Cystic Acne Treatment Home Remedies & ‘Not At Home’ Remedies That Work

Cystic Acne Treatment

Cystic acne, a severe kind of acne vulgaris occurs as a result of the excess oily secretion of the sebaceous glands (sebum). The skin is infected causing inflammation that contains pus which can be very painful – as acne sufferers have shared with me that these are the zits that make them really cry and suffer every day. This is an emotional burden too because these acne cysts are on their faces – visible for all to see. To make matters worse, getting the right cystic acne treatment takes time and money.

It is often very difficult and time consuming to treat cystic acne and utmost care must be taken. It is advisable not to ‘overuse’ cystic acne treatment products that may cause more damage to the skin.cystic acne treatment

Remember too that finding the real reason for the occurrence of what is also known as nodulocystic acne is the first step towards treatment. This is because it will save you a lot of time, effort and money trying out numerous cystic acne treatment options that may or may not work.

Furthermore, this condition is believed to be hereditary. So if someone in your family has suffered from acne, chances are that you or someone else in the same family will have it – regardless of whether your diet is healthy or your hygienic routine is up to standard.

This skin condition is also considered more common in young men or teenage boys but there are many cases of people of the opposite sex and different age groups who have suffered from acne.

Natural Cystic Acne Treatment Remedies at Home

From what I have heard from many acne sufferers, natural and home remedies stuff usually work best for mild to moderate acne. But when it comes to cystic acne, well, the case is often ‘stronger treatment’ works more effectively.

So for severe type of acne, strong ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide or higher dosage or concentration percentages of Salicylic Acid may be needed. Or if you have the money, light and laser acne treatment can do wonders – in shorter time.

All that said, there are many acne sufferers who also try out various home remedies such as what I have shared in some of my other blog posts. I will leave this for you to decide – since natural stuff are generally harmless and do not cause much skin irritations or sensitivities – maybe you can give this a try – as many acne sufferers also did.

Home remedies for this condition are easy to find around the house or in the nearby grocery store. These natural options tend to be milder on the skin, have little or no side effects and if used regularly – can reduce the chances of reoccurrence of acne.

Since acne can occur on different parts of the body like the face, chest, upper arms and back, one has to practice a good hygienic regimen. Always cleanse with mild facial and body wash in the morning and evening. And in case your skin feels tight and dry, apply a good, oil-free or water-based moisturizer on your skin.

You should also follow some preventive measure like avoid touching your face and pinching the pimples with your fingers, especially dirty fingers which harbors bacteria. This can be hard to do but will help stop the acne from spreading and getting inflamed.

Refrain from placing your face against physical objects (like cell phones) that absorb oil from the skin. Using the same objects repeatedly tends to carry skin residue and bacteria that will further aggravate the skin and infect other areas. If you must, use antiseptic wipes to clean your cell phone and try to use the speaker function more often.

Your pillow case is also something that should be changed or washed often. You really do not want your face or skin to touch a pillow case which has oily stains, dirt or bacteria on it – sleeping on it every night. Well, change your pillow case at least once a week or when you do your regular laundry – just conveniently throw it in to wash as well.

Eating healthy is very important for good looking healthy skin. Do you know that lacking in some essential nutrients and vitamin deficiencies can lead to breakouts and slow the healing process?

Vitamins that promote healthy skin and reduce excess sebum production include; vitamin A, zinc and Vitamin B5. Vitamin C promotes healing and reduces inflammation while Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and increases the skins ability to absorb moisture.

Other home remedies like using oatmeal and baking soda are proven and effective acne treatments. This is easy to do. Mix the oatmeal with warm water into a paste and apply on clean face as a mask. Leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer.

Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that can be used in place of cosmetic products to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. Mix into a paste with warm water and massage the face or affected area in circular motions. Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse off.

You can also mix baking soda with lemon juice and honey. The soda exfoliates, lemon juice lightens the skin and helps reduce inflammation and scarring while the honey moisturizes – a pretty good natural acne treatment mix.

Other Cystic Acne Treatment Options

There are so many cystic acne treatment options out there that tout themselves as the best and most of them contain the same active or inactive ingredients – maybe you can guess what the active ingredient is? You may have to go through an experimental process to see which one works for you.

The most common ingredient in most over the counter acne medication and facial cleansing products is Benzoyl Peroxide. It contains oxygen which opens up clogged pores and helps in killing bacteria inside and around the cyst. Then you also have Salicylic Acid that works like BP but is not as harsh on the skin as BP.

When it comes to BP, depending on skin type, it can be a very aggressive cystic acne treatment which irritates the skin causing dryness, redness and sometimes may cause the skin to peel. So read the labels and follow precautionary instructions.

Accutane is another effective treatment that is a high dose of Vitamin A. It is an oral medication that should be taken under strict doctor’s supervision.

Important Precaution : Women who are pregnant, breast feeding or who are intending to be pregnant should not take this medicine because it has very grave side effects. It is harmful to the fetus and can cause birth defects. Other side effects may include; hair loss, depression, liver damage and erectile dysfunction.

Then, as I have mentioned – if you have money to burn, you can opt for light and laser acne treatment or try chemical peels. You can hop over to my blog posts about light and laser acne treatment.

The above cystic acne treatment options may work for different people in different ways because of varying skin types. It is best to at least give a home remedy or cosmetic product about 1-2 months trial period before changing to another except in cases of adverse reaction. Remember that if cystic acne is left untreated for long it will get worse making it harder and more expensive to cure.

And my usual reminder – do not try or start any cystic acne treatment or any acne treatment, until you have consulted your doctor or skin specialist and doing skin tests or allergy tests are important too.

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