Let it breathe
If your pimples are only on your forehead, you might be
tempted to hide them under a tight-fitting cap or headband.
Although that’s fine for a quick event, you may pay a price
for long-term camouflage. The heat and friction could make
your acne worse.
Don’t use drugs
If you search the Internet for acne home remedies, you may
come across a suggestion to use crushed aspirin paste.
Aspirin is related to salicylic acid, a common ingredient in
over-the-counter acne products. But salicylic acid products
are specifically made for the skin. Applying a paste of pure
aspirin could irritate your skin.
For large acne cysts, corticosteroid injections may offer a
quick fix. A dermatologist injects a diluted version of a
corticosteroid directly into the pimple to reduce swelling and
After the injection, the cyst will shrink over the next few
days. You should not attempt to pick at or treat a cyst
Using a concealer that’s too light or too dark can make a
pimple stand out more. Try mixing two shades of concealer
to make a custom blend that’s a precise match for your skin.
Be careful to blend the edges of the concealed area to create
a seamless line with the surrounding skin. Use the same
custom blend for touch-ups throughout the