Whatever you do, please don’t try to pop your cystic acne or any other pimples for that matter. Cystic acne, unlike common acne, typically does not give you “poppable” pimples. Due to the the depth of cystic acne lesions, picking or squeezing can be completely ineffective and will likely extend healing time from days to weeks. The more you touch an infected pimple, the angrier and more unsightly it’s going to become. If you try to pop cystic acne, you’re just going to spread the breakout underneath the skin. In addition, you can easily end up with scarring that lasts well beyond the pimple, possibly even forever. Two words to remember with cystic acne: Hands off!
“Other good over-the-counter options are benzoyl peroxide-containing agents,” says Dr. Engelman. “I like La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. Benzoyl peroxide is anti-microbial, attacking the bacteria that is associated with acne. The La Roche Posay product also contains Lipohydroxy acid (LHA), which serves as an exfoliator to smooth roughness and even out skin texture.”
Certain foods in your diet can contribute to worsening your cystic acne. While foods are not the cause of cystic acne, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and junk food can further irritate your skin. Cystic acne is also known to appear when a food allergy is present. Following a good diet regime will help to reduce and prevent cystic acne.
In addition to medical treatments, your dermatologist can also help you prevent recurring cases of acne. Keep in mind that any new skin care regimens can take several months before you see significant results. Leaving the cysts alone can also help prevent them from coming back.
Long used to treat high blood pressure, prescription Aldactone (spironolactone) is now getting a second life as a treatment for hormonal acne. The drug (a tablet taken orally) blocks receptors of the hormone androgen, helping to limit the testosterone surges that can prompt pimples.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar– This natural remedy for acne is another powerful one, it has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. To start out, you may want to dilute a few teaspoons with half cup water or 1/4 cup water as it can be quite powerful when applied directly to your skin. Make sure to use apple cider vinegar that’s raw, unfiltered and labeled as “with the mother”, which has the most nutrients.
Biore, not Biove, sorry for the confusion. Also, are all animal products bad? ‘Cause I had apple juice, a cheese bagel, and some eggs with cheese this morning. I’m going swimming in a pool later. I’ll keep you uodated on what works for me! All I used to do was pop them and the acne scars would eventually fade but I guess that’s not the best, and I’m putting aloe and lemon juice on the scars to hurry up the fading process. I tried Baking Soda with water last night and it was just messy. I’ll be back!
Try rubbing hydrogen poroxide on the affected area. Wait for about an hour and you can already see the difference! Do this twice every day. It makes acne less red, and with time it gets rid of it completely. Also try apple cider vinegar.
When you wash your face use hot/warm water, this opens your pores so whatever facial wash you are using can actually get inside of your pores and clean them. If you are a girl and wear make-up, splash your face with cold water after you are done washing your face and are ready to apply make-up. This closes the pores and protects your face from oily make-up and dirt. Guys, you should also splash your face with cold water after washing with warm to protect pores from dirt oil, ect. Some good facial washes to use are Nutragena Deep Clean (which is amazing, your face tingles and you can literally feel it cleaning your pores. Also 360 go clean and St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Some great facial clensers include neutrogena’s clear pore oil-eliminating astringent, sea breeze cleanser, and aveeno’s clear complexion products.
I’m 28 and had severe acne since I was 12, nothing I used ever did much good for too long (including proactive…grr). My face cleared up drastically after I removed all “junk” food from my diet, especially anything that contained MSG, and now I’m just dealing with a few little scars. I started drinking 30oz+ of water every day, cut out most of my coffee and added green tea. I wash my face with Bert’s Bees chamomile face wash, and use peroxide as a toner (2X/day). I used neosporin on the spots that have drained and spot remedy on those that hadn’t. I wear minimal makeup, and wash it off as soon as I’m home. Maybe nothing I did helped it clear, maybe it was just a coincidence, but if anything I did can help someone who is going through the pain of acne than I’m happy to share what’s worked for me! if you any questions, or suggestions on how to lighten the scars, my email is [email protected]
I have many acne scars and acne as well on my face.I have tried many thing for it but no effective result.I am very worried about it and these are very embarrassing i can’t face my friends and relatives.Please give some suggestion what should i do please i am waiting for your reply
-Worst comes to worse. your acne could be caused by hormones, which means no matter what you do physically, it won’t go away. If your acne is causing you a lot of trouble, just go get it professionally checked out, and find a dermatologist you trust. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction to finding methods to fix it from the inside out.
Literally just tried the honey/cinnamon paste trick. I made the paste and applied it to my face. . .I planned to leave it on all night, but it was so sticky it was uncomfortable to try to sleep! So I decided to wash it off – It was probably on for about an hour and a half. After washing off the paste, I immediately noticed a difference in my face; it looked beautiful and was very soft and moisturized! But then after waiting a bit longer, I realized I had NEW ZITS! I have never seen pimples form so fast! To top it off, they are worse looking than the zits I was trying to get rid of! GREAT. >-(
Im 37 and a recovering meth addict… I have always had acne but the meth made it worse. I don’t necessarily pic at my zits and as I call them “horns” big hard red bumps that really don’t produce anything. My problem is I go to bed and the next morning I wake up and I have dug in my face and my chest is horrible.. I can’t wear anything that doesn’t have a t-shirt like collar. Up around my neck. Its embarassing. I have been using Palmers Lotion for stretch marks and it has helped my forearms (just kid scars, scratches and scrapes).Any suggestions on how to stop the picking and to help with my scars.
Eat healthily. Foods that are highly processed and contain a lot of oils greatly increase the amount of acne on your body. Getting the proper amount of nutrients from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein help your skin to regenerate faster and limit unnecessary oil production. When at all possible, avoid foods that are processed or contain a lot of sugar (think junk foods).
Get at least eight hours of sleep. Sleeping kills two birds with one stone, as it helps to relax your body as well as detoxify it. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, chances are your skin hasn’t had the time or ability to renew its skin cells. Regulate your sleep cycle by going to bed at a consistent time every night and sleeping for a minimum of eight hours at least.
Now I walk with confidence instead of hiding my face from the world. Funny enough, people compliment me on my skin more than ever. I think it has something to do with the confidence and beauty I have within radiating through my skin. I’m happy with the way my skin is today. I feel beautiful, confident and dare I say content.
“The breakouts on your chest and back tend to be a little different than the acne on your face. They’re technically called folliculitis, which is when the hair follicle becomes infected. However, it looks the same as facial acne and can be treated with the same products and ingredients. In some cases, it can actually be rosacea triggered by coffee or dairy, but it isn’t that common on the chest and back.”