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Treating Blind Pimples

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Treating Blind Pimples

A blind pimple refers to acne that has developed beneath the skin’s surface. 

This type of acne develops from a combination of oil, bacteria, & dirt that becomes clogged in your pores. This results in a painful lump under your skin that doesn’t have a “head” like other pimples might have.

Never try to squeeze a blind pimple as it will only worsen the surrounding inflammation and lead to long-term scarring. 

Hold an ice cube wrapped in a few layers of tissue on the spot for three minutes on, then six minutes off. Do this twice, which will reduce swelling. 

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.

Try applying tea tree oil - for a milder alternative to acne treatments, tea tree oil has been proven to improve mild to moderate acne in individuals.

Try a topical acne treatment. 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
    • Sulfur suppresses P. acnes bacteria and unclogs pores.
    • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) exfoliates the skin.
    • Retinoids unblock pores and reduce oil.
Apply Cover Dot Acne Care - Cover Dot contains hydrocolloid which works to relieve pain from acne. Unlike other acne dots and patches, these are completely waterproof so you won't need to worry about it falling off.

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