Did you notice a rather large, painful, and tender pimple on your face, particularly on your chin or jawline? That could be cystic acne, a severe form of acne that can be hard to heal or drain because it is deep under the skin. Over time, it could leave persistent scarring. It is typically caused by a hormone imbalance, particularly in women who are about to get their period or on their period. When hormone levels shift, oil glands produce more sebum, and the oil gland itself could become swollen when it has too much oil.
Treating this type of pimple requires a different approach as using standard blemish treatment could only irritate and worsen it and the skin around it. Read on to find out how you can do it:
Tips and treatments to get rid of cystic acne
REGULARLY CLEANSE YOUR SKIN, BUT GENTLY.
Wash your face at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and at night before bedtime. Use a non-stripping deep pore cleanser like DMK Deep Pore cleanser to remove makeup or sunscreen. Wash your face regularly with a cleanser like Acu-Klenz gel cleanser, which can remove oil, bacteria, and any remaining traces of sunscreen and makeup.
WEAR SUNSCREEN DAILY.
Use a non-comedogenic and oil-free sunscreen to minimise discolouration and premature ageing, which can be caused by sun exposure. Make sure it has at least SPF 50+, like DMK Soleil Defence.
Moisturising will smooth and protect your skin and help heal cystic acne. Just make sure it is a non-comedogenic formula that he won’t clog your pores. DMK Acu Creme is a nourishing cream that can also help clear acne.
MAINTAIN A BALANCED DIET.
You might want to minimise intake of dairy products—particularly skim milk—to minimise breakouts. A high glycaemic diet that involves too many carbs, sugars, and processed food may also worsen acne. You could calm your skin if you eat varied food with whole grains, lean proteins, and more fruits and vegetables.
READ THE LABEL.
Look for key ingredients on pimple treatment products, like salicylic acid.
SPARE SOME TIME FOR A DMK FACE MASQUE.
Regular use of DMK face masques can help clear pores and keep them clean and free of sebum. Combined with DMK professional treatments and a Home Prescriptive regime, this to reduce your risk of redeveloping cystic acne.
TALK TO A DMK SKIN TECHNICIAN AT SKIN4U AND GET A PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT PLAN.
DMKskin can get you started on proper cystic acne treatment that is specifically tailored to your skin. Our experts consider your lifestyle, skin condition, and other factors that may be contributing to your skin problems before recommending the best solution that won’t just rebuild your skin, but also help boost your self-confidence.