Last-minute pimple? Get rid of it now!


Unfortunately, pimples sprout out with no prior warning. If a last-minute pimple “invades” your skin, you should by no means try to pop it.

What to do?

  • Avoid touching the pimped area with dirty hands and apply chamomile pads so as your skin to become softer and sooth.
  • You can also rub the area with an ice-tube, that will hold the inflammation down.
  • For a quicker treatment, you may locally apply a preparation combining antibiotic and cortisone available in drug stores (be careful, not for many days and always under the guidance of your dermatologist), while you can reinforce its action by locally using a retinoid product as well.
  • If you don’t want any other annoying pimps, do not neglect to preventively clean your face on a daily basis and remove your makeup no matter how late you came home.


Many thanks to Dr. Evgenia Kalogeropoulou, dermatologist at 33 Derma Clinic, for her valuable advice.


For more information and to book an appointment, contact  33 Derma Clinic: 33 Alexandras Avenue, Athens, Greece | tel. (+30) 210 64 51 910 |