Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

 

Cystic Acne is the formation of a buildup of dead skin cells, sebum (skin’s natural oil) and bacteria deep within the hair follicle.  This build up then ruptures sending the bacteria out into the tissue instead of up the hair follicle or shaft.  During this stage of development, you may feel some discomfort in the area.  As the infection and pus grow, the pus or infection comes to the skin’s surface where it manifests into boil-like infections.  At this time, the Cystic Acne is very inflamed, red and very painful.  The very worst thing you can do is pop Cystic Acne.  The pus from this site is very infectious, and wherever it lands, it will develop into another Cystic Acne lesion.   In the course of a day, where on your face do your fingers touch?  The answer is all over your face, which includes your eyes, ears, neck, head, mouth, nose, etc.

You can use a few Home Remedies For Acne for the Cystic Acne.  As with any skin care routine or regime, you must be consistent.  Nothing works overnight and you may even find that you will need to see your health care practitioner for other treatments for your Cystic Acne.

Homemade Recipes for Treating Cystic Acne: 

Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

1. Mix together equal parts of water and Apple Cider Vinegar and apply to the blemish with a cotton ball.  This mixture will help restore your skin’s natural pH.  You can leave this on overnight or leave on for 20-30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

2. Crush a full strength Aspirin and mix with just enough water to form a paste.  Apply to the blemish and rinse off in 20-30 minutes.  Follow this with placing a small dab of raw honey on the area for a natural moisturizer that will allow the skin to breathe and heal.


Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

3. Place a warm washcloth or hot tea bag on the blemish.  The heat will draw out the infection and soothe the area.

****Remember****

Only use a washcloth once because once the washcloth is used it continues to collect and grow bacteria.

Cystic Acne: What Is It and How To Treat

4. Mix equal parts of baking soda and sea salt then add just enough water to make a paste.  Apply to blemish and leave on for 10-15 minutes.  The baking soda works as an astringent while the sea salt relieves the inflammation.