How to reduce cystic acne nodules

Written by kelly sundstrom
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Cystic acne nodules are characterised by large, painful, fluid-filled lumps that can appear on the face, neck and back. Cystic acne can be very embarrassing and can cause you to feel inhibited due to your appearance. It can result in deep, pit-like scarring, which can influence your self-esteem for the rest of your life. If you suffer from cystic acne nodules, there are treatments that you can follow at home that can reduce your breakouts.

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Probiotics
  • Calamine lotion
  • Cotton swab
  • Organic soap

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    Throw away your creams. One of the first steps toward healing your cystic acne is to treat you skin more gently and naturally. When you wash your face, use a natural, organic soap that contains only natural ingredients. If your soap contains harsh chemicals, perfumes or ingredients with names you cannot pronounce, switch to a natural soap. You can find natural, organic soaps at any health-food store. When you use an organic soap, all you need to do is to wet your face with warm water, lather your hands, gently lather your face with your hands, and rinse. Never scrub your face or use abrasives on your skin.

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    Use a baking-soda rinse. Cystic acne can be caused by an overgrowth of candida bacteria in the digestive system and intestines. Baking soda is one of the strongest killers of candida bacteria, and is a powerful cystic-acne fighter. To use baking soda on cystic acne, fill a sink with warm water and pour in about 2 tbsp of baking soda. Splash the baking-soda mixture on your face after your are finished washing with soap.

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    Apply calamine lotion. Calamine lotion is highly effective at drying up cystic acne nodules. To use it, soak a cotton swab with the lotion and apply it directly to the acne spots. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off the following morning. The calamine lotion will help reduce the size of the acne nodule you already have.

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    Take a daily probiotic. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help your body function properly, and will help eliminate the candida bacteria that are attacking your system. You can find probiotics at any health-food store, in the "refrigerated" section. Take the probiotic daily as directed on the label. Remember to check with your doctor before starting any new supplements, even a probiotic.

Tips and warnings

  • Always check with your doctor before trying any new supplements.

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