It's always a bad thing to see, and we've all been there, you have an important function to attend, you wake up one morning a few days before the big event and you see some angry looking, pus filled acne spots on your face. Well, you don't have to worry. Here are some tips that you can use to get rid of acne almost overnight, read on because I'm going to tell you a couple of them.

The first thing that you need to do is to completely clean your face. It is very important to get rid of all the excess dirt which is built-up on your face and also to clean up the excess oils. You do this with a salicylic acid-based facial cleanser. Don't try and be too rough, scrubbing your face is not going to help, let the facial cleanser do its job. You are only risking irritating the skin around the acne even further. After you have finished washing the face, pat dry with a clean towel.

After your face has been thoroughly cleaned you need to apply an ice pack to the area which is affected by any the acne. The ice is intended to reduce some of the swelling which has been caused by the acne. Keep the ice pack pressed up against the affected area for about two minutes. Once you have had a short break, repeat the process again for two minutes. You should repeat this process between five and 10 times.

The next thing that you are going to do is to apply some toothpaste to the acne. This has to be to toothpaste in the form of a gel. The reason why this works is that it dries out the pimple. It works quite well even though you will look a bit silly. Don't use the whitening toothpaste because it can take a layer skin off and that is not going to look very good. Also be careful not to get to this new your eyes. Just apply the toothpaste on to the acne pimple itself, don't smear it all around the skin because this will only dry up the surrounding healthy skin which will leave a mark which can look worse than the acne. Leave the toothpaste on the acne overnight and make sure that you wash it off really well in the morning. You will find that these tips can offer amazing results. I hope these tips of how to get rid of acne have helped you.