After many hours spent Googling acne solutions (its a major component of my browsing history), I didn’t quite believe the validity of one solution I landed upon. It was something so simple and cheap it had to be fake:
What?! That can’t be! I have some in my kitchen! Do you mean to say the secret to getting rid of a pimple faster is sitting right next to that 1/3 of an avocado wrapped in foil in my fridge?
That is exactly what I mean. And this is how it works, and it does work. For me.
I encourage you to try it yourself if you, too are at the end of your rope:
Step 1) Wash your face
Start with a clean slate
Step 2) Make a paste of water and baking soda
Think 1/3 tsp water to 1 tsp baking soda. You don’t need much!
Step 3) Apply it directly on your blemish
I use a spoon. You could use your hands or even a chopstick, since we’re on a kitchen theme here. It will look like a mask once on, but I suggest only using it on trouble spots rather than over your entire face. [tagbox tag="acne"]
Step 4) Rinse when dry
It dries in about 5 minutes and then may start to flake off. I leave it on for about 10 minutes, rub off the “mask” in the sink, wash with water and then apply face lotion as usual. I do this treatment right before bed.
Super easy and it works. Use daily until the blemish goes away OR you get insurance OR find a dermatologist who works pro bono.
Keep me posted either way.
(Ed. Note: Baking Soda obviously isn’t a longterm cure for acne, but it definitely helps with individual spots. We’ve used a baking soda-based toothpaste–like Arm & Hammer–and it worked well for drying out blemishes)