Here are some tips:
Don’t ever pinch, squeeze or pick at your pimple. Only causes it to become more red and inflamed, and will spread the bacteria and oils that caused it in the first place, to other parts of your face! It can also lead to scars.
Every 30 minutes, try applying an ice pack to the pimple and hold it there for about 2 minutes. This decreases swelling/redness and helps shrink the inflammation and pain that sometimes comes along with it.
Conceal with a light dose of flesh-tinted concealer, also helps cover up oily shine.
Cleanse your skin 2-3 times a day with mild, unscented soap or a specialized acne cleanser that has no harsh chemicals (such as lye). Scrub gently with either an exfoliating pad or washcloth, but don’t rub too hard, otherwise you’ll sap your skin of its own natural oils, which help to repel buildup naturally.
Apply a cream or ointment containing benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid (many over-the-counter acne medicines contain these ingredients) I recommend Vichy Normaderm, it's got 4% salicylic acid, which tops most other brands such as Neutrogena, Clean and Clear ets. in percentile. These ingredients both have a tendency to dry out skin if used too much so I don't recommend if you have sensitive skin.
Wear oil-free makeup whenever possible. These types have less of a tendency to cause the pore buildup that results in blemishes. Make sure you remove your makeup nightly and cleanse with an acne-fighting medicine to remove dirt, oil and makeup. I know I find it's hard after a night out, I personally get lazy...but it's sooo important!
If you’re in need of a quick fix, a dab of toothpaste on the affected area right before bed can help soothe irritation and reduce redness. Pressing and holding a wet tea bag or a cotton ball with a dab of lemon juice against the blemish for five minutes can also reduce swelling and redness. I tend to get a lot of cist zits, they hurt like hell! lol
If they become a recurring problem or worsen, your doctor or dermatologist can suggest a daily skin cleansing routine that will suit your skin type. Other long-term remedies, such as facial masks, diet adjustments and increasing the amount of water you drink can also help combat outbreaks.
Hope that helps hun!