How to Clear a Breakout ASAPAugust 10, 2022
You know the story: You go to sleep with a happy, clear complexion, only to wake up with an angry, large pimple staring back at you in the morning. Having acne flare-ups is normal, especially given the rise in maskne. But when a blemish pops up, you probably want to clear it up as quickly as possible. Here, we’re breaking down a simple skincare routine that will help you get rid of zits ASAP.
How to Clear Your Breakout
The most important step you can take to clear up breakouts is to avoid picking and popping. Squeezing out pus may seem like a quick fix, but you’ll likely cause further inflammation, scarring and infection in the long run. If you are going to pop your pimple though (which, again, we do not recommend!), make sure your hands are clean and the pimple has come to a head. Then, use cotton swabs to apply pressure.
A Simple Routine to Clear Breakouts
Step 1: Cleanse
Removing dirt, oil and other impurities from the skin’s surface is the first step in both dealing with current breakouts and preventing future flares. We recommend an acne-fighting cleanser like the CeraVe Acne Foaming Cleanser which contains benzoyl peroxide and works to reducethe appearance of clogged pores and inflammation. We also love the Community Sixty Six Detoxifying Gel Cleanser for normal to oily-prone skin. This formula has a combination of salicylic acid and niacinamide that helps brighten and detox the skin.