Cystic acne, also called Nodulocystic
acne is a type of acne the causes hard, large masses that may be filled with
fluid to form on the skin. This type of acne can form in many places on the body, but most
often forms on the face. There are some special products that you will need to use to treat cystic acne.
First, you need to choose very gentle cleansers which have
been made for sensitive skin. Cystic acne is inflammatory and the use of harsh cleansers
can aggravate the problem. Cleansers should be made without perfumes or harsh chemicals. The harsh chemicals may cause more
irritation and the drying of your skin. Choose a soap which is has very few artificial ingredients. Avoid strong astringents
or other chemicals used on your face. If cosmetics are used, they should be the type that does nor further clog pores or cause
Avoid scrubbing the skin or use of abrasive cleansing products on your face. If the skin becomes too
dry or is stripped of oils, the problem becomes worse. The most effective cleansing is done by lathering the face with the
soap and rinsing with warm water.
Treatment of cystic acne requires the use of medication.
The most effective medication for this condition is a mild benzoyl peroxide cream. These creams are available
over the counter without prescriptions.
Choose the weakest of the strengths, 2. 5 percent. The stronger creams
tend to cause more irritation to your already sensitive skin. They can cause more redness or inflammation. Some people may
have a chemical burn caused by this medication. The medication can also cause the skin to become dry and flaky. Massage gently
into the skin using your fingertips. Spread around the face until the cream dries.
Do not neglect to moisturize your
skin after the benzoyl peroxide. Adding an oil free moisturizer will not accentuate the oil problem that you already have,
but will keep the benzoyl peroxide from drying the skin too much. The additional moisture will also promote healing of the
skin. Choose only moisturizers that are unscented and made for sensitive skin. This will lower the chance of irritating already
While getting rid of acne is a difficult job, using the correct procedure can