Suffering from painful, cystic acne?
There is a solution!
Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne and is characterized by painful nodules on the face, back, chest, and neck. When these nodules finally recede, they often leave behind scars. Why is cystic acne different from other forms of acne? Cysts are a blemish that is deeply embedded under the surface of your skin. It can be quite painful, and it does not come to a head like pimples or other forms of acne. It is often hormonal or stress-induced and cannot be treated the same as oil-based acne.
Tips for cystic acne:
- Whatever you do, do not try to pop cysts! Popping will make it worse and can leave scars.
- Apply ice – this will reduce pain and inflammation.
- Use professional products – since cysts form on the inner layer of the skin, they need a professional product that will penetrate and treat them at the root.
- Color correct the cysts away – use a blemish balm (like the one below) to treat cysts while concealing the red bumps.