It’s not a joke! Cystic acne is the most severe type of acne and can linger for a very long time. It is far more painful than regular acne, can affect large area of your skin and leave permanent scars.
Although they are more common in men, women get it too, and it doesn’t matter are you a teen, in early 20s or an adult.

What causes cystic acne?

You shouldn’t be very concern about the food, because cystic acne is NOT caused by chocolate, nuts or greasy food. Usually, the cystic variety is triggered by

HORMONAL CHANGES – Did you know that women have male hormones that can trigger acne? What happens next is the skin’s oil glands become hypersensitive to excess male hormones, and react by overproducing sebum. So much sebum is produced that the oil gland itself becomes engorged, swollen, and hardened with the excess. Unable to push almost any of the extra oil to the surface, the gland bursts underneath the skin, creating the large swollen mass (called a nodule or cyst) below the skin’s surface. Also, hormonal changes are usually related to puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause, or any condition caused by a hormonal imbalance.

How do I recognize cystic acne?

Cystic acne is easy to diagnose by examination when five or more cysts are visible in addition to over 100 comedones. Although, it’s not always the case, cystic acne do not have a “whitehead” and they are almost always painful to the touch, or even when not touched. You can often feel cystic acne lesions beneath the skin before they are seen.

Is there a help?

First, be disciplined. Do not pick or squeeze! By doing that your acne is likely to worsen. Do not wash or scrub face too often and try to avoid too much makeup.
Also, there is wide range of traditional products you can buy over-the-counter, including antibiotics, hormonal therapy or isotretinoin. They might be helpful or helpful for a while, but you should also consider hydroquinone treatment which can moderate severe hyperpigmentation.
Long-term treatments are usually necessary, and you want to combine it with laser treatment. Technology can work for you! Laser treatments are thought to damage the oil glands, causing them to produce less oil. Also, these therapies can improve your skin texture and lessen the appearance of the scars.
Pay attention to skin changes and how your skin reacts to certain therapy. No matter what type of therapy you choose, think clearly and rationally. It is about your skin and your face.

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