This Is How Models Get Rid Of Pimples Overnight

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Models might seem like untouchable superhumans who never feel the need to awkwardly rearrange the bridal party order so they can have their "good side" in photos, but as it turns out, they, too, have pores that release sebum. Which means that sometimes, they wind up with acne. And unlike us, when they wake up with a pimple, there's a good chance they'll have to answer for it — to makeup artists, designers, photographers, and casting agents.
So, who better to ask for tricks on how to get rid of spots — fast — than the women walking the runways during NYFW? After all, little sleep and lots of makeup is basically a surefire recipe for a breakout. Ahead, read their quick-fix solutions, but attempt at your own risk. (Or maybe don't, because popping never ends well.)
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Tina Johnson
"Vinegar. I just dab it. It depends how bad it is, though. If I'm really breaking out and I need it to go away by tomorrow, then I just use it as a toner. It hurts, but tomorrow, it'll be over."
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Kaia Gerber
"Toothpaste. Or ice. Icing it takes out the redness; toothpaste dries it out. I'm all about home remedies — I learn everything on the Internet."
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Afiya Bennett
"Honestly, pop it. It sounds awful and I know I'm probably going to have a blackhead after, but pop it. At least it'll be flat. Then I cover it with the six shade concealer palette from MAC — the orange shade — [followed by] my complexion color on top."
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Leila Goldkuhl
"One of the things I love to do to clear my skin if I feel like it's getting bad is to use one of those LED masks. The blue light kills bacteria, so if I have a breakout, I just use that for 20 minutes and it really seems to help."
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Selena Forrest
"There are these Aveeno acne pads that I use. They’re so good. There are two sides: a soft side and a scrubbing side. It’s just a win-win situation with those."
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Grace Bol
"Normally, I squeeze it at night. When I wake up, I put on moisturizer and powder."
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Matilda Dods
"I have an intense regime, but the product I swear by is Cosmedix Purity Clean. This is the bomb. I use it twice a day every day."
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Mae Lapres
"I crush up aspirin."
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Maartje Verhoef
"Just use a cover stick. It's better not to squeeze it."
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