10 Ways To Get Rid Of Pimples
What are the best way to get rid of pimples?
What are the best way to get rid of pimples? You asked us & we have answered! Read on for our Doctors tips to get rid of pimples and clear breakouts. There are lots of things you can do to reduce pimples and breakouts, from lifestyle & dietary changes to skincare routines to properly suit your skin concern.
1. Wash Bedding Regularly
Are dirty pillows or bedding contributing to pimples & breakouts?
It’s a little bit yucky to think about but dirty pillow cases & bed sheets are hubs for dirt , bacteria & dead skin cells. When your skin comes in contact with dirty bedding these are factors that can trigger breakouts.
If you’re wondering how to reduce pimples, the answer could be simple: change your bedding at least once a week.
2. Don’t Touch!
It might seem like a quick and easy way to get rid of pimples, but squeezing them is one sure way to spread bacteria and often you’re making your breakouts much worse. Picking or pimple popping causes your skin to become red, inflamed and the chances of scarring increase.
Even if you don’t pop a pimple, touching and rubbing your face can also transfer the dirt and oil from your fingers to your face. Become more mindful of how often you touch your skin during the day and try to minimise it.
Instead of giving in to the picking or pimple popping urge Try and use a skin sanitising pimple gel like Clean Skin Gel Primer you can apply this every time you feel the urge it will soothe the skin and help clear your breakout faster without damaging the surrounding tissue or causing scarring. Best of all you can apply to any wear on your face or body.
3. Sanitise Your Makeup Brushes & Mobile Phone
Along with bacteria, makeup brushes and makeup sponges and mobile phone screens carry oil and dirt which is transferred to the skin. If you’re wondering how to stop pimples it could be as simple as cleaning your dirty phone screen. Keep your phone screen germ free by regularly cleaning it with sanitising wipes or Sanitising spray & try Skin O2's Multi-Purpose Sanitiser Spray. You can also use the spray directly on to your makeup palettes and powders to keep them clean and free from pimple causing bacteria.
4. Remove Makeup Before Bed
We know it can be easy and very tempting to skip your night time cleanse and just jump into bed after a long day or a big night out. The problem? Makeup left on overnight blocks pores, causes irritation and chances are, you’ll wake up to pimples.
No matter how tired you are, always take a few minutes to cleanse before bed with a gentle cleanse like our Gel Cleanser, a Facial cleansing gel for oily or acne prone skin. It’s time well spent for clearer, healthier skin. A good cleansing pad can help cleanse the skin properly and get the job done quicker. Try our ECO Reusable Facial Cleansing Pads or shop the best daily essential cleansing bundles such as the Clean Skin Packa to keep your skin pimple free.
We get it though, if you are just too tired to properly cleanse, we recommend you should at least keep a pack of facial wipes next to your bed. Try our Facial Cleansing Wipes, these Skin O2 Facial cleansing wipes are the best facial cleansing wipes because they gently remove makeup. Leaves skin clean, fresh and pH balanced. Alcohol free, fragrance free with soothing Aloe Vera & Natural Sea Salts. We also adore them because they are Biodegradable, vegan & cruelty free!
5. Cut out dairy products & eat more fresh foods
One of the worst foods to trigger pimples and breakouts is dairy products like milk, cheese! Swap to a non dairy option and notice your skin becomes much clearer with less inflamed pimples and breakouts. A few simple dietary changes can make a huge difference to your skin health so opt for fresh foods instead of processed foods too and your skin will thank you for it!
6. Drink More Water & Use a Hydrating Serum
Great things come to those who drink plenty of water and keep their skin well hydrated which in turn can balance out excess sebum production. Did you know that your skin is triggered to produce more oil when it is dehydrated. It’s your body’s way of trying to add hydration and moisture to the skin.
Keeping your skin well hydrated ,means less oil production which helps lower the chance of clogged pores which means fewer pimples. As well as drinking more water try adding a Hydrating Spritz like our Hydrating Spritz Toner with Hyaluronic & Rose Water helps maintain the skin’s PH balance, and controls excess oil. Its calming properties help reduce redness and provides anti-acne/ Rosacea support. It also has Witch Hazel which helps inflammation and soothes red or sensitive skin.
If your skin needs extra hydration you could also add a hydrating serum to your routine. Try Skin O2’s best hydrating Hyaluronic serum in our Hyaluronic Serum Kit which comes with a free Tri-Peptide Collagen Brightening Mask.
7. Wear Sun Protection
Sunburn can trigger the skin to produce more oil. Stay sun safe and help reduce pimples with our Natural Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc & SPF30 UVA + UVB Protection. Ideal for all skin types, including oily skin, this antioxidant-rich sunscreen is non-greasy and won’t block pores. The unique Zinc and Silica formula helps to calm and soothe skin while reducing the post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from pimples and acne breakouts.
8. Avoid Pore Clogging Skincare and makeup
Many fun and trendy makeup and skincare products can actually make your skin problem worse. Instead stick to dermalogically formulated products that are safe and suitable for acne prone skin. Try Skin O2's best products for oily or acne prone skin. You can Shop by Concern for Oily Skin or Acne Prone Skin.
For a daily makeup, switch to a non pore clogging mineral make up & try Skin O2’s best mineral makeup for oily or acne prone skin, Mineral Foundation Compact - Premium Natural Mineral Powder Makeup. Skin O2 Mineral makeup is the best option for oily or acne prone skin because it is an innovative, multi-tasking Mineral Foundation formula which helps to calm skin & reduce redness. The unique Doctors formula helps to brighten the skin & give your skin back a healthy glow, while naturally absorbing excess oil and mattifying shine – even in high humidity.
9. A good retinol moisturiser for oily skin is your best friend
Don’t shy away from a good treatment moisturiser because you have acne-prone skin.
Using the right moisturiser for your skin type, helps to regulate sebum production and restores the balance of oily, breakout prone skin, as well as to aid skin and scar repair.
Including a lightweight moisturiser with essential topical vitamins of B,A,C,E can improve your skin health too. Try Skin O2’s best retinol moisturiser cream for oily acne prone skin Multi Vitamin B, A, C, E Moisturiser Retinol Cream. The encapsulated retinol combined with vitamin B, A, C & E help to renew and repair your skin and scars.
10. Adopt a Daily Skin Care Routine
A customised skin care routine is one of the best ways to get rid of pimples. The basic skincare routine for pimples includes:
A GOOD CLEANSER
We recommend: Gel Cleanser - Facial cleansing gel for oily or acne prone skin.
ACNE CLEARING SERUM
We recommend: Clean Skin Gel Primer
A LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURISER WITH RETINOL AND VITAMINS
Follow clean skin gel with a moisturiser to lock in moisture and aid in skin rejuvenation.
We recommend: Multi Vitamin B, A, C, E Moisturiser Retinol Cream
For a spot treatment on any active pimples or breakouts - Try something like Spot Cream + Free Concealer (Zit Kit). This is a great spot treatment to rapidly diminishes & dries away blemishes. A targeted clinical spot solution to effectively clean & clear skin impurities. Contains encapsulated actives: Benzoyl Peroxide Sulfur & Salicylic Acid & comes with a Free anti redness concealer, cover up pen to minimize your downtime!
Exfoliation helps keep pores clear by removing the buildup of dead skin cells, oil, and debris from the surface of the skin.
We recommend: Micro Scrub Exfoliator 4%. This gentle dual exfoliating scrub with eco-friendly fine crystal micro beads combined with glycolic acid helps to clear away dead skin cells and unclogs pores. Leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh.
You can shop all these skincare daily essential products for acne prone skin in one bundle. Try our Clean Skin Pack which is our best back for pimple prone skin. It has all your BFFs in one: the best way to turn your skin from angry ‘ahhh’ into happy ‘ahhhh yessss’. Feat. our Gel Cleanser, Eco Pads, a Micro Scrub, clean skin gel, spot cream and our best scar repairing Multi Vit B,A,C,E moisturise. Skin O2's Clean Skin Pack is perfect for those with oily/acne prone skin.
WEEKLY DETOXIFYING CLAY MASK
A regular masking session can help minimise the appearance of red, inflamed pimples and treat them with powerful natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties while detoxifying, smoothing and clarifying the skin.
We recommend: 2 in 1 Clay Mask. Brighten, smooth & detoxify your skin with our Australian Pink Clay Mask & Fresh Blue Cooling Eucalyptus Mud mask duo. Treat your skin with the two most popular skincare clay masks in one enviro friendly jar. Australian Pink Clay Mask & Fresh Eucalyptus Clay Mask is great to reduce pimples and redness while lighting and brightening the skin for a radiant healthy glow.
Discover our full range of acne skincare formulated to help get rid of pimples. Shop by Concern for Acne Prone Skin or take our Free Skin Quiz to find the best skincare products for your skin concerns.