|Help For Cystic Acne
|What is Cystic Acne?|
acne are nodules that consist of a mixture of sebum (oil) and keratin.
The blemishes may appear red on the surface of the skin, which are very
deep and painful. Cystic acne can last for months if not addressed.
Hormones and Acne
acne typically appears during adolescence, hormonally influenced acne
can begin in the early-to-mid twenties and can reappear at various times
during adulthood, particularly in peri-menopause. Hormones are usually
the culprit for acne breakout. The cause of hormonal acne is often
linked to androgens, which are hormones that stimulate the sebaceous /
oil glands. When the sebaceous glands are over-stimulated by androgens,
acne flare-ups, including cystic acne can occur.
Holistic Help for Cystic Acne
acne forms well beneath the skin. Popping / extracting this type of
acne will likely cause infection and scarring. Since the acne does not
have an "opening" to extract, it must be healed from the dermal layer.
Amy's Skin Care offers a "facial detox" to facilitate the purging,
calming and healing of this type of acne. Eminence's Hungarian approach
to clearing up cystic acne includes some stimulating masques such as
the Paprika Treatment, Hungarian Herbal Mud Masque, Lime Stimulating
Masque or Eight Greens Phyto Masque. The stimulating ingredients such
as cinnamon, paprika, nettles, etc. open up the capillaries and purge
toxins and cystic stagnation. The heat moves the nodule within the
dermal level without poking or prodding the very sensitive area.
home regiment can be done with similar masques that will continue to
promote the movement and clearing of the nodule(s). This solution is
safer than some Western medical approaches which include birth control
pills, antibiotics, accutane, retinoids, etc. Clearly, if cystic acne
does not diminish after a month of esthetician treatments and a
supplemental home care regime, a naturopathic physician or acupuncturist
who specializes in dermatology would be strongly recommended.