How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne

15 DIY Home Remedies for Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is also a kind of acne but it is a severe and painful case in which the acne can occur deep inside the skin and leave the spot on the face later. Cystic acne causes red colored lumps of cysts that appear under the surface of the skin with more pain. This type of acne is called cystic acne because it contains bacteria, dead cells and white cells. It can be more dangerous than the normal acne. The common parts where the cystic acne appears are the chest, back and face. Everybody can go through this trouble at any age but mostly in teenagers at the start of their puberty time. Sometimes it will not take any treatment but go by itself.
Home Remedies for Cystic Acne
The most common causes of cystic acne are the hormonal changes in the body, hereditary factors, excess oil on the skin and dead cells, stress, open pores, squeezing and picking of the blemishes and overactive oil glands. You do not have to worry now because there are some natural homemade remedies due to which you can fight against the cystic acne at home by yourself.

1.  Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the most suitable things that help in treating the cystic acne within a few days. Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties due to which all the bacteria present inside your skin will be completely destroy and your skin comes in the natural condition without any acne or spot. Baking soda also functions to make your pH level balance and makes your skin healthy and glow.

Process 1
  • Take 2 tbsp of baking soda and make a thick paste by adding adequate amount of water in it.
  • Apply this mask like paste on the cystic acne.
  • Let it dry for about 20 minutes then wash with lukewarm water.
  • The final step is apply the moisturizer or skin toner then again repeat the process on the regular basis for 2 times a week.

Process 2
  • Take small amount of baking soda and equal amount of sea salt.
  • Mix them with water and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply it over the affected and targeted areas of your skin.
  • Let it dry for some minutes then wash off with water.
  • Follow the remedy twice daily.

2.  Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar works to stabilize the natural levels of pH of the skin and thus make your skin clean and free from cystic acne as soon as you apply it in a frequent manner.

  • Take a cotton ball and few drops of apple cider vinegar.
  • Dip the cotton ball in the vinegar then apply this onto the targeted areas.
  • Leave it on your skin overnight or for some hours, depends on your choice.
  • Then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process for some weeks to get rid of cystic acne soon.

3.  Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil contains the natural antibacterial property that is why it is used in many skin and rash problems because it works more quickly than other herbs. It generally penetrates deeply into the skin and unblocks the sebaceous glands, dry out the blemishes and fumigate pores.

Process 1
  • Dip the cotton swab in the tea tree oil.
  • Dab the oil gently on the affected parts.
  • Leave it for few hours or all the night.
  • Now wash it off in the next morning with lukewarm water that will help in settle out the swelling and redness on the skin.

Process 2
  • Take one tbsp. of tea tree oil and now add 9 tbsp of water in it.
  • Stir it as to mix the solution well together.
  • Apply this mixture on the affected area then leave it for few minutes.
  • Rinse it with the tap water for reducing the blemishes of cystic acne.
  • Another thing you can do is in the moisturizer and facial mask, add few drops of tea tree oil, aloe vera gel then apply on the parts where you see the cystic acne to get relief from this.
Home Remedies for Back Acne

4.  Egg White

Egg is rich in proteins and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) that works to clear the acne cysts from your skin and make it soft and supple.

  • Take 2 eggs and separate the egg white.
  • Now apply this directly on the open pores and then leave it for 10 minutes to dry out.
  • Wash it with lukewarm water then repeat the remedy daily to reduce the cystic acne.

5.  Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a good hydrating agent and it also contains antibacterial properties which is good to use in treating the cystic acne.

  • Apply few drops of unrefined coconut oil on the affected parts of your skin with the help of your finger or cotton swab.
  • Do not forget to spread on the areas where you are applying.
  • Leave it for overnight to see the good and effective results.
  • Follow this remedy regularly for the complete settlement of cystic acne.

6.  Clay Mask

Clay is best to exfoliate the skin. It can be used as a mask. The dead skin cells are eliminated and it removes the excess oil from your skin. When the excess oil is removed, the skin is protected from cystic acne. Clay mask helps in healing the process and slow down the chances of scars.

  • Take any natural clay like fuller’s earth (multani matti).
  • Add adequate amount of water in this clay then mix them together like a paste.
  • Now apply the paste on the cystic acne.
  • Leave it to dry for some time then wash it off with water.
  • Use this remedy for twice a week for the complete reduction of cystic acne.

7.  Aloe vera

Aloe vera gel is found to be great in healing the skin process. The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of aloe vera gel helps in the quick heal of cystic acne.

  • Take a fresh aloe vera leaf then squeeze it to extract the gel from the leaf.
  • You can also use aloe vera juice in spite of aloe vera leaf in case of unavailability.
  • Rub the aloe vera gel on the cystic acne with the gentle hands then leave it for few minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.
  • Continue the process once in two days.

8.  Honey Mask

Honey is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and exfoliate agent that helps in cleaning the skin from cystic acne. Honey is recommended because it improves the redness, inflammation and removes the dead skin cells by killing the bacteria and finally it makes your skin fresh and soft.

  • Take 2 tbsp of honey.
  • Apply directly on the affected parts of the skin then let it stay for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it with warm water from the complete relief from the cystic acne.
  • Repeat the process on the daily basis.

9.  Aspirin Mask

Aspirin is also a great exfoliating agent like clay mask. Mostly people work on their cystic acne by using the aspirin mask.

Process 1
  • Take some pills of aspirin and put them in a small bowl.
  • Now crush each of the pills in the form of powder then add some amount of water and mix like it becomes a thin paste.
  • Apply this mixture on your face where the cystic acne is appeared then leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Finally wash it off with lukewarm water and repeat the process daily.

Process 2
  • Take few aspirin pills and crush them each.
  • Add passable amount of honey in the crushed aspirin to make a fine paste like texture.
  • Apply  this on the affected parts of your face attacked with cystic acne then leave it for about 20 minutes.
  • After it has been dried, wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Follow this remedy regularly to get complete relief from cystic acne.
  • At the end, apply a good moisturizer cream on that parts.

10.  Mangoes

Mangoes are strangely one of the most uncommon fruits that is used to get rid of the acne problems. Mangoes actually help in opening the clogged pores that are the cause of forming cystic acne. Mangoes thus make your skin naturally smooth and glowing.

  • Make sure to get the ripped mango, orange or yellow-orange in color then extract its juice.
  • Mix it with adding a little water in it.
  • Apply this juice on the parts where you see the cystic acne is formed.
  • Leave it for some minutes then rinse it off with water.
  • Follow this remedy on the regular basis so as to get rid of the cystic acne quicker.

11.  Lemon Juice

Lemon is acidic in nature thus it contains the antibacterial and astringent properties. It also acts as an exfoliating agent on your skin to make the dead cells eliminated from your face and protects the clogged pores.

Process 1
  • First wash your face to make it clean from dirt.
  • Now take a lemon and cut in into half.
  • Squeeze out the lemon extract in a bowl.
  • Dip a cotton ball in the lemon juice then apply directly on the areas filled with cystic acne.
  • Leave it and sit back for 10 minutes until the juice dries on your face completely.
  • Wash the areas with cool water then pet dry with the help of a soft towel.
  • Follow up this remedy for twice a day.

Process 2
  • Wash your face with the help of mild soap and water then pet dry with clean towel.
  • Take equal amount of rose water and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • Dip a cotton ball in the juice then apply on the parts that are surrounded by the cystic acne.
  • Let it dry for about 30 minutes then rinse it off with cool water.
  • Pet dry your skin and repeat the process again for twice a day.

12.  Steaming

Steaming is the very good thing for reducing the cystic acne because it acts deep inside your skin while opening the pores and helps in removing the dead cells and dirt underneath your skin surface.

  • Take a hot water bowl and a clean towel.
  • Wrap a towel around your head and now put your face near to the bowl.
  • Keep yourself still for about 10 minutes.
  • Do this remedy for thrice a week to get the desired results.

13.  Potatoes

Potato juice is also found to be great in this purpose. It helps in crumbling the oil in the skin pores as to remove the cystic acne from the skin. Because of the presence of vitamins, potatoes help in reducing the redness and inflammation in the skin.

  • Take a clean and small potato then peel it off.
  • Extract the juice of potato using the blender.
  • Apply this juice on the affected areas then leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with tap water then repeat the process daily to get the best possible results.

14.  Toothpaste

Toothpaste is the common and old remedy to treat the acne, pimples, etc. Similarly it has also proved to be good for removing the cystic acne. The alcohol and fluoride contents are present in the toothpaste that is why it dries up the affected acne pores and kills the bacteria in it.

  • Take toothpaste which is clinically approved.
  • Apply directly on the cystic acne area on your face then leave it for 15 minutes.
  • The toothpaste will gradually penetrate into the skin and dries out the lumps through which the bacteria will be cleared away.
  • Finally wash it off with the lukewarm water.

15.  Diet Plan

Planning your diet is the first requirement that how you are choosing the suitable and unsuitable diet for yourself to prevent any cause of inflammatory action to your skin.
  • Drink at least 15 glasses of water daily so as the waste material from your body and dangerous toxins can be flush out.
  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Especially green vegetables as they contain essential vitamins and nutrients that help in preventing from the skin problems.
  • Avoid oily, fatty foods, spicy food because they tend to increase the amount of cholesterol in your body and makes the cystic acne too worse.
  • Reduce the excess of sugar and other processed food because they can cause the disrupting of hormones and also flash the light on the affected skin tissues and cells.
  • Always try to take low-glycemic diet which has whole grains, beans, veggies, etc. which are healthier and absorb late in your body.
  • Avoid the dairy products as they increase the chances of having cystic acne on your skin. Especially milk, cheese, butter, etc. But in spite of that, you can freely take probiotics like buttermilk and yogurt.
  • Take the essential vitamins like vitamin A and E that help in clearing the cystic acne and keep your body smooth and glow.