Blind Pimples: What are they?
The blind pimples, also called closed comedones, are even worse than all other types of acne, for several reasons.
First of all, blind pimples are painful and deep under the skin and are close to the nerves, especially in the face and head.
That makes them very sensitive to touch and does not allow us to easily forget them.
Second, it grows very slowly, so we all bother much more than other pimples.
And you definitely shouldn’t remove or open a blind pimple, as it won’t help you get rid of it, and, on the contrary, it can even make the situation worse – you run the risk of infecting damaged skin and causing furunculosis.
Although one would say that they look less unpleasant because they do not have white or blackheads like other comedones. They are actually even more remarkable, because it looks like a large pink or red bump, of various sizes on the skin.
And very often they appear on the nose, forehead, neck and behind the ears where they can still be seen.
Blind Pimples: Causes
The causes of the appearance of blind pimples are the same as for all other types of acne. Lack of hygiene and excess sebum under the skin that clogs the pores.
But don’t despair. There are many solutions to eliminate blind pimples, including home remedies, skin products, and medications. However, if you do not stop growing pimples with these remedies that you will find here. you should pay a visit to a dermatologist for professional examination and advice.
How to get rid of blind pimples: Treatment
There are numerous home remedies for the treatment of blind pimples, you can choose the one that suits you. But before starting any of them, don’t forget the following rules:
Before applying a mask or any other remedy, wash your skin and especially your hands and dry them, otherwise, you can create a pimple infection and cause complications. And any complication of acne can leave ugly scars on your face that are very difficult to cure or hide.
Never try to open or squeeze a blind pimple, never try to pierce them with a pin, a needle or some other pointed thing, since you will damage the skin and you will have high risks of getting an infection, which will not eliminate pimples but multiply them.
Be sure to do an allergy test to see if the remedy suits your body. For example, if it is a lotion or cream, apply a little on your arm and wait to see if you create an allergic reaction. If this does not happen, it is safe to use that lotion on your face.
So now, once all the preparations are understood, we are going to see different ways of how to get rid of blind pimples.
1. Hot compresses
Two tricks to make better compresses:
You can use black tea bags or hot green tea instead of cotton balls. The tannins in tea help reduce inflammation and are good for your skin.
You can also use any herbal decoction or infusion (of mint, chamomile, marigold and so on) instead of water. It will be useful both for healing and for your skin tone. By the way, you can use such infusions to wash your face.
2. Ice packs
If your pimples trouble with pain or you would like to hide them in a short time, you can reduce the pain and swell with the help of ice. Cover some ice or an ice pack in a cloth or towel and apply it for about ten minutes several times a day.
3. Tea tree oil
The oil tea tree is famous for its antibacterial properties, which will help not only to reduce pimples that already exist but also to prevent the development of acne eliminating germs that cause, cleansing the skin and opening the pores.
Remember that pure oil is very aggressive, so to avoid burning your skin make sure to dilute it with some other ingredient, for example, with water, in a ratio of 1: 9. Soak a cotton ball with the mixture and apply on the pimple for 5-10 minutes and then wash the face with water.
Tea tree oil also has drying properties, since it removes excess sebum, so to avoid the sensation of dry skin you can apply a natural moisturizer, such as aloe juice, or moisturizing cosmetics from your choice.
4. Aloe Vera
If you have an aloe plant at home, you have everything you need. Aloe Vera is a wonderful healing plant with numerous useful properties and is a good remedy for most skin problems, including, of course, the treatment of blind pimples.
Not only will it eliminate your problem, but it will also help your skin to restore itself and make it look much better.
You can use aloe juice and aloe gel in any form, from simple application to various pimples masks that contain aloe and cosmetics based on it.
5. Mask for blind pimples with apple and honey
Both honey and apples are very popular remedies against many skin problems, including blind pimples. Honey has an effective antimicrobial and antiseptic function against pathogenic bacteria and also softens and nourishes your skin making it bright and fresh, and apples contain malic acid that reaffirms and tones the skin.
Apply pure liquid honey with a cotton ball and leave it on the skin for 15-20 minutes, and then wash the face with warm water. Repeat it, like other masks, up to three times a day.
Make a paste from a tablespoon of crushed apple pulp with a tablespoon of liquid honey. Apply this mask on the skin and leave it for ten minutes. Wash it with warm water and repeat this procedure every day.
Milk helps to unclog pores while cleaning the skin: alpha-hydroxy acids, also known as AHA, contained in milk, remove the keratinized layer of the skin and soften it.
Soak a cotton ball in milk, apply it on the pimple and leave it for ten minutes before washing. For quick results repeat three times a day. You can use bread crumbs instead of cotton, which will help you dry the problem area.
7. Lemon juice
Lemon juice has the same function as apple, as it contains a natural astringent – citric acid that dries the problem areas of the skin and cleanses them.
It is a well-known ingredient of different facial masks, both to heal and care for the skin. It is also famous for its whitening properties, so if you have acne scars and scars, lemon juice will help you clear them up and even get rid of them completely.
Squeeze a lemon, soak a cotton ball in the resulting juice and apply on your skin. Leave for 15-20 minutes and then clean your face with a damp towel or wash it. To lighten your skin you will have to repeat the procedure for a week up to three times a day.
There are also cosmetic peels based on milk, apple, and lemon. Because the apple contains citric and lactic acid that cleanses and soften your skin without damaging it. They are suitable for acne-affected skin, as there is no risk of hurting your skin or infecting it.
8. Epsom salt
Epsom salt is another solution to fight blind pimples, as they reduce inflammation and bacteria. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in half a cup of water and apply on the pimple.
After it dries, wash your face. Doing it three times a day will help the blind pimple to fully sprout and heal.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar is known for its antiseptic and toning functions, making your skin more elastic and fighting the causes of the development of skin problems.
Remember that vinegar contains apple acid and can be aggressive on your skin, so do not let it sit for too long to avoid burns.
Apple cider vinegar is also useful if you suffer from acne on the scalp or any other type of pimples.
10. Rub alcohol
Alcohol is the fastest way to disinfect the skin and prevent the growth of any bacteria, so it not only reduces existing problems but also helps you avoid new ones. Opens pores and cleanses them of dirt, reducing redness.
It also refreshes the skin, helping to relieve pain and reduce the size of the blind pimple.
Clean your skin (or only the blind pimple, if your skin is sensitive) with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) and wash your face a few minutes later.
Do this several times a day. Remember that alcohol dries the skin, so if you are sensitive, do not forget to moisturize it.
11. Toothpaste for pimples
Toothpaste is a very popular remedy against blind pimples, as it contains mint that dries and cools the skin and helps eliminate redness and pain and reduce swelling.
However, this solution is not the best, because toothpaste contains chemicals that can cause skin irritation, especially if your skin is sensitive, and it can make your problem worse.
There are many cases in which, after having applied toothpaste on the face and letting it sit overnight, in the morning the patient saw unpleasant results.
So if you wanted to try this option, maybe you should try ice packs instead since it has the same effect, but it is much less dangerous.
Remember that you can mix any of these recipes and combine them to find out which one is more efficient for you.
All of them are useful for your skin (of course, if you are not allergic) and will help you look fresh and happy.
How to prevent blind pimples
As you know, every problem is easier to prevent than to cure. Now that we have learned about the causes of blind pimples, let’s see how to avoid them by following these simple tips.
1. Proper hygiene
Most causes of skin problems include the lack of hygiene that leads to excess sebum and dirt in the pores, their clogging, and infection. You can easily avoid all this simply by washing your face regularly.
If you wash your skin with cosmetics or soap, make sure you don’t use them excessively so you don’t dry your skin excessively.
It is good to use these products once or twice a day, and at other times just wash your face with water.
You can use only clean water or add essential oils, lemon or aloe juice, apple cider vinegar or herbal decoctions.
You can also make ice cubes and clean your face with them.
To be and look healthy, your skin and body need a lot of water. Up to eight glasses of water, a day will help you have a good metabolism, elastic and shiny skin, and the body free of toxins, improving your digestion that is also important for skin health.
3. Proper nutrition
You already know that the right diet is equal to good health, and it certainly includes skin health. Keep balance in your nutrition, and you will avoid all skin problems (and many others).
Make fruits and vegetables take first place in your diet, and the results will soon appear.
4. Enough exercise and sleep
Sleep is like water – its balance is vital to health and to look good. Enough sleep helps you relieve stress and allows your body to rest.
Exercising keeps you strong and toned. Enough fresh air cleanses your body of toxins through sweating. Don’t forget to clean your skin after exercising!