How to Reduce the Size of a Spot Overnight

Updated April 17, 2017

The very most important thing you can do to make any spot or blemish disappear is to keep your fingers off of it. Do not squeeze or the spot will become red, inflamed, and larger. Always use hypoallergenic make up, and clean your make up applicators, brushes and sponges often, using hot soapy water to prevent break outs caused from make up. Wash your face regularly to prevent future spots with an anti acne formula face wash, even if acne is not a problem.

Pull your hair back and secure it using a hair tie to keep it from getting wet, or in the way. Wash your face using cool water, never hot, and a face wash meant for acne, first thing in the morning. Do this even if you are not prone to frequent bouts of acne, but still get occasional blemishes, as the facial wash can help kill bacteria and stop the spots before they start.

Soak a cotton ball with facial toner and gently rub over the entire face. Notice the dirt and oil that still comes off even after you have washed your face. Soak another cotton ball and go over your face one more time. Allow the toner to air dry, do not wipe it off with a towel.

Apply an acne formula facial lotion evenly, lightly, over your entire face after you have washed and used toner. Dab a bit of acne medication, cream, on the spot. Apply your make up or what you typically have for the day. Keep your fingers away from the spot, even if it is bothersome. Do not squeeze the spot or it will become worse.

Repeat steps 1 through 3 in the evening, before you go to bed, with the exception of applying your make-up. Wash, tone, moisturise and medicate then go to bed to help the spot disappear overnight.

Wake up in the morning to repeat the step again. Wash your face with cool water, use the toner and allow it to air dry, apply an acne formulated healing lotion then dab medicated cream on the spot. Apply your make up for the day and know that you did your best to help the spot disappear over night. Repeat this steps on a daily basis for a healthy, glowing, clear face.


Care for your face consistently to avoid spots and blemishes.


Avoid washing with hot water which makes blemishes worse, and avoid getting products in your eyes. Flush thoroughly with cool water if products do get into your eyes, and seek medical attention if burning does not subside in five to 10 minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Face wash
  • Toner
  • Medicated lotion
  • Acne medication
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