No matter how well you look after your skin, you might get a pimple from time to time. Every person has his or her own way of dealing with them, but things get more complicated when you get a blind pimple. It doesn’t point or points very slowly and it looks like a big pink or red bump.
It usually is more visible than a regular pimple because the skin around it is slightly swollen, so it’s difficult to cover it with make-up. On top of that, since it forms in deeper layers of the skin, it is closer to the nerves and may cause pain. Luckily, if you know some home remedies for blind pimples, you will be able to get rid of them in a quick and safe way.
Causes Of Blind Pimples
Even though some people might think that blind pimples result from wrong hygiene, it hardly ever is the case. Obviously, the skin that doesn’t get cleansed and exfoliated on a regular basis will be more prone to pimples but the occur whenever the sebum gets produced in excess amounts. This can be caused by hormonal changes, that is why teenagers and women just before the period have the highest tendency to getting blind pimples. If the excess of sebum cannot come out through the pores because they are blocked, it builds up under the skin surface and forms a bump.
Blind pimples take a lot more time than the regular ones in forming a point, so it’s more difficult to get rid of them and they might last for over a week if not treated properly. They usually occur on the nose, the forehead and behind the ears, as well as other parts of the face, which can make you want to squeeze them or poke them, but this should be the last thing you do since you increase the risk of infection. Read on to find out how to prevent blind pimples and how to deal with them once they occur.
How To Prevent Blind Pimples
Your skin needs to be cleansed and exfoliated properly and regularly so that you prevent the pores from clogging. You might think that washing your face twice a day is enough, but it isn’t. The skin undergoes the regeneration process constantly and every day you have a certain amount of dead skin cells on your face. It is known that during the night the cells rejuvenate faster than during the day, which means that you need to remove the dead skin cells in the morning. After the whole day the skin is covered with make-up – if you wear it – and the impurities from the air.
Again, the skin needs a good cleansing. You should wash your face with warm water and a delicate gel designed for the face. It shouldn’t be too harsh since using it every day will dry your skin. The best idea is to use a very gentle product and cleanse the face with a special brush with sonic vibrations. The provide a much better cleansing than manual face brushes and there is no risk of damaging your skin by pressing too hard.
Exfoliate and Hydrate
In order to boost the rejuvenation process you should exfoliate your skin. The frequency of doing it should be adjusted to your skin type. If you have oily or mixed skin, you can exfoliate every two to three days. If you skin is dry, reduce the amount of exfoliation treatments to two a week only. It is also important to choose the right exfoliating product. You can either go for a mechanical exfoliator, like a facial scrub, or choose a more gentle, chemical peeling. Whatever product you choose, make sure it’s base on natural ingredients. Also, finish the exfoliating treatment with a nourishing mask or at least a good moisturiser. Remember that moisturising cream only locks in the water that you provide to your skin by drinking liquids. If you don’t hydrate your whole body, the moisturising cream won’t do the job on its own and you will have dry skin regardless of using it. Make sure you drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water every day. This will also help remove the toxins form your body, which will help maintain clean and pimple-free skin.
Diet and Sleep
Your lifestyle directly influences the condition of your skin. A good diet, enough sleep and reduced stress can be the solution to all your skin problems. Make sure you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Drink fresh juices, avoid sugar and processed food. It will not only make your skin look healthier, but will also have a beneficial influence on your metabolism and weight.
If you don’t get enough sleep, your body doesn’t get enough time to regenerate the cells, including the ones of your skin. Every person has different needs when it comes to the amount of sleep, but on average we need between 7.5-9 hours of sleep to keep the body and mind in a good shape. Speaking of mind, the more stressed and worried you are, the more visible it is on your skin.