Some simple ways to get rid of pimple redness include using toothpaste, ice, crushed aspirin, lemon juice, tomato juice or a bactericidal topical ointment. An old remedy is to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on red pimples. Users should leave this on overnight and wash it off in the morning.
An ice pack placed on the affected area may be helpful. Similarly, using an astringent substance, such as a cucumber, is an effective natural way to dry out the pimple and also get rid of redness. An alternative remedy is to apply eye drops to the pimple using a cotton ball drizzled with a few drops.
A bactericidal ointment or cream can contain benzoyl peroxide, which is an agent used to kill the bacteria associated with pimples. However, excessive use of this product can cause dryness.