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Everything You Need to Know about Treating Cystic Acne

Shiloh Garcia
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Let's just get something out in the open...


Cystic acne is pure evil!



There, I said it. 


Somebody should have said it a long time ago. 


From countless stolen moments with friends to all the dates we backed out of at the last minute, cystic acne has a way of perpetually ruining good times. 


And while I can now talk about all of the disastrous experiences I have had because of cystic acne (without completely cringing), problematic skin was a legacy I thought I would carry forever.  


I didn't want to hide under a poorly caked-on face for the rest of my life. I wanted to have clear skin. The kind that only required lipstick and poppin' eyebrows! 


So, after a lot of soul searching, I realized that it was time to get real about my cystic acne problem and face the fact that I needed a change. 


Fast-forward a few years later, and I now have a few tips to share that will help your skin achieve more makeup-free days! 


But before we dive right in, let's first look at a cystic acne breakdown for a quick sec! 


The Cystic Acne Lowdown

Cystic acne is the victim of inflammation and bacteria. When the skin is not thoroughly cleansed, bacteria and oil (known as sebum) can seep into the pores and create a nasty situation that can lead to inflamed and irritated skin. 


But the interesting part of this story that really separates a regular zit from a cystic acne zit is how they are formed underneath the skin.

Cystic acne tends to be deeper and has a fortress of skin around it. And while your instinct says, "pop that sucker!" you can't! 


Why?


Cystic acne is not actually filled with pus. That is why most cystic acne pimples never gain a white surface (the universal sign that it's ripe for the picking!). For weeks they can just hang around and make our lives miserable. Not to mention that they take much longer to heal than the average zit.  


My advice: if you want to see your acne situation taken care of, target the inflammation, overproduction of oil, and excess bacteria. And don't try to pop anything!


4 Extraordinary Ways to Treat Cystic Acne 

Finally, we have made it to the tips that will save your cystic acne nightmare! These four secrets were hard to come by and required a certain level of finesse for me to acquire. 


Well... not really, but I did do my research, and now you can benefit from it! So, get ready for your mind to be blown! 

 

 

Use Ice Right Away 

This may seem like a strange idea to some because, after all, we usually use ice when we're injured. But, think of a cystic acne zit as an injury. It gets red, hurts, and makes you want to scream. So, it's pretty much the same thing! 


Ice can help with inflammation and swelling when the cystic acne pimple is at its height. While also decreasing itchiness, pain, and redness. 


Some holistic doctors have even suggested that rubbing ice on cystic acne until it becomes uncomfortable, will help it go away faster. 


While I can't vouch for that last part, ice is an excellent idea for treating your cystic acne. 

P.S. Make sure that you don't apply it directly to the skin as it can cause damage to the delicate layers of the skin and prohibit blood flow. Use under a washcloth or bag ALWAYS.

 

Try a Spot Treatment 

By now, many of us have heard that spot treatments don't actually work, and we should just stop trying them. But, what if I told you that this was not always the case. Spot treatments are only as good as the product you use.


So, if you're using an ineffective product, the results will never come. That is why I recommend the Clear Skin Elixir. It works overnight to break down a cystic acne zit at the core and speed up the healing time. 


The best part of it all is that you don't have to do anything other than apply the mask, and go to sleep! There's absolutely no need to take it off after ten minutes (like almost every other mask)! It's time to level up, honey!

Get On Top of Your Cleansing 

Nothing, and I mean nothing, can replace a good face cleansing. Even if you do everything else, you will still experience breakouts if you don't take the time to remove the gunk from the day.


So, the first step to treating cystic acne is finding the right cleanser. Now, I'm not talking about using that two-dollar face wash that you found at the grocery store. For cystic acne, you'll need something heavy-duty, and that's where the Radiant Cleansing Nectar comes in! Formulated to help get rid of dirt, bacteria, and excess oil, this cleanser is a cystic zit's worst nightmare! 


Eat Clean

Darling, there's literally no way around it. Eating clean is a must if you want to see that current cystic acne breakout disappear and quelch the fire of a new one. 


For this reason, The American Academy of Dermatology recommends a diet low in sugar and dairy


Why, you ask?


Because studies have shown that these two may cause inflammation, which leads to cystic acne breakouts and doesn't help the ones you have. 


By eliminating refined sugars and dairy, including milk, cheese, and yogurt, from your diet for at least a few weeks, you can see improvement quicker than you think.


A small sacrifice for clear skin, right?!


The Bottomline 

Cystic acne doesn't have to be a permanent, life-long sentence to unhappy days. You can achieve the ideal skin that you've always dreamed of, and it can happen sooner than you imagined. The main goal is to use products that won't clog pores, reduce inflammation, and stop cystic acne at the root. 


Thousands of women have found confidence, peace, and absolute bliss in the Averr Aglow line. Why? Because it actually works. When everything else has failed, Averr Aglow is waiting with open arms. We can't wait to see your progress! 

 

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Shiloh is a Copywriter at Averr Aglow. A wordsmith by day, she loves all things creating. If she's not blogging or writing an Instagram post, then she's singing to everyone and dreaming of California summers. If there is ever a time that you can’t find her, know that she is somewhere talking to complete strangers. Seriously.