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Blind Pimples: What They Are and How to Get Rid of Them

Even if you don’t know it by name, you know the kind of pimple we’re talking about. You can feel it coming, and it kind of hurts, but it hasn’t quite reared its ugly head yet.

Blind pimple, hidden pimple, early-stage pimple, under-the-skin pimple. Whatever you want to call it, acne has developed under the skin’s surface and has not yet come to a “head” (as it does in your typical whitehead). These pimples are “unpoppable,” can be painful to the touch and often appear red from inflammation of the surrounding skin. They are caused by the usual acne culprits: hormonal fluctuations, overproduction of sebum, and congested or clogged pores.

The good news is that the majority of blind pimples will eventually emerge and heal on their own. The bad news is that it can take weeks to months for that to happen. 

And that’s exactly why we created Micropoint for Blemishes, to help early-stage pimples heal faster. Micropoint speeds up the pimple lifecycle, so you don’t have to wait around forever for a hidden pimple to come to a head.

The Lifecycle of A Pimple:

From birth to death, here’s exactly what happens when you get a pimple. 


Very early stage 

early stage pimple

Dead skin cells and excess sebum begin to create a blockage in the pores, resulting in a bump under the skin. You can use Micropoint here in the very early stage, and completely heal the pimple before an infection/whitehead even forms. 


Active pimple

active pimpe

Bacteria grows to form an infection and the skin ruptures, forming a red, slightly more visible bump. You can use Micropoint here too, in order to speed up the pimple’s transition to a whitehead. 



whitehead pimple

White blood cells fight the infection, die and accumulate, which creates a pustule or whitehead. This is the type of pimple that looks like it's about to pop– and spill! But don't pop! Just stick on an Original Mighty Patch! 


Healed pimple

healed pimple

Healthy skin cells eventually replace the mark left behind by a pimple.

WATCH: See how Micropoint for Blemishes helps bring a hidden pimple to a head.


How does Micropoint heal blind pimples?

In the past, outside of an injection at the dermatologist’s office, people had to treat blind pimples with topical creams, lotions or gels. While those treatments typically contained blemish-busting ingredients (like salicylic acid), the problem was that the ingredients couldn’t really reach the source of the pimple to attack and eliminate it. To tackle an under-the-skin pimple, we knew we needed a physical element that could reach it. Micropoint for Blemishes has 173 Micropoints made of hyaluronic acid molded to work like microneedles that dissolve powerful ingredients (including salicylic acid) straight to the source. 

RELATED READ: It’s Time to Go Deeper…Introducing Micropoint for Blemishes

How do you treat blind pimples? Have you tried Micropoint for Blemishes? Let us know in the comments below!



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