Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast [11 Best Do’s and Dont’s]

Looking for a permanent solution for acne? You are landed on the right page as here I’m going to explain in detail how to get rid of pimples overnight fast and naturally.

There is a very common saying:

Prevention is Better Than Cure!

So, keeping this in mind I’m going to start the discussion with some preventions…

First of all, you must avoid foods which could or are causing acne.

Foods That Cause Acne

Following are the foods which cause acne:

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

You must avoid these foods if you want to get rid of acne.


Let’s discuss one of the biggest causes of Pimples or Acne.

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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?

A brief introduction!

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 production increases from a certain limit.

How to Block / Maintain DHT production?

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

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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7 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast

There are many ways to get rid of pimples quickly, but I will discuss the top 7 home remedies which you can apply for quick and best results.

1. Honey and Coffee

This is a very effective and instant working remedy to get rid of pimples fast.

To apply it, you need:

  • 2 Tbs of Coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • Mix them properly and apply the paste on your face.

Leave the paste on your face for about 30 minutes to dry and then wash it with lukewarm water. This home remedy will not only help in removing pimples but also gives you fair skin.

2. Tomatoes

The second thing on my list is tomatoes. They have antioxidant properties and help a lot in removing pimples. (3)

To apply it,

  • Take a Tomato and cut it into 2 halves
  • Rub it on your face in a circular motion for about 2-5 minutes.
  • Leave it for about 30-45 minutes and then wash your face with normal water.

Apply this 3 to 5 times a week and your pimples will go.

3. Ice Cubes

This technique is very effective and works overnight.

Take an ice cube and rub on your pimples 10-15 minutes and you will see the results within a few hours. After some time you will see the size of your pimples has decreased.

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

4. Honey to Get Rid of Pimples

Above I have mentioned how to use honey with coffee powder and now I’m going to explain, how you can use honey alone to get rid of pimples.

Pure honey is very effective in treating acne. To apply it properly…

  • 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 wash it with lukewarm water

According to a case study, acne is treated using 90% medical-grade kanuka honey and 10% glycerine (a honey product). (4)

5. Potatoes

Potatoes are also very effective when it comes to get rid of pimples overnight fast.

Take a potato and cut it into 2 halves and then rub it gently in a circular motion on your face. This will not only remove your pimples but also give your skin a natural glow.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

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?

Follow these simple steps:

  • Take 1 Tbs of ACV and add into 3 Tbs of water
  • Mix it thoroughly so its get diluted
  • Use a cotton swab to apply it on your pimples
  • Leave it for about 30 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water
  • Repeat the process daily 2-3 times

Within a few days, you’ll see desired results.

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

7. Baking Soda

Note: Before applying it on your skin, test it on a small area to see if your skin shows any reaction or not (not 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.

Now the question is…

How to apply it?

  • Take 1 Tbs of baking soda and add some water into it to make a paste
  • After making the paste, apply it to the affected area
  • Leave it for about 20-30 minutes to dry
  • After that wash it with lukewarm water
  • Apply it only once a day

After a few days, you’ll see significant improvement.


Following are some of the frequently asked questions:

1. How to Get Rid of Pimples 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.

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?

Honestly, I can’t say much about it as I haven’t found any trusted source to back this up. That’s why I recommend not to go for it.

4. Can I Pop or Squeeze my Pimples?

No, doing so leave 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.

The Bottom Line!

All the above-mentioned home remedies are tested and highly effective in getting rid of pimples overnight fast.

Along with applying these tips, find out the cause of your acne by consulting with your dermatologist and try to avoid it too.

Hope it helps!

About the Author:

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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