How to Get Rid of Pimples OVERNIGHT: 7 DIYs That Work!

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We can all agree that acne is the absolute worst. Who wants to wake up to a face full of attention-seeking blemishes? Unfortunately, they exist, and we’re all on the hunt for the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of them.

Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve tried countless DIY remedies in my battle against pimples, and let me tell you, most of them were a complete disaster.

But fear not! If you’re struggling to find a solution that actually works and won’t irritate your skin, you’ve come to the right place. Sit back, relax, and let me guide you toward clear, blemish-free skin.

But first, tell me, do you, too, think that pimples always know that there’s a special/big event coming and there’s no better time to pop out than now? I think they do!

Anyhow, here’s to a full-blown Acne guide for all my lovely gals for next time to zap those pimples overnight.

How to Get Rid of Pimples OVERNIGHT: 7 DIYs That Work!

What is Acne?

We all know it, that’s why we are here. But just for the record, Acne or pimples are the inflammation of hair follicles of the skin. When these hair follicles get clogged by oil from our sebaceous glands, dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria, they develop into acne.

What causes acne?

girl struggling with a lot of acne

Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle that is made up of oil and hair. This oil (sebum) is extremely important for us to maintain healthy skin. But sometimes, it becomes the reason behind our acne.

Here are the main causes of Acne:

  • Excess oil (sebum) produced by Hair Follicles
  • Hair follicles clogged by dead skin cells
  • Bacteria build up in your pores

Other than these, you’ll be shocked to know that nearly 80% of acne is caused by hormones and genetics. This means if one of your parents had a horrible relationship with acne in their teenage years or adulthood, unfortunately, you are highly prone to experience that.

Some other reasons can be the food and stress levels in your life.

Often we have heard everyone saying that junk food and chocolates are the culprits behind your acne. But this is NOT true! Yes, you heard me right.

In fact, dark chocolates are proven to give you better skin due to their bioactive compounds that can help you protect your skin from sun damage, has detoxifying and anti-aging properties, and increases blood flow to the skin. But it still makes sense to avoid Junk food due to health reasons.

Whereas, Dairy products and foods high in processed sugar can, time and again, trigger acne. So it’s better you start avoiding them slowly to see if your skin reacts positively to them.

Now that you know the causes of acne, it will be a lot easier for you to treat them.

Here are a few DIY ways to get rid of acne FAST. And I’m not kidding! These actually work. And you may get shocked too!

Quick Disclaimer: Acne DOES NOT disappear in an hour, half-day, or overnight for that matter. It just cannot. Especially the ones that are huge. You can still reduce their redness and make them 10 times less visible but don’t expect these to do magic. But fingers crossed, if you have small acne or acne that is developing, these are going to work like a charm!

How to get rid of acne fast

1. Ice Cubes

ice cubes to treat acne

Rubbing ice cubes may seem so simple, but hello? It’s the skincare we are talking about. Nothing here is simple.

Start by washing your face with your go-to face wash, just like you normally would. Then grab an ice cube and wrap it up in a cloth or thick paper towel. If you’re not a fan of ice melting everywhere, you can even use a cold compress instead.

Now, here’s the fun part. Gently place the ice cube on your pesky pimple for about 10-15 seconds at a time. This little technique actually helps prevent any tissue damage.

And the best part? You can do this in the morning, evening, or whenever you feel like it throughout the day. Just make sure you give your skin the cleansing it deserves beforehand.

I’ve gotta say, this method has worked wonders for me, especially when dealing with those stubborn pimples. It’s totally worth a shot! Plus, it gives your pores a little shrinkage action and leaves your skin looking fresh and youthful.

2. Tea Tree Oil + Aloe Vera

Who doesn’t know these magic ingredients? If there is one DIY mix I would pick up blindly when I want to get rid of acne overnight, this is it.

When tea tree oil, the ultimate acne-fighting genius with a Ph.D. in zapping zits, joins forces with Aloe vera gel, the skin-soothing superhero that battles blemishes, it’s over for your unwanted guests, a.k.a. acne.

Now, you can obviously use both ingredients alone as a spot treatment. But I feel Tea tree oil can be very strong, dry, and harsh if used alone. And I haven’t found aloe vera gel working and making my acne disappear fast.

So if we have to dilute tea tree oil anyway, why don’t we do it with aloe vera? That sounds like an idea that could work!

How to use it? Combine 2-3 drops of Tea tree oil with half a spoon of aloe vera gel. Cleanse your face nicely and apply the combo directly as a spot treatment. Leave it overnight if you want to or for at least 30-60 minutes. This works, babe, I’m telling ya!

3. Honey with lemon

Hey Honey! Heard about these two acne-fighting superstars?

Honey is a natural antibacterial powerhouse that soothes your skin and battles acne. And lemon, oh lemon, it’s the ultimate sebum-fighter with its citric acid drying powers. Not just that, it’s got antiseptic properties to kill off those pesky bacteria.

But wait, you definitely don’t want to slap lemon or lemon juice straight onto your pretty face – that’s a recipe for disaster. It’s super harsh and could seriously mess up your skin. And trust me, honey alone might not do the trick.

But here’s where the magic happens: combine the two, and you’ve got yourself a winning combo. Say hello to fast acne-fighting action!

4. Banana Peel

banana peel to fight acne

Oh man, let me tell you, bananas are hands down my absolute favorite fruit! And you know what’s even better? They’re so easy to eat, haha!

But get this, I was watching one of those 5-minute crafts videos the other day, and they were talking about these banana hacks. Now, normally we all know those things are a total joke, right?

But hold on, because this one actually worked! I couldn’t believe it either. Not only did it help clear up my acne, but it practically left no trace of a scar. Now, before we go any further, let me just say, this trick isn’t gonna be much help for those big, nasty pimples. We’re talking about the small ones that are just starting out.

Here’s what you do: wash your face, then gently rub the inside of a banana peel on your acne. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes or even overnight if you can handle it. Afterward, rinse it off with some good ol’ tap water.

Now, I can’t promise this will work for everyone, but hey, it did the trick for me, so it’s definitely worth a shot! Let me know how it goes, I’m kinda doubtful but hey, you never know until you try, right?

5. Green Tea bag

The one thing I hate drinking and love using for pimples is Green tea, lol. It is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and antimicrobial goodness that acne absolutely hates.

So, grab a green tea bag, steep it in a cup of water, and pop it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Once it’s nice and cool, gently rub the frozen tea bag on those pesky pimples for just a minute. It’s like using ice cubes but with the added skin-loving benefits of green tea.

6. Aztec Indian clay mud mask

aztec indian clay mask to fight acne

Brace yourselves for the ultimate acne-fighting miracle: the gem mud mask. Now, I know what you’re thinking – this isn’t your typical DIY project. But this mask is the real deal when it comes to banishing acne and getting that flawless skin, you’ve always dreamed of!

If you’re willing to dedicate more than just one night to your skin, this mask is perfect for you. I’ve been using it for a whole year (yes, a whole year!). Trust me if you have a severe case of acne (not acne cysts), you just need to give this a week’s time, and you’ll see VISIBLE results peeking through!

Here’s the secret recipe: grab yourself 1-1.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (trust me, it’s worth it for the best results) or just plain old water works too. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of clay in a plastic or non-metal bowl.

Apply it to your face and let it work its magic for a solid 15-20 minutes. And remember folks, stick to the clock – we gotta follow the rules here!

Yes, it’s that simple! I have a whole Aztec Healing Clay Mask review if you want to check it out.

How to Get Rid of Pimples OVERNIGHT: 7 DIYs That Work!

7. Acne patches

pimple patch to get rid of acne overnight

Got acne? You know how frustrating it is to have a pimple and not be able to scratch it. Ugh, the struggle is real!

But sometimes, DIY home remedies just won’t cut it. When I need fast results, I turn to something stronger. And that’s where pimple patches come to the rescue!

I’ve been using these bad boys for a while now, and let me tell you, they’re a game-changer. Here’s why I love them:

First of all, they prevent me from scratching and making the pimple worse. Plus, they shield that precious little thing from more dirt and bacteria. Double win!

And here’s the real kicker: these patches actually suck out all the gross pus and debris from your pimple overnight. Yes, you heard that right. Overnight!

How does it work? Simply wash your face and hands like you normally would. Then, select the perfect patch size to cover your entire pimple zone – it’s all about that perfect fit. Stick ’em on your dry skin and let them work their magic for up to 24 hours. How do you know they’re doing their job? When the patch turns opaque, you’ll know it’s sucked up all those unwanted impurities.

Seems exciting, right?

Precautions to fight acne

1. Keep your hands away from your face at ANY cost.

2. Build a small but right skincare routine with salicylic acid. Especially a face wash and moisturizer. My most trustworthy favorites are CeraVe SA Cleanser and Neutrogena Hydroboost Moisturizer.

3. Do NOT overly dry out your pimples as it can lead to the creation of spots and scars, which I don’t think you would want.

4. Avoid oil-based products as they can further worsen the skin.

5. Do not use every trick you know just because you want it to disappear.


Can Toothpaste get rid of a pimple?

Using toothpaste on your acne can do more harm than good. Toothpaste has a basic ph and our skin has acidic. So irritating your skin with too much baking soda can overly dry your skin which can leave an ugly scar on your skin. It may help with soothing inflammation but NOT with acne.

How to get rid of pimple redness?

The best way to get rid of pimple redness is to apply ice cubes or cold compress on a clean face. Other than that, applying aloe vera gel, honey or a cold green tea bag can also work like a charm!

How to get rid of pimples on your face?

The easy way is to use a salicylic acid cleanser followed by Rubbing the area with an ice cube at an interval of 1 minute. You can also try using some DIY Home remedies to get rid of pimples on your face, like a combo of honey + lemon, a combo of tea tree oil + aloe vera gel, a green tea bag, or a banana peel. At times, pimple patches can also work.

And that’s it, hope I could help you in any way possible. Where are you at your pimple journey?

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  1. Hi, I am 11 years old and I am not allowed to do many of those diy’s and pimple patches dont work, every time one of my spots go, it comes back the next day overnight. Do you know what to do?!

    1. Hii Orla, how are you doing?

      Yes, DIYs like these can actually make your skin worse because your skin’s a lil too sensitive right now. So, what you can do is apply fresh yogurt every night for 15 minutes and then wash it off. It is gentle and has lactic acid that’ll surely help with your acne and spots. <3

  2. I m 35 yrs old but still have acne problems.. i don’t have a clear skin… please give some tips as I have tried many diys

    1. Hii Manisha, if your acne looks big, red, and painful and is very persistent and despite trying everything under the roof, it is not going away, you definitely need to consult a dermatologist and use skincare that contains actives like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and alpha arbutin. I would suggest a salicylic acid face wash, active acne treatment like differin gel, benzoyl peroxide gel, niacinamide, and phosphate gel (you can get them from your nearest pharmacist), alpha arbutin serum, a gel moisturizer like Neutrogena hydro boost or any other. Also, try The Ordinary’s chemical peel twice a month. DIYs don’t really work on cystic acne; in fact, they make it worse.

  3. I am having so many acne and nothing seems to work. I have tried it all. Now that I read it, I feel embarrassed that rubbing ice never struck my head😂 and do you think mixing ingredients is a good idea? Because I too know that these ingredients don’t work great on their own. I have mixed them in face packs but not for spot treatment.

    1. I Have lots of acne and it’s embarrassing nothing seems to give me clear skin and I’m broke so I don’t want to get a personalized skincare set. Any tips on how the heck I can get clear skin?

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