Dealing With Under Skin Acne
Under skin acne requires instant treatment!
Of all the acne out there, under skin acne is one of the worst. It's painful, unsightly, and sometimes frightening, because people don't always recognize it for what it is. Many people find unsightly and painful lumps on their bodies and become very concerned, thinking they have cysts or even tumors. Fortunately, acne under skin isn't nearly that serious: just annoying and painful.
If you find large, unsightly, and often painful bumps on your skin, they are probably pimples under the skin. Unlike pimples that appear on the surface, they don't have a prominent head. Now, when you think of acne you may not instantly think 'hooray! A prominent head!' but as it turns out, when acne doesn't have a point, it just spreads out all over the place.
That's why under skin acne is such a disaster. It's huge and covers a wide area. It's extra irritated because not only is it a pimple, it's pressing against your skin from underneath. And it takes longer to heal because you can't get at it. What's a person to do?
Acne treatment for acne under skin
You've heard this before, but I'll say it again: DO NOT POP THE ZITS. You shouldn't pop any pimples, but when dealing with pimples under the skin, this is an especially important rule. You already know why you shouldn't pop pimples: it spreads the pus inside, and it can leave scars.
When you're dealing with acne under skin, this is an even more pronounced problem. When you pop a zit on the surface, you can wash your face and remove the pus. If you pop a pimple under the skin, the pus spreads around and you can't do anything about it. You're almost guaranteed to wind up with a scar, too, because in order to pop the zit you have to puncture the skin.
So don't do it, okay? What can you do? Unfortunately, the key is the same acne treatment you would use for any other outbreak. It just takes a bit longer because you need your treatment to penetrate the skin and get to the underlying problem.
If you're dealing with a really extreme outbreak, here are some things you can do to minimize the damage.
1. As always, hands off. Don't poke and prod it. It won't help, and it will probably hurt.
2. Stick to your regular skin care routine.
3. If you're getting a lot of redness and swelling, try applying a cold compress or ice cubes wrapped in a washcloth to the area for 5-10 minutes. This will help with both pain and swelling.
4. Male or female, consider using a tinted concealer to hide any redness.
And last but not least, if under skin acne becomes a serious problem for you, be sure to consult a professional who may be able to help you with the problem. Dermatologists can often recommend treatment for serious cases of under skin acne.