You can also try neutralizing reddened blemishes with a well-formulated green color corrector product. You’ll need to top it off with a medium-coverage concealer for a natural skin tone effect, but together, this duo can cancel the red right out.

If you have a pimple emergency before a big event, see a dermatologist for an intralesional cortisone shot. The diluted steroid shot will help pimples vanish within 24-48 hours!

Above all else, make sure you treat your skin as gently as possible, by using fragrance- and irritant-free products that won’t make redness worse.

A pimple is red because it’s irritated, so it stands to reason that anything you can do to soothe skin is going to help visibly minimize the redness.