Sources and references for this article and all natural cures for cystic acne articles on this website include: buzzle.com, ayurvediccure.com, grandmashomeremedies.com, Sawyer, Troy, How to increase your energy- cure poor health and enjoy living longer, 2009.
Retinoids: Retin-A (tretinoin) has been in use for years, and preparations have become milder and gentler while still maintaining its effectiveness. Newer retinoids include adapalene (Differin) and tazarotene (Tazorac). These medications are especially helpful for unclogging pores. Side effects may include irritation and a mild increase in sensitivity to the sun. With proper sun protection, however, they can be used even during sunny periods. The combination medication known as Epiduo gel — which contains the retinoid, adapalene, along with the antibacterial, benzoyl peroxide — is applied once a day.
We also recommend Dermalogica’s Purifying Back Treatment which includes a deep cleanse and exfoliation using Hydra Active Mineral Salts to remove dead skin and excess oil, finishing with a massage to relax and replenish body’s nutrients. Check dermalogica.co.uk for details. If you’re on a budget, cleanse your back as normal and use a clay mask for an at-home treatment.
1) mix green clay (100% surfine green clay) with a small amount of water to form a thick paste. Apply it where necessary. It dries out blemishes and balances pH levels! Works every time for me, leave it on overnight or use it during the day
So, i’m going to try some of the methods on here, i’m now ONLY going to drink water and try to drink a fair bit of it, and change my pillow cases daily. Also eat more fruit and try the potato method of rubbing potatoes on my face before i go to bed. I have to admit, i’m unsure of this, but meh, its worth a shot. I’ll keep you updated on how it goes. And thanks for all the suggestions!
Without proper treatment, cystic acne can develop into a bevy of scars and skin blemishes, including ice pick scars, larger pits in the skin, shallow depressions, and red, raised scars. There are also many psychological consequences related to cases of cystic acne, and it’s vital to treat this condition as soon as possible to avoid damaging, long term effects.
ELIMINATE THE SUGAR FROM EVERYTHING AND IF YOU DRINK COFFEE DRINK IT WITHOUT SUGAR.. DRINK WATER AND DONT DRINK JUICE AND ELIMINATE THE FRUITS COMPLETELY AND TRY IT FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS NO MORE ACNE ALSO BUY ASTRIGENTS AND TREATMENT CREAM TO KEEP THE ACNE AWAY BUT YOU MUST START FROM THE INSIDE FIRST… I HAVE SUFFER OF ACNE ALL MY LIFE WHAT WAS THE CULPRIT WAS THE SUGAR….NO SODA ONLY WATER
Apply a mixture of sandalwood paste in rosewater and leave it on your face overnight, then wash it off the next morning. Repeat this process until there is a marked improvement in scars. The usefulness of sandalwood in skin care is very well known. It has actually been one of the traditional, essential elements of make-up kits for women in India for many years. Even today, there are several brands that prepare soaps that highlight sandalwood as one of its key ingredients.
I suffered with cystic acne for 10 years before I found anything that worked. I tried everything short of oral medications and injections. Turns out what worked for me was in my kitchen cabinets the whole time.
Hydrocortizone also helps lessen the redness of pimples. I have used Proactiv, as well as every other treatment under the sun, and I really believe it’s terrible for your skin. It WILL bleach your skin. It has bleach in it. A good toner- Witch Hazel. It’s about $2.00 in stores. Don’t bother paying SO MUCH MONEY on products. Otherwise, you may do much more damage than help. Don’t risk it, and don’t be manipulated. Take the natural approach. Also, the choice of makeup is vital. I know MAC is incredible. However, organic makeup does wonders for the skin. And it’s cheaper. Neutrogena works very well, but try organic.
Strangely enough, I found out yogurt was effective on acne when me and my friend had a yogurt fight lol. We washed the yogurt off our faces and they had improved! A patch of pimples that I had for about a year and a half began to go away! 😀
The “juice” from the Aloe Vera plant helps to reduce the visibility of acne spots and acne scars. More specifically speaking, it helps to heal the skin, to protect it, and and to make it softer and smoother. In addition to actively treating and getting rid of acne breakouts, aloe vera is also an outstanding preventative measure too. There’s a reason that aloe vera is recommended for treating all sorts of skin conditions — it WORKS!
But the cure is not only designed for teenagers. According to The Telegraph, cases of adult acne, particularly in female patients, are becoming more and more prominent. Some doctors are even calling the rise of adult acne an “epidemic”. Woah.
The acidic property of lemons can be very useful in treating acne. Lemon will clean out dirt that has accumulated in the pores and will harden the sebum. You can use it on your skin daily but if it is too drying then use it every two or three days.
Benzoyl peroxide is used commonly in over the counter treatments for acne, but higher percentages of this ingredient can result in dryness, peeling, and other skin irritation. Depending on acne severity, Benzoyl Peroxide is used in varied concentrations: 2.5%, 5%, and 10%. It’s not recommended that Benzoyl Peroxide be used in conjunction with acne medication to avoid excessive acne caused by dry skin.
sory olivia if you read that long message that is not related to this website..i know its quite out of the topic..hahaha..but thanks anyway for reading it..good advice..thank you for sharing that to us..the only advice that i could give is that go natural..like using a honey for your acne scar..
Hello, Yes a change in the body’s ph balance will help cystic acne. I am a Licensed Esthetician. I must say that I am not a doctor and it is not in my scope to medically treat and so on… I learned about all of this through my son having a very severe and embarrassing skin ailment. We went to doctors and tried pills, creams, etc. The only thing that worked and it worked fast too was antioxidant alkaline water. We used the 2.5 ph water directly on his shin and he drank lots of the 9.5 water to cleanse and detoxify the acidic environment inside which was causing the exterior problem. It really works!
-Green smoothie abuse. Just make yourself a disgusting, leaf-packed smoothie every day, multiple times a day if you’re feeling masochistic. It’ll probably taste terrible even with honey, but just grit your teeth and imagine the health and skin benefits. Cram that sucker full of parsley, bitter leafy greens, and any antioxidants you can find.
Great list of ingredients here, may also suggest adding turmeric to this list, its highly antibacterial and healing which its popular in ayurvedic medicine and acne remedies in India. UMF honey also contains these properties, is moisturizing and soothes skin. My favourite remedy for acne contains turmeric, honey, tea tree and neem or lavender oil (to soothe redness and irritation). There are many other remedies you can apply depending on your skin type.
Claire, thank you so much for sharing these remedies with us, I admit I amended them a little (always a tinkerer) till I got something that is great for my skin! I’m mid 30’s and still battle with breakouts, I’ve also started developing dark patches of coloration on my forehead and chin. Because my skin likes to make my life hard it switches between extremely dry and flaky to greased pig depending on where I am in my cycle. the past 2 months I’ve been using the below to help balance and clear, I honestly look 10 years younger and my skin is glowing for the first time in my life!
Isotretinoin: Accutane was the original brand name; there are now several generic versions in common use, including Sotret, Claravis, and Amnesteem. Isotretinoin is an excellent treatment for severe, scarring, persistent acne and has been used on millions of patients since it was introduced in Europe in 1971 and in the U.S. in 1982. It should be used for people with severe acne, chiefly of the cystic variety, that has been unresponsive to conventional therapies like those listed above. If taken in sufficient dosage, it should eliminate the need to continue the use of prescription drugs in most patients. The drug has many potential serious side effects and requires a number of unique controls before it is prescribed. This means that isotretinoin is not a good choice for people whose acne is not that severe but who are frustrated and want “something that will knock acne out once and for all.” In order to use the drug, the prescribing physician, the patient, and the supplying pharmacy must be enrolled in the online “iPLEDGE PROGRAM.” Used properly, isotretinoin is safe and produces few side effects beyond dry lips and occasional muscle aches. This drug is prescribed for five to six months at a dosage that has a high likelihood of preventing the return of acne. Fasting blood tests are monitored monthly to check liver function and the level of triglycerides, substances related to cholesterol, which often rise a bit during treatment but rarely to the point at which treatment has to be modified or stopped.
-For all you girls out there it may help to take birthcontrol. Not only to prevent pregnancy but it also releases estrogen in your body which moderates your hormones. Balanced hormones will lead to a clearer complexion.
I did not have bad acne when I was a teen, but now that I am 30, I seem to be breaking out like crazy! to make matters worse, I am a “picker” I can’t stand haveing bumps or scabs on my face. But of course that makes matters worse. Now I have two horrible scabs on my face that seem to be never ending. Help!:-o
I use the Mary Kay Miracle Set, and I tell you, it really is a miracle! I used to have really oily skin on my forehead and used to break out a lot in that area, but I noticed a huge difference after using the Miracle Set for just a week! It really does work!
For spots like these, use a targeted product. We particularly like Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Gel (£15.50 at Fabled), which contains acne-busting salicylic acid to instantly fight the cause of pimples whilst caffeine and red algae help to relieve painful, irritating redness. Apply before bed and allow exfoliants in the gel to eliminate excess oil and unclog pores for clearer skin come morning.
Yes, it is possible to lessen, if not completely eliminate, your acne troubles with food. The key is knowing which foods help — i.e antioxidant rich, fiber packed, protein loaded, vitamin soaked, healthy fat filled foods (that was quite a mouthful, wasn’t it?) — as well as which foods are really, really BAD for acne; i.e. sugar loaded, preservative packed, salt soaked, unhealthy fat filled foods.
Hey I am 12 and I’m just starting to get these big pimples on my cheecks and they hurt really bad. I have tried toothpaste but it burns. I have also have had blackheads on my chin since I was 10 and I don’t know how to get rid of them. Please help me!! 🙁
Thank you so much. I have four new classes starting in three days and while I don’t expect to be rid of all my acne by then, I think that this will definitely help. I’m trying the egg whites, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey and cinnamon, baking soda, and perhaps oatmeal. Not all at once but I’ll test them put and see what I like best. Also, I heard that mixing milk and nutmeg worked well too. Is this true?
5. USE ONLY ON ZITS and only when breakouts are bad. Natures gate acne spot corrector. found at whole foods stores. this stuff is good but like anything it stops working after a while. Use vit E and put on skin at night if it feels to dry.
As per your description, the problem seems to be severe. To prevent acne completely, you have to treat the internal root cause. For treating the root cause, you can try any remedy mentioned in this article – http://homeremediesforlife.com/acne/
Many health conscious acne sufferers are now realizing the downfalls and side effects of pharmacological and chemically based acne ‘solutions’ – and are turning to holistic acne treatments to rid themselves of their unsightly blemishes. Yet there is such a plethora of information available, it’s sometimes difficult to weed out the ‘snake oil’ remedies and find those holistic acne protocols that really work.
The truth? Changing hormones cause acne, which is why so many young people get it during puberty or right before their periods. These hormones stimulate the glands in your pores to make more oil, which can clog your pores. Luckily there are some good acne treatments available today. You don’t have to suffer like your parents did. Here’s what you need to know about getting rid of acne.
Several time a day….you are stripping away the natural oil of you face and causing it to dry if you wash so many times a day. only time when you are suppose to wash your face is twice day, unless you exercise or wear make up then you wash you face when necsesary. over washing cand dry it out, which would probably make acne worse
Water-based and alcohol-based formulations of benzoyl peroxide are available, and the most appropriate form depends on skin type. Alcohol-based preparations have a drying effect, making these more suitable for people with oily skin.
Benzoyl peroxide: This active ingredient attacks and kills bacteria and slows down the glands’ production of oil. Benzoyl works as a peeling agent, accelerating skin turnover and clearing pores. This, in turn, reduces the bacterial count in the affected area.