A pimple that pops up on your face can quickly turn into a cluster of pimples, leading to an inevitable breakout during some of life’s most inopportune times — like school or a date. Although you may have invested dollars and dollars in over-the-counter (OTC) acne treatments, they seldom remedy redness and swelling, failing to treat the underlying causes of inflammation. Whether you have five minutes or 30 minutes to spare, avoid pimple popping and try these DIY acne treatments from BuzzFeedBlue’s YouTube video 18 Pimple Hacks You Need To Try for clean and clear-looking skin.

1. Ice Cubes

A trip to your freezer could contain a secret pimple fighter you’ve long ignored: ice cubes. Rubbing an ice cube on your face until it melts can help reduce the swelling, visibly shrinking your pores. In a blog post for DERMAdoctor, Dr. Audrey Kunin, shared how reducing the size of the pimple will also reduce its lifespan. Ice not only shrinks its size but also effectively reduces the redness of the skin.

2. Garlic

This herb is one of the most important ingredients in food and could also be a vital one in your skincare regiment. Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, which can help kill the bacteria that causes acne. Rubbing garlic on your pimple for three minutes helps to dry it out, but it might burn your skin. To prevent it from stinging, you can mix with another substance like rose water.

3. Egg Whites

Eggs are not just a staple breakfast food; they can also be used as acne facial mask. This food can help cleanse the skin by lifting dirt and debris out of the pores and soaking up excess oil. Moreover, egg whites can also act as a mold astringent, helping to tone the skin, according to Acne Talks, an online magazine.

4. Aspirin and Water

The go-to pain reliever and some water do more than just cure headaches; they can fight acne and help you get softer skin. The effective ingredient in aspirin is chemically similar to salicylic acid, commonly found in OTC acne products, which helps to exfoliate skin. The aspirin mask recipe just requires four to five uncoated, plain aspirin pills crushed and mixed into a paste with a tablespoon or two of lukewarm water, according to BellaSugar.com. Adding honey or plain yogurt to the mix is optional.

5. Pepto Bismol

The upset stomach reliever is a bizarre beauty tip that Medical Daily has tried for itself, and it works. The pink potion contains bismuth subsalicylate, a metal plus a similar chemical to salicylic acid, which can unclog pores, and promote glowing skin. Applying this 10- to 20-minute face mask could reduce pores and redness.

6. Yogurt and Honey

Two key ingredients your skincare regimen may be lacking are two ingredients most likely in your kitchen: yogurt and honey. A DIY facial with these two simple foods can effectively heal the skin without the harsh chemicals found in OTC acne products. Yogurt’s high levels of lactic acid — an AHA known to refine pores, exfoliate the skin, and stimulate collagen production — can help you achieve glowing skin. Honey helps to retain water to keep the skin soft and moisturized, while also serving as an antimicrobial agent.

Watch the video below to see all of the 18 pimple hacks that will save your skin: