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How to get rid of cysts

Updated April 17, 2017

Acne cysts can affect the face, neck, back, chest, and even shoulders and upper arms. Acne cysts are painful and embarrassing, and if not treated early, acne cysts can cause scarring. The following tips can help you get rid of acne cysts.

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  1. Do not pick at cysts. As annoying as they are and as tempting as it can be, you will regret it later. Popping or picking at cysts will cause redness that can last for weeks, not to mention possible scarring.

  2. Wash your face regularly with an antibacterial soap, which will both remove excess oil and kill acne-causing bacteria. However, don't overwash as this can actually cause your skin to break out even more. Try washing twice daily; if your skin begins to feel very dry, cut back to once.

  3. Tea tree oil is a natural compound with antibacterial properties. Dip a cotton swab in tea tree oil and apply to acne cysts once or twice a day.

  4. Drinking enough water and eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables allows your body to naturally rid itself of toxins that, if left in the body, may cause acne along with other health issues. Try and drink at least 1,892ml of water every day, and up your daily intake of veggies and fruits.

  5. If you wear make-up such as foundation and concealer, choose a brand that is noncomedogenic, which means it doesn't block your pores the way other brands might. Clean and replace applicators frequently, and go "bare", allowing your skin to breathe as frequently as possible

  6. See a dermatologist. There are many options a doctor can offer, such as antibiotics, creams, and even laser treatments. Don't be afraid to ask for help. You are worth it!

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Things You'll Need

  • Antibacterial soap
  • Tea tree oil
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Water
  • Dermatologist

About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.

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