While it comes to maintaining your beauty and taking care of yourself, there’s no suspicion about it – you put your body through a world of pain. Think: waxing, tweezing, laser hair removal treatments… and the list goes on and on.
Let’s face it – it hurts to feel good. However sometimes along comes the kind of pain that you didn’t desire to have, and that essentially makes you feel dejected. Cue a red-hot blind pimple, pulsating away smack-bang in the middle of your chin. Ouch. Other common places to get blind pimples include in the ear and nose. But wait, what’s a blind pimple? Well, read on to find out!
What is a blind pimple?
A blind pimple is an aching chunk deep within the skin that has no opening or head.
How does a blind pimple forms?
Blind pimples widen when our oil glands get blocked with excess sebum, leading to an inflammatory reaction. This then creates a painful bottomless red lump that frequently results in scarring.
What causes a blind pimple?
The use of bulky foundations, make-up, moisturizers and sunscreens can lead to the growth of blind pimples. Compressing blackheads and whiteheads can also cause these painful lesions, and they can also develop just prior to your period due to hormonal changes.
How to avoid it?
To avoid blind pimples, during the day wear a lightweight foundation such as Lycogel Breathable Camouflage. At night, try an oil-free moisturizer like Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream to let your skin breathe.
Why do blind pimples hurt more than regular pimples?
Blind pimples can be painful since they are extremely swollen. As there is no opening or head to them, the secretion cannot be released to the surface so pressure builds up within the pimple, causing twinge.
What are the best ways to treat a blind pimple?
Never try to squeeze a blind pimple as it will only degenerate the surrounding inflammation and lead to long-term scarring. As soon as a blind pimple develops, apply an anti-inflammatory topical antibiotic, like Eryacne or ClindaTech. If these are applied a few times a day, their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties will help out to cure the pimple more speedily. Using products containing salicylic acid can also help.
Product tip: Morning and night, cleanse your skin with a product containing salicylic acid such as Olay Deep Cleansing Acne Control Face Wash, and then calm redness and inflammation with a spot treatment such as Yes to Tomatoes Acne Spot Stick.