Sometimes acne is not just a problem that we face on the exterior of our skin. Pimples can also develop under the skin’s pores and cause issues before we even see them poke out of the surface of our skin. Under the skin pimples start deep in the pores. These pimples usually feel like hard bumps under the skin and are typically fairly painful for the person that is suffering from it. With the proper care and treatment, you can get relief just few days after you noticed it and take steps to prevent them from coming back in the future.
So you find yourself standing in front of the bathroom mirror, analyzing your face under a microscope, when you notice that there is no pimple in the spot that’s been hurting and giving you trouble all day… What do you do? First off, don’t panic. A pimple under the skin is nothing serious, but it can mean that you are not taking the proper steps to maintain good hygiene on your face. Some under the skin pimples mean that a breakout is coming soon, but not always. Now is the time to start taking action on your face so that your under-the-skin pimple doesn’t develop into something worse. Here are a few treatments/remedies for under the skin pimples that dermatologists recommend:
- Hot Water – Hot water does a great job in dilating the skin’s pores. The more your pores open up, the easier it will be to use a cleanser and get out all of the oil and bacteria effectively. An easy way to apply hot water to the area that has the under the skin pimple is to soak a wash cloth and rest it on the inflamed area for 30-60 seconds. You can do it for longer if you feel that it is necessary, but 30-60 seconds is generally sufficient. After the pores are dilated, you can use the cleanser of your choice to clean your face from bacteria and oily substances. A good thing to practice is splashing cold water on your face after you are done cleaning it. This is because the cold water will constrict the pores and prevent certain bacteria from getting under your skin through your pores.
- Vitamin A – Vitamin A is a great way to keep the pimples away. You can get vitamin A through a number of different avenues. There are one-a-day vitamins made for both men and women that will contain a sufficient amount of vitamin A for the day. There are also some vitamin A supplements that you can take by themselves, too. Vitamin A narrows the oil glands and causes them to secrete less oil which will reduce the amount of breakouts effectively. There are also a number of foods which are high in vitamin A, if you aren’t a ‘pill and supplement’ kind of person, such as tomatoes, carrots, and citrus fruits will do the job.
- Spot Treatment – To treat a pimple spot hat is under the skin, you can use a few different ‘home remedies’. A common home remedy for treating acne is to wipe a warm teabag over the infected area. This will reduce the severity of the inflammation around the area as well as remove any excess oil. After this, you should dab benzoyl peroxide cream all over the area where the pimple is forming. Benzoyl peroxide is said to be the most effective treatment for killing the bacteria that causes pimples.
In conclusion, a good skincare should prevent from having any pimples under your skin. These are well known remedies for pimples, but often underrated.