How to Treat a Deep Pimple

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Pimples are a skin condition, also known as acne, that are experienced by both males and females --- particularly during the hormonal changes caused by puberty. It is common for pimples to develop on the surface of the skin on the face, back and chest. Some pimples are rooted deeper under the surface, and these tend to be more painful and obvious than most cases of acne. In order to treat deep pimples, it is important to cleanse the skin daily, and apply special products to the affected area to reduce the inflammation.

Things You'll Need

  • 5% benzoyl peroxide wash or salicylic acid cleanser
  • 5% benzoyl peroxide cream or sulfur based cream
  • Spot treatment
  • Wash your entire face --- or other affected skin areas --- twice daily with a wash containing 5 percent benzoyl peroxide. If you are allergic to this, use a salicylic acid cleanser as a replacement.

  • Apply a benzoyl peroxide cream to the face after each wash. If you are allergic to this, use a sulfur-based cream or gel as a replacement.

  • Apply a spot-treatment to the affected area each night, after your regular nightly cleansing and moisturizing.

  • Avoid using oil-based makeup or oily moisturizers, until the deep pimple has cleared up. Keeping the area oil free will help speed up the recovery process.

  • Consult a doctor if the pimples continue. Complicated cases of deep acne might require special medication. If your pimples become over-bearing and do not go away with regular cleansing, it is time to pursue other treatment options.

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