The first day of school, a birthday party, a wedding, a job interview or a date with that special someone: These are all terrible times to suffer from an outbreak in acne. You want to look your best, and part of that is having clean, clear skin. You don't have the time to go and pick up a prescription medication. So, for people who need to know how to get rid of acne overnight, here are some helpful tips.
First, before you do anything else, you need to wash your skin. Rather than using an expensive cleanser that will dry out and abrade your skin, use a mild soap and warm water to remove any oil on the surface of your skin.
Follow this with a gentle exfoliation. You don't need to scour the skin off of your face, you just want to break up and gently remove the dead layer of skin. Too much hard rubbing can cause more irritation which can make your acne worse. A quick and easy exfoliation scrub can be made with a combination of sugar, toothpaste - paste, not gel - and water. Simply mix the three together into a paste, and apply it to your face as you would any cleansing solution.
You can also use toothpaste to target your acne by placing a small amount on any zits or pimples. Leave the toothpaste there for 15 to 20 minutes and gently wash it off, patting your skin dry.