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A blind pimple is the one that develops under the skin. The condition is also called cystic acne. The zit stays under the skin, causing inflammation and pain. Or else, it may surface in the form of a whitehead, red bump, or blackhead. 

These pimples are annoying for sure. The inflammation and pain they cause become a constant reason to worry. Nevertheless, you don’t have to struggle with them, especially if they are recurring or staying for a long time. You can treat them effectively with a reliable skin clinic in Pune like us. But before that, let’s delve more into blind pimples, understand their causes, and also look at the various measures to treat them.

What are Blind Pimples?

A blind pimple is a zit that develops under your skin’s surface. It doesn’t form a whitehead, red bump, or blackhead like other pimples. However, some hidden zits form a head and emerge from beneath the skin’s surface, thus becoming visible. Others disappear on their own without erupting.

These pimples can form on any body part like the chest, upper back, or face. When they do, you would feel the bump after rubbing your finger over the surface where the zit causes pain and inflammation. 

Let’s now see how and why a blind pimple forms.

What Causes Hidden Pimples?

Blind zits occur when your skin’s pores (tiny holes on your skin) clog. Experts call them hair follicles. Factors that block them include dead skin cells, hair, bacteria, and sebum (the oil that your skin produces to maintain the skin’s moisture).

When the body produces excess sebum or if you don’t maintain proper skin hygiene, the oil accumulates under your skin and forms pus. It gets stuck and fails to get to the skin’s surface. As a result, it stays in the body and forms a pimple causing pain and inflammation. However, one cannot always blame poor skin hygiene for such pimples. Some other factors include the following.

  • Family History: In some cases, pimples are the result of genetics. If your parents have had acne and blind pimples in the past, you may also develop them at some point.
  • Pregnancy: Women are more prone to pimples during pregnancy or menstruation.
  • Sweat: Activities that cause excessive sweating, particularly with tight clothes, helmets, or hats can worsen acne.
  • Stress Levels: Stress causes the cortisol (stress hormone) levels to increase and produce more sebum, resulting in breakouts. Anxiety and stress cause cortisol levels to rise and make more sebum, causing breakouts.
  • Hormonal Changes: Adolescents are more susceptible to acne breakouts due to changes in their hormonal levels.
  • Medications and Skin Care Products: Medications like corticosteroids or in some cases, heavy lotions and creams can clog pores and result in zits.

Suffering from blind pimples is normal. Almost everyone gets them at least once. Most of them go away on their own in a couple of weeks. However, if you get them frequently and if they stay for long, you must not ignore them. In such situations, you must visit a skin clinic like us and get them treated. 

How to Treat Blind Pimples?

So, how do you treat hidden pimples? The treatment depends on the underlying cause and what suits you the best. You should always consult skin experts and know what will work for you before you try something. Nevertheless, some generic measures include the following.

  • Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial agent that helps reduce inflammation and inhibits bacterial growth. Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it to the affected region of your skin.
  • Warm Compress: Apply a warm compress to the affected region for 12-15 minutes a few times daily. It opens the pores and brings the pimple to a head.
  • Pimple Sticker: It is a tiny sticker you can place over a blind pimple. The sticker contains an agent like salicylic acid. It removes sebum, absorb excess oil, lower inflammation, and also minimize the size of the blemishes.
  • Honey: Honey is also considered effective in treating blind pimples. You can apply raw honey and leave it overnight.
  • Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can help reduce swelling and redness. As for using it, you can apply fresh aloe vera gel to the affected region.
  • Avoiding Squeezing or Popping: This is a precaution more than a treatment. Hidden pimples usually go away over a while. However, if you hurry up and try to squeeze or pop them, the inflammation may worsen, bacteria may spread and result in scarring.

While the above are curative measures, some preventive ones include the below.

  • Maintaining a healthy and proper skin routine
  • Keeping your body and skin hydrated to prevent excess oil production
  • Using only dermatologist-recommended products

Choose Eva Pimples, Skin and Hair Clinic for Effective Acne Treatment in Pune!

Usually, hidden pimples aren’t an aesthetic concern. However, with the pain and inflammation they cause, they can be as troublesome as their visible counterparts. If you observe your blind pimples are not disappearing on their own or are recurring frequently, you need help from a dermatologist in Pune.

At Eva Pimple, Skin and Hair Clinic, we receive many people who are fed up with blind pimples and want to get rid of them. Our comprehensive diagnosis and targeted treatment help you address the problem of blind pimples appropriately. Call us at +91 788 799 1919 to book an appointment with our experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you squeeze or pop a hidden pimple?

The oil and bacteria get pushed deeper, increasing inflammation and the risk of infection. It can also lead to acne scars.

Can I get rid of blind pimples permanently?

You cannot get rid of blind pimples permanently. However, the key is to prevent them by ensuring a proper skin care routine and maintaining skin hygiene.

Who is more prone to hidden pimples?

Anyone and everyone. However, teenagers are more prone to developing them. Besides, people with a family history of acne are vulnerable to these pimples.

What are the symptoms of blind pimples?

Some common symptoms include a small lump or bump underneath the skin, swelling, inflammation or redness in the affected area, and pain or discomfort on or around the pimple lump.

The Eva Pimples, Skin and Hair Clinic in Wakad, Pune takes great satisfaction in its experienced team’s 11 years of dermatological expertise. The clinic offers a range of services, with a particular emphasis on treating common skin issues like acne, scars, pimples, and hair transplant operations. 

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