Blind pimples, as the name indicates, are pimples that are not visible from a distance. However, one can feel them whenever they run their finger over it. Upon touch, a lump can be felt.
Blind pimples are basically acne that forms underneath the skin. Initially, these pimples do not have a head like many other types.
How are blind pimples formed?
Blind pimples are formed by a combination of bacteria, sebum, and dirt that become entrapped in the pore. These pimples are triggered by a ‘surge of hormones.’ The resultant lump might not have a head like other pimples but they are painful. Although, blind pimples are usually white. They can also become red due to inflammation.
How to get rid of blind pimples?
Blind pimples are hard to tackle. Moreover, they require a lot of time to go. You might also have to see a dermatologist if the at-home treatments do not work.
Here are some things you can do on your own:
1- Avoid the urge to pop the pimples
This is important for all kinds of acne however, with blind pimples, this tip is especially crucial.
These pimples are not present on the skin surface. Hence, the efforts of trying to get them out and squeeze them can cause inflammation. You might also experience redness. Scarring can also be a result of this attempt.
2- Use a warm compress
A warm, not hot, compress would allow the pimple to release the pus and aid healing. You can buy a warm compress or even make your own.
Experts recommend applying a warm compress for 10 minutes about 3,4 times every day.
3- Go for a gentle skincare routine
Instead of using harsh scrubs and acids, go for something mild. Also, avoid applying ‘toothpaste’ on the pimple.
4- Apply a pimple patch
Pimple patches or acne stickers can be directly put over the pimple. Acne stickers contain things like salicylic acid that can fight acne.
5- Apply raw honey
Honey is amazing for the skin. It has antimicrobial properties which means it can help fight bacteria.
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