I dislike the word ‘pimple’ intensely. It conjures up visions of a hot, muggy day and immediately induces the sick face emoticon. As if regular pimples weren’t bad enough, we also have to deal with its uglier obstinate cousin—the infamous under the skin pimple. At least with a pimple on the surface, you can see it, use cuss words and make gang signs at it but what do you do with pimples under the skin? They grow below the surface without visible pores. Although mostly painless, in some cases they hurt badly. We’ve all had episodes with stubborn pimples under the skin. The causes are varied and confusing. Fortunately, the prevention and treatment is mostly simple.
Home Remedies For Pimples Under The Skin:
There are several home remedies to get rid of under the skin pimples. Most of them are easily available and won’t pinch your wallet.
1. Epsom Salt:
Epsom salt is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways of treating under the skin pimples. The magnesium sulfate in the Epsom salt is considered as an anti-inflammatory agent, which helps to treat the acne. Soak a washcloth in a solution of Epsom salt and warm water. Use the cloth as a warm compress for your face. Do this 3 or 4 times a day. Epsom salt kills bacteria and purges toxins. It is also useful to control the oiliness that causes acne. This is one of the effective home remedies for acne prone skin.
2. Essential Oils:
Tea tree oil and lavender oil are amazing to treat under the skin pimples. Most beauty creams and anti-aging lotions contain generous amounts of tea tree oil and lavender oil. Dab a little oil on a tissue or ear bud and apply directly. Leave it on overnight. Tea tree oil and lavender oil have antibacterial properties that reduce inflammation and redness.
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3. Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar, when applied directly on the pimple, reduces redness. Do this sparingly, maybe once a day. Vinegar of any kind is acidic and could be harsh for your skin. Do not apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to the entire face. Apply only a little bit of it on the stubborn pimple, once a day.
4. Green Tea:
Brew some strong green tea and freeze it in the ice compartment. Apply it directly on the pimple. Providing a soothing effect to the skin, it reduces the redness.
Causes Of Pimples Under The Skin:
Some beauty experts believe that hair products that seep into your skin can cause adult acne and under the skin pimples. When using any kind of hair product, be sure to use the applicator or a brush. Wipe off the product that tends to keep dribbling on your forehead with a baby wipe, preferably a non-alcohol based one. Another connected and infamous cause of under the skin pimples is your hairstyle. Fringes and bangs are so hot right now but they could be the cause of all that acne on your forehead. The constant irritation to the skin on your forehead caused by your fringe increases the soreness and redness. When having a terrible time with acne, clip your bangs and notice the immediate difference.
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While traveling, your skin is already exposed to several changes in the weather and humidity. This causes skin damage. Several people complain of under the skin pimples after returning from a fabulous beach vacation. To minimize the skin damage during vacations, use only bottled water to wash your face. Tap water may contain impurities that cause irritation to your already sensitive skin. Remember to use a scarf and sunglasses when you are outdoors. Always keep your skin clean and moisturized.
Never ever try squeezing or popping under the skin pimples with your fingernails. Avoid constantly touching the affected area. Additionally, avoid a high carbohydrate diet, colas and sugary treats to reduce acne. Stress is another major cause of under the skin pimples. Although easier said than done, try not to stress about your new job or love life.
To prevent under the skin pimples, follow a simple and fuss-free beauty regime. Use a cleanser in the morning after waking up and just before going to bed. Wash your face twice or thrice a day with a face wash meant for acne. Cleansers and face washes have salicylic acid that helps reduce acne. If under the skin pimples still persist, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
Next time you hear the word pimple, don’t panic! Be Zen and know that this too shall pass!
Now that you know how to get rid of under the skin pimples effectively, what are you waiting for? Try these home remedies and do share your experience with us in the comments section.
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