You’d be hard put to find anyone who is a stranger to the menace of acne that pops up overnight. Do a quick show of hands around your friend circle, and you’ll find yourself sharing stories of unsightly bumps that appear out of nowhere—usually on the night before an important event or work meeting. So how do you dodge the bullet when you are racing against the clock? We called in Mumbai-based celebrity dermatologist Dr Harshna Bijlani to help you with all the lotions and potions that will get rid of acne overnight—from the fundamentals of a good skincare regimen to fast-acting home remedies.
Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic
Scoop out the impurities from within via this exfoliating facial tonic, that sweeps away dead skin cells and helps accelerate cell renewal to make way for a clearer, radiant complexion.
Indulgeo Essentials Volcanic Night Oil
Make room in your nightly beauty routine for this elixir; it addresses acne-prone skin with its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial active molecules.
Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask
This creamy formula works on gently cleansing and controlling acne to prevent recurrence, all with the help of natural clays to absorb oil in the skin, along with exfoliating dead skin cells and other impurities.
Kaya Purifying Toner
This alcohol-free toner utilises skin-soothing agents to put a tight leash on excess sebum production in the skin, while also unclogging pores and helping acne-prone skin to breathe freely.
O3+ Dermal Zone Zitderm Acne & Pimple Cream
Getting to the root of all your acne woes, this moisturising cream provides long-lasting oil control and helps refine pores to provide oily, acne-prone skin with a youthful glow.
Natio Acne Clear Night Repair Moisture Treatment
With tea tree, aloe vera and Tamanu, this night lotion addresses the skin’s moisture balance, and works on reducing redness by dislocating acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin.
Biotique Bio Myristica Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Face Pack
If you’re looking for instant relief for irritated skin, trust this spot correcting face pack to help get untimely breakouts under control using nutmeg spice, that serves as an anti-bacterial agent.
The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Control Overnight Gel
When you’re fighting a ticking clock to make impromptu breakouts toe the line, this overnight gel lives up to its name and harnesses the virtues of mineral-rich seaweed to balance the excess oil present in the skin.
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What is the acne?
Via: Sanova Dermatology
Pimples, acne, and blackheads are something boring with which the most people face throughout their lives, regardless of age and gender, although mostly affects adolescent.
The problem with the acne is not only a visual problem, but it is often a painful experience that has a bad influence on the quality of life. People who have problems with acne often tend to retreat into themselves and to isolate themselves, which is not good for emotional and social life.
The appearance of acne is related to many factors – genetics, poor hygiene, poor diet, stress, air pollution, insomnia … but in any case, it is the inflammatory process that manifests as skin redness and purulent blisters. Too large acne leaves traces in the form of scars.
Dermatologists are doctors who need to contact before cosmetologists for help because very often aggressive treatments can cause more damages than the ones that acne have made. This is even true for mass-produced preparations so that the skin gets less greasy.
The practice has shown that oily skin preparations cause even more secretions of fat, so it’s best to turn to nature for first aid.
If you have a problem with acne, you should avoid oily, frozen and pre-cooked food, fast food, white flour products, carbonated and alcoholic drinks. But it is best to keep track of your body and stop consuming the product that causes the appearance of the acne.
On the other hand, you need to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dairy products with a low-fat percentage. And at least drink two liters of water a day.
How to get rid of acne overnight – methods
Before you start to do anything with acne, remember that you should not do anything with dirty hands. Washing your face is not only refreshing, but it’s also convenient for your tan. It may be good to wash up your face from time to time with chilled chamomile tea, peppermint, and yarrow.
To dry the acne, some people have shown toothpaste that is left to dry overnight as something useful. For some other people, the garlic is the one that kills the acne overnight.
You can always reduce inflammation by putting the ice on acne. The ice improves circulation, removes dirt and excess fat.
Wrap the lavender oil on the red skin before going to bed. You’ll be surprised by the effect next morning.
Take one egg and separate the yolk from the egg whites. Whipped egg whites put on the place where the acne is. Wash of this mask next morning and your happiness will not end because the acne has diminished and dried out.
Make lemonade and before refreshing, dip a cotton pad into juice and rub acne. Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which is very aggressive when it comes to facing up with bacteria that create acne.
If your acne is persistent and don’t retreat so easily, you should be more persistent and you should repeat these methods every night.
Natural masks and tonics for face against acne
The clay mask that you can buy in every pharmacy cleans the skin and removes toxins. It’s very hostile to acne.
The acne is very successfully treated with a mask made from fresh tomatoes. The tomato is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. It is sour naturally and dries the acne, which is the most important.
The cucumber and yogurt mask has antibacterial properties, thanks to which it effectively calms skin irritation and removes acne scars. Even the cucumber has a very good effect on the skin because it moisturizes.
Mix a spoon of fresh yeast with a little of warm water and apply the mixture to the washed face. Rinse your face after an hour and enjoy your own reflection.
Instead of tonics, use one of the following – tea tree oil, freshly squeezed aloe vera juice, propolis drops, homemade lotion made of parsley and white wine.
If you have the greasy face you should wash it several times a day. And it is best to do it with the most neutral gel for face wash. For many women, it has been shown that only cold water is sufficient for good effect. So try to avoid any soaps and gels.
It is desirable to make facial scrubs once a week, and this also applies to the body. The peeling should not be too rough so as not to damage the outer layer of the skin.
Towels and linens should be changed regularly. And as far as the towels are concerned, watch that you have one especially for the face.
Remove the hair from the face because very often the bangs have an influence on the formation of the acne. Always have an antibacterial wet tissue and wipe the sweat of the forehead.
And above all, don’t touch the acne with your hands!
If those natural methods don’t help you, be sure to consult with an expert. Take the time and approach more seriously to solve this problem.
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