Acne is one of the most common problems of girls these days. Outbreaks of cystic acne can even cause inferior complexes. Cystic pimples are not easy targets to get resolved spontaneously.
Let’s keep reading with us to know more about remedies and preventive measures you need to take for cystic acne.
You can take some steps to help prevent acne or keep it from getting worse:
- Wash your skin twice a day and after you sweat. Use your fingertips and a gentle cleanser. Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Don’t scrub your skin or use irritating products like exfoliants.
- Don’t touch cysts or pick at blemishes. You might push the infection deeper and make it spread. Let blemishes heal on their own, instead of popping or squeezing them, to lower your risk of scars.
- Stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds, which can damage your skin.
- Try to relax because stress can make your body release more hormones, which can make acne worse.
- Keep a healthy lifestyle. Get plenty of sleep and exercise.
Easy home remedies:
Some proponents of home remedies suggest mixing crushed aspirin tablets with water to make a paste and applying this to a cystic pimple. The belief is that this mask may help reduce pain and inflammation.
It’s important to note that aspirin can cause irritation when applied directly to the skin. Also, if you have a known allergy to salicylates, you might want to avoid trying this remedy.
Tea tree oil:
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that are used by proponents of natural healing to justify their suggestion of using it as a topical home remedy for cystic acne.
Citing its reputation as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, some natural healers recommend using a turmeric mask to treat cystic acne.
Mixing small amounts of water with turmeric powder creates a thick paste. The home remedy recommendation is to apply this paste directly to the cystic acne and leave it in place for about 45 minutes, before rinsing it off with water. Proponents suggest repeating this process twice per day.
It’s important to use caution when applying turmeric directly to the skin, as it can cause some irritation.
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.