We have all gotten a blind pimple at one point in our lives. It’s one of those things that are painful to deal with. In fact, this type of pimple can be a real pain in the neck if you don’t treat it properly. The good news is that I’m going to share everything you need to know in order to treat your blind pimple. It happens and sometimes it’s hard to get rid of but certainly not impossible. Let’s first cover what they are and why you get them.
What Is A Blind Pimple?
A blind pimple is a pimple that you get which does not have a head. This type of pimple is often more painful and a lot larger than a typical pimple. This type of pimple resides very deep within your skin and is often close to your nerves, making it more sensitive and painful.
Make no mistake about these types of pimples, they are painful and are difficult to get rid of. The difference between and whitehead and a blind pimple is simple. If you get a whitehead, it’s simple to start the clear up process. The whiteheads can be squeezed to begin the process. However, with blind pimples, you must take an entirely different approach and it’s just not that simple really.
There are a couple of things that you need to know about the process. There are two stages of treating your blind pimple. The beginning stage is when a blind pimple is in the process of developing. It will look red and may even be sore or sensitive to touch. A lump will exist deep within your skin. The lump will be deep, sore and highly recognizable.
As things progress, if a blind pimple ends up forming a tip or head, then you’re in luck. That means you can better treat this type of pimple at the surface of your skin.
Now that you have a general idea of how to treat a blind pimple, you need to now better understand how to prevent these pimples from occurring in the first place. What I can say is that prevention is a much better approach versus treating. In fact, prevention is the first step towards treating a blind pimple. Don’t ever forget that!
Treatment is not as simple as it sounds. It’s not as easy as obtaining a prescription, applying a cream and waking up pimple free. We all wish it were that simple, but it’s not. A couple things you need to know about treating this type of pimple. First, if you try to squeeze it, it’s likely going to be painful and maybe even messy. Second, if you try and dry out your pimple, you’ll likely end up drying out the skin around your pimple itself causing more harm than good. Eventually, your blind pimple will surface and when it does, it will do so with a head being formed. At that point, you can treat your pimple like a typical white head, until then, treatment depends on the stage (which I’m going to cover right now.
There are various stages of a blind pimple. The very beginning stage is when the pimple is still in the stages of forming. A prominent, dark, red spot typically forms and that is when it becomes pretty painful. It’s a sure indication that something is creating itself underneath your skin. If you’re lucky enough to notice this happening at this early then you might be able to successfully prevent the blind pimple from fully forming. In fact, it’s not out of the question for your to reverse the formation progress and make it disappear completely.
The second that you notice a blind pimple is forming, it’s important that you begin applying ice to it immediately. Applying ice on a very deep pimple is the best thing that you can do to reduce the blood flow and pain to the affected area.
The best approach is to apply ice in five or ten-minute intervals for a period of 60 minutes or more. Sure, the process can be exhausting but it definitely does help slow down the formation process. You must also drink more water and eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s also important that you get enough rest to not negatively impact your immune system. Basically, your job is to reduce inflammation as much as possible. There are other ways that you can do this.
Applying a clay mask to your skin can definitely help you reduce any inflammation that appears on the surface of your skin. You’ll need to directly apply the clay mask directly to your face. The mask can definitely help reduce the pain, redness as well as the amount of time the blind pimple is present. If you’re brave enough to leave a clay mask on all night, then more power to you! It will do a lot of good for you if you do.
In the event that the formation is further along than anticipated, then the basic ice trick might not do much for you. However, applying a clay mask to your skin will help bring a blind pimple to the surface in hopes of forming a traditional whitehead versus one deep beneath the surface.
With regards to clay masks, you have a couple of options here. The first option is to create your own mask using a homemade clay mask recipe. The other option is to purchase a premade clay mask. Either method works just as good as the other. Sephora has a number of different brands and types of clay masks that they sell.
If you prefer to just apply the clay mask to the specific spot then you can simply spot treat your pimple overnight versus applying the clay mask to your entire face.
If your blind pimple is in the later stages of development, then you’ve likely got a pimple that has started to form a head. Your job is to get the head to come to the surface now that it’s started to form. There are ways that you can help this happen. Apply a heat compress to your skin on the exact spot and do it a few times to try and draw the head of a pimple out. What you don’t want to do is try too hard and over squeeze your pimple out.
Once a head has formed, you then want to apply some ice or take the clay mask approach instead of squeezing the pimple to violently.
If you want to remove your pimple for good, once it’s formed a whitehead, squeeze it in the most careful and sensitive manner possible. Wait until your pimple is at the stage in which it looks like it’s about to burst on its own.
You absolutely do not want it to get infected, so take care not to approach things to haphazardly. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. If you have a large blind pimple then please feel free to take a picture of it, and send it to us. We love seeing pictures of nasty pimple popping!