Don’t have a topical ointment at the ready for that unexpected intruder on your face before work? Worry not, give the oldest trick in the book a try – toothpaste! Most toothpaste brands have hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and baking soda as main ingredients, all of which have been proven to get rid of those sudden pimples.
If you’re worried about damaging your skin with all the other ingredients found in toothpaste, you can always mix baking soda and a little water together to make a paste, and apply that directly to the little bugger. Baking soda has mild anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe rashes, redness, swelling, and other minor skin irritations, and also has exfoliating capabilities. Using too much can dry out the skin, but for a quick patch job, it’ll definitely do the trick.