We’ve all had the experience of a pimple popping (pun intended) up at the most inconvenient of times! Not that there are any convenient times for pimples to appear of course. Buutttt… what happens if it's a blind pimple? And what even is a blind pimple you may ask? How can I treat it without attacking and making it 10x worse?
We’ve got all the answers for you!
What is a blind pimple?
Starting off simple blind pimples are breakouts that form under the skin's surface. They are deep bumps that aren’t always noticeable, but you can definitely feel that they are there... just like your ex's fake account watching your instagram stories.
Unlike a regular pimple that has a black or white head, a blind pimple, just like its name, is blind. This means they don’t have heads or openings that you can ‘pop’. They can be small, large, red or virtually invisible. While blind pimples are hard to see, there are ways that you can treat them without making them as dramatic as Kim K losing her earring in the ocean.
What Causes a blind pimple?
Now that we know what a blind pimple is, we need to figure out what causes them. Blind pimples form when sebum (oil), dirt and bacteria get trapped far down inside a hair follicle. Unfortunately, this means for our oily-skinned friends, blind pimples are more common 😞
How to treat a blind pimple?
Now that we know all about what a blind pimple is and the causes of one, let's get to the bottom of how to treat them so we can get back to glowing like Hailey Bieber!
The first thing to keep in mind is not to squeeze or pop, I repeat: DO NOT SQUEEZE OR POP!!! This factor is highly important when it comes to treating blind pimples. They are way too far below the surface of the skin to pop without causing further irritation. Popping could also lead to scarring, which will just cause us more issues down the track! Instead, try out some of these other remedies to bring the pimple to its head.
- Step awayyyyyyy from the mirror!
- Applying a warm compress for 10-15 minutes, 3-4 times a day can aid in easing the pain. It can also help in bringing the blind pimple to a head, releasing pus and initiating the healing process.
- Pairing this with the use of a topical acne treatment such as tbh Skincare's acne hack cream will help kill the bacteria hiding away underneath the skin's surface, doing all the hard work for you.
- If you want to take it a step even further to ensure your blind pimple is G O N E for good, a pimple patch is the way to go! A blind pimple will have met its match when it comes to tbh Skincare's everyday pimple patches. Your pimple will not stand a chance against one of these little guys. A pimple patch will help speed up the recovery time, reduce redness, aid in post-breakout pigmentation, and not to mention help you keep your hands away from it.
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