How to Get Rid of Acne Fast Overnight

How to Get Rid of Acne Fast OvernightImagine this- times when you think of how to get rid of acne fast: Tomorrow is a big day, an important meeting or an event you have been looking forward to. You look at your reflection in the mirror before sleeping and see a tiny red bump on your face. You start to panic, and get a feeling that it might increase in the night. Wouldn’t it be a nightmare to wake up to a big devilish zit on a big and important day? Have you even experienced something like this? Who hasn’t? But not to worry. I’m here to share some proven ways to cure your acne fast.

Proven methods to get rid of Acne Fast Overnight:

Now, thanks to different inventions and medical studies, these are possible methods to get rid of acne fast overnight.

  1. Don’t pop or touch it: This had to be the first point. When faced with acne in an emergency situation, we often start messing with it and try to pop it. This will only increase the swelling, cause scarring and may not leave your skin blemish free, which is basically what you wanted.
  2. Toothpaste: Toothpaste acts as a spot treatment for acne. Use white toothpaste, not gel, apply it gently on the acne affected area. Leave the thin layer on for about 5 minutes and then wash it off. The toothpaste will dry out the excessive oil and kill the bacteria. This is always the first ever thing i do to get rid of acne whenever i spot an acne on my face.
  3. Ice Pack: Like any other swelling, ice works wonders on the swelling due to acne as well. A few ice cubes in a piece of cloth and dab your skin with it for 20-30 minutes. The cool compression will bring down the swelling and redness.
  4. Egg whites: This is more of a kitchen based home remedy. Wash your face with a gentle but cleansing face wash. Dab it dry and apply only the white of the egg on your face. Leave it on till it dries. Once the entire layer of egg white is dry, peel it or wash it off. Not only will the pimple be smaller, your skin will looks firmer and glowing.
  5. Lemon: As you might have heard, Lemon works well for acne. Cut a lemon into halves, use the exposed portion of the lemon, rub it gently on the affected area. It will clear out all the bacteria, cleanse the skin and stop the acne from increasing. Simply put, it will dry out the zit and make it almost disappear.
  6. Cinnamon and Honey Mask: Honey is an age old home remedy for acne. Take some cinnamon powder and mix it with honey, making a smooth paste. Now apply the paste on the affected area (or the whole face if you feel like it). Leave it on like a mask till it dries out completely. Once you feel its dry, wash it off gently. The honey should have taken down the swelling of the acne, and the pack should have made your skin firm and soft.
  7. Baking Soda: Acne is often caused when the PH balance of the skin is out of order. Mix baking soda with some water to form a paste. Apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for some time. Do not leave it on for too long. Wash it off in 5 minutes, and you will see a considerable improvement.

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These overnight methods for getting rid of acne fast are tried and tested which works very well for me and my friends. However, they are home remedies and you might not always see the same effect, as there are always lots of other factors that has to be considered, like skin type, your surrounding climate which are completely out of our control. You can help yourself by not getting too stressed about the acne, keeping your skin clean, drinking plenty of water and staying happy in general. All of these will lend a helping hand in answering the question about how to get rid of acne overnight. Hope that helps you!

Got something to say? let me know through the comments below.


  1. Ameer says:

    I had minor acne since I came to Canada ..i was 14 when I came to Canada and now im 22 and still have minor acne but I try the baking soda and it help and i also try the tanda zap blue tight therapy. It work like a charm I see huge. Change with my skin. I was so embarrass before now I feel a lot better

    • Adam Mcnally says:

      Hi, I also suffer from acne and I want to get rid of it asap. I am thinking of trying the baking soda method. I was wondering, how long did it také to clear your skin up?

      Thanks for the answer.

    • Nabigha Tariq says:

      Really happy that you feel better hope u stay like that

    • Goldenmoon says:

      The baking soda works REALLY WELL. I took a before and after picture. My before picture had a a gigantic zit on ky left cheek and my forehead was dotted with scars and red stuff. The after picture after doing it once cleared up ALL OF the acne on my forehead and almost got completely rid of my giant one.

  2. jennifer says:

    i have the baking soda on now. its burning, which is good because its cleaning. i dont have pimples, just spots that will turn into it. thanks for the help

    • Saddie says:

      I also had acne since I was 11 & I am now 13. It’s embarrassing. Especially inform of my crush or people who are really….. good looking. I have acne scars and stuff and I need to know how to get rid of it before I go to 8th grade. Or else, it will be miserable! Help!

      • Nikki says:

        Try mixing an equal amount of honey with lime or lemon juice and apply to the affected area. Don’t put it on hair unless u don’t mind bleaching or removing it. It also works as hair removal. Leave it on for at least 25 min. Then rinse off. Also if a pimples fresh or forming apply ice to it for as long as possible. Then on a clean cottonball, squeeze some eye drops for red eyes and apply for a minute or longer. Also, rubbing fresh banana peel can help. MAKE SURE UR HANDS ARE ALWAYS CLEAN & NEVER TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH DIRTY HANDS ESPECIALLY THE PALMS. IF U MUST TOUCH UR FACE DO IT WITH THE BACK SIDE also try drinking a ton of water. Poor eating habits may be the cause of acne and drinking water may wash it out. Stress may also cause acne, try getting good sleep. Youre going through major hormonal changes and it’s placing you in a stressful situation. I recommend 8-10 hours of sleep. Sleeping too much is also bad.

  3. Sarah says:

    baking soda works really well

  4. Carra says:

    I tried the toothpaste but it’s really painful. Plss help.

  5. vanessa says:

    ohhh i have sooo many pimples i hope theese work grad is comeing up and i dont whant to have pimples but right now i have tooth paste on 😀

  6. Ra3 says:

    The White Toothpaste..
    Well The Toothpaste Didn’t Work Good For Me.
    I’ve Had Acne Since I Was 11 Years Old, And I Am 13 Now.
    I Feel Ugly With All These Acne On My Face.
    And Whats More Embrassing Is I’m The Only White Girl At School.
    The Rest Is All Hispanics. I Feel Ashamed Because Everybody Looks At Me.
    Says Things About Me, Because I’m White.
    My Biggest Wish Is To Come Acne Free.
    But Thanks For The Offer, I’ll Try The Others And Hope For Some, Improvement.

    • Marissa says:

      Don’t worry because I’m 12 and I’ve had it since age 9! Acne is just a phase

      • stephanie says:

        For your information, acne is not always a phase. I’m almost 21, and still deal with it. Though you want to do what you can to get rid of it, what you should focus on is your attitude. Make people see that you’re a great person, and don’t try to hide. Your confidence will be enough. Even if you don’t really feel it, don’t let them know it! Also, a tip I have is try some lip gloss. Do t go overboard, but use enough that it brings the attention to your lips, not your skin 🙂

        • Sherry says:

          I’m already 27 and still have acne problems. I had it when i was 20.. but after graduated (24), the problems disappear gradually but leave me with lil acne scars. But now, it came back in fact worst than before.. Toothpaste doesn’t work with me. I’m using argan oil now (2 weeks) and it takes time to see the result but at least it reduce the blemishes and dried the pimple.

    • Julia says:

      You guys are still so young, honestly. Getting acne sucks but you’re only 12 and 13. It’s part of hormones developing and becoming older. You just have to accept it because it is going to happen.

    • Nikki says:

      First, don’t let your insecurities/ flaws affect your self esteem. It causes stress. Stress causes acne. I had lots of insecurities and I learned to cope and accept them. Acne was one, today I am almost acne free. My self esteem is at its highest. I still have insecurities but it doesn’t affect my self esteem as much. In a previous comment above yours almost I shared some ways to get rid of acne and prevent it.

  7. Dominic says:

    I m just trying this which is the baking soda sort of paste it feels like its pulling my pores to become smaller it burns and i hope it works .i was doing this was because i got home from school i looked in the mirror and i cused like crazy i had pimples about 40 of them and thats a guess.i also did this was to impress a girl that i m not a loser.

  8. Samantha says:

    I have pimples on my forehead and acne on both of my checks. I go to the doctor bt it only gets worst. I need help and fast.

  9. Crystal says:

    i tried the egg white thing and the pimple looked pretty much the same.

  10. Nabigha Tariq says:

    I’ve been so embarrassed of my skin lately but now I’ve been trying toothpaste,green tea,honey & cinnamon and now I feel like a clean beautiful princess

    • Blair Palmer says:

      If you really feel like that, can you help with the remedies? My situation isnt that bad, my face still looks good with all the pimples, but I really wanna get rid of them to have a smoothe and clear face. Help me, please???

  11. Avery says:

    Well I’m 12 and I always have little red dots on my lower cheek (near my chin) and blackheads on my nose and the occasional full-on zit on my forehead and nose. I’m going to try the cinnamon and honey mask hopefully before school starts. ThAnks!!

    • Jade says:

      I am 12 about to be 13..I have tried everything.Someone plz help me!!!! im sick of looking at myself in the mirrior and immediatley looking at my acne!!!!! 🙁

  12. lauren briggs says:

    i’m 13 and have had really bad acne since yr 4 (i’m in yr 8 now). Thank you because these methods are working

  13. emily clabo says:

    The tooth past doesn’t work but I have recently tried the honey & cinnamon & also the green tea and It works like a charm
    I hope it works for you to good luck

  14. Ariana says:

    I have been struggling with breakouts for what seems like forever! Even though I wash my face in the morning and night, and use expensive acne and pimple medicine nothing seems to be working. I have done the toothpaste, ice pack, and I’m waiting for the honey cinnamon mask to dry. Afterwards I am going to do the baking soda one. Hopefully these methods work!!

  15. Zubid says:

    Honestly,,,I have had pimples since age 14 ,now,I am 25 and still battleling with it,I had tried several methods but there seams to be no result.My greatest problem in life has been pimples which had made me lost my handsomness.I am crying out for help because d black spots on my face had affected many aspects of my life. meanwhile, I will try these ones and I hope to see significant improvement.

  16. Word says:

    The tooth paste works

  17. felicity says:

    I have had acne for awhile and nothing seems to work. I can’t look people in the eye because I know there staring at my acne

  18. Angel says:

    The toothpaste- leave it on over night. Put it on the zit graciously and leave it. Go to sleep. Wash it off in the morning.

  19. Sophamo23 says:

    I am 14 right now, almost 15 and i have had acne for 3 years…oh no, its not little acne blow ups every once in a while, its all over, huge blow ups! Im so tired with it…i was the only person with acne in 5th grade, people have growin into their acne but i want to be pretty and glowing not red polka dotty and shiny…im going to try the honey and cinamon hopefully that works.

  20. Helene says:

    I have acne since I was 13. Now I am 14 and I can’t get rid of it. I have tried all the things but nothing isn’t helping.
    It started when I begin to use makeup. Now I am not using any pronzer or any other makeup on my face.
    Please, can you help me!

    • Sarah says:

      Try to rinse your face with cold water, and then pad it dry. After that, apply some skin lotion, it helps the makeup come off easier and prevents breakouts. Estonia is a lovely country, and your English is a lot better than some people I met there! Keep up the good work!

  21. Emery says:

    I just tried the baking soda and it’s burning but it’s cleansing which is good.

  22. steve says:

    I m very glad to do these tips thnk god i got my ans

  23. marisol says:

    I’ve been dealing with acne since I was 10. Not pretty. I feel like its cause of all the chocolate but I’m not sure. I’ve tried the toothpaste and I’m doing the ice pack now. But after imma do the honey mask and baking soda. Hopefully it works. Thanks!

  24. Erica says:

    Ugh I hope this works. I have picture day tomorrow and all of a sudden last night i got seven huge pimples.

  25. Maggie says:

    I am 13 and I have these breakouts on my forehead (especially now that it’s winter and my hat is trapping in all the oil and dirt. You know..) and I usually do the toothpaste but only on tiny pimples. I am going to try the lemon and/or the baking soda. PLEASE reply as soon as you see bc tomorrow morning I have a lot of important stuff to do I do NOT want to have this breakout. Also, anyone have tips to make my hat stop giving me acne (it’s wool or something).

  26. Harley Amber says:

    I did the toothpaste method and the results was amazing!! Would it be unhealthy if I did this every night?

  27. Goldenmoon says:

    Lemon doesn’t work.

  28. Goldenmoon says:

    I NEED HELP!!!!! Okay, so tomorrow, we have picture day. And my crush is going to be square dancing with me in PE. BUT I SUDDENLY GOT THIS GINORMOUS DISGUSTING ZIT ON MY CHIN!!!!!

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