Home Remedy For Cystic Acne

DIY Cystic Acne Remedy

By Alexis Wolfer

Ever have that moment when you feel the sore, bruised-like sensation of a clogged pore trying desperately to push its way to the surface you just know a behemoth of a pimple is about to erupt on your face, well before it’s visible?

Such was my situation last week.

Chalk it up to hormones, the stress of my book launch, or whatever else and, well, I knew I had to pull out the big guns to get this beauty under control.

Thankfully, I know better than to pick a under the skin cyst like pimple (it only makes it MUCH worse, trust me!) and also know that the go-to remedies for whiteheads and blackheads (like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, for example) often do little more than just dry the crap out of your skin, without penetrating deeply enough to take on a deeply rooted zit.

The key to tackling a cyst pimple? Anti-inflammatories!

Sure, a trip to Kate Somerville for a cortisone injection will get the job done more quickly and easily (more on that later!), but when you either can’t get in for an appointment, hate needles, or can’t stomach the thought of spending $55 to clear a zit, this DIY remedy will help take down the inflammation, redness, and soreness too!

Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Mask

1 Tbsp Turmeric
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix together to form a thick paste, adjusting measurements as needed.

On clean skin, apply a thick layer over the affected area.

Let it dry (about 5 minutes) before rinsing clean with facial cleanser and cold water.

Repeat up to 3 times per day, as needed.

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