How To Treat A Blind Pimple - Without Making It Worse!

They are 'blind pimples' because they have no head.

More painful and larger than your average pimple because the inflammation is so deep within the skin, closer to the nerves.

When treating a blind pimple, there are 2 stages to know about:

1) The early stage - developing as a red, sore lump deep in the skin - the best time to treat it!

2) The later stage - if it's forming a head, the aim is to draw it to a head and treat it on the surface

Treatment Requires Patience and A Careful Approach

- Trying to squeeze one will result in a big, painful mess

- Drying one out will simply dry out the surrounding skin and cause irritation

It will usually make it's way to the surface of the skin and eventually and form a head, where it then behaves like a normal whitehead.

The best treatment for a blind pimple will depend on the stage you've found it at. Let's get to it...

The Early Stage - Still Forming

First, a deep red spot develops, usually painful and you just know something is brewing beneath your skin.

If this is the stage you've noticed it, there's a good chance you can stop it in it's tracks, reducing it's intensity or making it disappear altogether.

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As Soon As You Notice One Developing:

  • ICE IT.   This is the single best thing you can do for a deep pimple. It reduces blood flow to the area, inhibits swelling and reduces pain
  • Persistence is key - ice the spot for 5mins on, 10mins off for at least an hour. Time consuming, but it really does help
  • Up your water and fresh fruit, breathe deeply and get adequate rest  - it may be too late but any extra steps to flush out toxins and provide anti-inflammatory action helps

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The Later Stage - Developing A Head

It's still deep, red and painful, but it's further along and starting to develop a whitehead.

The only way is up from now on, so draw it to the surface and treat it there:

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  • use a cotton wall or a cloth, as hot as you can stand without burning your skin
  • hold it on the top of the spot for a few minutes, keeping the compress as hot as you can, on and off a few times to draw the pimple out.

Once it's drawn to a head, use your better judgement for the best treatment. Often they are still too tender and inflamed to be squeezed at this stage.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Your Blind Pimple?

  • If you've successfully drawn it to a head, the white will appear closer to the surface of the skin
  • Squeeze it, very carefully and only if the inflammation has reduced


How do you deal with a blind pimple? Share in the comments below!


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