This video provides tips on how to shrink and quickly zap angry zits and pimples. These tips are intended to be used as backup emergency remedies for when acne pops up before an important event, such as a wedding or party. However, the tips can also be helpful in general for treating acne.
The speaker cautions against picking or popping pimples, as this can lead to more inflammation, scarring, and infection. Instead, the speaker recommends using warm compresses or ice to alleviate symptoms and help the zit to heal faster.
The fastest over-the-counter remedy suggested by the speaker is a benzoyl peroxide treatment, which is effective in fighting acne’s inflammatory component bacteria.
The speaker recommends using the lowest concentration possible (2.5 to 5%) to avoid irritation and chemical burns, especially for individuals with sensitive skin or skin of color.
The speaker suggests trying Neutrogena’s Stubborn Acne AM Treatment or La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment, which contains 5.5% benzoyl peroxide along with lipohydroxy acid to gently exfoliate and help with inflammatory acne.
The speaker also notes that benzoyl peroxide can bleach towels, pillowcases, and t-shirts, and recommends using benzoyl peroxide-resistant bedding and towels or switching to white-colored ones.
Finally, the speaker recommends applying the spot treatment to clean skin in the morning and at night, following it up with a moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning.
The video emphasizes that these tips are not a substitute for seeking professional help from a dermatologist for severe or persistent acne.