- by Damian Pros
Well, is it possible to get rid of acne overnight?
The answer is yes.
However, there is a small “but” here.
Don’t expect to get rid of cystic acne or severe acne within a day. Even the Zulu masters in Africa don’t have that healing power.
However, it’s possible to get rid of pimples overnight.
Pimples that if you let to grow, may multiply (and make your acne worse).
When you see a pimple on your face, there is something you ignore.
You can’t see what’s underneath the pimple right?
For instance, think about what happens when you pop a disgusting little pimple. Sebum comes out. You wipe it off, it seems less disgusting.
But, what’s going on underneath?
Not all the sebum and dirty stuff come out. Some are pushed further into your skin’s surface, making the problem worse…
You just can’t see it at the moment.
That’s why you probably see more pimples coming out around the one you broke after a couple of days.
Today, I will tell you how to get rid of annoying pimples overnight – without breaking them.
Why it’s important to eliminate these overnight?
1. You avoid falling into the temptation of breaking them and making the problem much worse.
2.You face the problem when it starts, before it grows.
3.If you get rid of them overnight, you simply feel much better. Only a few imperfections are enough to ruin your mood.
But before I tell you how to get rid of your pimples fast, let’s dive into some basics for preventing acne.
It’s always better to prevent a problem, than facing it – don’t you think?
How To Get Rid Of Acne Overnight: Prevention
Acne Precautionary Measures
Your skin is your body’s mechanism for protecting yourself from harmful outside invaders.
Several negative habits can weaken your skin and make it prone to damage.
Even some little lifestyle changes, could help in minimizing your acne – or decreasing the chances for acne breakouts.
When you shave, your skin is irritated. Skin irritation can lead to acne.
The longer your facial hair is, the stronger is the “pulling” of your facial hair when you shave.
Avoid using multiple-blade razors, especially if you have severe acne with cysts and painful bumps.
These blades might promise a better shave but the damage they cause on your skin is irreparable. One blade razors are also rejected because they tend to pull the skin and cause more irritation.
The best option is to use a two-blade or twin blade razor to shave.
Additionally, you should avoid electric razors.
Despite advertisement that provokes the safety and gentleness of electric razors, they can be ultra-irritating. Instead, you could try a beard trimmer.
A beard trimmer does exactly what you hear.
Trims the beard and doesn’t achieve the closest shave. Yet, you can get a pretty close shave if you remove the guard and use the lowest scale.
Lastly, you could probably use a pre-shave oil.
This would assist in softening your facial hair, thus helping the razor to glide and offering protection to your skin from jerky movements.
2. SHAVING CREAM
Most shaving creams and gels contain harmful and irritating ingredients.
Go for a a gentle, non-medicated facial cleanser that’s free of sodium laureth sulfate.
The cleanser will work almost the same way with the shaving gel and will be safer for your skin.
However, if you can’t live without using a shaving cream – you need to have three things in mind before buying your cream:[bullet_block style=”size-16″ small_icon=”12.png” width=”” alignment=”center”]
- If you can’t find a product without sodium laureth sulfate then pick the one who has it closer at the end of the ingredients list.
- It must be Non-Comedogenic.
- It must be made for Sensitive Skin.
3. AVOID TOPICAL STEROIDS
Topical steroids are a conventional acne treatment that was mentioned in Part 1.
Some of them are really potent.
But, topical steroids are only addressing the symptoms of acne – like inflammation. They don’t do much for the root cause of the problem.
On top of that, topical steroids can weaken your skin in the long run by thinning the skin layer and making it more fragile.
Even the light ones can cause skin atrophy or corticosteroid-induced dermal atrophy. 
4. AVOID FRAGRANCES
Stay away from cleansers, creams, lotions or anything with the word “fragrance” in the ingredients.
Fragrances may give a wonderful aroma to skin care products, but they are not so healthy for your skin.
5. AVOID HOT WATER
Hot showers are very relaxing and pleasing, but can be harmful for your skin.
Hot showers remove essential oils from your skin.
Hot water can also cause a mild burn that you don’t feel at the moment you have the shower (but your skin does).
This can lead to redness and roughness. Prefer lukewarm or cold showers.
It’s not the most pleasant sensation, but you will get used to it.
6. TILT YOUR HEAD BACK IN THE BATHROOM
When washing your hair in the shower, make sure that you tilt your head backwards, so the dirt from your hair and chemicals from your shampoo don’t fall on your skin.
7. CHANGE YOUR PILLOWCASES, YOU STINKY.
Pillow cases get dirt and bacteria on them, be sure that you change them regularly, at least once every 3-4 days.
- AVOID COSMETICS.
Using make-up to cover your pimples will only make your acne worse.
It makes the breakouts seem less obvious, which would feel great today, but it hurts your skin over the long-term.
8. AVOID HELMETS AND MASKS.
Some people say that helmets cause acne and skin irritation, although it hasn’t been proved scientifically.
From my experience I had some breakouts when I was wearing a helmet.
I decided to avoid it as much as possible. If you can take the car, take the car.
How To Get Rid Of Acne Overnight: Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes
1. TOUCHING THE PIMPLES
This is the MOST important advice for preventing acne breakouts.
It is also the most ignored.
For some disgusting reason, touching and breaking your pimples feels like a temptation.
You want to get rid of them so badly. And you believe that you will look better if you pop them and get the pus out, right?
Unfortunately, breaking your pimples is only a temporary fix that causes a much bigger, long-term problem.
Believe me, the instant pleasure of breaking a pimple isn’t worth the damage this action causes on your face…
Your hands are full of bacteria (even when you wash them).
Where do you think these bacteria go?
Right. On your face!
I made that mistake repeatedly and I paid for it.
I listened to a relative who told me that I should break the pimples only to get the sebum out. The worst advice I have ever taken in my whole life.
Never, ever touch your pimples or irritated skin with your hands.
You will thank yourself for that later.
Listen to me, if you only do this single thing, you will have probably eliminated 75% of your acne problems!
No matter what others tell you, you must NEVER TOUCH your face.
Don’t fall into the temptation even if you have itching!
I know that this is not the groundbreaking tip you were expecting to read.
Well, guess what.
If everyone followed his common sense and stopped searching for a groundbreaking tip, then people would have fewer problems in their lives.
Ah, did I mention that breaking your pimples may also lead to scarring?
Is this another price you are eager to pay?
Give a promise to yourself that you will lever touch your skin or break a pimple again.
No matter how tempting it feels or how “safe“ you might think it is; you won’t do it.
2. USING TOWELS TO DRY YOUR FACE
Bacteria and dirt on towels can be transferred to your skin and cause acne breakouts.
Prefer to use clean paper towels to dry your skin.
In Part 1, I told you that face hygiene doesn’t play a big role in your skin’s health.
I went on to explain that you don’t have to wash your face 4 times per day. Obviously, your face hygiene matters.
It’s common sense again.
Would you dry your face with a bath towel that was previously thrown in the middle of the road, run over by dirty car roads and then pissed by a dog?
I am exaggerating, but you wouldn’t do that.
Either way, you should not use bath towels. Instead, prefer using paper towels.
Dry your face once. Then throw them away.
3. USING A COMMON HANDS SOAP (OR NOT USING ONE AT ALL)
I have seen a great difference in the number of breakouts I experienced from the moment I started drying my face with paper towels.
At the same time, I also started washing my hands with an antibacterial soap.
I like using Dettol, but you are free to get any antibacterial soap you like.
You will inevitably touch your face sometimes (instinctively), like when you want to wipe off some sweat.
If you wash your hands a few times per day with an anti-bacterial soap, it may help in avoiding the transfer of bacteria towards your skin.
Also, it’s good to wash your hands with the antibacterial soap right before you wash your face with your cleanser.
How To Get Rid Of Acne Overnight: Proactive Action
Isotretinoin was a huge boost into my acne treatment regime. Honestly, I wouldn’t have got rid of acne without it.
I am not going to say that I got rid of acne using these “7 Hacks To Get Rid Of Acne Overnight”.
I can’t lie to your face like that.
Isotretinoin helped a lot. But as I said in Part 1, I didn’t even complete the cycle and I was taking only the 1/6 of the normal dose.
The only thing isotretinoin accomplished, was to reduce my acne from severe to mild.
I still had breakouts after it. Lots of them.
But this time, it was different.
I knew how to get rid of pimples overnight and prevent the new breakouts.
In the beginning, I started with mild acne. But it quickly escalated to severe.
Because I made all the mistakes I talked about above!
I touched my skin with dirty hands, popped my pimples to bring the pus out, used make-up to cover them and didn’t care much to wash my face with a proper cleanser.
Also, I didn’t do anything to get rid of new pimples as fast as possible.
Many acne sufferers (including me in the past) don’t realize that 1. prevention and 2. aggressive action before things worsen – can save them from tons of hassle.
In the past, I thought: “well, it’s just a pimple – no big deal”
When I see a pimple on my face I am going to exterminate it immediately.
It is a big deal indeed. You don’t wake up one day with severe acne. It gradually gets worse, and you carry responsibility for that.
Read that again!
You carry a LOT of responsibility.
Your hormones might be messed up. Other factors might trigger acne. But what did you do to fight it?
When I recall what I did in the past, I am surprised.
Do you know what I did?
I did a big fucking nothing.
No doubt why my acne escalated so fast and went from mild to severe.
I touched and popped my pimples.
I didn’t even wash my face. When I started washing it, I would wash it 3 times per day.
I had hot showers because they felt pleasant and relaxing.
I didn’t change my pillow cases every 3-4 days. I didn’t wash my hands with an antibacterial soap.
I didn’t actively do anything to get rid of acne. And I wasn’t aware of it back then.
Honestly, think if you are doing the same with your acne.
Every detail counts, every pimple is a big deal.
I follow that approach now. And it works. Look at my face. It’s literally flawless.
No signs of active acne or acne scarring.
That’s because I don’t fucking play with acne anymore.
I have a natural skin care routine (more about it in Part 3) that I never skip.
I slow down acne before it grows.
And I eliminate pimples immediately.
How do I get rid of my pimples fast and painlessly?
I use only one thing, but it truly does miracles for my skin.
That’s Tea Tree Oil.
I will talk about Tea Tree Oil and how it helps with acne in Part 3.
Until then, you could get some pure, unfiltered tea tree oil and use it against any new pimple you have.
Get a cotton swab, pour some tea tree oil on it, and gently apply it on your new, active pimples.
They are likely to be gone in a day or two.
So, let’s recap:
Here are some simple, practical tips you could follow right now to “get rid of acne overnight”. Well, it’s more like “prevention and proactive action”, but anyway:
Don’t touch or break your pimples. For no fucking reason. No matter how tempted you feel.
Wash your hands with an antibacterial soap – very often.
Wash your hands before washing your face. Then use a mild cleanser to wash your face (one with salicylic acid or tea tree oil would be a good choice)
Use paper towels to dry your face instead of using regular towels.
Have showers with cold or lukewarm water.
Simple tips like these are often ignored, but can make a difference.
Nutrition For Acne Sufferers
Let’s say something once again.
Foods that are occasionally associated with acne and blamed for acne prone skin HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN SCIENTIFICALLY to be causative factors.
These foods include: chocolate, nuts, savory snacks (potato chips, crisps).
Diet doesn’t cause acne, but can be a trigger. It can also help in getting rid of acne by strengthening your body and overall wellness.
So, how can you optimize your nutrition to be as much acne friendly as possible?
These are the nutrients you should aim to get on a daily basis:
1. Omega-3 fatty acids.
They are found in fish and nuts and have multiple health benefits.
Common sources: salmon, walnuts, pecans, Chia seeds (you can add a teaspoon to your milk/yogurt or everywhere you want, even in a cake), tuna, oyster, green peppers.
The best sources for omega-3 are fish and fish oil supplements.
2. Water, good old-fashioned water.
Proper hydration is by far the most important aspect of your nutrition.
Proper hydration is a prerequisite EVERY DAY. Drinking water is cheap and easy. You have no reason to not drink water.
It makes your skin flashy, shiny and soft. Men should drink 3L+ and women 2L+.
No less than that. Every day.
3. Vitamin A.
It reduces sebum production.
That’s why Isotretinoin is so effective. It helps with cell regeneration and clearing your skin’s pores.
Sources: Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, lettuce, pumpkin, sweet red peppers, tuna.
4. Prebiotics & Probiotics
Your intestine is full of bacteria living there. These are called intestinal flora. Disturbed intestinal health has a negative effect on your body, often causing acne.
Theoretically, if you get enough prebiotics and probiotics, your intestinal health is restored and acne is reduced.
Prebiotics are different than probiotics.
Probiotic foods supply the intestine with “living bacteria” that are necessary for its optimal function. Yogurt is the most popular source of probiotics and assists in intestinal balance and health.
Other foods that contain probiotics are olives, pickles, sauerkraut and kefir.
Kefir is a thick and tangy yoghurt-like beverage, very good source of probiotics and protein.
Prebiotic foods supply the “good bacteria” that already live in the intestine.
They can be found in asparagus, onions, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey and legumes.
Drinking natural lemon juice along with water has several health benefits.
Lemon is full of Vitamin C, a vitamin that your body doesn’t store and has to be replenished during the day.
Vitamin C highly supports your immune system. If your immune system is healthy, then it’s less possible to overreact and cause acne.
What I do is to drink a glass of water with one teaspoon of lemon every morning.
By drinking a glass of lemon water when you wake up you kick-start your digestion system and provide immediate hydration to your body.
Simple lifestyle changes in both your nutrition and the way you act every day can be a game-changer in your fight against acne.
Looking for some new and groundbreaking formula that gets rid of acne overnight will mostly be a waste of time (and money).
Just like with wealth and success, getting rid of acne has no shortcuts.
Don’t waste your money on “new and miraculous” acne creams that promise to get rid of acne “overnight”.
Listen to someone who has wasted tons of money on such things in the past. And save yourself from the hassle and disappointment.
Follow the 6 simple tips I talked about above, drink a glass of lemon water every morning and enrich your nutrition as I explained.
You will gradually see your acne fading away.