Help for cystic acne

Help for cystic acne

Are you struggling with cystic acne?  Is it painful?  Or, are you embarrassed by it?  There is help for cystic acne and here are some tips.

What is cystic acne?

So, what is cystic acne?  Acne cysts are one type of acne lesion.  Cystic acne is an inflammatory condition of the skin where you get acne that sits under the skin and it’s painful – this is according to the Cleveland Clinic.  These pus-filled acne look like bumps on your skin and they can be unsightly.  If you suffer from cystic acne, you know what it’s like.  In addition, it can be very embarrassing with all these lesions on your face.

acne scars

Help for cystic acne

Luckily there is help for cystic acne.  It is hard to manage but there are some things you can do to help.  For one, please don’t pick your skin.  The more you touch it, the more you introduce dirt and bacteria to your skin.  This just makes the problem worse.

Help for cystic acne

One of the other things you can do are spot treatments – or better yet, use a DIY special moisturizer for oily skin.  It’s quite easy.  All you need is some vegetable glycerin (you can find this online or even at your local big box store) and some tea tree oil, plus a drop of sweet almond oil.  If your inclined, you can also try some broccoli seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, or carrot seed oil but it’s not necessary.

Here’s what you do:

  1.  First wash your face with a gentle cleanser.
  2. After drying your skin, but allowing it to still be damp, place a drop of your chosen carrier oil (sweet almond oil, broccoli seed oil, or carrot seed) in the palm of your hand.  Add I drop tea tree oil and a dab of vegetable glycerin.  Mix this together in the palm of your hand with your finger.
  3. Use this on your face to moisturize and to help kill the bacteria causing the acne.

Tea tree oil is great for killing acne bacteria.  Used daily and in small concentrations, you can help manage acne breakouts.

Note:  I am not a doctor and this is not intended as medical advice.  These are recommendations based on my own experience and knowledge of skin.

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