Do you squeze blind pimples? Here is what you need to know...

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Do you squeeze blind pimples? Here is what you need to know

It makes absolutely no sense to try to squeeze a blind pimple. The infection is deeply buried in the tissues and to get to it; you would tear the skin, which will most likely end up in scarring. You are opening the skin up for more infection, and the tear takes weeks to heal up.

Blind pimples have no openings to the surface. So the immune system and the lymphatic system are taking care of the infection. The immune cells come in to neutralise the infection, and the lymphatics direct more water to the area to flush it out. That raised, red, sore, deep blind pimple you get is the increased metabolic activity of your immune response in the local area to deal with the infection. If you squeeze a blind pimple and only blood comes out (you have damaged and broken blood vessels) then a clear fluid (lymph) you have torn your skin down to the dermis level. Ouch!

Pimples with a yellow, pus head on the surface mean your hair follicle (or some people call them pores) has an infection in it. Your body is pushing the infection out. These can be extracted out, but you need to be gentle. Cleanse your skin and steam it or use a warm towel to soften your skin. Then with your fingertips gently push under the follicle to ease the infection out. If you find it comes out easily, great, if it's not coming out, leave it. You can use a topical treatment to help bring it to the surface, then ease it out when it's ready. If you try to force it, you will cause more trauma which can re-infect your skin (more pimples), takes ages to heal and potentially can cause scarring. If you are unsure, please see a beauty therapist who can do a deep cleansing facial which includes extractions.

I hope you find this useful because people need to know how to do this correctly so that they don't damage their skin.

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Have a beautiful day! 
Jana x

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