Blind Pimples Causes
A pimple generally has a small pointed “head” that appears on the surface of the skin, but a blind pimple is one which grows internally and is not visible on the surface. It merely causes the skin to swell into a small lump which could hurt intermittently. Trying to prick such a pimple with a sterilized needle does not help release the pus; instead, it increases the chances of local infection and scarring by damaging the skin tissue.
Home Remedies for Blind Pimples
There are a few simple ways in which you can treat blind pimples at home. You should avoid eating oily and spicy foods, and foodstuff containing artificial additives, as these cause a build-up of toxins in the bloodstream and cause the formation of blind pimples. You should also stay away from carbonated drinks and alcohol. Drink at least 10 glasses of water every day as well as homemade unsweetened fruit juices, as these cleanse the blood of its impurities and prevent the appearance of blind pimples. Eating fruits that have high water content, such as watermelon, grapes, oranges, pineapples, pomegranates and pears is especially useful in this regard. Drinking a glass of lukewarm water into which the juice of a fresh lemon has been squeezed is also an effective natural means of cleansing the blood. You may also apply a mixture of cucumber, mint and coriander juice on your skin in order to treat blind pimples.
A god way of bringing the pimple to head is to mix a pinch of cinnamon powder with a tablespoon of honey and apply it on the swollen bump on the skin. This draws the pus out of the pimple naturally and cures it completely in a couple of days. If you have oily skin, you should soak a ball of cotton wool in some apple cider vinegar and dab the affected area with it for a few minutes thrice a day. This will help absorb the excess sebum on the surface of the skin and dry up the pimple faster. For those who have normal, dry or sensitive skin, application of a piece of cloth soaked in lukewarm saline water is recommended. This remedy has to be followed at regular intervals till the head of the pimple appears and then bursts on its own. Besides these, you should keep splashing cold water on your face to wash away dirt, oil and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. You should also use make-up very sparingly to minimize the chances of getting pimples.