Natural Remedies for Cystic Acne
Treatment of Adult Cystic Acne on this page
If you are on this page, then I am guessing you are here looking for natural remedies for cystic acne and thus you already know that cystic acne is one of the most severe and painful forms of acne that there are.
This form of acne, as the name suggests, results in cysts full of pus forming and is especially severe. Unfortunately, left untreated, it tends to result in acne scarring and deep pitted acne scarring.
Since often, the subconscious response is to pick, rub, and squeeze painful or itchy swollen cysts, spots, pimples, pustules, lumps and bumps.
The hands then become the way that the condition spreads because the bacteria causing the infections gets onto the hands and then when the hands brush against another skin surface, hey presto the cycle begins again.
This is why it is important to wash your hands often and avoid making contact with the cystic acne as much as possible.
Because cystic acne (also known as Nodular Cystic Acne) is so severe, its sufferers tend to have a really hard time coping emotionally. In part because it is so painful but also the psychological effects of this condition can be severe and long lasting, and may lead to lack of confidence and self-esteem, social anxiety, withdrawal, and of course depression.
The condition tends to be quite chronic and may go on for a long while, in some cases years.
The first thing to say is that natural remedies for cystic acne and its causes are no really different from those of usual acne vulgaris so please do read my Natural Acne Remedies , Adult Acne and Natural Acne Cures pages because there is nothing on those pages that will not apply to you here also.
In fact it all applies to you but, and this is important, even more so.
So for example, where I say about a detoxification may be a good idea, there is no “may” in your case. It is definitely better than a good idea. It is a must. So read about how to do a natural liver detox and a natural kidney detox.
When I say you may need to drink plenty of water, there is no “may” here either. You must start to drink more water to cleanse your system.
And when I say improve your diet by reducing this and eating more of that, then for you. You do not just over haul it. You radically transform it. You don’t reduce refined white sugar for example. You cut it out. You don’t just eat more fresh fruit and vegetables; you start to eat lots of it.
And if I say try and get natural and organic, in your case try harder. Much harder. It’s not just about lessening exposure to chemicals and preservatives, though that is important without doubt.
There is another angle with natural remedies for cystic acne
that I did not discuss on the other pages but I absolutely must explain here as it is quite essential that you “get” this in your case.
It has been shown over the years that nutrient levels in soils are massively reduced and I do mean massively. This is for many reasons including our modern farming and production methods.
What this means for us, is that now our fruit and our vegetables contain substantially less nutrients than ever before and yet due to the availability of so called convenience food coupled with our busy hectic lives we eat even less of it. This means overall we consume way less of the nutrients that our bodies actually require for optimum nutrition.
So this is an area that you really do need to radically overhaul. Trust me. I have seen cystic acne virtually disappear in a few weeks with a diet that is suddenly rich in the micro nutrients that often our bodies are depleted of.
So yes, look at your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, especially the green leafy ones. Drink more water and increase your intake of Omega Essential Fatty Acids. Also supplement with a good quality mineral and vitamin supplement. I do mean good quality. You get what you pay for. Not all supplements are made equal.
Ok … I hope you got the point that you need to read my Natural Acne Remedies , Adult Acne and Natural Acne Cures pages and apply ALL the lifestyle advice there as well as using natural remedies for cystic acne
Natural Remedies for cystic Acne
Remedies already discussed but appropriate here also
The natural acne remedies on my main page are all extremely useful and effective for the natural treatment of cystic acne but rather than repeat myself, I will just ink to them here before I go on to mention some additional specific natural cystic acne remedies.
- Hepar Sulphuris
- Aloe Vera
Other Natural Remedies for Cystic Acne
These two homeopathic remedies are particularly useful natural remedies for cystic acne but depending which part of the world you live in, may be a little harder to find.
If all else fails, conduct a Google search for a homeopathic pharmacy in your country and ask if they will supply directly to you. Some will only supply to licenced practitioners so shop around.
This is especially useful in combination with Hepar Sulph and Silica for cystic acne, especially if the condition has become chronic and the discharges are yellow coloured.
This homeopathic remedy is good when the symptoms include acne pustules on the nose and cheeks and the pain and soreness feels better for something cool applied to the face.
Other Natural Remedies
Apple Cider Vinegar
Treat yourself to a dose of this morning and evening. This natural remedy is an old folk law tradition that has been passed down for many years and indeed science is now showing us that apple cider vinegar does indeed have some pretty amazing healing attributes, and many cystic acne sufferers can attest to this.
Applied to the skin directly a couple of times a day will help to stabilise and maintain the acid / alkaline levels of the skin (ph.) which will then help to prevent further breakouts. It also cleanses and tones the skin.
Rose water, a natural astringent, is becoming very common in treating skin inflammatory disorders such as acne including cystic acne.
Simply applying rose water to the skin during regular cleansing routines can significantly reduce acne flare-ups.
Tea Tree Oil
Used around the world for an amazing amount of conditions and disorders.
Tea tree oil can be applied to the skin in small diluted percentages (about 5% or 1 art to 20 in water) as an acne home remedy.
Tea tree oil can dry the skin so an oil free natural moisturizer may be beneficial afterwards to prevent excessive dryness.
Specific Dietary Advice
These natural remedies for cystic acne are referred to above but you may be interested to know that in particular Kiwi, Tomatoes and Avocados contain many of the micro nutrients that are required and yet cystic acne sufferers find themselves deficient in.
And lastly, don’t forget stress. We know that hormones affect any type of acne but did you know that we have stress hormones. So if you are under stress then you need to do whatever it takes to make your life easier for you.
There are many ways to lessen stress and here are just a few ideas, which may or may not be right for you but they are just to get you thinking what it is that you find joyful, nourishing or relaxing.
- Work less hours
- Spend more time doing things you enjoy with people you enjoy
- Laugh a lot (laughter really is the best medicine) so do whatever it takes
- Self-Hypnosis and visualisation
- Get counselling
- See a natural health practitioner
- Get out into nature
- Pursue hobbies that make you happy
- Sing (yes sing - It is known to increase our bodies own feel-good chemicals)
With this natural remedies for cystic acne page, it is time to make time for you. Look at what changes you need to make to increase your fun and relaxation and do less of what is stressful to you. Only you know the answers to this. Be honest with yourself. Then do it.
I really hope these approaches help you in your search for effective natural remedies for cystic acne but I just wanted to take this final opportunity to stress, that dealing with just the outside is not enough.
If you have cystic acne, then it is a sign that you are not healthy on the inside and so you absolutely have to address that also.
So once again, look at the Natural Acne Remedies , Adult Acne and Natural Acne Cures pages and review the tips and advice there and apply them to yourself.
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