My son has been battling cyst acne for over a year now. Proactive somewhat control it but wasn’t doing anything after a while so his acne came back with a vengeance. His was having it bad. So I turn into natural remedies instead and finally I’m seeing good results. I’m using the steam method to open his pores once a week. I then make a paste of baking soda and water and apply that. I do it after the steam method and repeat it every two days. But I help him wash his face with cuava soap tree times a day. I love that soap. It dries your skin as soon as you apply it. I help him since he also has cyst acne in his back as well. It was so awful it showed black scars all over. Finally it’s clearing up so well I’m happy with the natural remedies. I still made an appointment with his dermatologist for next to help him fight it from within with antibiotics just in case. He tells me now that isn’t necessary since it’s going away. I told him that’s not an option.
Wash your face twice daily with a benzoyl peroxide cleanser. Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most effective acne treatments. It is found in many face washes. Wash your face when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed at night.
Ack! Please don’t use baking soda without rebalancing your skin’s pH level afterward! Baking soda is more alkaline than harsh detergent soaps, and destroys your skin’s acid mantle, which is a natural defense against bacteria entering pores.
The twigs, bark, and leaves of witch hazel contain catechol tannin, an active astringent that cleanses skin and reduces redness and inflammation, leaving moisturized and refreshed. You can find distilled witch hazel in most health stores.
Vitamin A supplements help some who suffer with acne. Because vitamin A is fat soluble and stored in the body, do not use excessive amounts of vitamin A. An alternative is to eat foods rich in vitamin A, like carrots. Carrot juice is even sometimes used topically to treat acne, and carrot essential oil is included in many face care products for its benefit to the skin.
Touching your face (or infected area)- Your hands and fingers are home to several germs, dirt, and oil glands. Touching the infected area will leave more oil and dirt on the surface that will then build up and cause the cystic acne to be worsened.
I was prescribed the birth control pill at age 16 due to irregular periods, and stayed on it until about age 22 when I started to notice severe cystic acne all over my chin and jaw. I’ve never had more than a few small zits before, so I knew something was totally out of whack with my body. Looking back, this all began around the same time I started experiencing a multitude of other symptoms like hair loss, fatigue and mood swings. At the time, I blamed everything on the pill. This was also around the time I started to become interested in natural medicine and nutrition, so going off of the pill felt like a natural progression to me. When I went off of the pill, my acne improved for a short period and then came back with a vengeance which led me to step 2, reassessing my diet.
In addition to these, many acne sufferers have found liquid iodine to be an excellent remedy for acne (iodine is a powerful bacterial killer). You take it orally and also use it to wash and cleanse your face with. The positive feedback from people using this supplement as an acne treatment has been stunning.
😀 hey i figured something out one day…i had a pimple comin on…one of those big red bumps that hurts if you touch it…i had clearasil cleansing pad things and i just held it on the affected area….i did this for several minutes and a little bit later the pimple came to the surface! dont know if it will work for you but it helps get rid of them faster
In addition to washing your pillows, if you use make-up brushes to apply your foundation, eyeshadow, etc. these should also be washed once a week. Mix a little dawn dish soap with olive oil which will not only clean your brush and make them good for your face, but they will also condition the bristles and lead to a longer brush life. This will prevent excess oil build up on a tool that comes directly in contact with your face. (Yuck)
FDA drug safety communication: FDA warns of rare but serious hypersensitivity reactions with certain over-the-counter topical acne products. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm400923.htm. Accessed Sept. 8, 2017.