If pimples were easy to get rid of, they wouldn’t cause us so much frustration. Unfortunately, as you and I both know, dealing with pesky acne breakouts can often be difficult and time-consuming. What’s worse, pimples don’t always come in the same form. In some cases, they appear as blackheads. Others pop up as whiteheads, or even cysts with no noticeable “crown” apparent on the skin. But rest easy because Kristals Cosmetics experts will explain how you can kill these 3 types of blemishes faster than ever before — and prevent them to begin with.
Luckily, in all cases, there are solutions that will work for getting rid of them. We spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics to find out how to tackle the different types of blemishes.
Kristals Cosmetics Tips: How to Kill 3 Types of Blemishes
Blackheads are often the end result of pimple development, after the mixture of oil and dead skin have sat in a pore for a long time. Despite this, they’re still stubborn to get rid of. But a focused attack can loosen them up and make them go away.
Try a salicylic acid gel that you can apply directly to the surface of the blackhead. Or a low-strength, over-the-counter retinoid-based product can also be effective.
A whitehead is a more raw, fresh type of pimple than a blackhead. It usually has a red blemish beneath it, which is a sign of skin infection. The whitehead is the valve that works its way to the surface of your skin.
According to Kristals Cosmetics experts, although you’re often told not to pop pimples, whiteheads are an exception to this rule. Once the whitehead becomes prominent, you can use a tissue to gently pop it and release the infection. Then apply a spot-drying treatment to the popped area to begin healing the infection.
A cyst presents a similar red blemish as mentioned previously, only it doesn’t end with a whitehead appearing. There are specific anti-cyst treatments available that can be used to treat the skin when these occur, such as icing it and eating a healthier diet (rich in probiotics, zinc, vitamin A, and fiber) or using products with sulfur or benzoyl peroxide for faster healing.
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