7. Popping the Pimples
One of the best ways to get rid of a pimple overnight is to pop it. Whiteheads and blackheads are relatively easy to extract. However, a pimple, especially one caused by cystic acne, is more difficult. Squeezing can spread the bacteria in the pustule, which leads to infection and scarring.
If you want to pop the pimple, apply a warm washcloth to the red bump. You can also take a hot steamy shower to soften the pustule before popping. The heat and the steam will help open up your pores, which makes extraction easier.
Always wash your hands and fingernails using an antibacterial soap before you start to pinch or pick the pimple to limit the spread of harmful bacteria.
6. Determining When to See a Dermatologist
Has the pimple formed a nodule or cyst? In such a situation, you should see a dermatologist and avoid popping the lesion, which can cause scarring. A dermatologist will inject a simple steroid solution into the pimple to rapidly decrease its inflammation.
5. Using Benzoyl Peroxide
You can also help reduce inflammation in the pimple by applying benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is a popular acne medication that fights inflammation and bacteria. It quickly eases the redness and swelling of the pimple.