Cystic acne is one of the most painful, unsightly and frustrating skin complaints you could possibly have. The cysts can leave deep scars and darkly pigmented marks which makes their presence feel virtually impossible to recover from. Normal face washes don’t get rid of them, and many dermatological treatments only begin to scratch the surface of this deeply rooted and difficult skin issue. While cystic acne is best addressed from a number of different angles, here are a few things to consider when trying to heal yours:
Hormones: we know this isn’t a private label skincare fix, but the reality of cystic acne is that many people who suffer from it do so at least in part because they have a hormonal imbalance that shows up through their skin. Many skin care professionals actually believe that cystic acne that shows up around the chin and jaw line is a sign that the skin disorder is hormonally related. As you seek to heal your cystic acne it might be worth your time to consult with a professional to see if you have a hormonal imbalance that could be contributing to your skin issues.
Diet: some people find that a severe food allergy plays a part in their case of cystic acne. Common allergens can include foods like wheat and milk, but is of course particular to the individual. Just like with your hormones, make sure you consult with a professional in order to diagnose any allergies that could be contributing to your cystic acne. You can also use an elimination diet to see if things clear up on their own.
Skincare: of course this post wouldn’t be complete without addressing private label skincare. Many people think that if they have bad acne they need to basically attack it with as harsh of a facial cleanser and toner as possible. Please, please, please do not do this! It will only serve to irritate your skin more. Instead, use private label skincare products that are rich in nourishing, balancing and healing ingredients that will help to feed and support your skin in its healing. Ingredients like this include many essential oils such as Turmeric and Rose, seaweed, MSM and even adaptogenic carrier oils like Jojoba and Seabuckthorn.
By replacing the harsh, chemical laden skincare you have with deeply healing private label formulas and addressing your hormones and diet by working with a professional, you have a much better chance of correcting your cystic acne. Stay strong, don’t get discouraged and happy healing!