ACNE SPOT treatments

6 ‘Tested’ ACNE SPOT treatments to diminish Pimple Overnight Naturally

Acne spot treatments are life saving, especially if they work like magic and shrinks your pimple in a day or two, Isn’t it?. But with so many tricks and tips out there, one might not be sure of which one works and which doesn’t.  Sometimes it is hard to even trust a remedy and try, but it feels so devastating when it turns out to be a waste of time and effort, when tried. Here are some tested acne spot treatments that i have tried quite many times to diminish my pimple(Hormonal) overnight. Hope it works for you all too.

6 ACNE SPOT treatments to diminish Pimple Overnight Naturally

Before you try, fail and then complain, let me tell you that these acne spot treatments are not for those acnes/pimples which are already popped out red, bumpy filled with puss. This acne spot treatments are for those acnes/pimples which are about to pop up in a day or two. The early you spot the better the results are.

So, act early to shrink your pimple fast which also leaves no marks on face later. Be consistent, apply daily till you see that the pimple has completely left your face for good.

1. Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil has a cooling menthol effect which reduces the inflammation around the acne and makes it look less red and bump-y. Some of the popular benefits of peppermint essential oil for acne are:

  • It reduces and controls the excess oil production of skin.
  • The best anti inflammatory essential oil.
  • Kills and reduces the growth of bacteria on skin that feeds on sebum.
  • Its cooling menthol properties calms the affected area and reduces redness and pain.

When I first tried peppermint essential oil by accident, i discovered that it works way more effective than the usual tea tree essential oil as an acne spot treatment for me.

The best part of the peppermint essential oil is, as soon as it is applied on the effected area it works like magic. It reduces the swelling or inflammation and makes the skin look less vulnerable the other day.

So that is the reason I am left with very few dark spots that are left by acne. It diminishes the size of the pimple without actually leaving dark spots on your face unlike other tropical acne treatments. This is how it works for me.

I was so amazed to see how the pimple was almost dead by morning. The swelling reduced and the pimple bump was reduced to far too noticeable.

What I liked the most was, It didn’t even left a mark unlike other spot treatments for acne. It was like there was no pimple ever emerged at that place. No sign at all.

To read more about the story behind how i accidentally discovered this acne spot treatment and ended up in the right place, read this full post – Why peppermint essential oil is better than Tea tree oil for acne

2. Tea Tree essential oil

Tea Tree essential oil as Acne spot Treatment is on hype for many days, and its for good.

Tea Tree essential oil is one of top rated essential oil for acne and blemish treatments. It has rare antibacterial and antiseptic properties that opens up the pores and kills the acne causing bacteria. When applied tropically, it reduces the swelling around the pimple and thus diminishes pimple overnight.

This is the reason it is used in many commercial skin and acne care products too.

For me personally, Peppermint essential oil has worked well than Tea tree essential oil as an Acne spot treatment. For some, Tea tree essential oil works really well for treating acne. So try and see to which one your pimple shrinks.

3. Clove essential oil

Clove oil is recognized as a magic solution to bank on.

Clove is filled with antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Clove oil contains a compound called as eugenol that helps in treating acne. It fights the acne bacteria and helps in reducing swelling and redness.

Eugenol in Clove essential oil infiltrates deep into the skin, helps in destroying the acne bacteria and also relieves from any redness or swelling on the skin. However, it is always advised that you should use it in advised diluted way to enjoy maximum benefits.

Though clove essential oil is super powerful to treat acne, it should only be used as an emergency solution. The most important rule when you are using clove oil is to never use it alone. It is very strong in nature and can cause burning sensation to your skin and in some cases aggravate the situation also.

Also, never use clove essential oil if you have sensitive skin.


How to use essential oils as Acne spot treatment:

Note: Essential oils are highly concentrated oils and unlike regular carrier oils, they must be diluted for tropical application on skin and hair. If you are trying essential oil for the first time, do not use it directly on your skin without a patch test. Do a patch test using the instructions given on your essential oil bottle and wait for 24hrs to see if it reacts normal to your skin or not.

Do not use any essential oil products in the day time under sun. It is safe to use essential oils only in the night time. Some essential oils like sweet orange and lemon essential oils are photosensitive and can react badly when your skin is exposed to sun after application.

Note this Before buying any essential oil : Use only High quality, Organic and steam distilled essential oils to get all the therapeutic benefits out of the oil. Low grade essential oils goes under 2-3 filtration after which almost all the goodness of the oil is lost. Trust brands with Organic certifications and look for one, before making a purchase.

How to use ACNE spot treatment with Peppermint, Tea Tree and Clove essential oils

Please read above note and buying guide (if you haven’t yet already) before you start reading the below steps on how to use these essential oils for Acne spot treatments.

*Take one drop of any of these essential oil on a Q-Tip and apply it on the pimple.
*Do not Pick the pimple or touch it with your finger tips.
* Leave it overnight and wash off the next morning gently with cold water.

If you have over sensitive skin and react fast to essential oils, mix this drop of essential oil in a pea sized amount of Aloe vera gel and then take a small portion of this gel and then put it on your pimple directly.

For sensitive skin types, my advice is not to use these highly concentrated essential oils. If at all you would like to try because no other treatments are working for you, then dilute one drop of essential oil in 30ml of water shake it well and then use this water drop on to your pimple.

4. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great acne remedy. It is been used by many including me, to treat acne and acne spots. It cures the skin from the damage done by acne. It is an excellent medicine to treat skin blemishes, acne and dark spots.

How to use Apple cider Vinegar as a spot treatment:

To use apple cider vinegar as an acne spot treatment, Take Raw apple cider vinegar in a small cap and add few drops of rose water. Now dip one end of a Q-tip in it.

Apply it on your acne or dark spots directly. Do this in the night before going to bed. Let the treatment be on your face for overnight. Wash your face the next morning.

Note: Do not use Raw apple cider vinegar directly on your face all the time. It is always best to use it in diluted form. If your skin is too sensitive, always do a patch test and see if the ratio of water and apple cider vinegar is right for your skin type or not. If not, increase the water amount in the mixture and then use.

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5. Activated Charcoal honey mask

The antibacterial properties of activated charcoal may help lift bacteria from the pores. This may help with reducing acne and improving overall skin complexion.

To pull out excess impurities that are laying on and under the skin’s surface, combine 1 tbsp activated charcoal with 1 tbsp honey. Mix together, then smooth over the acne affected area using your fingertips. Leave on overnight, but be sure to place a towel down on your pillow to avoid any stains.

Wash off next morning with cold water and apply Aloe Vera gel.

6. Vicco turmeric cream

I know, everyone who had tried this cream will have one problem with it. The greasiness? That is may be if you are using it in excess amount.

But trust me, there is no other better face cream than Vicco turmeric in India. This is my all time favorite and I still do recommended this as a moisturizer or day cream for acne and blemish prone skin, to whoever asks in my Instagram DMs.

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I have included this here in this list for a reason. I know that during lockdown days like these, or even when you are in unplanned travel, you might not have access to the above treatments. In that case, this simple and easily available cream can effectively shrink pimple overnight. This is from our own Indian brand and I’m not just asking you to support because of this, but because of its effectiveness.

I keep one Vicco turmeric cream in my handbag so that it can be handy for me anytime in emergencies. I also use it as a day cream in winter monsoons. I avoid using this cream in summers and instead apply Aloe vera gel in humid climatic conditions.

For Acne spot treatments, Wash your face thoroughly and apply a small amount of Vicco tumeric cream on the pimple and around it before going to bed. Wash you face with cold water the next morning.

Vicco turmeric helps to fight with acne causing bacteria and hence to reduce swelling around the pimple. You can repeat the same in the next morning too if you are not moving out of your house. This trick can effectively reduce the size of pimple overnight and also lighten the dark marks on your face without the use of any chemicals.


Do try these acne spot treatments and let me know which one worked much better for you in the comments below. I would love to hear from you all and lets see which spot treatment will get more votes. My vote goes to Peppermint essential oil. 🙂


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