Home Treatment for Acne Cysts

by Sharon Hopkins


Acne is a common skin condition that often affects teenagers but can also infect young adolescents and adults. The root cause of acne is the blockage in the pores of the skin. This blockage prevents sebum from coming to the surface of the skin and so it starts to accumulate in the lower layers of skin and forms a hardened lump or a papule. If it is left untreated, it can affect the skin around the blocked pore and one it has healed, it will leave ice-pick scars which tend to remain for years. Acne cysts refer to a particularly severe form of acne where the lower layers of skin are affected and the papules affect large areas of skin. There are certain types of bacteria that can be found on the surface of the skin and just below it. Normally, these bacteria are only found in small numbers and they feed on sebum within the skin. Therefore when there is a blockage the bacteria trapped below it tend to muliplky rapidly and cause large cysts filled with pus. It is important to understand what causes acne cysts so that appropriate action can be taken. Acne cysts treatment is more aggressive as compared to normal acne treatment and it works to treat the cysts as well as prevent their recurrence.

Treatment for acne cysts includes removing the blockage within the pores and getting rid of any bacteria that may be present. A facewash containing Benzoyl peroxide is a must as this compound helps to get rid of dead skin cells that may be causing the blockage. Treating acne cysts may also require stronger antibiotics and other medications. Some of the most common acne cyst treatments include clindamycin, erythromycin, and minocycline. In severe cases, the dermatologist may recommend cortisone injections. This acne cysts cure can be a little painful as the cortisone has to be injected directly into the cysts. There are also several natural cures for acne cysts that one can use in order to treat this condition. It is important to keep in mind that these remedies take longer to show noticeable changes but the results invariably last for longer periods.

Home remedies for acne cysts include honey, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, fuller’s earth, finely ground brown rice flour, and apple cider vinegar. You will need to make a thin paste out of the rice flour and apple cider vinegar. Apply this to your face, wait for ten minutes and then gently scrub the top of your skin with it. Make sure that you do not apply any pressure as this will promote the production of sebum. Once this is done, you can make a paste out of a small piece of ginger and a garlic clove. Apply this paste to your skin and allow it to dry completely before you rinse it off with lukewarm water. Ginger and garlic contain natural antibacterial compounds and will help to eliminate the bacteria present within the pores of your skin. Before you go to bed, make a thick paste out of the fuller’s earth and the lemon juice and apply this in an even layer over your skin. Allow it to dry before you rinse it off. Lemon juice helps to break down dead skin while fuller’s earth absorbs excess sebum from within your skin. This natural treatment for acne cysts has been known to be very effective.


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