How to Get Rid of Pimples OVERNIGHT: 6 DIYs That Work!

How to Get Rid of Pimples OVERNIGHT

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We’ve all been there: you wake up, look in the mirror, and boom—a pimple has decided to crash your flawless skin party. I know we all have been there more times than we can count.

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

Not to worry, though! There are some magical remedies you can try to send that unwelcome guest packing by morning. Ready to turn the tables on pimples? Let’s dive into seven proven DIYs that actually work!

Identifying the Cause of your acne –

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s talk about why pimples pop up in the first place. Stress, hormonal changes, diet, and even those sneaky bacteria love to throw a wrench in our skincare game.

A solid routine goes a long way, but when you need an overnight miracle, you’ve gotta bring in the big guns. So here are a few DIY ways to get rid of acne FAST. And I’m not kidding! These actually work. You may get shocked too!

Let’s get that acne disappearing!

1. Ice: Reducing Inflammation and Swelling

ice cubes to treat acne

Feeling a bit hot-headed over that pimple? Cool it down—literally! Grab an ice cube, wrap it in a cloth, and hold it against the pimple for about 10-15 seconds at a time. Timing is crucial to prevent any tissue damage under the skin.

The cold helps reduce inflammation and redness by constricting blood vessels and also manages to shrink pores. Simple yet effective!

This quick chill session can calm down the swelling and make your pimple less noticeable by morning. Refreshing, right?

2. Tea Tree Oil + Aloe Vera: The Dynamic Duo

Tea tree oil (has a Ph.D. in zapping zits) is a natural antiseptic that can zap those pimples fast, while aloe vera soothes your skin like a cool breeze on a summer day.

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.

Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with aloe vera gel and apply it directly to the pimple. Leave it on overnight or for at least 30-60 minutes, and let this dream team work its magic. You’ll wake up to a calmer, clearer complexion.

3. Honey + Lemon: Sweet and Zesty Power

When life gives you lemons, mix them with honey and say goodbye to pimples! Honey’s antibacterial properties, combined with the acidity of lemon juice, make a powerful spot treatment.

Dab a bit of this sweet and zesty mix on your pimple, leave it overnight, and rinse off in the morning. Your skin will thank you for this sweet treat.

4. Green Tea: The Antioxidant Hero

The one thing I hate drinking and love using for pimples is Green tea, lol. Rich in antioxidants, green tea can reduce inflammation and fight bacteria.

Brew a cup of green tea, let it cool in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, and use a cotton ball to apply it to your pimple. Leave it on overnight and let those antioxidants do their thing. Who knew tea time could be so beneficial?

5. Himalayan Clay Mask: The Purifying Treatment

How to Get Rid of Pimples OVERNIGHT: 6 DIYs That Work!

A Himalayan clay mask is like a spa day for your face. This clay is known for its detoxifying properties, pulling impurities from your skin like a magnet.

Mix Himalayan clay with a little water or apple cider vinegar (better option) in a non-metal bowl to make a paste, apply it to your pimple, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. You’ll wake up with clearer, more purified skin. It’s like magic in a mask!

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!

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: 6 DIYs That Work!

6. Over-the-Counter Pimple Patches: Absorbing Excess Oil and Reducing Inflammation

pimple patch to get rid of acne overnight

When in doubt, patch it out! These handy little stickers are infused with ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil to absorb excess oil and reduce inflammation.

Stick one on before bed on clean skin, and let it do the heavy lifting overnight. When the patch turns opaque, you’ll know it’s sucked up all those unwanted impurities.

You can even use them before makeup (I love them so much for this as it protects the pimple from getting infected and also covers the redness for makeup to go on smoothly!)

Tips for Best Results

  • Don’t Overdo It: More isn’t always better. Stick to one or two remedies to avoid irritating your skin.
  • Consistency is Key: A regular skincare routine can prevent future breakouts.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet, and get enough sleep. Your skin will thank you!

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

      1. Hi, Is there any specific type of yogurt? I’m also 11 and really hate breakouts. Also if I use pimple patches they dry my skin and leave red marks. Pls help!!!

    2. Don’t worry, I’m also going through the same thing you are. I’m also 11 and struggling, and sometimes I have really bad acne break outs. I usually wash my face every day because I do sports. Sports make me sweat, and so I wash my faces after and ice it. I also recommend using honey. Don’t wear any make-up like liquid blush or foundation, it made it worse for me 🙁 .

  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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