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What's the best way to get rid of zits?

What's the best way to get rid of zits?

Lots of ways: Keep your skin clean with a good acne cleanser. Moisturize with a product also made for acne prone skin. Use benzoyl peroxide at night and if needed add a retinol. Make sure makeup says non comedogenic ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

Combination Therapy: Adult acne can be challenging to treat. Each person responds differently of cleansers, creams, antibiotic therapy, or hormonal therapy. A 3 month course of low dose antibiotics can be of great benefit, if taken bcp is not an option. Have your skin evaluated by a dermatologist and discuss what would be best for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

Overnight??: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

May not be able to.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Won't happen: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

Benzoyl peroxide: Or proactiv. Keep area clean, exfoliate with retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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What is a good overnight creme to prevent/get rid of zits?

What is a good overnight creme to prevent/get rid of zits?

No: Adult acne manifests from a number of different causes and is best managed and prevented using prescription strength topical acne preparations. Rather than over-the-counter options i would consider an evaluation with a reputable med spa or area dermatologist who can provide you with these types of solutions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of zits overnight, or does fixing them always take longer than that?

Is it possible to get rid of zits overnight, or does fixing them always take longer than that?

Cortisone shots: A kenalog (triamcinolone) shot can shrink an a cyst overnight. At home the only option is a zeno or heat device for localized cysts. ...Read more

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I have a huge zit on my butt cheek and have to go to a pool party tomorrow.i put toothpaste on it overnight and it helped.how can I get rid of it ASAP?

I have a huge zit on my butt cheek and have to go to a pool party tomorrow.i put toothpaste on it overnight and it helped.how can I get rid of it ASAP?

Last minute cosmetic: I would put 1% hydrocortisone on it tonight to take some of the redness out. Find a good concealer for tomorrow to minimize its appearance. No picking! Have fun at your party! ...Read more