Home remedies to shrink pimple in an overnight

Pimples are the worst enemy that anyone can have. Many people (including me) are fighting with pimples everyday. Few lucky people get rid of these evils after teenage but few suffer from adult acne for a lifetime.

That small bubble on pretty face causes a lot of damage. You will be conscious of it while talking to people, always thinking about it, squeeze it and finally ends up with hating it the most. It suppresses the self-confidence most of the times.

From my personal experience pimple pops up especially on important occasions like date, wedding, convocation, family gatherings, festivals, So that you give attention to them. Ugh, disgusting!!

Your favorite product might fail to do the magic in a single day. What if you squeeze it, Oh wait! Let’s not talk about it.

Cause of a Pimple

As we already know pimples are the result of dead skin cells, clogged pores, black, and whiteheads. It is very important to keep our skin clean and healthy.

Maintain a skin cleaning routine, cleanse, scrub and moisturize your skin every day. Drink lot of water to keep skin hydrated. Eat fruits, avoid oily food items, over-consumption of coffee also might lead to pimples.

Use of skin care products

Commercials influence us to try different products to avoid pimples but most of the times these products worsen the situation.

Every product won’t work for everyone. Skin type for each person is different, some have sensitive, some have dry, few others have oily skin, many have both oily and dry skin types etc. We need to be very careful while selecting the skin care products.

Every time I see skin care products promotion my hopes raise up. Even though they are expensive people wants to try them. We are in search of one product that cures our pimple and reduces dark spots. Unfortunately, this magic product has not been discovered yet.

Some products need longer time to show results. But everybody wants quick results. One thing we forget all the time is ‘Patience’. Patience is the ultimate remedy, right?

Most of the times new products creates side effects which worsen the situation. We have different skin types oily, dry, combination, sensitive etc. We need to test the products on our skin before trusting them.

If you are still in that path (trial and error path) then schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to know thoroughly about your skin type, allergic factors, sensitivity, oily & dry conditions, and PH level.

Note: Check product ingredients, sensitivity, PH level, % of benzene chloride (If added) before buying any product.

Not all the products are bad. There are many 100% clear skin assured products are available in the market. The only important task is to find the suitable product for our skin and that is the most difficult job ever.

Here are few home remedies

A pimple that comes on the previous night of any functions, parties, weddings, date nights takes away the confidence and smile. We all know that it is a common thing but somehow we will feel conscious about it.

There is no product in the market that shrinks a pimple completely in an overnight. To avoid all this pain, I personally recommend trying home remedies which help you to shrink a pimple in an overnight.

There is no guarantee that these remedies will cure pimples(for everyone) but at least there will not be any side effects.

Just give a try, I’m sure you will be glad to know these easy and cheap tricks. All these tips mentioned here costs very few bucks hence it is economical as well.


Mint (Pudina) Leaves

Mint is a rich source of Menthol and has strong antibacterial properties. It is often used in toners, moisturizers, cleansers & astringents.

Apply fresh mint leaves juice to the face evenly. Leave it for a whole night and wash in the morning. Repeat this process for 4 to 5 days continuously to get rid of pimples.

This method will surely work for people who have tiny pimples.

Tip: You can also grind the Mint leaves and apply the paste on a pimple. Wash the face before it dries out.


Cut a garlic into slices and gently rub on the pimples (Don’t rub too much). Leave for 10 minutes and wash with warm water. You can also eat garlic which heals a pimple faster.

Note: This method may burst your pimple, hence be careful. Wash thoroughly to avoid spreading to other parts.


Honey has anti-inflammatory qualities that prevent swelling and redness caused by a pimple. This acts like a moisturizer to skin hence is highly recommended for people with dry skin.

Apply a dab of honey over a zit and cover with a band-aid overnight. when you wake up, the zit will be gone with no scar.

Mix honey and lemon. Apply this mixture to skin daily for the clearer skin.


You can shrink a pimple within minutes by putting a dab of Listerine on it. The alcohol will dry it up and cause it to fade. Listerine is one of the best solutions to shrink a pimple effectively.

If you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin this may cause more breakouts.

Ice cube

Wrap an ice cube in a piece of cloth. hold it on the affected skin area for a few seconds. Wait for a few minutes and repeat the process until a pimple shrinks completely.

Icing helps to reduce redness, swelling, and inflammation. This also minimizes pores and shrinks the breakout size.


I was not sure when I got to know about this from a friend. But guys, this definitely does the job. Put a pinch of toothpaste on a pimple before going to bed. Toothpaste dries out the white zit hence shrinking it to ground level.

This is a little time-consuming process.

Next time whenever you get a pimple try these methods and let us know which one worked you the best. If you know any other method then share in the comment section.

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