Blind Pimple: Effective Home Remedies for Pimple Under the Skin


Blind pimple

A blind pimple is an acne that has developed beneath the surface of the skin. From a distance, these are usually not noticeable, but you will be able to feel them if you run your finger over the area.

Blind pimple treatment is very easy and able to be done at home with minimal items. All of which can be purchased at your local grocery store.

The tricky thing with it is knowing when and how to pop a blind pimple. There is some debate over whether or not that is the best course of action for a blind pimple.

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What Causes Blind Pimple?

What causes blind pimpleIf you have discovered a blind pimple on your face you will definitely be thinking how this happened and how long do blind pimples last. Both of which are able to be answered.

This type of a pimple develops from a combination of sebum (oil), bacteria, and dirt that become trapped in your pore. The lump that occurs can be painful at times.

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The dirt, oil, and bacteria find their way onto your skin during your everyday life. There are somethings can be done to prevent a large accumulation of these things, but they do just appear.

The main thing with a blind pimple going away on its own is the wait. It can take a very long time for them to clear on their own.

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How to Get Rid of Blind Pimple Fast Naturally?

There are many natural home remedies that can be done for a blind pimple removal. A lot of the items you may already have inside of your house, or they can be purchased at your local supermarket.

Blind pimple

Make sure to consult your dermatologist if a blind pimple worsens or you receive irritation from any of the treatments. Below are some of the methods that can be used for a blind pimple won’t go away.

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1. Warm Compress

Warm compresses can help blind pimples in a couple of ways. You can do any of these blind pimple treatments in the comfort of your own home.

They can help ease the pain from the acne. The heat also opens up your pores which can bring a pimple to a head.

What you can do is soak a cloth in hot water and hold it on the blind pimple for a few minutes. Repeat this process three to four times a day until a pimple forms a head.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil

The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil will help kill the bacteria that causes pimples.

It will also help with preventing further breakouts.

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It can soothe the skin and quicken the overall healing process.

Pure tea tree oil cannot be used until you dilute it first.

To do this mix one-part tea tree oil, with a one-part carrier oil. You can find this oil in coconut and olive oils. Tea tree oil is safe for daily use, but harmful if ingested.

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3. Toothpaste

Hopefully, you have some toothpaste in your house, if not you should go to the store. if you have sensitive skin you should be careful as toothpaste contain chemical substances that can irritate your skin.

When using toothpaste on a blind pimple, always use white toothpaste. These usually contain mint or clove oil which helps reduce the size.

To use this you should apply a small amount of white toothpaste on the blind pimple before going to bed. Leave it on overnight. In the morning wash your face with lukewarm water, repeat daily until a blind pimple is gone.

4. Honey

Raw honeyThis has antiseptic properties as well antimicrobial properties.

They work together to fight the bacteria that is responsible for blind pimples.

To use this, you should dip a cotton ball in pure honey and apply it generously on the affected skin area.

Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process three times a day for the best results.

5. Milk

Milk is not only good for your bones but your face as well. It contains alpha hydroxy acids. These acids help to unclog your pores by removing the outer layer of dead skin and the accumulated oil and dirt.

With milk, you will want to apply it to a pimple using a cotton ball and leave it on for ten minutes. Then wash the area with lukewarm water. Do this three times a day until the head of a pimple comes out.

6. Lemon Juice

Treating a blind pimple won’t go away with lemon juice is very easy. The citric acid present in lemon juice works as an astringent to dry out a pimple.

It also works as a cleanser to help remove bacteria and dirt. With lemon juice, you will want to extract the juice from one or two lemons.

Dip a gauze pad into the juice and apply it to the inflamed area. Leave it on for twenty minutes and then wash it off.

7. Avoid the Urge to Squeeze and Pop

Popping acneHow to pop a blind pimple, don’t. this is a very tempting feeling, but you will need to avoid it.

Squeezing or popping a blind pimple will only cause it to get worse.

This is a general rule of thumb with all acne, but especially important with this kind.

These pimples haven’t found their way to the surface of the skin yet, so they are almost impossible to pop or squeeze.

If you mess up the squeezing you also run the risk of scarring and damaging your skin. The best thing to do is to try and bring it to a head and then deal with it.

8. Wear an Acne Sticker

An acne sticker is like a bandage that you place directly over a blind pimple. The sticker helps remove bacteria, sebum, and dirt.

There usually is an acne fighting ingredient too like salicylic acid. These stickers can be purchased at your local drugstore or supermarket and can be used until a blind pimple is gone.

You can wear them all day, but make sure to change the sticker daily.

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Prevention

How long do blind pimples last? Something you will not be asking yourself if you take the proper precautions to prevent them.

Blind acne preventionThey seem to appear out of nowhere, but there are many things that can cause them. Only wash your face twice a day or when sweaty.

Over washing irritates your skin and makes you prone to developing more. Avoid scrubbing facial skin, again this causes irritation and more harm than good. Use skin care products that do not cause acne.

Regularly wash pillowcases and other items that touch the face. Ask a dermatologist for advice. If blind pimples continue to occur regularly or become severe, contact your dermatologist.

Blind pimples may be a bit of a nightmare to deal with, but they are very easy to get rid of. Blind pimple removal can be done at home. There are very easy and safe methods that everyone should be able to utilize for their needs.

The best thing to do with a blind pimple is to prevent them from happening. Just make sure you are not touching your face too much and washing it regularly with safe items.

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Sources:
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/10-things-to-try-when-acne-wont-clear
https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072395/

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Dr. Mark Williams, MD

Dr. Mark Williams is a leader in alternative and integrated medicines. He is a medical writer and reviewer at Daily Health Cures. He received his medical degree in 1988. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Daily Health Cures editorial team. He is a natural health advisor...
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