Waking up with a blemish is no fun for anyone. When I get a blemish I’m constantly looking in the mirror, trying to cover it with makeup and, frankly, spending way more time worrying about it than I should! However, a few months back I discovered this tip and found that it really worked: simply crush up an aspirin or two and mix with water until it forms a thick paste. Apply the paste liberally to the blemish and allow it to sit for a few minutes before washing it off. The salicylic acid in the aspirin will help to dry out the affected area so that it heals faster and will help reduce the redness.