you will definitely see some great results.

How to Apply?

  • Take 1 Tbs of licorice powder, ½ Tbs of Rose Water and 3-4 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • Make a paste out of it by mixing all the ingredients well
  • Apply the paste and leave for 10-15 minutes to dry
  • After that, you can rinse it off with normal water

How Often?

It can be used 2 times a week.

4. Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera Gel

Preparation Time: 2-3 Minutes

There are many oils which people use to treat acne but tea tree oil is my #1 choice. It has antibacterial properties and also helps in reducing skin inflammation.

It has also been found that tea tree oil helps fight S. Epidermidis and P. Acnes. These are the 2 types of bacteria which cause pimples. (3) (4)

So, if you use tea tree oil with aloe vera gel it works like a wonder in removing pimples.

How to Apply?

  • Take 1 Tbs of aloe vera gel and 3-4 drops of tea tree oil
  • Mix them well and use a cotton swab to apply it on your pimples
  • Leave it for about 15-20 minutes on your skin
  • After that, you can wash it off with cold water

How Often?

It can be used daily.

5. Baking Soda and Honey

Preparation Time: 2-3 Minutes

Note: Before applying baking soda on your skin, test it on a small area to see if your skin shows any reaction or not (may not be suitable for sensitive skin).

Baking soda is very effective in drying the pimples, reducing pain and inflammation. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Many health experts don’t recommend the use of baking soda on the skin as it could irritate the skin and removes the important protective oils but this does not mean that you shouldn’t use it as it varies from skin to skin.

Now the question is…

How to Apply?

  • Take 1 Tbs of baking soda and add 1 Tbs of Honey to make a paste
  • After making the paste, apply it on the affected area
  • Leave it for about 20-30 minutes to dry
  • After that, wash it off with lukewarm water

With this home remedy, you will see day by day noticeable improvement.

How Often?

It can be used daily.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Preparation Time: 2 Minutes

It works like a wonder for you and helps you in getting rid of your pimples quickly (within a few days). ACV contains mild acids which if applied on the skin controls the production of oil and acts as an astringent.

Now the question is, how to apply it without any reaction to the skin?

How to Apply?

  • Take 1 Tbs of ACV and 3 Tbs of water
  • Mix it thoroughly so it gets diluted
  • Use a cotton swab to apply it on the affected area
  • Leave it for about 30 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water

Within a few days, you will start seeing the results.

Please Note: If your skin is sensitive then add 4-5 Tbs of water in 1 Tbs of ACV to avoid any reactions.

How Often?

It can be used 1-2 times a day.

7. Tomatoes

Preparation Time: 1-2 Minutes

Tomatoes have antioxidant properties and are very effective in removing pimples. As they are easily available at home so you can definitely give it a try.

How to Apply?

  • Take a Tomato and cut it into 2 halves
  • Gently rub it on your face in a circular motion for about 2-5 minutes
  • Leave it for about 10-20 minutes and then wash your face with normal water

How Often?

It can be used daily.

8. Ice Cubes (Work Fast)

This technique is very effective and really works overnight.

Take an ice cube and gently massage on your pimples for about 10-15 minutes at least 2 times a day. After some time you will start seeing the size of your pimples decreasing.

If you want to go to a party or to any event then this is the instant working home remedy that you are looking for.

A Pro Tip: While freezing the water for ice cubes you can also add some rose water into it for more effective results.

9. Honey

Honey is a nature’s gift and it can also be used alone in treating acne.

How to Apply?

  • Take some honey on a cotton swab and apply it gently on your pimples
  • Do not rub hard as this will burst your pimples and leave scars on your face
  • After applying, leave it for 20 to 30 minutes to dry
  • After that, you can wash it off with lukewarm water

Here is a study showing how acne is treated using 90% medical-grade kanuka honey and 10% glycerine (a honey product). (5)

How Often?

It can be used daily.

10. Potatoes

Potatoes are also very effective and help a lot if you want to get rid of your pimples fast.

How to Apply?

  • Take a potato and cut it into 2 halves
  • Rub it gently in a circular motion on your face
  • Leave it there for at least 30-45 minutes before washing it off

The use of potato on a regular basis will not only help you in removing the pimples but also gives skin a natural glow.

How Often?

It can be used daily 1-2 times.

Essential Oils to Get Rid of Pimples

Now, I am going to tell you some of the best essential oils which you can use too in order to get rid of the problem and to get clear skin.

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Please Note: All the essential oils which I am going to mention are safe to use and you can definitely apply them directly but if you are too conscious then you can mix them with any carrier oil like coconut oil and then apply.

1. Tee Tree Essential Oil

This is my #1 choice when it comes to getting rid of acne fast using essential oils. Tea tree oil has amazing antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can help you easily get rid of acne breakouts.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Acne

  • Take 3-5 drops of tea tree oil on a cotton pad
  • Gently apply it on the affected area and leave

How Often?

It can be used 1-2 times a day.

2. Lavender Essential Oil

The lavender essential oil has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties which soothe and nourish the skin and help in treating acne.

How to Use Lavender Oil for Acne

  • Take a few drops of lavender oil on a cotton ball
  • Apply it gently on your pimples and leave
  • After about 30-45 minutes you can wash your face with normal water

How Often?

It can be used 1-2 times a day.

3. Rosemary Essential Oil

Like the above-mentioned oils, this also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is very effective in treating acne.

How to Use Rosemary Oil for Acne

  • Take a few drops (3-5) of rosemary oil on a cotton swab
  • Apply it gently on your skin, especially on the affected area
  • Leave it for about an hour and then rinse it off with normal water

How Often?

It can be used 1-2 times a day.

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Pimples

There are also some important lifestyle changes which one must do in order to achieve long term results.

Some important points which one must keep in mind are:

  • Avoid Stress
  • Take Proper Sleep (6-8h)
  • Wash Your MakeUp Stuff Regularly (Brushes)
  • Use Clean Towels
  • Clean Your Mobile Phones Regularly
  • Keep Your Hands Clean
  • Eat Healthy Food
  • Do Regular Exercise

Don’t underestimate these steps as they will help you in the long run.

FAQ

Following are some of the frequently asked questions:

1. How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast?

If you want to join a party or need to go somewhere then apply an ice cube on the pimple. This will reduce the size of the pimples to almost invisible. Otherwise, apply any of the above-mentioned remedies.

2. Why do Pimples Occur Mostly on the Face?

The oil glands or sebaceous glands are where pimples form and they mostly develop on the face region. Another factor is, the face is the most exposed part of the body to the pollution and dirt.

3. Is Toothpaste or Colgate Safe to Use on Pimples?

According to some experts, the baking soda in the toothpaste is what which helps in drying out the pimples. But, I am a little suspicious about toothpaste so if you want to use it then test it on a small part first.

4. Can I Pop or Squeeze my Pimples?

No, doing so leave scars known as acne scars.

5. How do I Get Smooth Skin after Acne?

The home remedies which I have mentioned above will help you not only in getting rid of acne but also give you a smooth beautiful skin.

6. What is the Biggest Cause of Acne?

It has been found that a high level of DHT is one of the biggest causes of acne.

7. How to Get Rid of Acne Scars?

There are many ways to get rid of acne scars but derma roller is my best choice.

The Bottom Line!

The remedies or tips which I have mentioned in the article will definitely help you to get rid of pimples fast but it is also recommended that you visit your dermatologist to find out the root cause of your acne and to avoid worsening the situation.

You also have to keep in mind that when your pimples go they will leave some dark spots but don’t worry as they will fade with time (could take from a few days to a few weeks). So, don’t worry about that and be patient.

Lastly, I’d like to say that if you have any questions or are deceptive of any remedy you can simply use the comments section to ask and I will be happy to answer.

Hope it helps!

Author: Usama Azam

Usama Azam is a medical student, health expert, and a professional blogger. He writes on different health topics and has helped many people in improving their health.

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