Cystic acne is the most severe form of skin acne, therefore home remedies for cystic acne should not be used alone; use them always in combination with different types of natural treatments. For the best result try and combine different cystic acne treatments in order to find your personal cystic acne home remedy combination. It may require some trial and error to find your effective treatment for cystic acne.
Treatment of cystic acne includes:
Cystic or nodulocystic acne occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog the hair follicle and a closed pocket (cyst) is being formed which becomes infected and pus filled. Therefore cystic acne is similar to skin boils or abscess; it affects deeper skin tissues and is often very painful. Acne cyst feels like soft, tender and fluid filled lump under the skin surface. It is usually bigger than common acne and might measure up to several centimeters across. Cystic acne can cause permanent scarring or keloid formation.
Cystic acne might affect anyone, but it is more common in teenage boys and young men. Adult cystic acne is not a rare case.
Fortunately mother nature provides us plenty of fantastic home remedies for cystic acne curing acne cysts.
Effective home remedies for cystic acne includes:
topical cystic acne treatment with honey, coconut oil, aloevera and essential oils
internal treatment of cystic acne with zinc and pantothenic acid supplements
Honey is a fantastic substance loaded with vitamins, minerals, nutrients; and on the top of all that it is a strong antiseptic agent. Honey is all round old home remedy and works for so many different problems. No wonder, that it is also one of the great natural remedies for cystic acne and valued cystic acne treatment.
How to get rid of cystic acne with honey? You can use organic honey plain on a daily basis onto your pimples, blemishes, acne spots and cystic acne lumps – but the mask below acts like a miracle. Works great for any types of acne, cystic acne and acne scars as well.
Cures for cystic acne and acne cysts:
Mix all ingredients well and spread on your entire face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Let your face air dry. Use this cystic acne treatment on a regular basis once a week or more. However, after one application you will notice improvement redness diminishes, acne cysts reduce and your skin gets a fresh glow.
Tea tree essential oil is great cystic acne treatment and antiseptic therefore it makes excellent acne remedy and works fabulous for cystic acne as well. How to get rid of cystic acne with tea tree oil?
The easiest way of use is just dab undiluted tea tree oil directly onto the blemishes and acne spots twice a day after cleansing with warm water (without soap). Continue for 3-5 days. You will notice improvement quickly.
It is advised to dilute tea tree oil with jojoba oil in case of delicate skin. Undiluted tea tree oil might be too strong for sensitive skin. Add 5 drops of tea tree oil into one teaspoon of jojoba oil. Mix well and use twice a day for your pimples, red spots and cystic acne lumps. It is wonderful for adult cystic acne as well.
Fragrant and simple cure for cystic acne is the mixture of tea tree, lavender and rosemary essential oil in some water. It works miracle also with severe acne cases such as cystic acne or nodulocystic acne.
Take a small spray bottle (approx. 30ml) and fill with distilled water. Add 3 drops each of tea tree, lavender and rosemary essential oils. Shake well and shake it up each time you use it. Spray it on clean and dry face every morning and night. Let it air dry. Keep the spray bottle with the mixture in a cool dark place. How easy is to be acne free sometimes!
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Most effective home remedy for cystic acne is a mixture of coconut oil and aloe vera gel in a ratio of 4:1. Mix 4 teaspoons of organic coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel. In a cool climate coconut oil is solid so warm the bottle under hot water first. Use the cystic acne treatment mixture twice a day – morning and bedtime – after washing your face with warm water. You might dab the acne cysts only with the mixture but your skin will be grateful if you apply it for your entire face. It works also great for acne scars, they become lighter and less visible.
You can take coconut oil also internally, use it for your cooking or add it to ready dishes. 1-3 teaspoons a day are enough for a radiant skin.
Deficiency of the mineral zinc often causes different skin problems such as acne, cystic acne, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis. If you have small white spots in your fingernails you probably suffer from zinc deficiency. Take zinc with copper supplements as long term zinc substitution leads to copper depletion – since zinc inhibits the absorption of copper from the gastrointestinal tract. Take 50-75 mg zinc with copper supplements a day for one month. If you do not notice any response and your skin acne is still flourishing, stop taking the supplement. If your acne cysts clear up - reduce the dose slowly to a maintenance dose of 15-30 mg zinc with copper supplement a day, until your cystic acne is entirely healed.
According to recent study by Dr Lit-Hung Leung high doses of pantothenic acid (B-5 vitamin) help resolve even severe cases of acne such as cystic acne and nodulocystic acne, and decrease pore size. In a very high dose of 10g pantothenic acid a day, B-5 vitamin improved common acne and cystic acne within one week to one month. After the initial high dose you can reduce to a maintenance dose of 1-3g per day.
Many acne sufferer praise high doses of pantothenic acid as it cured their skin acne completely. Even severe, painful, deep cystic acne can be cleared up within a month. However, after a week of taking the supplement you can notice huge improvement.
If you decide for pantothenic acid supplements build up to 10g/day over the course of a week. If you do not build up gradually it may cause stomach upset. Continue the 10g/day dosage for 2 months. After that you can gradually cut back the dosage to a maintenance dose of 3-1g/day.
As supplements usually come in 500mg (0.5g) doses the initial dosage means taking 20 pills a day. Split the dosage up into two doses a day (10 pills in the morning and evening) and dissolve the pills in a drink. It is better for your stomach taking it dissolved even if it tastes badly. Smaller doses might also work, but it takes longer to see results with stubborn acne and cystic acne cases. However, one of the most effective acne remedy and treatment of cystic acne remains pantothenic acid.
I personally recommend in the case of severe cystic acne the combination of natural remedies for cystic acne: combine the internal (zinc and pantothenic acid) treatment with the regular and topical use of cystic acne home remedies. Do not be discouraged if the first treatment attempt fails. It may take several tries to find the combination of cystic acne treatments that work for you. Be persistent with home remedies for cystic acne and you will be rewarded.
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