beauty

This Is The Fastest Way To Heal A Zit

May 6, 2016 by Katelyn Holland
shefinds | beauty

Everyone has their own tip or trick for getting rid of a pimple. Remember the old toothpaste hack? Well, it turns out the putting toothpaste on a pimple actually causes irritation and redness. I have a friend that swears by lemon juice, but this trick made my pimple even worse. It doesn’t help that I tend to pick at my pimples (a huge no-no), which causes them to get all gross and scabby.

So what’s actually the best way to heal a zit? The first tip is to avoid touching the pimple at all cost. Squeezing a pimple will actually lengthen the amount of time the pimple takes to heal, so hands off! I know, it’s easier said than done. But would you rather have a pimple on your face for a week or a scar on your face for a lifetime? It’s a no-brainer.

I’ve found that the quickest way to heal a zit is to use a natural remedy: tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is effective at treating pimples because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. All you need to do is apply few drops of tea tree oil to the pimple with a cotton bud. This will help kill off the microbes that are growing under the pores of your skin and causing the pimple to grow in size (read more here). It will disinfect pores and dry out pimples and zits. Tea tree oil also decreases redness and irritation. So if you do pick at your pimples (it happens to the best of us), tea tree oil will help minimize the damage.

You can get a bottle of tea tree oil at almost any grocery store or drug store. My favorite tea tree spot treatment is Grease Lightning by Lush ($14.85). It’s an gentle herbal infusion of thyme, tea tree and rosemary. It’s effective at cleaning the problem area and also calms irritated skin.

For more beauty tips and tricks, check out the right way to wash your face and the one thing you should never do to your eyebrows.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

beauty

The One Haircut Celebrities Swear By Because It Makes Them Look 10 Years younger

October 17, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's a serious game-changer!

beauty

Here's How To Score Not One, But Two Bliss Moisturizers For Just $7

October 16, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Be quick!

beauty

Angelina Jolie Has Blonde Hair Now--& We Can Hardly Recognize Her!

October 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is CRAZY!

beauty

This $13 Anti-Aging Moisturizer Basically Gets Rid Of Fine Lines & Wrinkles For Good

October 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
This product is so innovative!

beauty

You’re Going To Lose It When You See This Trend That Kendall Jenner Just Brought Back

October 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We just got so nostalgic!

beauty

This $24 Eye Cream Basically Gets Rid Of Dark Circles For Good

October 13, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's THAT Good!

beauty

This Natural Hair Growth Product Works SO Well It’s Selling Out On Target

October 13, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's THAT Good!

beauty

Don't Leave Home On Humid Days Without Bumble & Bumble's Invisible Oil

October 12, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
This stuff is amazing.

beauty

This Is, Hands Down, The *Best* Matte Lipstick On The Market Right Now

October 12, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
*buys one of each*

beauty

This $16 Anti-Aging Eye Cream Is Selling Out At Amazon Because It Works SO Fast

October 12, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It works better than Botox!

beauty

The One Product You Should NEVER Use Because It Causes Hair Loss

October 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Avoid this!

beauty

Here's How To Score Not One, But Two Bliss Moisturizers For Just $7

Now that it finally feels like fall, it's officially ...

beauty

Don't Leave Home On Humid Days Without Bumble & Bumble's Invisible Oil

I recently started straightening my naturally curly hair and lets ...

beauty

This Is, Hands Down, The *Best* Matte Lipstick On The Market Right Now

Here at SheFinds, we're lucky enough to try tons ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS