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All You Need To Know About Ugly Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is a type of inflammatory acne that causes painful, pus-filled pimples to form deep under the skin. Acne occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog skin pores. With cystic acne, bacteria also get into the pores, causing swelling or inflammation. Cystic acne is the most severe type of acne. 

Are you suffering from this ugly cystic acne nowadays?

Keep reading with us to know more about it.

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Causes of cystic acne:

Cystic acne occurs when bacteria, dead skin cells, and sebum (the substance that makes your face feel oily) get trapped beneath the skin’s surface and become infected. This leads to a large, swollen cyst (bump) that can hurt just to touch.

The fastest way to get rid of cystic acne:

Cleanse the area: Wash the face with a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser to remove any makeup, oil, or dirt. 

Apply ice: Wrap an ice cube or cool pack in a cloth and apply to the pimple for 5–10 minutes. Take a 10 minute break and repeat. 

Apply a topical treatment: Use a product that contains 2% benzoyl peroxide.

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Do cystic pimples go away?

If left ignored, cyst can take from 1-4 weeks to go away on its own. Although your body will eventually deal with the inflammation, some cysts can persist for extended periods of time and often leave behind scars.

What should I avoid if I have cystic acne?

Dairy products, refined foods, high-sugar foods and beverages should be avoided:

Milk and dairy products: milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.

Highly processed foods: Fast food, frozen meals, meal bars, sugary cereals, chips, microwave meals, white bread etc.

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What vitamins help with acne?

Vitamins can give the skin the extra boost needed to fight acne. Vitamin A, D, zinc, and omega-3s are the most widely used vitamins for treating acne.

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Dr. AzamAbout the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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