Having struggled with acne-prone skin since I was young, I’m always on the lookout for the fastest way to get rid of a pimple (or four). Acne begins in most people between the ages of 10 and 13 and lasts into your twenties, and women are prone to having mild to moderate forms of acne in their thirties and beyond. Most people have experienced pimples at one point or another. Pimples are an inflammation of the skin where the oil gland becomes infected with bacteria. Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is often the primary cause of acne. Some people struggle with acne for years, while others only get pimples from time to time. Either way, everyone knows what a pain it can be. If you’re struggling with pimples, today we’re letting you in on how to get rid of acne overnight.
Daily Acne Prevention and Skin Care Tips
Great skin starts with proper skin care. The thing about acne is it’s linked to hormones. You could be taking excellent care of your skin and still have acne, and you could take horrible care of your skin and not see a pimple for months. The below are steps you can take to care for your skin and try to get rid of acne the best you can. If you struggle with severe acne, please see your doctor or dermatologist!
Wash Your Face Morning and Night (Even When You’re Tired)
You should be washing your face as soon as you wake up and when you go to bed at night (especially the latter!). Sleeping with your makeup on can leave your skin oily and clog your pores. Wash your face with warm water and a cleanser made for sensitive or acne-prone skin (I swear by La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Dermatological Acne Treatment System. I’ve been using it for 12+ years and it’s been a lifesaver in the pimple department!). It’s best not to scrub your skin with a washcloth or loofah – clean your skin gently with your hands or a soft towel. And always dry your face with a clean towel since germs spread really easily on towels.