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Getting Rid of Cystic Acne – Three Types of Treatments

Why is it some people are so prone to cystic acne, while others are not? It seems to be random, but it is not. Often this type of acne is hereditary, passed down from generation to generation. Often it is related to hormone changes, particularly with young male teenagers, and women in their childbearing years.

These people are the most unlucky when it comes to acne, because they have the worst form of acne. Actually, acne cysts is far more complex than simple acne. It is really an abscess that has formed deep under the skin and is unable to discharge at the surface. It is deep, and painful, and often takes months to clear up, often prompting medical attention. It is that hard to get rid of.

Despite that, getting rid of acne cysts can be accomplished with a few good preventative measures. So if you know you are prone to this type of acne, adapt a holistic approach to keeping care of your skin. Practice a regular skin cleaning routine, eat a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables, get lots of sleep and exercise and try to avoid stress. It is not much point of treating the blemishes externally without taking care of the body as a whole.

Preventative measures may not be a guarantee that you won’t get the occasional cysts, so here are some ideas for some relief:

  • Look in your kitchen pantry. You will be surprised what your food can do for you. There are some simple, but effective remedies that can work wonders. Try mixing honey and cinnamon together and using it as a face mask. Another mask to use is crushed oatmeal mixed with water. Still another, but smelly solution is garlic paste or oil. Aloe Vera gel is not only good for burns, but is excellent for acne cysts.
  • Look in your medicine cabinet. Use toothpaste(not gel), crushed aspirin made into a paste, anti-fungal cream, or hemorrhoid cream. You might raise your eyebrows at these remedies, but they do work to reduce inflammation. These remedies all contain ingredients that are anti- inflammatory, antibacterial, or vascular restriction. They all work well to reduce the pain, swelling and redness of cysts.
  • Over-the-counter topical acne medication will help to some degree. There are an endless assortment of topical creams, ointments, lotions and wipes in a variety of strengths and sizes. Look for one that is designed for acne that is cystic in nature. Priced moderately, these remedies can be an effective way to get rid of cysts.

However, sometimes all the efforts in the world do not control cysts. Sometimes we just have to give in and get extra help. If the condition is persistent and extreme, then by all means seek medical advice. Doctors, especially dermatologist have a whole arsenal of treatments available. It might be the little extra needed in getting rid of cystic acne.

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