Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
Cystic acne is considered one of
the most severe forms of acne vulgaris.
Cystic acne can appear similar to a nodule in size, but is pus-filled, and
routinely have a diameter of 5mm or more across. Cysts originate deeper in the
skin than typical pimples. These inflammatory lesions can be painful and
commonly produce scarring Treatment of existing cystic acne followed by
prevention of future acne is therefore necessary to avoid scars formations and
to help healing of scars that have already developed.
( process of developing acne blemishes) pimples starts with over production of sebum ( skin oil)
that together with dead skin cells clogs the pores. Eventually bacteria can
also get trapped in these clogged pores.
As the body attempts to kill the bacteria using its immune system, a local inflammatory response develops and
white blood cells enter the area. Normally, the pore is “walled off” by the
cells in the lower layers of the skin but in the case of cysts, this
inflammation spreads under the top layer of the skin. The influx of cells and proteins causes swelling
(bumps under the skin) and can be both very harmful to your skin and
painful. If you try to squeeze these
bumps you induce more skin damage which recruits more immune cells into the
area and starts a vicious cycle which ends up damaging skin and leaving
been told not to pop their zits at one point or another, since it might damage the
skin and not only lead to more serious inflammation but also to serious acne
scars and marks. This is particularly
important when dealing with acne cysts (or what is called cystic acne) and
there is a very good reason to follow this advice. In both instances, squeezing
a pimple can damage your skin, however in the case of cystic acne, trying to
squeeze the bumps under your skin can lead to permanent skin damage.
circumstances, when a pimple starts to form, it is “walled off” by the body and
contained within a single pore within the skin.
With cystic acne, there is inflammation, which spreads under the surface
of the skin to the adjoining tissue which makes cystic acne distinct from black
heads & white heads and even from pustules and papules which reach the
surface of the skin.
The fact is
that most times you try to squeeze an acne cyst you do not get relief by the
release of the fluid (dead skin cells and other debris mixed with sebum and
white blood cells) that has gathered under the surface of the skin, but rather,
you further damage the skin and make the healing process take that much longer
step should be to decide on how to treat the underlying cause by stopping the
cycle of acne and stopping the appearance of cysts. Without doing both simultaneously, the cycle
will continue AcnEase is just this kind of product that
protects your sebaceous glands from the assault of imbalanced hormones and
prevents over secretion of sebum, stopping acne formation in its tracks and
prevenying new acne from coming why also contains ingredients that are
the pressure puss creates on your skin you may try a warm (not hot) compress dipped
in a freshly brewed, strong chamomile tea (and cooled a little) and keep on the
affected area for 15-20 minutes.
mentioned, the only way to break the cycle of acne is when you get to the root
cause by treating it. When cysts are
almost gone but you still suffer from acne you may try the following aloe vera acne
healing mask, which many AcnEase users use.
Aloe vera has medicinal
properties of healing scars caused by acne, and is soothing as it works as an
antibacterial and anti-inflammatory to decrease redness and swelling. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory
properties and honey is both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and also
helps to close the pores and nourish the skin.
Try to use organic ingredients when possible.
Mix all the
ingredients together. Apply the paste on
the affected acne areas. Leave on for
about 15-20 minutes. Wash off the
effected areas with water. But remember-
the only thing that has the power to treat acne t, and one that can break the
cycle of acne and eliminate symptoms simultaneously – is a Botanical
Therapeutic as AcnEase.
What has your
experience been like with cystic acne?
Tell us in the comments. We’re
here to help get you live an acne-free life!