Cyctic acne is a severe form of acne. They are fluid filler and more painful. These large, red breakouts can be painful and can cause significant skin damage, making the likelihood of developing scars extremely high. They tend to develop on your face, chest, back, upper arms or shoulders. The biggest factor that contributes to cystic acne is hormonal changes that stimulate sebum production. Other factors include use of greasy cosmetics, excessive humidity or sweating, and certain drugs as well as chemicals.



Maintaining a healthy skin care routine as well as a healthy lifestyle is paramount to treat cystic acne. There are also simple home remedies that can effectively treat it by reducing inflammation and fighting infection.


Fuller’s earth or multani mitti, which is a type of clay, is another effective remedy. It helps get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells to give way to clean and smooth skin. It even reduces the chance of scars forming. It can be mixed with enough water to make a thick paste and can be used a face mask.


Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that naturally relieves inflammation as well as pain. Plus, it acts as a natural antiseptic to fight infection. Turmeric can be mixed with unrefined sesame oil and applied on the affected area. This will dry out the cyctic acne and will prevent scarring. To treat the problem from within, add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and drink it twice daily.


Apple cider vinegar is another widely used home remedy for cystic acne. Being an astringent, it helps remove excess oil to cure acne and reduce pain and inflammation. It helps cleanse the skin and balance the skin’s pH level. You can directly apply this on the acne with a cotton ball and let is sit for 15 minutes before washing.


This wonder oil penetrates easily into the skin to help unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores and dry out the acne. Some people tend to be allergic to tea tree oil. So, perform a skin patch test before using it. You can put 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton ball and dab it gently on the affected area. Leave it on for a few hours or overnight. Those who have sensitive skin must dilute 1 part tea tree oil with 3 parts water.


Baking soda is another effective ingredient for treating cystic acne due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It can pull out the excess oil from clogged pores as well as exfoliate dead skin cells. It even balances the pH level of your skin to leave it healthy and glowing. Baking soda can be mixed with cucumber juice and the paste can be applied on acne and washed after 15 minutes.


Green tea can purify the skin from inside and keep it healthy and glowing. Green tea contains natural antioxidants that help you enjoy healthy and glowing skin from the inside out. In addition, its anti-inflammatory property soothes irritated and swollen skin.

Try these simple remedies to treat cystic acne and prevent scarring!

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