You can also apply the juice on the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and finish off with a moisturiser. You can repeat the process three times a day for two days. After that time, the pimple should be much less visible. Make sure you watch your skin reaction to the lemon juice as for some sensitive skins the lemon juice might be too harsh in case of a prolonged use.
Milk has been used as a beauty product for centuries and is now a popular ingredient of many face masks, creams and body lotions. Milk contains alpha hydroxy acids that help remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, which results in unclogging pores. Additionally, the skin treated with milk becomes smoother and softer and regains an even tone.
You can simply apply milk onto the blind pimple with a cotton ball soaked in milk. Leave it on fo 15-20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process 3-4 times a day or until the pimple forms a point and you will be able to remove the puss blocked inside.
Alternatively, you can apply the treatment to the whole face by soaking a clean muslin cloth in milk and placing it over your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash the face with lukewarm water. This will not only unclog the pores, but also leave your skin rejuvenated and smoother.
If your skin is too sensitive for some of the above mentioned treatments, like the ones based on lemon juice or toothpaste, then aloe vera can be a perfect solution to your problem. Aloe vera has antibacterial and hydrating properties, thanks to which it can reduce the swelling, the redness and inflammation of the affected area. You can use an aloe vera gel or simply take a leaf of the plant, cut it in half and squeeze the pulp out.
Apply it with your finger or a cotton bud on the blind pimple and leave it on for at least 20 minutes. The treatment should be repeated two to three times a day for two days in order to achieve desired results. After that time, the pimple should become smaller and the redness should be much less visible. Aloe vera will also stimulate the rejuvenation process so the condition of the skin in the treated area will become much better.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Due to its antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar treatment is very effective when you have to deal with a blind pimple. It not only prevents the infection form spreading, but also improves the blood circulation and makes the pimple form the point much faster. Apple cider vinegar may be applied externally or internally. You can soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and press it against the blind pimple for 5 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process until the pimple forms the point.
Alternatively, you can drink a solution of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one glass of warm water. It’s best to drink a glass of this mixture before every meal. This improves the blood circulation, stimulates the rejuvenation of skin cells and prevents the existing infections from spreading any further.
Epsom salt is another very effective product you can use as a home remedy for blind pimples. It stimulates the blood circulation, relieves inflammation, helps remove dead skin cells and accelerates the formation of the head of the pimple.
Boil half a cup of water and add a teaspoon of Epsom salt to it. Mix it until the salt dissolves completely. Put the solution aside and let it cool down to room temperature. Never apply hot Epsom salt solution directly on your skin as you can burn the epidermis. Once the mixture is cool enough to come in contact with your skin, dip a cotton ball in it and apply it on the blind pimple. Hold the cotton ball against the affected area for a minute and then let the solution dry naturally on your skin. Wash it off with lukewarm water. For best results, repeat the process two to three times a day, but be sure to check the reaction of your skin to the Epsom salt solution. If you notice it’s a bit too harsh on the affected area, discontinue its use or reduce the frequency of applications.
Alcohol is the most frequent substance we reach for when we need to disinfect something. If you get a blind pimple, rubbing alcohol on the affected area will help you stop the infection, remove the dead skin cells, improve the blood circulation and dry out the pus. Dip a cotton bud in rubbing alcohol and apply it onto the blind pimple. Leave it on for as long as you want. There is no need to wash it off. Repeat the process three to four times a day. After two days, the pimple should form a point, which will make it easy for you to remove the puss blocked under the skin. If your skin is not very sensitive, you can use alcohol as a means of prevention against pimples. Simply rub the face with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol two to three times a week. Make sure you finish the treatment off with a moisturizer as alcohol might make your skin quite dry.
If you don’t have time to apply any of the remedies described above, you can always reach for some over-the-counter products or speak with your dermatologist and ask him for a prescription-only cream.