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How do you get rid of acne fast?

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To get rid of acne fast, put ice on the affected area, and use a sulfur mask or a spot treatment. For serious breakouts, visit a salon to have the acne zapped with an electrode or see a dermatologist for a cortisone injection.

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  1. Apply ice to the affected area

    Wrap an ice cube in a towel or soft cloth, and gently rub the ice on the affected area for 20 to 30 seconds. The ice helps reduce redness, swelling and inflammation. Ice can also treat pimples that are just starting under the skin by shrinking them before they break through to the outer layer of the skin.

  2. Use a sulfur mask

    Sulfur reduces inflammation, unclogs the pores and removes impurities from the skin. Sulfur masks can be found at most drug stores. Read the directions before applying a sulfur mask. Some masks are left on for a few minutes, and others must me left on overnight.

  3. Apply a spot treatment

    Apply a spot treatment that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Spot treatments help dry up and shrink pimples. For a natural alternative, use a drop of tea tree oil. Visit a salon or dermatologist for more extensive acne treatments.

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