November 21, 2012
It's every bride's worst nightmare: a massive, glaring zit, the night before the wedding. Of course, this scenario is familiar to anyone with acne-prone skin who has a big event coming up - whether that's a holiday party, interview or big meeting at work. It's uncommon for a zit to virtually go away overnight, but there are certain tricks that might give you the results you want by the time your alarm clock goes off in the morning.
Your kitchen holds many great acne solutions. If your zit happens to be large and inflamed, grab an ice cube, wrap in in a cloth and hold it to your face for 30 seconds. Your blemish should be smaller and less offensive, since ice freezes the pores and removes dirt and oil, according to TotalBeauty.com. Lemon juice is another fridge staple that you can use as an astringent. The acidity helps clean out blocked, inflamed pores and tighten skin. Another option is a mask made of honey and cinnamon powder - this will calm inflammation from zits all over your face while moisturizing the skin.
Once you've taken these steps, apply an over-the-counter acne treatment to zap the zit once and for all. Try the Bliss No Zit Sherlock Spot Treatment for spot-on "bulls-eye" results. The salicylic acid in this skin care product clears clogged pores and prevents excess oil in the problem area.