Uh oh. You feel it–it’s that unmistakable formation of a pimple underneath the surface of your skin. It feels tender to the touch and is starting to turn a light shade of red. So what can you do to minimize the air time your pimple will ultimately receive? Besides just hope and a prayer, there are actions you can take to significantly cut down the size of the pimple as well as the time it will remain on your face. Here, our top tips on pre-treating your acne:
- Cleanse your face and use a hot compress or washcloth to press on the pimple. Not with great force, just using gentle pressure.
- As soon as you feel the offensive pimple starting to form, apply a spot treatment that contains either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
- Use an at-home acne device to treat the spot. The Tanda Clear +, which clears pimples with a combination of blue light and sonic vibrations, is a great choice for underground pimples.
- Conceal the area with a medicated, tinted concealer.