Pimples always constitute an irritation on oily glands of the body, such as the face, neck, shoulders, back, and chest. And they are usually developed when there is a blockage of the skin pore with dead cells.
A blind pimple is acne that has developed beneath the surface of the skin. Blind pimples are usually not noticeable from a distance, but a person can feel it by running a finger over the skin’s surface.Blind pimples do not initially have a head like some other types of pimples.
With the accompanied pain and discomfort, it can be frustrating waiting for a blind pimple to clear on its own. Hence the need to prevent the occurrence becomes imperative.
Dermatologists have advised patients on the need to always keep their pillowcases and bed sheets clean in order to be free from bacterial that can trigger all sorts of pimples.
In a report published on Medical News Today, the following practical tips were suggested on how to reduce your chances of developing a blind pimple:
- Only wash the face twice a day or when sweaty. Skin that is prone to developing blind pimples can become irritated if cleaned more often.
- Avoid scrubbing facial skin. Pimple-prone skin may feel greasy or dirty, but it must not be scrubbed clean. Scrubbing can further aggravate the skin and worsen acne.
- Use skin care products that do not cause acne. Look for products that are labelled as non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, or oil-free.
- Regularly wash pillowcases and other items that touch the face. Dead skin cells and bacteria can build up on fabrics, which can block pores.
- Ask a dermatologist for advice. If blind pimples continue to occur regularly or become severe, a dermatologist can help.
In case you have the pimples already on any part of your skin, the following natural remedies may be helpful:
An ice pack can be useful for reducing redness, inflammation, and swelling after a pimple has emptied.
To use ice to reduce swelling and redness, a person should:
Use a mild facial wash and warm water, and pat the area dry with a clean towel.
Put ice cubes into a plastic bag or clean towel.
Hold the ice pack against the affected area for 5 minutes, remove for 5 minutes, and replace for 5 more minutes.
Repeat the ice application three to four times a day.