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When most people think of acne, those
little red dots on the surface of the skin come to mind, and the most practiced
solution for dealing with them is to zap those suckers dry until they disappear
completely. But did you know that there’s a certain type of acne that exists
below the surface? It’s called cystic acne, and it’s not your average pimple!
Cystic acne is the most rare form of
acne. While more common among men than women, cystic acne has the potential to
affect anyone, regardless of sex, age, race, or other identifiers. While the
cause of cystic acne is unknown, an imbalance involving the androgen hormones
are believed to play a large part in its formation. Cystic acne can be
especially hard to treat as symptoms develop below the surface of the skin,
resulting in swollen, often painful red bumps resembling boils. Although many
topical solutions are simply marketed to “fight acne,” not all are created to
combat cysts, and because acne comes in a variety of types, some requiring a
different course of treatment than others, it is important to learn your acne type to
ensure the best results.
If you have cystic acne, read on to learn
more about your specific acne type, with a few surprising facts you may not
have heard before!
As with any type of acne, the only way to
experience real results in terms of treatment is to approach the problem with
preventative measures. Because cystic acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance,
which triggers sebaceous gland to produce more sebum than needed, a topical
treatment will be too late in getting to the problem, making the case for
cystic acne an inside job. Sticking to an anti-inflammatory
diet can go a long way in treating the
problem. For anyone with severe cystic acne, a systemic treatment in
combination with a healthy diet can be just what your skin needs to find real,
lasting relief. AcnEase, an herbal acne treatment that works from within,
targets the relationship between the hormones and sebaceous glands by creating
a buffer between the two, preventing any imbalance from negatively affecting the
production of sebum. Safe, effective, and designed with the severity of your acne in mind, AcnEase delivers results without the harmful side
effects, making this one skincare solution both your face, and body, can live
with in peace!
We want to hear from you! Are there any
facts about cystic acne you were surprised to learn? Have any treatment tips
for anyone with cystic acne, or scarring? Tell us in the comments!