Blind pimples are pimples that have formed deep under the skin, but the head hasn’t come to the surface yet. They can be red and swollen, and, generally, they are really uncomfortable.
The only way to get rid of a pimple is to remove the infection that’s under the skin. In the case of a blind pimple, that means you have to get the pus to the surface. Here are 5+ home remedies to heal your blind pimples.
1. Compress. Hot and cold compresses are ideal for drawing the infection to the surface of the skin. Medical News Today recommends using a hot compress for five minutes at a time at least 4 times a day. If the site of the pimple is too swollen and uncomfortable, use a cold rag or piece of ice to help reduce the swelling.
2. Tea bags. NDLA recommends combining the idea of the compress with tea bags. The tannin in the tea helps fight bacteria and draws infection out. Both green tea and black tea are good choices. For a hot compress, use a warm tea bag, and a cold compress, a cold tea bag.
‘3. Tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and appears to work as well as many over-the-counter options. Healthline reminds you to cut the tea tree oil with a carrier oil before placing it on your skin. Make your solution from equal parts tea tree oil and coconut oil or jojoba oil.
4. Aloe. If your skin is really sensitive, NLDA recommends using straight aloe to treat the blind pimple. Aloe has antibacterial properties along with being hydrating and soothing. It should help reduce the swelling around the pimple and encourage healing. Place aloe vera on the site and leave it for at least 20 minutes.5. Honey. According to Healthline, raw honey may be what you need. It contains antibacterial properties that encourage healing in wounds. Place the honey on the pimple and let it do its magic.
6. Toothpaste. Placing toothpaste on acne is a home remedy that the Huffington Post takes time to explore with dermatologists Baxt and Schultz. Although toothpaste has ingredients that may help with acne, such as hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, the other ingredients contained in it are too harsh for your skin. Toothpaste will generally just irritate the skin and not help the acne, so this a remedy better off avoided.
The next time a blind pimple refuses to raise its ugly head, try one of these remedies to quickly heal the infection.