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How to Effectively Treat Blood Pimples

TL:DR Summary

  • Blood Pimples Demystified: More than just blemishes, they’re painful and filled with blood.
  • Holistic Treatment Approach: Gentle cleansers and targeted topical treatments for effective relief.
  • Advanced Elight Facial: Combines light therapy and facial techniques to target blood pimples.
  • Preventive Skincare Routine: Regular exfoliation and oil-free makeup for maintaining clear pores.
  • Expert Skincare Guidance: Personalized advice for a tailored skincare journey towards clear skin.
  • Comprehensive Care: Embrace a journey to clearer skin with Wellaholic’s expert care and treatments.

Introduction: Understanding Blood Pimples

With my extensive background in aesthetic science, including a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certification, I’ve encountered a wide range of skin concerns in my career. One particularly distressing issue for many clients is the occurrence of blood pimples. These are not your typical acne; they are often more painful and can be quite alarming due to their appearance.

Blood Pimples: Not Your Usual Spots! 

As an expert in skincare, I’ve learned that treating blood pimples requires a unique approach. These aren’t your typical pimples. Known medically as hemorrhagic acne, they occur when a blood vessel under the skin bursts. The causes are varied. It could be rough handling of the skin, inflammation, or sometimes a deeper health concern.

In this article, I’m going to share my insights on effectively managing blood pimples. My focus will be on immediate remedies as well as strategies for maintaining long-term skin health.

At Wellaholic, we believe in a holistic approach to treating blood pimples. Keeping the affected area clean is crucial. We recommend gentle, non-irritating cleansers – a staple in our skincare line. For immediate relief, we suggest applying ice to reduce inflammation. But the real game-changer would be targeted topical treatments, which include ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, known for their pimple-fighting properties. You can easily get these topical treatments at your nearest pharmacy.

How to Treat Blood Pimples

To manage a blood pimple, prioritize hygiene, use cold compresses for swelling, apply topical solutions like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, and consider oral antibiotics if needed. Here are some additional pointers I’ve gathered over the years:

Remember, patience and gentle care are key when dealing with blood pimples. Aggressive treatments can often worsen the situation, so it’s crucial to approach them with a gentle, informed strategy.

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Advanced Solutions and Prevention for Blood Pimples

At Wellaholic, we’ve developed advanced solutions that have proven effective in both treating and preventing these skin issues. One such solution is our Elight Monthly Facial. This game-changing treatment combines the power of light therapy with specialized facial techniques, specifically designed to target and reduce blood pimples.

Here’s how it works:

At Wellaholic, we understand the importance of a holistic skincare routine. Alongside the Elight Monthly Facial, we advocate for:

Our clients have consistently reported significant improvements in their skin’s condition, with a noticeable reduction in blood pimples, by integrating the Elight Monthly Facial into their regular skincare practices. This treatment, combined with a diligent skincare routine, paves the way for healthier, clearer skin.

Salicylic acid works by exfoliating the surface layer of skin and helping to unclog pores

Over-the-Counter Treatments & Natural Remedies for Blood Pimples

In terms of topical remedies, which you may want to try at home at your convenience, these are some of the viable options. OTC treatments with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can unclog pores and reduce inflammation. If ineffective, prescription treatments like topical retinoids or antibiotics may be needed. Natural remedies like tea tree oil and aloe vera can also help. :

Here is the conclusion and key takeaways from this article by Wellaholic


In conclusion, through my extensive experience in the aesthetics industry and my interactions with numerous clients facing the challenge of blood pimples, I’ve gathered several key insights. Firstly, it’s crucial to approach blood pimples with a combination of gentle care and targeted treatments.

Pop? Don’t Drop! The Crucial Skincare Tips for Blood Pimple Recovery

Over-aggressive methods can exacerbate the issue, leading to further skin trauma. Secondly, I’ve observed that incorporating products with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can significantly aid in the healing process. It’s important to remind clients to maintain a consistent skincare routine and to avoid the temptation of popping these pimples, as this can lead to scarring and infection.

Each individual’s skin is unique, and factors such as skin type, underlying health conditions, and lifestyle choices play a significant role in the formation and treatment of blood pimples. Therefore, a tailored approach, possibly involving a combination of topical treatments and lifestyle adjustments, is essential.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the main differences between blood pimples and regular acne?

Blood pimples, or hemorrhagic acne, differ from regular acne in that they contain blood and are often more painful. They result from a burst blood vessel under the skin, unlike regular acne, which is typically due to clogged pores and bacterial build-up.

Can diet and nutrition play a role in preventing blood pimples?

Yes, diet and nutrition can influence skin health. A diet rich in antioxidants, low in processed foods, and high in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and potentially prevent blood pimples. Hydration is also crucial for maintaining healthy skin.

Are there any specific skin care ingredients to avoid for those prone to blood pimples?

Individuals prone to blood pimples should avoid harsh exfoliants and alcohol-based products, as they can aggravate the skin. It’s also advisable to steer clear of heavy, oil-based makeup and skincare products that can clog pores and exacerbate the condition.

How long do blood pimples typically take to heal?

The healing time for blood pimples varies, but they generally take longer to heal than regular pimples due to the presence of blood. With proper care, including gentle cleansing and appropriate topical treatments, they can heal within a few weeks.

Is it safe to use makeup to cover blood pimples?

While it’s safe to use non-comedogenic and oil-free makeup to cover blood pimples, it’s important to apply it gently and ensure thorough removal at the end of the day to prevent further skin irritation and clogging of pores.

What are the risks of popping or squeezing blood pimples?

Popping or squeezing blood pimples can lead to further inflammation, infection, and even scarring. It’s crucial to resist the temptation to pop these pimples and instead treat them with gentle care and appropriate skincare products.

How do you cover up blood pimples?

To cover up blood pimples, start by gently cleansing the skin and applying a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer. Use a green-tinted concealer to neutralize redness, followed by a skin-tone concealer to blend with your natural complexion. It’s important to choose oil-free and non-comedogenic makeup products to avoid further clogging pores. Finish with a light dusting of loose powder to set the makeup. Remember to apply makeup gently to avoid irritating the pimple.

How do you heal a pimple wound fast?

To heal a pimple wound quickly, keep the area clean and avoid picking or squeezing the pimple. Gently cleanse the skin twice a day with a mild cleanser and apply a topical treatment containing ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or tea tree oil, which can help reduce inflammation and bacteria. A hydrocolloid bandage can also be used to protect the wound and speed up healing.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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