What is the remedy about?
Home remedies for cystic acne include a wide array of things that you can do. Cystic acne can be a very problematic issue especially in teenagers and mostly happens due to hormonal imbalances. The main remedy among all the others for cystic acne is the use of baking soda. Baking soda does wonders on cystic acne. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent which largely reduces the inflammation. It extracts the excess oil from the skin and removes all the dead skin cells. It eliminates all the impurities from the skin pores through exfoliation. Baking soda also acts as an antiseptic and kills all the bacteria in the skin. Combine baking soda with water and apply the dense paste on the affected area and wash away after few minutes. The remedy for cystic acne will tighten your skin and give you a more radiant and glowing outlook. Don't worry about acne scars. Your skin will improve rapidly and all you need to do is have patience. Among the other agents that you can use is apple cider vinegar which is well known for its astringent and anti-bacterial properties. It will maintain the pH level of your skin. Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which helps in exfoliation of your skin. Among the essential oils, tea tree oil and lavender oil are very helpful but never apply them directly on the affected region. Mix them with water or a carrier oil or some moisturizer and then apply the mixture. They will unclog your oil glands and remove all the impurities. Some other home remedies include usage of honey, coconut oil which is very effective in removing acne scars, egg white, turmeric, juniper oil and many other day-to-day things that are very easily available.
Are there any side effects?
Home remedies are usually considered as safe. They are safe when compared to chemical products. But yes, there will be side-effects if you don’t use the right ingredient for your skin. You must know your skin properly to avoid any side-effects. Also, you must know if you are allergic any of the home remedies. If you have an allergy to a certain oil or food, applying it on your skin will certainly affect it and applying it on acne will even aggravate it more. If you have an extremely oily skin, then better avoid oils. You can apply them but you have to know which oil can clog your pores. Using wrong oils can lead to the formation of whiteheads on your skin. Also, check whether the oils or any other natural product that you are using has not expired. Because if you use any product that is too old then also you may get rashes. It is always recommended that if you have sensitive skin, then you must try and avoid acidic products like vinegar. So it is even better to perform a patch test before applying anything directly on your acne. Now, what is a patch test? It is not that tough. All you need to do is put a small amount of the product on the inside portion of your arm, and then you can wash it off say about 15 minutes later. Then just wait for two days to see if you get any rashes or any other kind of irritation. If yes, then do not use the product and if no, then well and good, you can use the product on your acne.
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
Well, curing cystic acne is not the ultimate solution. Even after the remedy, you have to take care of your skin so that the problem doesn’t return. So if you want to keep acne away you must wash your face regularly and use a cleanser that suits your skin. This will keep your skin fresh. Also, prefer skin products that are oil free. Oily products have a tendency to clog your skin pores causing accumulation of dirt and then ultimately leading to acne. Wash you face whenever you sweat too much especially after a workout. Avoid using make-up products that contain ingredients like Isopropyl Myristate and Lanolin because they can make acne come back. Perseverance is the key, understand your skin and practice a good skin care regime.
How long does it take to recover?
That is not certain. It depends on the acuteness of your problem. But most people give up in 1 or 2 weeks. Don’t do that. Wait for at least a few weeks say about at least 4 to 6 weeks. If you notice your past acne drying up, that means your treatment is working. Be patient and continue the same remedy and you will have your results in a few months. With time you will see that even the scars will disappear.
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Nothing is permanent is this world. Not even the results of cystic acne remedy. It may come back at any point of time. But it won’t if you take good care of your skin. Stay clean and wash your skin properly. We all crave for a perfectly spotless skin. But you can’t just get it by sitting idly. Improve your diet and exercise regularly. This will help your body in detoxification and will give you a glowing skin. Use turmeric paste or aloe Vera gel one or two times a week. If you follow all these guidelines properly, you can resist acne from coming back.
Is there any training or experts required?
No training or experts are required for treating acne. Home remedies are enough to treat it if you can follow the guidelines properly. Don’t say home remedies are not useful before even trying them. Try the remedies that seem fit to you and then see the results for yourself. Even then if you are not happy, you are free to visit a dermatologist but remember, it is always preferable to use natural things than the chemical treatments. So prefer home remedies over the chemical treatments.