Nobody wants to see an uninvited zit that is visible on the face particularly the day before a big event of a big night out. You may be tempted to pick and take some drastic measure where in most cases, just worsen the issue. Of course, the best way to do is to rush for an appointment from your dermatologist to get a quick extraction by getting a steroid cortisone shot.
But if this is not option, you can try this Zit zapper recipe recommended by skin care guru Sonya Dakar which is perfect for the angst-and-pimple ridden teen in your life or for those who are over 40 going through hot flashes and acne at the same time.
Note: When you’re trying to get rid of zit, my recommendation is that you do not pop them. The reason is, the pus that is typical for zits can spread during popping causing the infection to spread or worsen. The main goal here is to lessen the inflammation or redness and to make it flatter so that it is easier to cover up while saving your face for that big event.
1 tbsp dry yeast
1 or 2 tbsp water
2 drops of fresh lemon juice
tea tree oil (optional)
Note: Perform this treatment at night time or just before you go to sleep.
Why these Ingredients
Active yeast is recommended for oily skin types because it does a great job absorbing the grease and grease or extra oil is what clogs the pores and causes the formation of zits in the first place. Yeast will kill bacteria and dry out breakouts. While tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic that cleanses the skin thoroughly and reduces an ongoing infection.
1Clean your face very well and “medicate” your zit using hot and cold compress so the “drawing” time will be minimized. Open the package of yeast and pour 1 tbsp of it into a bowl. Add 2 tbsp of water, one drop at a time – mixing well after you add each drop. Your goal is to make an even paste where all of the yeast is dissolved and not chalky.
2After the water is gone and mixed, add two drops of fresh lemon. Stir well and put a dab of this mixture on every zit you have using a q-tip, let it sit for 30 seconds to dry before hopping to bed.
Obviously, this method is not ideal for getting a case of acne under control. This method is best for one or two isolated but HUGE ZITS. Though the technique is cumbersome, it does work.