Blind pimples, also known as cystic acne, can be painful and bothersome — especially if you’re a redhead with sensitive skin. These underground pimples are deep in the skin and consists of oil instead of puss. These blemishes can leave your skin red, irritated, and sore. Traditional acne methods don’t do much for blind pimples, but we’ve got a few methods that do work and are ‘Redhead Friendly‘:
1. Pimple Patches
Not only are pimple patches good for penetrating the pimple and helping it to disappear, but they keep you from touching and squeezing it which can lead to infection and further irritation.
2. Spot Treatment
Unlike surface-level acne, spot-treating blind pimples have always been fruitless, but now there’s a new spot treatment on the market and it works! Murad Deep Relief Acne Treatment with Salicylic Acid seemingly dissolves the pimple from within when applied every day for several days in a row.
3. Warm Compress
Soothing the pain of a blind pimple can be achieved by using a warm compress on the spot. This softens the skin and helps to relax the area so it doesn’t hurt quite as much. This method is best used in combination with other treatments.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Applying diluted tea tree oil to the blemish can help to fight bacteria and also help to reduce the pimple. It should be applied twice a day until the pimple is completely gone.