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SOS pimples under the skin: what they are, causes and possible natural remedies

Pimples under the skin

They are very annoying and unsightly: pimples under the skin are a real nuisance! Here are the possible remedies, including natural ones, and the causes.

Pimples under the skin are not only unsightly, but also annoying. The very swollen and red ones , in fact, are painful, while the small and thick ones are itchy.

The causes can be different, from hormonal imbalances to nutrition, and they must be identified in order to intervene with the best treatment. This is why it is important to always go to a dermatologist to avoid any problems, such as inflammation on the face or other parts of the body. However, there are also do-it-yourself solutions, obviously to be implemented with caution and always under the doctor’s advice.

What are pimples under the skin

The annoying pimples under the skin appear as bumps that are not visible at first, but which then swell as the inflammation progresses. Some are small , therefore almost invisible and only perceptible by touching the affected area, while others have larger dimensions and are evident and unsightly.

They tend to become inflamed easily, due to the buildup of pus inside them. Obviously they are not easy to “crush”, which should never be done to avoid more serious infections. Some of these can then turn into so-called white spots or closed comedones , or even become real cysts .

Pimples under the skin on the face or forehead: causes and symptoms

The pimples under the skin on the forehead or on the rest of the face can be really annoying, although not we should be concerned if they appear sporadically.


These are more difficult to remove compared to normal white pimples or blacks points , and present themselves as subcutaneous protuberances often of considerable size. Sometimes it is possible to come across inflamed, very painful and hard pimples under the skin due to the pus inside them

As we said, a sporadic episode is certainly not worrying. However, when pimples become more and more numerous, frequent and inflamed, it is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor , as we have already told you.

One of the most frequent causes, especially if the pimples are concentrated on the lower part of the face, is hormonal imbalance , due for example to puberty or polycystic ovary syndrome.

Even an inadequate skin cleansing , the use of occlusive cosmetics and a diet rich in fat can be a reason for their appearance. Among the aggravating causes we also find alcohol, smoking and excessive exposure to the sun.

Among the symptoms, in addition to pain, it is possible to feel a certain pressure (also based on the size of the pimple), itching, redness , cracked skin and swelling.

Bubbles under the skin: the remedies to eliminate them

The problem of pimples or bubbles under the skin that if you prefer is not, as already mentioned, easy to solve. Obviously, forcing your hand too much is never good, because in isolated and sporadic cases they tend to regress spontaneously and disappear within a few days.

On the other hand, if this does not happen, the best treatment must be agreed with the dermatologist, which will be linked to the triggering cause of the problem. For example, he can prescribe oral contraceptives for women if they are not pregnant. Or the doctor gives corticosteroid medications if the problem is more severe and the inflammation on the face more acute. Or even, in less serious cases, the prescription of a chemical peel or exfoliating products will suffice. But how quickly can the problem be solved?

Eliminating pimples under the skin in one night: is it possible?

Getting rid or deflation of a pimple under the skin overnight is impossible. In most cases, dermatologists prescribe peels or exfoliating creams based on acids or retinoids, which exfoliate the skin and eliminate blackheads under the skin, as mentioned above. The treatment is quite long and must be done in winter. If acne is due to hormonal problems, in addition to topical treatments, more important treatments are prescribed as already specified.

Pimples under the skin
Pimples under the skin

Pimples under the skin: the natural remedies to try

On the other hand, in milder cases, if the pimples are sporadic, it is possible to try to eliminate them with natural remedies. The most effective is tea tree essential oil , a powerful natural antibiotic, which flames and deflates the pimple in a few days. The essential oil should be diluted in a little jojoba oil or aloe gel and then applied only on the single pimple. You can also try the essential oil of rosemary and lavender, which also have anti-inflammatory properties .

The procedure is as follows: apply a few drops of oil on a piece of cotton and pat the affected area, perhaps together with an aloe vera gel. Clearly not all skins accept these treatments, as some are more sensitive than others and can give rise to various allergies, if not already present in the person.

Green or white clay-based pimple masks are also excellent for purifying the skin and relieving pimples.

In any case, do not forget to wash your face morning and evening with a purifying cleanser , to use a scrub twice a week and to choose only non-occlusive creams and cosmetics , free of mineral oils and silicones.

In general, always remember not to squeeze the pimples: in this way you could aggravate the situation, inflaming the affected area and increasing its size!


Can these pimples be prevented? Just have a few tricks that can make a difference! Here’s what they are:

-Have a correct and balanced diet , following a balanced diet .

-Use good quality cleansing and cosmetic products according to your skin type and sensitivity.

Avoid “squeezing” the pimples, which can become infected.

– Periodically do face scrubs to cleanse the skin.

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