Some people are susceptible to blind acne or cystic acne—the zits formed under the skin surface, instead of on the skin pores itself. Zits under the skin surface, which is also called papules usually need longer period to heal compared to any usual pimples on the surface of the skin. These are also painful, due to its location beneath the skin tissues and inflammation. Most of the time, people concern about how painful papules can be, rather than how they are going to influence the skin appearance. Hence, it is important to perform suitable treatments that can be helpful in getting rid of these painful zits quickly.
Getting rid of sits under the skin overnight
By encouraging papules to the head
Blind pimples are formed far beneath the skin surface, embedding themselves onto the skin tissues. As a result, these zits do not physically show a head as the standard pimples do. To get rid of blind pimples faster, therefore, you need to encourage the papules to the head. This way, the blind pimples will be more tender and easier to burst. To encourage papule head to appear, prepare:
- A bowl of warm water
- A clean face towel
Soak the face towel into the warm water and squeeze out excessed water. Put it onto the blind pimple and let it sit for 10 minutes. Repeat the treatment 3-4 times a day to tenderize the blind pimple fast. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to help drying it out overnight, as this ingredient is a potent anti-bacterial agent.
By reducing inflammation
Another method to get rid of blind pimple faster is by reducing its inflammation. It is an important remedy to bring down the zit quickly. Reducing inflammation will also reduce the caused pain, which will heal the infection faster. To reduce inflammation in blind zits, use these remedies:
White toothpaste—the paste, not the get, and white, not any other colors, is a great remedy for helping decreasing skin inflammation, as it contains silica, an anti-inflammatory ingredient. Dab a thin layer of white toothpaste onto the blind pimples and leave it overnight. In the morning, rinse thoroughly with cool water.
Tea tree oil
Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil into a bowl of water and wipe it with a cotton ball onto the area with blind pimples. Leave it overnight and rinse in the morning.
By treating infection
Treating infection caused by infesting bacteria, dirt, and accumulated blocked sebum is an important method for getting rid of zits under the skin overnight. To do this you will need:
Honey is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent that can help get rid of zits under the skin overnight. Dab a layer of raw honey onto the blind pimple to kill infesting bacteria and thus, reduce inflammation and heal the zits overnight.
Mild facial wash
Washing the face twice a day also help getting rid of infesting bacteria causing infection under the skin. Use warm water and mild facial soap to wash the face thoroughly and help get rid of zits under the skin before the next morning.
By drying out blind pimples
Drying out blind pimples will also be beneficial to get rid of it overnight. Use a dab of fresh lemon juice to get the zits dried out fast. You can dilute the lemon juice in water for an over-sensitive facial skin. This remedy will help drying out the zits and drain the pus, letting it heal faster with minimal scarring. Applying lemon juice also reduces itching, which will prevent you from scratching and touching the infection site, letting it go down quickly.
Preventing zits under the skin from forming
Although there are various methods and remedies that may help get rid of zits under your skin overnight, it is always better to prevent these zits from forming at all.
Preventing sebum overproduction
Similar to other types of zits, blind pimples are triggered by sebum overproduction. There are some risk factors contributing to this and thus, some preventive methods, such as:
- Managing your stress, as stress may activate your sebaceous glands to produce more oil that leads to sebum overproduction.
- Washing the face regularly, but avoid washing it excessively using harsh facial wash that may aggravate your skin. It is best to wash the face with cool water after going out and pat it dry with a clean towel. Only wash your face with facial wash twice a day, once in the morning and once before sleeping.
Avoid touching the face often
Touching the face will increase the risk of having harmful bacteria move and infest your skin, causing clogs that may end in zits. Before applying any make-ups, make sure your hands are thoroughly washed to prevent bacteria from moving onto the skin.
Balancing the diet
Balanced diet is an important remedy for preventing the skin from breaking out. Take foods, fruits, and vegetables that are enriched with vitamin C as a natural anti-oxidant for the skin. You also need to take sufficient amount of water daily in order to keep the skin hydrated. This will prevent skin breakout and thus, minimize the occurrence of clogged oil beneath the skin. Avoid greasy foods, as it may trigger pores blockage and skin breakout.