How to deal with a blind pimple and teach it a lesson also.

Look closely at this photo.


The chin region, specifically.


Can’t see anything?

Doesn’t matter, I am feeling enough for both of us to be able to see it because there is a WHOPPING great shiner on my chin. It feels like the size of a 5c piece, and might well be. As it’s a blind pimple, I can’t see it’s head yet, but oh, it’s coming. The fact that my whole chin is pulsing with pain guarantees it. Why it’s pulsing, for the record, is because it’s so deep, right down near my nerves. Regular, 20/20 vision pimples are up close to the top layer of skin, God bless them. So thoughtful.

In the interest of it not ruining my face for the next 10 days, and especially for the wedding I am attending this weekend, here’s how I will be dealing with this bastard. The technique works, which is the good news provided I  DO NOT pick at it, which I won’t. The bad news is that I have been known to pick at it.

While it’s just a painful, red, half-bump ice it and reduce the swelling

This is crucial, this bit. If you play this right, it might not Vesuvius all over your face. So: take an ice cube, and wrap in a tissue. Hold it on the spot for five minutes on, 10 minutes off. Do this at least three times in a row if you can. Drink lots of water.

When it starts to show a head, you need to carefully, gently get The Monster up to the surface

After a shower (the steam assists greatly in the drawing-out process), take a clean face cloth or a thick cotton pad and dip it into a sink of as-hot-as-your-skin-can-handle, water. Hold this compress, while swearing and kicking the toilet, for as long as possible. Re-dip in the water when it cools down. Do this for at least five minutes.

Now apply a drawing paste, a thick goo usually comprised of things like clay, sulfur and zinc oxide, to the head of the pimple with a cotton tip, and go to bed so it can do it’s work. and you will have either a very obvious whitehead in the morning, (or as sometimes magically happens, just a some faint redness, because it’s matured the whitehead so fully that it’s completely gone.)


I have been a tremendous fan of the famous and fantastic Payot Pate Grise for many years, and my beloved pimple drying lotion by Mario Badescu also works (although the skin will lightly flake due to the benzy peroxide). Magnoplasm, a hardcore drawing agent for boils, splinters and blind pimples is also excellent, albeit stinky and gross to use.

When the whitehead is right at the surface, it’s time to carefully extract 

If things are still red and tender, or shiny and taut, no touchy touchy. It’s not ready. Conceal it and repeat the drawing process that night/as soon as it’s viable.

If the whitehead is more evident than redness, and it’s trying to jump out of your skin, you’re ready, sugar.

Do the hot water compress biz from above for a couple of minutes, then wrap half a tissue around each of your index fingers. Put a finger each side of the whitehead, then carefully, very gently, with NO NAILS DIGGING IN, push down on the sides, then kind of roll your fingers upwards to encourage the head to pop out. The idea is to get down deep on the sides, and push the very bottom of the whitehead up and out. Do the same motion from a few different spots to share the pressure (and fun!) around.

You should see no blood. There shouldn’t even be indentations where you’ve been pushing: it has to all be very gentle.

Finishing up and preventing scarring…

This bit is important, you guys. Once you’ve popped it’s all open to bacteria, so be sure to lock that shit well out.

First, apply a bit of pressure on the spot, to stop any potential bleeding or swelling and redness. Then wipe on some purifying lotion with a cotton ball or pad. I love Gernetic’s Sebo-Ger, or Garnier’s Pure Active Daily Pore Purifying Toner.

Garnier Pure Pore Toner

Now leave it the hell alone for a couple of hours. It needs to heal and breathe. So no makeup, nothing. (Extractions are always best done at night, or a few hours before you need to go out.) Once the area is flaking a bit, and dry, use some paw paw ointment or some such natural emollient on the area to encourage healing and scar reduction.

If you follow these steps, you can successfully wallop a blind pimple without all the mess that usually accompanies them.

If follow these steps, I get all of that and a Snickers Ice Cream bar as a special reward.

Responses to this drivel: 96 Comments
Responses to this drivel ( 96 )
  • Kylie

    OMG! I’m sure your living my skin life. Ever since announcing our engagent and starting to plan our wedding my skin, particularly on my chin, has gone into hormonal hell. I have just purchased a Clarisonic Mia on your recommendation to try and adjust the general appearance of my skin but the blind pimples are something I’ve never experienced before and don’t really know how to deal with them. My current procedure of squeezing them at the base for a number of days to tempt the head to the top is not working. Needless to say I just end up with sore and red skin and the pimple executable returns at a later stage in the same spot. I’m currently recovering from one now. Next time (although I’m hoping it will be a long way off with the use of the Mia) ill at least know how to safely tread. Thanks!

    • Kylie

      Enevitably = executable. Although blind pimples should be punished by execution! : )

    • sonyafby

      i used to get blind pimples on my chin all the time.
      one thing i noticed, they often appeared exactly where my work telephone receiver touched my chin. GROSS. anti-bac that sh!t.
      also, i got a prescription for retin-a. i had so much congestion on my chin it was no wonder i got blindies (term of endearment?). the retin-a totally cleared the congestion.
      also, i started to use 2.5% benzac on my chin every morning and night after washing my face. amazing! totally kept my skin clear and the blindies at bay. wish i’d known about this years ago.

    • Lauren

      Physical exfoliation (via the clarisonic or face “scrubs”) will cause these blind pimples, for some ppl (me too). It’s from the physical exfoliant causing a microtear in the skin, that bacteria then crawls down into, & causes these horrendous marbles underneath the skin.

  • Alex

    Oh Zoe are you reading my mind? I had a massive blind pimple on my forehead which has now almost become a regular pimple… Yay…

  • Bella

    Zoe, what product would you recommend me to use on my scars from past pimples?

    • Miranda

      Try the Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. It’s not cheap (it’s not too expensive either having said that), so maybe order from strawberrynet.com but this REALLY works. And I got it from a Zoe-recommendation too. You have to persist with it for about 2 weeks before you notice a difference in my experience, 4-6 weeks it will really start to take off, if you are not slack about remembering to apply it. Wear your sunscreen over top, it makes your skin sensitive.
      I also use Mario Badescu healing cream (I got mine from Mecca) and although it doesn’t seem to help much with older pigmentation scars I do find that if I use it when I get a pimple in the first place it stops it from pigmenting and the spots fade away really quickly as the pimple heals up.
      Hope this helps 🙂 None of it will work on ice-pick scars but if you just have red spots from pigmentation of the skin it should help.

      • Sara


        Do you use Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector just for pimple marks or for pigmentation more generally?

        I’m always on the look out for products that will treat my (hormonal) pigmentation. The Ultraceuticals serum was helping but it seems to have hit a plateau…

        • Bella

          Thanks for that, Miranda! 🙂

        • Miranda

          I am pretty lucky and only really have pigmentation from acne (well… define lucky). I would give it a go though, the worst it will do is not work, and a little amount of this stuff goes a REALLY long way so you aren’t wasting it either. Just make sure you put your sunscreen on in the morning over the top once it has soaked in!!

      • Bella

        Thanks for that, Miranda! 🙂

    • Lucy

      I have super silly skin, and have been hooked on Plunketts Superfade when I get acne scarring (the brownish type).. I also use it for pigmentation- an it is a little Aussie company! The best discovery I have ever made

      Luc x

  • Sarah

    Bookmarking for future reference, you may just save my life…..

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Aaaargh yeah don’t you just hate those! Great post, very useful for a fellow acne sufferer.

  • CJ

    Hi Zoe,
    Awesome tips! One question- I’m allergic to Sulphites and have a lot of trouble with hair and face products with sodium laurel sulfate in them. Is there a sulfate free drawing paste on the market that might help people like me!?

  • C

    JUST A WARNING about the hot compress, many websites say to have it as hot as you can handle but please, please be careful as I managed to actually burn my skin. This led to several layers of burnt, dead, wrinkly skin which are still peeling off a week after ‘the incident’…

  • Claire

    I used a Compeed patch on my last blind pimple & gosh darn diggity, it worked! The head appeared overnight.

  • Jacqui

    Hey Zoe, can you recommend an overall regime for a pregnant lady? I mainly get whiteheads on my chin but I’m now also getting them on my forehead, and I know a lot of products are out due to the pending baby. Thanks heaps.

    • Rose

      Jacqui, do you know if you are allowed to use witch hazel? I have extremely sensitive skin, so my doctor told me to use this as a toner. It cleans your skin and does not over-dry it like some toners. I’ve noticed less whiteheads when I use the product consistently (1-2 times daily, or even more!) Witch hazel is supposed to be all natural, and CVS sells huge bottles of it for less than $6.

      • Jess

        I agree with you Rose, I am an adolescent and I use witch hazel regularly (particularly their blemish gel). It is great on my super sensitive skin and works from the second I put in on my face… Every… Time.

  • Jen

    Hey Zoe,

    Is this the same routine you would use on smaller pimples also?

    Also if you pick pimples, is that really what causes the scarring (aka post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)?

    I tend to get dark pink/light pink scarring that takes FOREVER to go away! (Or new scars replace the faded ones thus I constantly have a “scarred” appearance on my chin area.

    Anyways, great blog!

    Jen x

    • Z

      this is not related to your question, but i also have some light pink scarring. i use aloe vera regularly on my face, and most of them has disappeared. 🙂

  • Ozlicious

    Love this advice! I love a good drawing paste for bringing heaps of crap up to the surface. I also find that if you don’t have a drawing paste nearby (“what? you don’t?!”), a purifying clay masque will do a similar job.

    Can I also suggest a possibility? If you have a good beauty therapist whom you believe to be Rather Excellent, give her a call and ask for a price for her to do one extraction on you and finish with the high frequency machine. If she’s as excellent as you believe her to be, she should be able to find 15-20 minutes to squeeze you and your little friend in (or I guess I should say – out!) and I think she should only charge 20-30 clams for the pleasure. High frequency is an amazingly healing, oxygenating treatment which KILLS BACTERIA. Plus you can be assured that it will all take place with proper hygeine precautions etc. Not that an extraction is difficult to do at home – it’s easy – but the high frequency is simply fabulous if you have an occasion coming up and you just really need that sucker to be GONE and HEALED. Your kind neighbourhood beauty therapist should be happy to oblige. 🙂

    • fruity

      Oh man I am all over the high frequency. Have one at home even. But as they cannot be bought by consumers (not at the professional strength you need), I can’t write about them. They have healed many of my pimples, cold sores, even RINGWORM. God they’re good.

  • Alex

    Zo. You are a gem. Thank you!
    The only way you could have improved this post would’ve been to have published it earlier this year (geee!) I have had so many of these badass, deep down spots and my skin would love me a lot more now if I had followed this advice. So, thanks in advance for when I tackle the next one!

  • the volcano

    Lifesaver Zoe!

    A few months ago I made the mistake of picking and trying to prematurely squeeze the biggest underground pimple smack bang in the middle of my nose. I had an important even coming up in 5 days and this pimple would have been right at it’s prime. My worst nightmare followed!
    It got really infected and pussy (sorry for the grossness) and kept erupting even though I put layers of Mario Badescue drying lotion over it.
    By day 4 I had a fever and had to go to the doctor to get antibiotics! I did not end up going to said event and had the biggest scab on my face for 5 days. Lesson learnt!

  • Emily

    Hi Zoe,
    Thank you so much for this post, this is absolutely amazing! Since reading your blog I feel so much more educated in the ways of skin care!
    As I am still a bit of a novice, could you recommend a “beginner’s” facial treatment? I have quite sensitive dry skin, prone to some pimples (not acne) and scarring!

    I just don’t know where to start!


    • Rose

      Emily, try the Cerave line of cleansers and moisturizers. They are great for sensitive skin, and will prevent your skin from drying out. (It takes some getting used to. I was familiar with the “tingly” sensation from salycilic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleansers that I abused my skin with for years. Cerave doesn’t have the tingle, but your face is still getting clean.)

  • Ashleigh

    I had the most enormous blind pimple on my chin a couple of weeks ago. I just decided not to touch it at all! It was hell, but it died down after a few days. I hate the leftover redness from pimples though 🙁 Worst!

  • Kate

    Hi Zoe. Thank you for Amazing Face! read twice, once because i’m a Zoe fan and once because I had to take a flight and I am petrified of flying. Great distraction;-) What would you suggest for slightly congested skin? As in, white clogged pores beneath the surface and blackheads? They get worse around “that awesome time of the month.” Mainly cheek and chin area.. Never usually come above and form whiteheads. Just white clogged bumps under skin that always come out easily. Pretty disgusting actually.. Keep being amazingly helpful. I spread the word of your book and blog. Xo

  • LinaC

    I see that pimple! I made a conclusion, that most of remedies do not work on this one. It is too deep for topical treatment. I would recommend led-therapy (any device of your choice, there are home devices out there, I have one with different colors and blue is for anti-acne treatment), old good darsonval.

  • Amy

    Dear Fruity

    I have so enjoyed these tips and plan to implement them during my next blind pimple episode, however, I have a confession. I recently went about it all wrong. I got right in and squeezed a blindy before it was ripe. I applied MB drying lotion and voila! the next morning a dry flaky mess was all up in my chin. Covering it is almost impossible and any minor touching caused bleeding. Almost a week later, and still a nightmare to cover as it heals and flakes. Any tips on concealing a dry scabby pimple?

    Yours in hopeful gratitude

    Scab Chin McGee

  • The Dame Intl

    Damn! I wish I knew about this before I got to the age of 34 and accumulated all my acne scars… I still get blind pimples like this, now mostly on my neck and jaw line – hormonal apparently, so I stay away from dairy and refined sugar which disrupts the hormones and I eat a lot of avocado, a clean diet and drink a lot of water, which helps my skin.

  • Lucy

    Hi Zoe, I had a blind pimple and made the mistake of not ready this post (stupid me). I wasn’t able to pop it but it did scab then heal, but now I have a lump on my forehead that isn’t going away. Is it just waiting to show its face again or should I seek professional help to get it out? Thanks

  • Carmen

    Super useful. It’s definitely key not to leave indentation marks when extracting!

    ☯ Carmen

  • P

    I have been doing the compress and drawing paste routine for 3 days and it has still not come to a head… Help!

  • JamilaMaz

    I could honestly marry you for this post!! Ahh thank-you! I’m loving the easy to follow step to steps, lifesaver!!!!

  • Samantha

    I can’t believe how many times I have found myself in this situation as well! I’ve been a long term acne sufferer and there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I’ve recently started a SGA treatment regime at clearskincare clinics and it WORKS!!!! I’ve only been twice and my face is visibly clearer with less breakouts- I definitely would recommend it to anyone who suffers with acne.

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  • Diane

    Yeah…holding the ice on the affected area for too long will actually give you an ice burn. Regardless if you wrap it up with a tea towel enough. If you are going to do this….be very careful or you will end up with a large red spot the size of an ice cube which won’t disappear for a few days.

  • Jenna

    Please help me! I have a huge rock hard blind spot right in the middle of my forehead. I shouldn’t of squeezed it but I did. Now my entire forehead is swollen and even under my eyes too! Its so painful! The extraction process is too much to bare its that sore…. I need it gone 🙁

  • Lena

    Best step by step advice for blind pimples ever! Started to feel one coming up and went straight to fruity beauty!

  • Sheila

    Thanks for the tips! I’m your fan for life now.

  • Rosie

    Thank you for the advice….including the swearing and kicking the toilet..that helped. Good advice…am now working on an underside of nose blindy that has been there for 6 weeks!!!

  • Beky

    Oh, I have all the time very painful big ones around my ears, I know it sounds funny, but it actually gives me headache…and can’t get rid of it for 3 weeks for example. Will have to try your method.

  • Jen

    I seem to keep getting a blind pimple, that NEVER GOES AWAY! Literally, it’ll hurt for 2 days then stop, and just stays there. Drying cream doesn’t work, and no matter how hot the water it never comes to a head. This is the third one I’ve gotten in a 2 month span. I tried soaking it w/ milk and applying tea tree oil and icing it and that minimizes it but it never goes away…

  • N

    An all natural alternative to the pate grise is bentonite clay. I buy the Aztec healing clay or something like that

  • Belle@ExpertRemovalist

    I use lukewarm water when washing my face at night to open up the pores and then wash it with facial scrub. I’m doing it every night to keep my face clean.

  • Bec

    Just got one in the indent between the bottom of the lip and my chin. It feels like it has it’s own pulse. This post is currently my bible to removing it!

  • Alisa

    Yes!!! the friggin’ chin! Thank you so much for the tips.

  • andrea pons

    Well, thank god I found this,I really want to go on a date with My BF without having this MF volcano on My cheek, you just saved My life

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  • Chris

    Omg! Thank you so much. I’ve always gotten blind pimples but never knew how to get rid of them. I always kind of let nature run its course. I just tried the steam compress and already a
    lot of the inflammation and redness has disappeared. I’m pretty sure this will come to head in the morning! Thanks so much again. 

  • Cila

    Lifesaver! Thanks for the article and the pigmentation correctors as well…

  • Laz

    I have three big blind ones right at the top of my nose under my glasses center. they have a lot of gunk in them and at times it seems like it is coming half the way out when I squeeze it. I set in the shower and let the warm water run for a long along time. I have tried mud pack to dry it out. But nothing works, it is a bloody mess and I have resorted to wearing a little round patch of a band aid over it, it is ugly. Tomorrow I am going to start trying all of the ideas I have gathered, starting with the freezing ones. and I think I will put white toothpast on them tonight. Does any one else get a cluster of pimples in one area ?

  • Bel

    I just tried this on a blind pimple on my forehead which is the size of at least a 20c piece. It was angry and painful before I applied the ice. After the ice it seemed to go down in size a little so I had a hot shower and then applied the hot compress… Here’s where I failed – I managed to burn my skin and take a layer of skin off the top – now it’s angrier than ever and I’m petrified it will scar!! Please help… Any suggestions???

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  • Ana

    What can I use if I don’t have drawing paste? Is there something else I can put on it or can I just not put anything on it? Will it do the same thing and be poppable by morning?? Please help!!!

  • Joanne

    I found a huge red under skin pimple on my chin this morning. I have my graduation tomorrow and is freaking out!! I found this website and followed it through! Fingers crossed it works!! 
    Thanks advance 

  • Ange

    Goddess! Our savior! I have a question though.. (from a Chilean freaking out girl living in france!), how to know if I took action on time? (for the ice I mean). How to know that I should skip the Ice moment and do the heat procedure?
    Thanks a lot, and never stop being a genius !!! <3 <3 <3

  • kya

    ugh thank you so much. i am going to try this right now. this is the 3rd time I have gotten one right on my chin and I am in middle school and cannot stand going to school because of this big ole pimple.Praying this will be much better tomorrow. I hate these!!!

  • tammy faye

    I have red angry acne as well, and I realized all the harmful chemicals in acne products made them worse. Now I use the Citrus Clear products – they are a new company – but their formulas are totally unique and DO NOT irritate my skin anymore. Been using the Citrus Clear Control Moisturizer for 3 weeks now, and it has totally turned my red angry acne into nothing  .

  • Olena

    Holy hell, I love your writing style first of all. And secondly I can see your blind pimple because I have the exact same situation on my chin right now.. I can feel it growing, the crazy bastard. 


  • Nicole

    After having these horrible events and going to the dermatologist at 200$ a visit for the cortisone shot.  I used something at on hand for staph infections as my son was born with a low immune system.  It’s called hibiclens, it looks pink but when you apply it to you face it looks almost skin tone.  It either brings it to head if it is at that stage.  Or stops the process completely.  I would use it along with the other suggestions and it ensure that the infection goes away very fast and it heal rapidly.  Much faster than any prescriptive antibiotic I have used topically.  I always use a q-tip so there is no cross contamination.  You can actually feel it working sometimes as it takes the pain away.  

    • J

      I use hibiclens all the time on numerous body parts. It will NOT, report will NOT get rid of acne.

      It can help dry out skin problems but will not get rid of acne. My dermatologist just told me 2 weeks ago that using it on the face is part of the reason one of my problems hasn’t cleared up yet. It’s harsh for a reason – not for acne and not for the face.

      Signed, a person who has been using hibiclens for over 5 years.

  • mmr

    Nicole– I too have used Hibiclens since cancer surgery/infection several years ago. It has worked until lately when I have had to take 4 anthistamines per day for chronic hives. For first time can’t get the acne under control, and seem to have these blind pimples that won’t stop. Guess it’s some inflammation problem from all the drugs. Going to try some of the suggestions on this post.

  • Laura

    I have never been able to draw up my blind pimples no matter what I try, instead I use Voltaren gel to reduce the inflammation overnight and they go away with no problems

  • Anthony zummo

    I just use a steroid syringe to draw it out

  • Sammiemc

    I am soooo grateful for this post: I have my graduation today and – heh guess what – a huge blind spot reared its ugly head on the end of my nose yesterday :/. I iced as directed all evening and – bingo – this morning OK not completely gone, but significantly better. Have all morning to keep going before getting frocked up. Thank you – skin lifesaver.

  • Yemma

    You know what my regime is for my face? 
    Don’t wash it with anything but water.
    Never touch it except to slap on some sunscreen if you’re outside.
    I have smooth, clear skin which I didn’t ever have when I was trying a million different face cleansers and moisturizers. 
    Save your money and your skin.
    Keep the faith!

  • Jason

    Herp! You have herpies!

  • Ella

    On Monday this week I started noticing I had a sore bump under the hair on my eyebrow, by Tuesday it had gotten even bigger & the pain had worsened, & by Wednesday morning, I no longer had any doubt that I was dealing with a blind pimple. What made it even worse was that I could not seem to stop my finger from unconsciously reaching up to poke at it, almost like I was testing it to see if it still hurt… IT DID… by early Wednesday afternoon I started searching the internet for quick remedies for these types of pimples, because I’ve had mine last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months in the past … Needless to say, with my unconscious poking of it causing me a burst of serious pain every 10 or 15 minutes, I knew I had to try & get rid of it, and fast. Anyway, I decided to post on here what I ended up doing because it is only Friday & it is almost gone already… so this is definitely worth a try for anyone wanting to rid themselves of one quickly, with no popping &/or scarring involved. First off, I washed my face with a mild facial cleanser, not an acne based one, just plain ole Dove face soap. I then moistened a washcloth & heated it in the microwave for about 20 seconds & then held the hot (but not too hot, u don’t want to burn your face, so check how hot it is before applying it to your face) cloth over the spot until the towel cooled off, then I repeated that step one more time. I had read somewhere that you can apply
    Vicks Vapor Rub to the spots & since I had some of this, I decided to give it a try, however, what I had was Vicks Baby Rub Soothing Ointment, which contains, Eucalyptus Oil, Aloe Extract, Rosemary Oil & Lavender Oil… so I dipped my finger in & applied a layer over the bump. I left this on for several hours… Once that wore off (about 4 to 5 hours later) I applied a layer of Prosacea Gel, rubbing it gently until absorbed into the skin. I did this again 2 more times, once a few hours later & again before bed (this was all on Wednesday)… on Thursday, the pain had been significantly reduced (about 75% less than Wednesday) & the bump size was reduced to about half the size it had been on Wednesday… On Thursday morning I did the Vicks in the morning & the Prosacea Gel 3 times again & by this morning, the pain was 100% gone & there was just a small bump left, but no longer visible to the naked eye… (I also want to note that it’s 8: 45 pm Friday night now & I can’t believe it, but even the bump is gone now…) Prosacea Gel is a homeopathic topical gel used to treat rosacea, redness, acne & other eruptions of the skin (that’s what it says on the tube) & the active ingredient is Sulphur 1x… you can buy this at many grocery stores &/or drug store/pharmacies, such as Walmart & Walgreen’s, & it’s cheap… I originally bought it to treat mild rosacea, which it also works wonders on & I use it as an acne treatment whenever I get my monthly pimple that comes on prior to my menstrual cycle, so there are several things it can be used for. Anyway, I just wanted to share my miraculous discovery for treating nasty blind pimples/cystic acne in the hopes that it might work wonders for others like it did for me… Good Luck!!!

  • Sarah

    Um so i think i may have gotten a blind pimple??? And then i poked it with a needle and pushed the pus out??? I feel like this was not the correct way to handle things if going off this article… Its gonna be okay right? Tips? 


  • Cathy

    I’ve used many acne products before but Dermalmd Blemish Serum one is the one I’m finally sticking too. I put it on overnight and next day the pimples have either reduced or disappeared. Amazing! For some people salicylic acid works best and for others benzoyl peroxide so it really depends on your skin type.

  • Alex

    Zoe, I think it’s now possible to buy professional grade high frequency wands!?! 2017! Hurrah! 

    Can you write about them now?! Please please xx

  • Svetlana

    My teenage daughter uses dermalmd blemish serum immediately upon feeling a zit starting to form. Doesn’t dry out skin and it almost instantly reduced redness. Very good product on those stubborn breakouts.

  • Jess

    Go get a cortisone shot.. gone in 3 days

  • Casey Sheehan

    Dermalmd blemish serum is amazing. Gets rid of my deep under the skin zits overnight or within two days. Very drying though, so I need to use sparingly and to moisturize. I am almost done with one bottle and will be purchasing another.

  • Carlene Lorance

    Vick’s vapor rub works for me. Rub in overnight. It brings the head to the surface. You’re welcome 😁

  • robinp5

    I highly recommend using raw apple cider vinegar as I don’t feel the same pulling/tightening and pulsating effect when I use this with water.

    To dry out my pimples, I use the Made from Earth Pore & Blackhead Mask – this mask does a great job drying pimples out. For larger pimples, they start drying out within days. For smaller ones, they’re usually gone in the next day or two.

  • Dave

    Dermalmd solution makes a significant difference in the size of my pimples. I have cystic acne and it’s definitely making a difference on the texture of my skin. Plus its funny seeing myself with dots all over my face

  • Kyla

    This information about inflammatory acne is very enlightening to lay people. Many lay people only know about squeezing zits. They don’t know when is the right time to squeeze it. Imagine squeezing acne when it’s inflamed.

  • Ramona

    Just try to use dermalmd to deal with a blind pimple I also Used it just one night so far. It definitely dried up my emerging blind pimples! While the pimples are still there, they are much drier/harder, and not growing.

  • morgan d

    omg please help me! i have a massive blind pimple in the smack dab middle of my forehead. and i’ve been icing and putting heat on like crazy. it shrinks then comes back. and finally the skin got so thin it peeled off and it looks TERRIBLE. it’s more flat now i put a bandaid with some neosporin on to help the healing process but i don’t know what else to do. 

  • Sarah Webb

    Can I use something from around the house as a drawing paste? Like toothpaste? Or is there something I can buy from the pharmacy?

  • NancyRollins

    My daughter and I have issues with acne. I had two new pimples that had popped up a few days ago. I put acne serum of dermalmd on them and it dried one of them overnight. I bet if I had this serum and put it on when my acne had come out, it would dry up before it became any bigger.

  • Zoey

    My chin is a mess from wearing masks and dermalmd blemish serum cover-up completely hides my breakouts and heals them too. I keep one at home and one in my travel bag.

  • Tazz

    Hi , OMG. I am having this problem eversince a teenager and nw that I am in my 30’s nothing as changed , it’s like one goes , one comes , only on my chin and I can’t handle it anymore , it’s actually leaving ugly dark spots . Is there any product I can use to PREVENT these blind Bumps form appearing .

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