Spots and acne can come in a variety of different forms, from blackheads to whiteheads to pustules and cysts. However, one type of spot, in particular, is not as well-known as it perhaps should be – and that is the blind pimple. It’s something that can be addressed using overnight spot patches, along with other DIY home remedies.
Keep reading to find out what those remedies are for blind pimples. However, first, we shine a light on what they actually are and why they happen.
So, What Are Blind Pimples?
Like other forms of spots and pimples, blind pimples form when dirt, bacteria and oil (sebum) become trapped inside of a hair follicle. What ensues is a ‘headless’ spot that can be excessively tender and painful to touch.
Those with oily skin are more likely to develop this kind of zit, as are those going through big hormone changes e.g. pregnant ladies and adolescents. Blind pimples are also sometimes triggered by certain medications like oral contraceptives and corticosteroids, with treatment requiring not just overnight spot patches but also a lot of care and patience.
How Can Blind Pimples Be Treated?
Of course, by far and away, the best way to deal with any type of acne is through the use of acne-fighting washes under the watchful eye of your dermatologist. That said, this is not always possible for everyone, so here are a few home remedies that we’ve heard about.
You can resolve your blind pimple issues with a combination of the following:
- Carry out your usual cleansing routine, combined with benzoyl peroxide washes
- Put a warm compress against the skin for 10-15 minutes to relieve yourself from the pain. Repeat 3-4 times each day.
- Apply diluted tea tree oil twice a day
- Use raw honey, as it’s high in antimicrobial power. Should be left on overnight.
We’ll finish by stating that you should never attempt to pop or squeeze a blind pimple, as you’re just going to aggravate the area – plus, you’re never going to pop it – it’s just too far down! Doing so risks spreading the infection, as well as causing scarring that can last a lifetime.
Overnight Spot Patches Really Work For Many Acne Types
Blind pimples are just one of a myriad of pimple types that overnight spot patches can help with. Able to provide a deeply soothing action whilst drawing out all the nasties inside, it’s not hard to see why they’re so popular with acne sufferers.
That said, you should be aware that if your zits are deep and subdermal (as is the case with papules and cysts), your patches are unlikely to be able to draw out the pus. Instead, they’ll be more of a tool for stopping your scratching and spreading bacteria elsewhere.
Ideally, you’ll be using professionally formulated products to fight your acne, but at a push, you could try some of the home remedies that we’ve listed above.
Either way, we hope you get the great-looking skin that everyone deserves.