A blind (cystic) pimple occurs under the skin and affects more the skin surface. From a distance, one may notice when their friends have this skin condition because it requires one to feel the skin to notice the lumps cropping beneath the skin surface.
In fact, it is for this reason that such pimples are considered cystic in nature – because of the cysts they form on the skin.
Hard (swollen) pimple under the skin
If your pimple has turned into a hard lump under the skin surface, it may cause some great deal of discomfort. Its removal may be the only thing that makes sense to you in such moments.
Unfortunately, even when left alone, a hard pimple under the skin won’t go away, and that may mean one has to try and apply some of the methods I have outlined in this article.
How to get rid of a blind pimple
There are several methods you can use to get rid of the blind pimple on your skin. They are as discussed here below
#1: The Salicylic Acid
This method involves using a chemical that leaves your face with some unwanted color that cannot be removed using makeup. Therefore, you can only use this method if you intend to stay indoors during the night.
Step 1 – Exfoliation with salicylic acid: Since the pimple o=us below the surface, exfoliation is needed for you to reach it.
A salicylic cleanser can really be helpful in such circumstances because they play the unique role of removing excessive oil at the pimple site.
Step 2 – Use Ice cubes to control the swelling: exfoliation may trigger swelling as blood flows in the blood vessels near the exfoliated region. To avoid excessive swelling, using ice cubes can really help out with things.
Step 3 – Eliminate the bacteria: There are millions of bacteria on the skin. Therefore, you don’t want any harmful bacteria attacking the exfoliated area to cause more harm due to unprecedented infections. In order to destroy such bacteria, you need to use benzoyl peroxide.
Step 4 – Address the Red Skin
Exfoliation, the associated swelling and the benzoyl peroxide used to destroy bacteria may result in the reddening of the skin around the exfoliated area. To minimize the reddening, you can opt for over the counter creams meant for such purposes. In most cases, hydrocortisone creams work well.
#2 Apply Warm Compression on the Pimple
Healthline and MedicalNewsToday report that using a warm compress can really help with the pimples. It is therefore recommended when you want to have the pimple to remove its head for pus removal.
Step 1: Find a clean piece of washcloth
Step 2: Soak the clean cloth in hot water that is 60 to 80 degrees Celsius
Step 3: Compress the cloth on the pimple for about 12 minutes
Step 4: Repeat the above procedure 5 times a day
Step 5: When the pimple’s head develops, pierce and remove the pus
Step 6: Clean and keep clean the affected area to avoid unwanted infections, which can create even more issues
How to draw out a pimple overnight
If you need to get rid of the pimple overnight, well, there may be several ways to achieve that. However, I should note here at the onset that in some cases you wish may not always come true.
Anyways, for anyone looking for a fast and efficient approach to the removal of pimples, the salicylic acid method is recommended here.
How long do blind pimples last?
The time varies from one person to another and from one pimple to the other. On average, however, a pimple may last up to 7 days.
Most people start dealing with the pimples the moment they notice them. However, you should learn to avoid early interference with the pimple because they can easily develop into bad blemishes when they are handled before they develop the head.