How to Get Rid of Zit Redness Overnight at Home

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Reduce the redness of your zits by treating them before bed.

Although acne is commonly seen among teenagers, it can actually affect people of all ages. Pimples may occur for several reasons, including hormones and blocked pores. Whatever the cause, the pimples become red, swollen and irritated. Reducing the redness of the zits will help ease the discomfort associated with them, and restore your skin to its original color. You can accomplish this by applying products to the zits before bed.

Things You'll Need

  • Gentle cleanser
  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cotton pad
  • Acne cream
  • Redness-relief eye drops
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Instructions

    • 1

      Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before bed. Facial cleaners that contain scrubbing beads, or those made to act as astringents, will only cause the pimple redness to worsen. This is because they irritate the skin. To reduce the redness, you must cleanse the area with a mild soap.

    • 2

      Mix 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar with 1 tbsp. of water. Pour it over a cotton pad and wipe across any zits you need to treat. Apple cider vinegar kills acne bacteria and removes dead skin cells. The pimples will begin to heal overnight so that the redness is significantly reduced by morning.

    • 3

      Dab an acne cream on the red zits just before going to bed. The acne cream needs to contain the ingredient benzoyl peroxide, which works to dry out the pimple and remove the dead skin.

    • 4

      Drip a few drops of a bottle of redness-relief eye drops on your zits before bed if you don't have any acne cream. The redness-relief eye drops will reduce the redness of the pimples, but they won't heal them.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tea tree oil is an all-natural alternative to acne creams that contain benzoyl peroxide. However, the Mayo Clinic warns that the tea tree oil will take longer to begin working than the benzoyl peroxide.

  • Never pop or pick at your pimple. This will only spread the acne bacteria and cause more zits to form.

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