One of the worst things is waking up in the morning to find out that you have a huge, red cystic pimple on your face. This type of pimple can be super sore, swollen, and no amount of concealer can cover it up! Cystic acne is a specific type of acne that consists of painful underground pimples that can leave facial scars if not treated correctly.
We understand that it sounds scary, but fret not, we have got you all the deets on how to effectively deal with this issue. Read on to find out what they are...
- Start with salicylic acid
- Reduce the swelling
- Use a spot treatment
- Tea tree oil
- Keep your skin moisturised
Start with salicylic acid
Cystic acne lives below the surface of your skin, and hence you can’t deal with it the same way you would with a normal pimple. To get rid of cystic acne, use a salicylic based facial cleanser. It helps in thoroughly getting rid of excess oil, dirt and other impurities, as well as reducing the pain and inflammation.
Reduce the swelling
Cystic acne usually causes your skin to swell and look pretty inflamed. The best and the safest way to reduce this swelling is to use ice. Ice-cold temperature constricts blood vessels and helps in calming skin inflammation reducing redness, pain and the itchiness that comes with this type of acne.
Use a spot treatment
Traditional acne spot treatment methods won’t work very effectively against cystic acne. Hence it is recommended to use a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment. It destroys the inflammation causing bacteria trapped in the skin and helps to get rid of cystic acne effectively.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is known for its ability to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. It also prevents the skin from getting dry and itchy. Mix 3 drops of tea tree oil with 2 tea spoons of water and apply this mixture to the affected area using a cotton swab. Follow it up with a moisturiser.
Keep your skin moisturised
All the acne treatments tend to dry out your skin making it appear dull and lacklustre. To help combat this issue, always use a moisturiser to hydrate and nourish your skin. This will keep your skin well-conditioned and prevent the appearance of new cystic acne.