Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Effective Blind Pimple Treatment

An effective blind pimple treatment is required for a pimple which does not form a head. This type of pimple remains under the surface of the skin and has the appearance of a boil. It is normally red in color, contains no pus and can vary in size. These blind boils are caused by overactive sebaceous glands which lead to excessive production of sebum. The skin cannot handle this and the pores become clogged. Blocked pores attract dirt and bacteria, resulting in an infection in the skin.

The best blind pimple treatment is salicylic acid, which is very effective in moving trapped sebum to the surface of the skin. In the case of this type of pimple without a head, the infection is deep-rooted, and no head is formed for the pus to drain through. A wide range of creams and lotions are available containing salicyclic acid. View our article on treating a painful pimple under skin for more information.

To remove a blind boil, you need to turn it into a pustule (a pimple filled with pus). Dip a cotton ball in hot water and place it over the affected skin. Repeat this several times until the boil forms a head. If you are lucky, you may find that this blind pimple treatment removes the blemish completely, without it forming a head. Some natural home remedies can help with this, such as honey (check out our article on using honey for pimples), which is known for its antibacterial properties. Simply apply a tiny spot of honey to the surface of your skin with a clean fingertip.

If your boil does form a head, wash your skin then hold your head over a basin of boiling water to open up your pores. With a facial tissue over your fingertips, apply firm but gentle pressure to either side of the pimple. If it does not pop straight away, leave it alone and repeat the process the following day. Squeezing blemishes before they are ready can result in scarring.

As with all types of acne, prevention is better than cure! To stop pimples and boils appearing in the first place, you may need to take a look at your diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet is the first step. Cut out the junk food and fatty, processed foods and replace them with fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat and plenty of water. Not only will your skin look clearer and fresher, you will feel much better. As well as following these blind pimple treatment tips, use gentle products on your skin, and try to go make up-free as often as possible. Oil based cosmetics, perfumed soaps and harsh hair products can take their toll on skin and make it even more irritated. If you have very sensitive skin, stick to a mild facial wash and warm water and use a light, fragrance-free moisturizer.
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