Murphy’s Law: Your perfectly clear, spotless skin will only last until a day or two before your big Valentine’s Day date. Now more than ever, you need a fool proof pimple emergency plan

You should have known it was coming, should have had a pimple emergency plan in place. You did everything else: you have the perfect outfit, the perfect Valentine’s Day date planned and you bought the perfect gift. But there’s just one problem. And it’s a big one.

A day or two before your big date, and there it is. It’s massive, red, swollen and oh so painful. It’s the monster of all zits, and it’s here to ruin your perfect date.

“Why me?” you curse the world and everything on it. After all, you did everything to avoid causing or aggravating pimples this time around. Despondent, you start googling for home remedies: “How to get rid of a pimple fast.”

Stop. Breathe. We’re here to tell you it’s okay. You’ve had pimples before, and this one will be okay. Forget the home remedies nonsense for a minute, and let’s find a quick fix solution using science first.

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