Blind Pimples

Most pimples form a whitehead or a blackhead. But a blind pimple looks more like a swollen pink bump on your skin. This is a closed comedone, also known as a papule, which can be tender to the touch. It might be tempting to squeeze a blind pimple, but avoid that temptation. You can treat blind pimples with natural remedies and skin products. In some cases, if the blind pimple doesn’t resolve with home remedies, you might have to visit your dermatologist.

How to Deal with Blind Pimples

Warnings:

  • Don’t Pick or Squeeze. Do not dig at the blind pimple with pins or needles, and don’t squeeze it hard in an attempt to get rid of what is underneath. This will only increase your odds of getting an infection, damage the skin and possibly leave an unsightly scar.
  • Be Careful with Toothpaste. One of the most popular remedies is toothpaste; however, we don’t recommend that you try this. Toothpaste might be useful for some people, but there are good odds that toothpaste will cause irritation to the skin, and that can leave you in worse shape. Try out these home remedies instead.

1. Warm Compress

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The use of a warm compress can be very helpful in drying out the pimple. Soak a cloth in hot water and then apply it to the pimple, holding it there for a few minutes. Repeat as often as you like, but at least three times per day. Once a head forms, the blind pimple will have an outlet to drain, and you can count on it healing naturally.

2. Ice Compress

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If you are dealing with a very tender blind pimple, you can go the other way and use ice to reduce the swelling and pain. Ice works well by constricting blood vessels, which eases the soreness and reduces the swelling for a while. Wrap the ice pack in a towel to avoid getting the area too cold, and apply it up to four times a day, ten minutes each time.

3. Apple and Honey

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Apples and honey make excellent home remedies for many maladies, even blind pimples. That’s because the apple contains malic acid, known for firming up the skin, and honey contains antimicrobes that fight against bacteria. Blend an apple until you have pulp, then mix with natural honey to form a paste. Place this on the pimple and leave it for ten minutes, then rinse it away and wash your skin well.

4. Milk or Tea Tree Oil

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Tea tree oil is known for medicinal properties, and is often used for skin conditions. Milk is good for the skin too, as it has alpha hydroxyl acids that are proven to be great for smoothness. When you apply either milk or tea tree oil to blind pimples, they help to remove the outer layer of dead skin, oil and dirt that has accumulated there. This helps unclog the affected pores. Apply the oil or milk three times per day.

5. Aloe Vera

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The aloe vera plant is a miraculous healer, and that holds true for treating a blind pimple, too. Break a leaf from an aloe vera plant, slit it down the stem, and remove the gel. Put the gel on the pimple and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Aloe vera not only soothes and cools the area, but can help repair the tissue.

Skincare Products for Acne Prone & Oily Skin:

If you want to try out some over the counter products that might help with skin that is prone to acne breakouts, or oily skin that needs help clearing up, check out this video:

How to Prevent Blind Pimples

Preventing a blind pimple is always easier than curing one. These tips for prevention can help ensure you never have a blind pimple to worry about again.

1. Hydration

A good intake of water can make your skin very clear. It’s a proven fact that good hydration improves elasticity, helps flush out impurities and can make your skin glow. Try to drink seven to eight glasses of water a day. If you want to boost your antioxidants, add a dash of fruit juice, such as lemon or lime.

2. Proper Hygiene

Keeping your face very clean can help eliminate the oil, dirt and other buildup that occurs when your skin goes too long without a washing. Avoid these problems by washing your face at least twice a day with a mild soap and water. If you clean your face more than that, use plain water so that you don’t dry out the skin too much.

3. Healthy Diet

You are what you eat, and it is reflected in your skin. Put only the best things in your body, such as fruits and green veggies. Avoid heavy foods, those fried in oils, or fatty foods. Balanced nutrition, including proteins, lean meats and complex carbohydrates, can help ensure that your skin looks its best. The healthier your diet, the less likely you are to have pimples of any kind, including blind pimples.

4. Easing Stress

When you are stressed, your body feels under attack. You might not sleep as well, you might not eat as well and you might be constantly worried, which can make you feel terrible, and it takes a toll on your skin. Reduce stress in every way that you can to help avoid a breakout of blind pimples.

 
 
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