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How to Get Rid of Underskin Pimples

How to Get Rid of Underskin Pimples

Overview

Pimples can often be felt under the skin. According to Braun-Falco's Dermatology, these pimples will either be absorbed by the body, or more commonly, will appear on the surface of the skin in a few days' time if left untreated. If you treat the acne under your skin as soon as you notice it, you will be able to prevent the acne from ever reaching the surface of your skin, according to Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice.

Step 1

Rinse your face with warm water to dilate your skin's pores. According to Braun-Falco's Dermatology, this will enable the the facial cleanser to reach the bacteria causing pimples under your skin.

Step 2

Cleanse your face gently with a facial cleanser. Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice, advices using a gentle circular motion to wash your face and suggests you spend extra time washing the parts of your face with pimples you feel under the skin.

Step 3

Mix 3 tbsp. salt with 2 tbsp. water to form a salt scrub. Gently exfoliate your skin with the salt scrub. According to Handbook of Dermatology: A Practical Manual, exfoliation will remove any dead skin cells from your skin's surface, a necessary step for successful treatment of acne.

Step 4

Rinse the salt scrub off of your face. Use cool water, which will cause your skin's pores to constrict. According to Braun-Falco's Dermatology, this will prevent bacteria from entering your pores, thereby preventing further acne from developing under your skin.

Step 5

Apply a small amount of benzoyl peroxide cream to the areas of your face in which you feel pimples under your skin. According to Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice, benzoyl peroxide effectively kills the bacteria that causes pimples that form under the skin.

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