17 Weird Ways to (Almost) Instantly Get Rid of a Zit

zit pimpleFew things can deflate confidence more than waking up with a big ol' honkin' zit. I know. The word is even gross. It's the ultimate killjoy. And the worst part of all is it's not like blemishes just magically disappear in an hour, even though they appear in a split second and out of nowhere! We have to live with them for a few days. And it sucks. Somehow zits always show up right before a big event, special occasion, or first date, right? How do they know?

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But, fret not! The day (or evening) can still be salvaged, and the moneymaker is going to be a-okay and back to its beautiful self in no time.

There actually are a few ways to drastically reduce the life of a pimple -- to a day or possibly even ... wait for it ... an hour! Yes, we're being completely serious. It's possible. And it also doesn't mean we have to make a quick run to the local drugstore either. (Sometimes we don't even have time for that, because pimples like to pop up during the most inconvenient of times.) The best part is that all the goods are probably sitting right in our medicine cabinets or kitchen right now. Does it get any easier than that? We sure do love a quick fix. Plus, these methods are way better than spending money on some pimple cream with chemicals that you know nothing about.

From a dab of toothpaste to Aspirin that's been crushed up into a paste, here are 17 weird and underrated ways to banish a blemish (almost) instantly. Test them out, and thank us later.

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