Unfortunately, not all blemishes can be seen on the surface of the skin. In fact, pimples that occur beneath the surface are an incredibly common problem but many people do not understand how to treat them properly. Trying to treat a pimple underneath the surface the same way that you would treat a whitehead or blackhead pimple can actually do a great deal of damage to your skin. Understanding these pimples is essential to treating them properly.
Blind Pimples: Beneath the Skin
A pimple that occurs below the surface of the skin is commonly known as a blind pimple. This is because, of course, you can’t see it underneath the top layer. If you are able to see the pimple at all, it will only appear as a bump on the skin, but it will not have a black or white head that shows up above the surface. If it is in an especially deep layer of the skin, the blind pimple may actually be more painful than a normal pimple.
How Not to Treat Your Blind Pimple?
Whenever we know that we have a blemish on our faces, the first instinct is usually to squeeze it. This is not a good solution for any type of pimple but it can be especially dangerous for a blind pimple. Squeezing a blind pimple can actually push the dirt and oil even further into the layers of your face, making it more painful and longer lasting. If you do happen to break through the skin, you run the risk of scarring or even an infection.
Treating Blind Pimples
The simplest and safest way to deal with a blind pimple is by applying a warm compress. Take care to use water that is just warm and not so hot that it will burn or break through the bump on your face. The warmth will draw the oil and dirt to the surface, making it easier to remove it. Make sure that, as the spot heals, you keep the area clean and avoid wearing makeup until the area is completely closed up.
Blind pimples may not be as embarrassing as whiteheads or blackheads because nobody sees them but they are just as serious an issue. They are often more painful and can lead to infection if they aren’t treated properly. Avoid the urge to squeeze a blind pimple and instead treat it gently with a warm compress.
If you are experiencing regular outbreaks, it may be time to use better skin care products, like the new line from Genovo Skincare. For more information about our products or to get an order started, click here.
Photo By Phovoir