Attention Beauty Lovers. Today, Beth Martel will be taking over the blog and sharing some beauty secrets. I am so excited to have her guest posting and I hope you love her post as much as I do! Take it away Beth!

Are you tired of all the sudden breakouts that appear out of the blue just when you least expect them to be there? Sometimes, you might even end up thinking that the breakout knows exactly when to appear on the most exposed part of your skin. It works like a charm to spoil our special events and parties. But not anymore!

You must have read those articles that assure you that your zits can disappear in just one night which is nothing but an empty promise. I can tell you of a few remedies that can at least help your zit to get smaller, less obvious and concealable, if not completely vanished overnight which frankly has no reality.

Following is a list of super easy and inexpensive remedies to get rid of your giant sized zit:


Honey Mask:

Honey mask works like a natural antibiotic that kills the bacteria under the skin that causes acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties due to which the redness of the pimple disappears in no time and it also reduces the oil production on the skin leaving it smooth and clean. You just need to apply the honey on the skin and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes and then simply rinse it off.


Cucumber Massage:

Cucumber is always easily available at home, so you can try this remedy without fretting over the things you need to get from the mart because only half of cucumber is all you need. Cut the cucumber in half and put one half of it in the freezer to let it cool. Take it out after an hour or two when you think it is cold enough and massage the part where you cut the cucumber gently on the affected area. This will help your zit to reduce in redness and size in no time. Not only that, this remedy is also best for acne scars.


Special Acne Bandage:

You can purchase a box of Nexcare absorbing bandages that work like a charm on breakouts and significantly reduce the size of the pimple overnight. You can simply apply one on the affected area before you go to sleep. It will fight the pimple and leave it dry and dead while you sleep calmly. It also reduces oil production on your skin and prevents the affected area to grow more pimples again or be attacked by germs and dirt that are there in the outer atmosphere.


Apply Ice:

Applying ice your zit is the stress-free home remedy you can try. It reduces the puffiness and inflammation of the breakout instantly. This simple remedy leaves the zit shrunk and vanished super quickly.


Treat Your Skin Gently:

Using harsh material towel to rub your face or makeup brushes that are excessively used and need to be cleaned can cause your skin to breakout too. It might make the skin look rough, uneven and unhealthy. Treating the skin of your face gently is of great significance and it includes washing your face properly after you come back home from somewhere and making sure that the skin is dirt-free. It also includes keeping your hand away from the zit and resisting your urge to pop the pimple which can worsen the condition of your skin.


Reduce Your Sugar Intake:

Eating items that have a lot of sugar content in them shoots the blood sugar which causes more insulin production and the production of insulin in the body also leads to more oil production which is the main cause to all your sudden breakouts and blemishes. Hence, fewer chocolates can give you less unwelcomed pimples and healthier skin. Cutting out on carbohydrates will do the same too.


Turmeric Mask:

Oily skin promptly captivates the dirt and cracks it into a huge pimple in no time. For the significant reduction of the oil content on your skin and making the pimple dry and dead, turmeric mask is super effective. It not only makes your zit fade quickly, but also makes your skin purer, fairer and more even toned than ever before.


The Magical Green Tea:

The antioxidants in green tea reduce inflammation in the skin and prevent acne and breakouts that appear out of nowhere. Daily intake of green tea not only helps reduce your breakouts and inflammation but it also gives your skin a healthier and glowing appearance. You can also use it as a toner and store it in a cool place for daily use.

By Guest Author: Beth Martel

beth-martelThis post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at

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