Heather Muir, Allure magazine
Sometimes, even a diligent beauty editor gets caught out there with a big, honking zit on her chin-and without her tools of the trade. Yesterday, I commiserated about my situation with celebrity facialist Mamie McDonald (clients include Iman, Naomi Campbell, and Angela Bassett), and she told three no-frills fixes to try anytime a pimple pops up while you're at your dude's product-barren apartment:
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1) Hydrogen Peroxide Solution. "Soak a cotton swab in it and dab the pimple-it'll kill the bacteria," says McDonald.
2) Baking Soda. "This is good for when you've got a problem area, and not just one zit," she says. "Mix it with distilled water-it doesn't really form a paste; it's runny-and swipe it over the region with a cotton ball, then leave it on overnight-it'll take down the redness."
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3) Aspirin. "Crush up one tablet and mix it with water to form a thick paste," McDonald says. "Then take a cotton swab and dot it on the blemish. Leave it on overnight, and I think you'll be very happy with what you don't see in the morning."
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Do you have any tried and true methods of zapping zits fast?
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