How to Get Rid of Under The Skin Pimples

A
blind pimple is acne that has developed beneath the surface of the
skin. Blind pimples are usually not noticeable from a distance, but a
person can feel it by running a finger over the skin’s surface.

 

Never squeeze a blind pimple

Blind pimples are usually not positioned near the skin’s surface, which means that they cannot be “popped” like whiteheads.

Trying
to pop a blind pimple can result in permanent scars, a more-noticeable
pimple, the pimple becoming more painful, or an infection.

Squeezing
the blind pimple also risks pushing the contents of the pimple a blend
of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria deeper into the skin. This can
lead to increased inflammation.

 

Apply a warm compress

Applying
a warm compress can help to treat a blind pimple. The heat can open up
pores, which may draw the pimple closer to the skin’s surface and create
a head.

The formation of a head enables the sebum, cells, and bacteria to exit the skin.

The heat from the compress can also help to relieve pain.

 

To treat a blind pimple with a warm compress, a person should:

  1. Create a warm compress. Soak a clean washcloth in water that is hot, but not too hot to touch.
  2. Apply
    the warm compress. Hold the warm compress on the blind pimple for 10 to
    15 minutes. Repeat the application three to four times a day until the
    blind pimple comes to a head and releases the pus.
  3. Keep the
    affected area clean. Make sure the area around the pimple is kept clean,
    and avoid touching it. Avoid using makeup until the pimple heals.

 

Try a pimple sticker

pimple sticker or an acne dot is
a tiny sticker that can be placed over a blind pimple. The sticker
usually contains an agent that treats acne, such as salicylic acid.

Pimple
stickers are thought to work by drawing out sebum, absorbing excess
oil, reducing inflammation, and significantly reducing the size of
blemishes.

Pimple stickers are available from drugstores. They are discreet, barely noticeable, and can be worn overnight or throughout the day.

The
length of time that a person should wear a pimple sticker varies, but
they usually need to be changed at least once every 24 hours. Pimple
stickers are available to purchase online.

 

Use topical acne treatments

Numerous topical treatments for acne are available in pharmacies, supermarkets, and online.

If
a person does not see an improvement in their skin while using one
product, it can be helpful to add another product to the treatment
strategy. Try a product that tackles a different cause of acne.

For
example, if a person is using a product that contains benzoyl peroxide,
the second treatment should include another ingredient that fights
acne.

 

There are a variety of ingredients for acne, which each target different causes of acne:

  • Benzoyl peroxide reduces P. acnes bacteria.
  • Salicylic acid unblocks pores by removing the layer of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. It can also relieve inflammation.
  • Sulfur suppresses P. acnes bacteria and unclogs pores.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) work by exfoliating the skin.
  • Retinoids unblock pores and reduce oil.

These ingredients are present in many anti-acne washes, creams, gels, facial scrubs, lotions, and pre-moistened cloths.

A
prescription is not needed for treatments that contain most of these
ingredients, although many are available in prescription strength as
well.

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