Saturday, April 16, 2016

15 DIY Home Remedies for Cystic Acne

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 Cystic Acne is a type of serious acne characterized by deep and inflamed breakouts. Cystic acne forms painful, red cysts under the skin’s surface. The cysts are filled with fluids containing dead cells, bacteria, and white blood cells and generally appear on face, back, and chest.

Most commonly found in teenagers, cystic acne is caused by overactive oil glands, hereditary factors, excess dead cells in pores, squeezing and picking the affected areas, stress, and hormonal changes. Before pursuing remedies for cystic acne, first try home remedies for acne treatment.

 

Home Remedies for Cystic Acne:

Try these simple, but effective methods for naturally treating cystic acne at home.

 

1. Baking Soda

Baking soda contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which heal cystic acne, balances pH level, and makes skin healthy by absorbing excess oil and exfoliating the skin.
Process 1:

  • Mix 1 – 2 tablespoons of baking soda and water to make a thin paste.
  • Apply to the affected area.
  • Leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat 1 – 2 times daily until results are visible.
Process 2:

  • Mix a small amount of baking soda and sea salt to make a paste.
  • Apply to the affected area.
  • Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat 1 – 2 times daily until results are visible.

 

2. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) stabilizes skin’s natural pH levels and prevents future outbreaks.
Process:

  • Use a cotton ball or Q-tip to apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area before going to sleep.
  • Leave overnight and rinse with water the next morning.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

3. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial properties that naturally treat cystic acne. It penetrates the skin to unblock sebaceous glands, disinfect pores, and dry out blemishes.
Process 1:

  • Use a cotton ball or Q-tip to apply tea tree oil to the affected area before going to sleep.
  • Leave overnight and rinse with lukewarm water the next morning.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.
Process 2:

  • Mix a tablespoon of tea tree oil and 9 tablespoons of water to make a solution.
  • Stir it well to make a fine solution.
  • Apply to the affected area.
  • Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse it with water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.
  • Note: Alternately use tea tree oil in moisturizer, facial masks, or aloe vera gel. Use products containing tea tree for added relief.

 

4. Egg White

Egg whites contain proteins and riboflavin which clears acne and leaves skin smooth and healthy.
Process:

  • Apply 2 – 3 egg yolks to the affected area.
  • Leave for 5 – 8 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a good hydrating agent and contains anti-bacterial properties which treat acne.
Process:

  • Use your fingers or a cotton swab to apply 5 – 10 drops of unrefined coconut oil to the affected area before going to sleep.
  • Leave overnight and rinse in the morning.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

6. Clay Mask:

Clay cleans and exfoliates while removing excess oil and eliminating dead skin cells. It speeds the healing process and lessens the chance of forming scars.
Process:

  • Mix any natural clay (like fuller’s earth) and water to make a paste.
  • Apply to the affected area.
  • Leave until dry and rinse with water.
  • Repeat 1 – 2 times or until results are visible.

 

7. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a great healer and it contains anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
Process:

  • Squeeze the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf or simply use aloe vera juice.
  • Apply to the affected area and gently massage for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat daily for two days or until results are visible.

 

8. Honey Mask

Honey is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, and exfoliate agent that clears skin, reduces inflammation and redness, removes dead skin cells by killing the bacteria, and leaves skin fresh and soft.
Process:

  • Apply 1 – 2 tablespoon of honey to the affected area.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

9. Aspirin Mask

Aspirin acts as a great exfoliant, which many people find very effective in curing acne.
Process 1:

  • Mix 1 – 2 crushed aspirin pills and water to make a thin paste.
  • Apply to the affected area.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.
  • Note: Alternately use honey instead of water, if desired.

 

10. Mango

Mangoes help open clogged pores, leaving skin soft and glowing.
Process:

  • Mix water with the juice from a ripe mango or another orange/yellow fruit.
  • Apply to the affected area.
  • Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

11. Lemon Juice

Lemon has natural astringent and antibacterial properties. It acts as an exfoliant that removes dead skin cells quickly and prevents clogged pores.
Process 1:

  • Wash your face with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the juice of half a lemon to the affected area.
  • Leave for 10 minutes or until completely dried and rinse with cool water.
  • Repeat twice daily until results are visible.
Process – 2: (for Sensitive Skin people)

  • Wash your face with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • Mix equal parts lemon juice and rosewater.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the liquid to the affected area.
  • Leave for 15 – 30 minutes or until completely dried and rinse with cool water.
  • Repeat twice daily until results are visible.

 

12. Steaming

Steam cleans deep and opens pores, helping to remove dirt underneath the skin’s surface.
Process:

  • Take a bowl of hot water and a clean towel
  • Drape a towel over your head and hover your face over a bowl of hot water.
  • Leave for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat 2 – 3 times weekly until results are visible.

 

13. Potatoes

Potato juice decomposes oil in skin pores to reduce cystic acne. It has essential vitamins which reduce redness and inflammation.
Process:

  • Use a blender to extract the juice of a peeled potato.
  • Apply the juice to the affected area.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

14. Toothpaste

Toothpaste contains alcohol and fluoride which dries acne pores and kills bacteria.
Process:

  • Apply clinically-approved toothpaste to the affected area.
  • Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat regularly until results are visible.

 

15. Diet Plan

A good diet is key to reduce or prevent cystic acne.

  • Drink at least 15 glasses of water daily to flush dangerous toxins from your body.
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables, to get the essential vitamins and nutrients that keep your body and skin healthy.
  • Avoid oily, fatty, and spicy food; these increase the fat and oil content in your skin and make acne worse.
  • Reduce your sugar and processed food intake as these disrupt hormones and make skin tissues and cells heal slower.
  • Try a healthy, low-glycemic diet containing whole grains, beans, and veggies.
  • Reduce or avoid your dairy intake as it increases cystic acne. Probiotics like yogurt and buttermilk are the exception as they are good for you.
  • Take essential vitamins, especially vitamin A and E, to clear cystic acne and keep your body healthy and glowing.

 

Tips:


  • Reduce stress. Try meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other related exercises.
  • Resist the temptation to squeeze acne cysts. This not only increases the chance of deeper infection, but also leaves scars.
  • Avoid excessive sweating. Always wash after exercise or any activity where you sweat as sweat causes pores to clog and become more susceptible to cystic acne.
  • Sleep at least 7 – 8 hours every night.
  • Be careful of clothing rubbing against the affected area as this can increase the problem.
  • Wash your face 1 – 2 times daily with warm water and mild cleanser to remove oil and dirt. To avoid drying out the skin, apply moisturizer after every wash.
  • Avoid using oily and greasy cosmetic products.
  • Always remove your makeup before going to bed to reduce the risk of clogged pores.
  • Take turmeric, ginger, and boswellia, three natural herbs that contain anti-inflammatory properties, to help heal cystic acne.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking as this makes cystic acne worse.
  • Immediately consult a dermatologist if you receive no relief from cystic acne or if the problem worsens.

 

Safe and Effective Natural Remedies for Cystic Acne With No Side Effects...

The reason why most home remedies for acne don’t work is simple. They focus primarily on topical treatments, when the root cause is actually an internal problem.
Yes, topical treatments will definitely help, but if you want to cure your cystic acne for good you will need to repair the internal damage that’s causing the problem in the first place. And here’s some of the best ways to achieve this…

Cereal grasses and Digestive Herbal Fibre Formulas: The main cause of acne is a poorly functioning digestive system. So the first thing you need to do is get this working at optimum level. 

Cereal grasses and herbal fibre formulas are extremely powerful detoxifiers and cleansers. They contain enzymes to help with digestion and assimilation, as well as nutrients and antioxidants to cleanse, repair and regenerate the body. Make sure you only ever buy certified organic cereal grasses and formulas that are grown in mineral rich soils. 

(Be aware that the first week on these supplements can be a bit uncomfortable for some people. Because you will be detoxifying the body you may experience mild discomforts such as lack of energy, diarrhoea, bloating, slight rash, even an initial worsening of your cystic acne. The important thing is to stick with it. The long term benefits will far outweigh any short term discomfort).

Probiotics, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Olive Leaf Extract: Maintaining a healthy supply of “friendly” bacteria and killing off all parasites in the digestive system is absolutely crucial to the internal health of the body and the final destruction of your cystic acne. Without enough friendly bacteria the bad bacteria go on a rampage... at your expense! The result is a poor functioning digestive system and major health problems, including various skin disorders such as acne. Nasty parasites including worms and various viruses and protozoa's also grow and reside in the body over time. If these "nasties" are not killed off they eventually wreak havoc on your insides. New research coming out is beginning to finally confirm what many skin experts have believed for a long time... parasite overload in the body contributes significantly to skin problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. 

So in regards to these natural remedies for cystic acne, there are three main things you need to do. Firstly, be sure to go out and buy a reputable probiotic supplement from your local health food store or online retailer such as Amazon and drink lots of organic apple cider vinegar everyday. ACV kills parasites in the body and helps to recolonize the digestive system with good bacteria. 

In addition, eat and drink plenty of fermented foods for an extra supply of probiotics (you can never have enough of these) and take olive leaf extract everyday (OLE). Olive leaf extract is the most powerful natural parasite killer ever discovered! 

Oh, and don’t bother taking any gimmick probiotic supplements such as Yakult. These worthless products are full of processed milk and sugar (both of which are bad for anyone with cystic acne) so avoid them like the plague!


Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oil: 

It’s interesting to discover that the Canadian Eskimos never suffer from acne. Only when they migrate to countries like America and adopt the standard “westernized” diet do they get acne. This tells us two things. Number one… the standard westernized diet is bad for you (what a revelation!), and two, Eskimos eat plenty of oily cold water fish.

So this is the next point of attack and home remedy for acne…
Evening primrose oil and fish oil contain gamma-linolenic acid, which is needed by the skin to cleanse, repair and regenerate itself. They also help reduce inflammation and keep the hormones that activate oil production in the skin under control. This makes them very potent supplements in the fight against cystic acne. In addition, results have been found to be even more favourable when they are combined with zinc.

It’s best to take a combination of both evening primrose oil and fish oil everyday rather than just one of them. It seems to work better. You need to take at least 6000 mg's of both the evening primrose oil and the fish oil everyday (yes, a combined total of 12,000 mg's per day) for maximum benefit. Once again, go with a reputable brand rather than a cheap brand. Recent analyses have found some of the cheaper brands contain more fillers and binders than the actual supplement they're supposed to contain.

Vitamins and Minerals: This one is a no brainer. If you want to enjoy overall good health, treat your acne, and have nice looking skin then you must consume all of the essential vitamins and minerals everyday (you need a total of 76). Most importantly, you need to forget the ridiculous adage that says… “You can get all the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet”.
The truth is… you can’t!

There are no longer enough nutrients left in our foods anymore so you must supplement. To not do this is to play Russian roulette with your life!
So find a good liquid colloidal mineral supplement and stick with the cereal grasses every day to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need.

In addition to these, many acne sufferers have found liquid iodine to be an excellent home remedy for acne (iodine is a powerful bacterial killer). You take it orally and also use it to wash and cleanse your face with. The positive feedback from people using this supplement as an acne treatment has been stunning.

Turmeric, Ginger and Boswellia: These three herbs possess extremely powerful anti-inflammatory properties. They are able to inhibit the inflammatory chemicals in the body known as leukotrienes. Because cystic acne is also an inflammatory problem, turmeric, ginger and Boswellia are all excellent natural remedies for cystic acne and will help immensely with this condition.

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