here is a tip for taking care of your skin's nemesis, the pimple. a good emergency spot treatment for those zits that pop up at the most inopportune moments would be to mix a drop of benzoyl peroxide with hydrocortisone. apply to the affected area.
benzoyl peroxide helps to dry out the pimple and it also acts as an antibacterial agent. the hydrocortisone will help to reduce inflammation and redness. just use caution to not use too much of either. it can actually make acne worse if overused.