Sometimes, our skin is very sensitive, especially our face. This is mainly because it encounters many harmful environmental and physical stressors in the form of dust, microbial growth, oil secretion and exposure to irritants and chemicals. The combined result is irritation of skin pores and development of painful pimples. Pimples without white heads or black heads on the surface of skin is termed as blind pimples.

These types of pimples are hard to remove as inflammation is so deep, thus this condition causes more pain. So it is better to take some measures to get rid of pimple under skin as early as you notice it. Here are some useful tips you can try.

Treatments of Pimple Under Skin

Apply Warm Compress

By application of warm compress, the flow of blood towards the pimple under skin or infected area is increased. This promotes the accumulation of infected fluid or abscess at a single point, so a pointed head will appear and all the fluid can leak out.

How to Use:

  • Take a soft cloth and dip into warm water.

  • Apply the cloth over the infected area (pimple spot).

  • Repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times.

  • Instead of cloth for warm compress, a tea bag can also be used.

Use Tea Tree Oil

If the pimple under skin is caused by any kind of bacterial infection, then tea tree oil is the best option to alleviate the symptoms. It possesses highly effective anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree oil help open the blocked pores of the skin and provides soothing action.

How to Use:

  • Take approximately 9 ml of water and mix it with 1 ml of tea tree oil.

  • After mixing, dip a cotton ball or pad in this and place it over the pimple spot and leave it for 10 minutes.

  • Remove this by rinsing with lukewarm water and apply some moisturizer after drying the face.

  • Perform this procedure 3 to 4 times a day.

  • If your skin is sensitive, then you can also use aloe vera instead of tea tree oil.

Use Aloe Vera

Like tea tee oil, aloe vera also possesses anti-bacterial property. It can reduce the inflammation around the pimple under skin and has cooling effect to the affected area.

How to Use:

  • Take an aloe vera plant, apply a cut and remove the gel from it.

  • Apply the gel over the affected or inflamed area.

  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Rinse it with a large amount of water.

  • Perform this twice daily for better results.

Use Apple Cider Vinegar

There are so many benefits of using apple cider vinegar. It has anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties to our skin. It also helps in maintaining the blood flow towards the affected area.

How to Use:

  • Take a cotton ball or pad and dip in apple cider vinegar, then apply it over the pimple.

  • Don’t leave the cotton ball for too long as it may cause burning sensation (due to presence of acid). This application will form a pimple head.

  • You can also take it as an oral remedy before your meals by mixing it with lukewarm water.

Use Epsom Salt

For reducing the inflammation and swelling around the blind pimples, Epsom salt can also be used.

How to Use:

  • Dissolve about 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt in water. For better dissolution, hot water is recommended.

  • Allow the solution to cool down first.

  • Apply it over the blind pimple with the help of a cotton ball.

  • Wait until the water evaporates from the skin and form a dry patch.

  • Rinse with water, and repeat till the pimple head forms.

Use Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has excellent antioxidant and age-defying properties. It also acts as a cleanser and produces its action by constricting the area thus producing astringent effect.

How to Use:

  • Take out the lemon juice from 2 to 3 lemons (depends on size), apply it over the pimple with the help of gauze pad, and then leave for 15 minutes.

  • It can also be mixed with rose water for more effective results.

Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is very effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. It also eliminates the source of infection.

How to Use:

  • Prepare the paste by mixing baking soda and water.

  • Apply it over the pimple under skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with water.

Use Deep Cleansing Mask

Deep cleansing mask is required for better cleaning of blocked pores and removing dust from them.

How to Use:

  • Apply a mask which contains citric acid.

  • Mud mask are also fairly effective for skin cleansing due to astringent and dust removal properties.

Apply Acne Treatment Cream

Acne creams contains some ingredients which helps in promoting skin cell regeneration.

How to Use:

  • Apply Benzoyl peroxide acne cream over the pimple under skin to kill bacteria and promote healthy skin.

  • Apply the cream by following its instructions.

Prevention of Pimple Under the Skin

Here are some tips that can be used for preventing hidden pimples.

Keep Your Face Clean

Cleaning your face can prevent the accumulation of different toxins and bacteria on the skin which will lead to the formation of pimple under skin. A good quality cleanser can be selected for cleaning. Wash your face every 4 to 6 hours can also help.


Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

Decreasing the intake of junk food and increasing the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables can help in minimizing the production of free radicals in body. A well-balanced diet can decrease the risk of the formation of under skin pimple.


Use Moisturizer

For people with normal and dry skin, it is better to use a moisturizer on daily basis. It can prevent the dryness of skin and secretion of oil from the sweat glands.


Avoid Excessive Makeup

Excessive use of cosmetics can increase the likelihood of developing clogged skin pores. Accumulation of makeup particles in the skin layers can lead to the formation of pimple under skin.


Apply Sun-Screen Lotion

Direct exposure to sun can cause damage to skin, so it is better to avoid direct sun exposure by using sun screen lotion in good quality


Do Enough Physical Activities

Moderate physical activities improve normal circulation of the skin and help in excretion of toxins and chemicals. 


Don't Push Yourself Too Hard

Stress is one of the most important factors which cause the pimple under skin. The more you relax, the more you are safe from blind pimples. So listen to your favoriate music or go to see a movie, do anything which can make you feel happy and relaxed. don't push yourself too hard.

See a video to learn more about how to prevent pimples:

  • Do not try to push out the pimple by your nails or fingers as it can seriously damage the hidden pimple and leads to skin scarring.
  • If the pain in the blind pimple is getting severe or if it is assuming an abscess form, it is better to consult a dermatologist for proper care.

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