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4 Home Remedies for Cystic Acne

Amber

I always start by laying a hot wet washcloth on my face for 5 minutes or so. Don't know if it makes a difference, though.
In the morning, rinse with equal parts apple cider vinegar and warm (as warm as you can stand it) water. I use a washcloth and wipe my face down with it really well. Liberally apply PURE aloe, this should be clear and only contain aloe, nothing else, the sunburn gel with aloe didn't work for me, but it make work for others, though I wouldn't recommend it.

In the evening (right before you shower), was your face with an organic oatmeal based soap (I use Grandma's Acne Bar) using a washcloth and warm water. Mix equal parts honey and turmeric powder well, apply to face and leave while in the shower, rinse warm water and washcloth right before you get out. Rinse again with vinegar and water, then again apply pure aloe.

Feel free to leave the honey/turmeric mask on as long as you'd like, but turmeric can and will stain your skin, I've been told this is easily removable with a gentle face toner but I'm not willing to find out. I usually take a 10-15 minute shower with the water as hot as it will go for the steam, but feel free to tweak the routine to suit your needs. Also, I use the same washcloth every time because the turmeric stains cloth permanently, my white washcloth is now a happy yellow. :) Good luck, I've tried for ten years to clear cystic acne, nothing worked. I seen results the first morning after using this, the bumps were smaller and less painful. The redness persisted for a few weeks before it started clearing up. Anyways, hope this helps.

Erin

I am 46 years old and have suffered from adult acne since the age of 19. I went to see a dermatologist when my face became covered in cystic acne (my back and chest were also badly affected.) I tried tetracycline, had shots directly into the cysts and went on two rounds of accutane. The only thing that finally helped was going on birth control pills.
After getting married and we decided to try and get pregnant, so I nervously went off the pill. It took several years, but eventually the cystic acne returned. I could not get rid of one cyst beofore several more had joined it. I made an appointment with my dermatologist, but had to wait a mont and a half to be seen. By the time my appointment date came around, all my cysts were gone! I had nothing to show her, so I just got a regular skin check. I thought about what I had been doing differently during those 6 weeks to cause the acne to cease. I wasn't doing anything new topical. The only change I realized I had made to my diet, was that I was eating at least half of a ruby red grapefruit a day. It was just a fluke! They were on sale, and I love them, so I was eating them daily. turns out they are extremely high in vitamin C, lycopene and help promote collagen production! I know this sounds way too simple to work, but I have been doing this for three months now, with NO ACNE FLAIR UPS WHATSOEVER! My skin also looks smoother and softer, wrinkles seem to be diminishing along with my acne scars. I w3ish i had known about this sooooo many years ago. Good luck!

Blue

The only sure cure for my 20yrs with Cystic Acne was going 100% DAIRY FREE. See immediate results when you do. This means:

NO DAIRY MILK OF ANY KIND
NO YOUGURT
NO CHEESE

Sounds harsh and impossible but, you will be glad and happy you did.

Apparently, the oil glands in our body are similar to lactation/ milk producing glands and for some reason dairy milk causes an overproduction in our oil glands.

brit

so i have had acne since 6th grade and i am currently a senior in college. I have tried everything from pills to creams to the 3 step process (proactiv and acne free) aNd none have completely clear my acne however with proactiv my skin is more under control.For the past few years i have been trying home remedies to help with my dreadful acne and well over ten years of research and this is what i have now that works best. I must say tho bc i have very severe cystic acne i dont think my face will ever be 100 pimple, blackhead, cyst or whitehead free =(( anyways here is a routine the helps tonsss.

a.m.
Gentle cleanser/wash with scrub inside to remove dead skin cells
Astringent
acne treatment cream with 10% benzoyl peroxide
Oil controlling moisturizer

P.m.
Same wash with scrub
Astringent
treatment cream
Instead of moisturizing at night i use a clay mask for spot treatment and leave on overnight


Now this is the gooood stuff ;)

Mix tbsp of baking soda, a few dabs of tumeric powder, tsp of honey, tsp sea salt, and just enough water to make a paste.

rub unto face either as a whole mask or spot treatment. Leave on for 5-10 min. Gentle enough to use everyday.

I try to use this atleast 3 times a week and boy have I seen thr difference. Especially for those hugh zits tht just have to be popped. As soon as you pop it, clean the area then apply the paste. after you remove the paste with hot/warm water, mix one part water and one part lemon juice and put on cotton pad as astringent. The zit will virtually be gone! hope this helps=))

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