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Cystic Acne

Acne Treatment Products
RevitaClear acne care
RevitaClear 3-Step Acne Treatment is an all-natural anti-blemish system developed to reduce the frequency of facial break outs and acne-related redness through daily use of a cleaner, anti-acne gel and moisturizer.
ClearPores is an entire line of products designed to minimize acne outbreaks. The ClearPores three step acne treatment includes a Deep Wash, Herbal Formula preventative and long acting Fortifying Cream.
Murad Acne Complex
Murad manufacturers a wide variety of over-the-counter skin care products, of which Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel is the most appropriate for acne treatment and prevention. Murad Gel is a thick liquid designed to be applied after cleansing the skin of the face.
ZenMed is a topical cream with natural ingredients that is used to treat scars and imperfections caused by acne, eczema, and rosacea. ZenMed also works against body acne and stretch marks.

What is cystic acne?

Cystic acne is a larger form of nodular acne. These cysts form under the surface of the skin, are larger than normal acne, and can last for months. Cystic acne can be quite painful.

Because these cysts and nodules are formed under the surface of the skin, they cannot be popped or lanced like normal blemishes. Attempting to squeeze a cyst can cause severe trauma to the skin. Cysts that are aggravated in this manner may last months longer than they otherwise would.

Cystic acne is a nodule that is 5mm in size or greater, and is filled with pus. Squeezing a cyst can lead to a deeper skin infection in addition to scarring. Whether or not you squeeze cystic acne, scarring frequently results.

Dermatologists have methods of reducing the pain and swelling of cystic acne. Sometimes, scarring can be prevented as well.

How can I avoid cystic acne?

Prevention is the best method of avoiding cystic acne. Prevention is immeasurably more effective than treating this painful and even dangerous form of acne.

Prevention involves a series of steps: regular and thorough cleansing of the skin, application of astringent or toner, and use of an anti acne product to help prevent the clogging of pores.

The most important aspect of your regime to prevent cystic acne is persistence. You must go through your regime daily, if not twice a day. You must also avoid those things which make you break out. If you keep a journal documenting your habits (food, activities, make-up or skin care products used, etc.) you may begin to see a pattern develop in your break-outs. You may be allergic to a food or a cosmetic, or perhaps your pores are sensitive to sweating.

So remember: preventing cystic acne is a matter of vigilance. You must be aware of your skin and of your habits, but with your vigilance and a good anti acne product you will be able to triumph over your cystic acne problem.

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ClearPores $53.99


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Murad $29.95


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ZenMed $79.97


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