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3 Home Remedies For Under-The-Skin Acne That Won’t Harm Your Skin

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Blind pimples, or cystic acne as it is often called, can be the absolute worst! They’re painful, you never know where it starts or ends, and they can take days to finally show up on the surface.

While extraction is a solution, it’s a very bad idea to try and extract cystic acne at home, no matter how sterile your equipment is. It’s best you leave this for the dermatologist’s office.

What you can do, at home, is bring your cyst to the surface. Once that happens, you can carry on with the usual acne ointments and remedies. Take a look at 3 home remedies to cure under-the-skin acne that won’t harm your skin.


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1. Epsom Salts

Dissolve some in warm water, then leave it to cool. Use cotton pads to softly apply this solution onto your blind acne and leave it to dry. You can do this 2 – 3 times a day, in order for the pimple to surface.

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2. Tea Bags

Like when used on the eyes, the antioxidants in tea bags can reduce inflammation. At the same time, warm the tea bag up and use it as a compress. As it delivers anti-inflammatory ingredients to your cystic acne, the warmth will also bring the head out.

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3. Hot Compress

A couple of times a day, alternate between hot and cold compress applied on the affected area. The extreme hot and cold of the compress will allow the pimple to appear on the surface.


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