Unfortunately, what we hear about acne isn’t always backed by medical evidence. Like how putting toothpaste on a zit can take down the swelling. Or that eating chocolate and applying moisturiser could break you out.
Instead, Dr Christine Choi, a California-based board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist, recommends applying a warm compress if you have a particularly inflamed spot to bring the zit to the surface and using a mask to reduce the appearance of the blemish. For more answers to this and other pesky skin concerns commonly searched on Google, keep reading.