Ah, Acne-it’s a pain (sometimes literally), but cystic acne is an animal in its own right. If you have experienced an epidemic before, you know that it can often be difficult to set up a skin care routine that addresses your specific skin care issues. But not all types of acne are the same, and some forms of acne are more difficult to manage than others. While occasional blackheads or pimples can be a nuisance, Cystic acne on the chin, back, cheeks or just about anywhere can take things to a completely different level of Frustration. Read on for our guide to cystic acne and how to deal with those annoying pimples under your skin.
WHAT IS CYSTIC ACNE?
While you might think of yourself as an acne professional, it turns out that there are actually several different types of acne. Since you are here to learn more about cystic acne, we will do it in a nutshell. According to the National Institutes of Health, a cyst is a type of pimple that is deep, painful and filled with pus. They are often called pimples under the skin, because they do not get to a head in the same way as some other types of acne.
CAN CYSTIC ACNE SCARS BE LEFT?
The answer to whether Cystic acne can leave acne scars is yes. According to the Food and medicine Administration (FDA), cysts can cause scarring. However, they can help cover acne scars with makeup. Use a primer to create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup application, then apply a color corrector followed by an opaque primer and a flesh-colored concealer. If you have acne, the FDA suggests looking for makeup that is not comedogenic or non-acne, as these do not clog pores.
HOW TO TREAT CYSTIC ACNE?
If you have Cystic acne, it’s time to book some time with your dermatologist. This means that we do not list treatments for cystic acne – according to the FDA, cystic acne should be treated with a Derm. And yes, this means that Cystic Acne Popping is a No. According to The AAD, in matter of cystic acne, you should not burst or pluck, as this can cause scarring. You can apply the same rule to all Popping buttons!
WHAT IS A GOOD ROUTINE SKIN CARE FOR CYSTIC ACNE?
Although the treatment of cystic acne requires the help of a dermatologist, there are a few steps you can take in your skin care to prevent cystic acne — and acne in general — from getting worse. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), you should gently cleanse your skin twice a day (more after sweating) with a cleanser that does not overdry your skin. Avoid rubbing as it can irritate your skin. The AAD also advises staying away from toners and scrubs if you have cystic acne, as they can dry out on the skin.