Effective Ways of Getting Rid of Pimples Overnight

Pimple outbreak is a frustrating experience for all of us. One fine morning, you stand in front of the mirror to notice pimples on your face. They mar the aesthetics of your face that rings alarm bells of sorts. If your skin is prone to such eruptions quite often, and you failed to treat them, don’t get disappointed; just try some of these suggestions.

How to Get Rid of Pimples Overnight

Before you burn a hole in your pocket for expensive treatments, you will be relieved to know that there are a number of home remedies that can give you desired results.

Lemon Juice

Rub fresh lemon juice on your pimples gently, at bedtime. You will wake up to a pleasant surprise, to see that your pimples have dried, or have become less visible. Lemon juice removes the topmost layer of the skin surface where bacteria grows and controls the infection. Thus the healthy underlying skin is revealed. If you are reluctant about the use of concentrated lemon juice as you fear it may cause skin irritation, then you can dilute it with rose-water.


Application of ice is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. Pack some crushed ice in an aluminium foil, which will prevent it from melting immediately. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap the pack in a thin towel. Now massage it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. Alternately, you can make this pack and massage it for few seconds, number of times throughout the day. This will shrink the pores, forcing out the oil and dirt from them. When you cleanse these main causes of pimples, your face will be spot-free.


Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it in such a way that it masks the pimples. Leave it overnight. Next morning, wash it off with warm water and you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. Toothpaste absorbs all the oil from the pimple that results into its reduced size. However, gel toothpaste is not suitable for this treatment.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 2-3 teaspoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas in circular motions. Leave it on the acne for about 15 minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliating property of salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores and baking soda will soften the skin and restore a normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, pimples clear up fast.

Egg Mask

Take an egg, break it and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask. Keep it on the face for about 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Honey and Cinnamon

Mix a cup of cinnamon and about 3 tablespoons of honey to make a thick paste, and mask your face with it. Let it dry overnight. Wash your face with cold water in the morning and cheer up to see the dried away pimples. Because honey is sticky, you may get an itchy sensation momentarily as you wash your face.

Before you try any of these suggestions, you must clean your face with a mild facial cleanser that you use regularly, or simply with water. Do not wipe your face too hard after washing. Just pat it dry. Do not get disheartened if you do not get rid of pimples overnight after using any of these suggestions. Nonetheless, you will start noticing positive changes. As mentioned, the duration and intensity of pimples and your skin type may need extra care to release you from the pimple trap completely. Be patient and continue with same method that you followed for couple more days. Your efforts will pay off.


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