Home Remedies for Cystic Acne

Many people look for home remedies for cystic acne because the drugs are too harsh or simply don't work. The best treatment for cystic acne will be a combination of an anti inflammation diet and an herbal cleansing routine for clear skin.


These home remedies for cystic acne may be able to help reduce and treat cystic acne without prescriptions. If you suffer from scarring, be sure to check out these acne scar home remedies as well.


 The causes of cystic acne are usually due to a hormonal imbalance within the body. Many researchers also believe that the various forms of acne are hereditary, so you have a higher chance of having acne if either of your parents did. However, that doesn't mean that you can't overcome your condition.

Preventing Cystic Acne

The truth is, depending on your specific body chemistry you may or may not be able to treat cystic acne without a doctor and conventional medicine.

Fortunately, some people will respond to this cystic acne home remedy and be able to live with clear skin without trying prescription drugs.

The first step is to make absolutely certain that you are getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Including a multivitamin, high quality fish oil supplement, and an echinacea supplement (natural antibiotic) in your daily diet is a good start. 

The next step is to completely eliminate wheat and dairy from your diet. Then, eliminate 90% of the sugar from your diet as well. I know this is hard, but it is absolutely THE best thing you can do to prevent cystic acne. 

Fill your plate with vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, high quality meats and olives. Use coconut oil in place of all others for cooking.

One of the best home remedies for cystic acne (or any acne) is garlic. Garlic is a very powerful antibiotic bulb. Make sure you add at least a teaspoon of minced garlic to one meal per day. Turmeric is another great spice to start using in your meals.

Garlic can (and should) also be applied topically to your skin. Mix several teaspoons of freshly minced garlic into 1/4 cup of olive oil and let it soak for about an hour. Then, wet your whole face with a hot cloth to open your pores. Cover your face with the garlic oil and allow to sit on your skin for about 30 minutes. Follow this routine daily and you should see some really good results. 


It is certainly worth trying out for several weeks to see if there is improvement for you. Drugs alter your body's natural chemicals, which isn't always good. Thus home remedies for cystic acne can be very nice. However, depending on the severity, you may still need to talk with a doctor.


Accutane is one of the most powerful prescriptions for severe cystic acne, however, it comes at a price.


You cannot take Accutane while you are pregant, as it will most likely cause severe birth defects in the baby. It is prescribed under a federal program called iPledge, and to receive it you must agree to take specific types of birth control in addition to regular pregnancy tests.



The best thing you can do if home remedies for cystic acne don't work, is to talk to your doctor. Accutane is only for very severe cases, and almost always patients are started with lighter prescriptions to test for effectiveness.


Home remedies for cystic acne can be of great help, however. It will take some time and dedication to follow them, but in the end are quite worth it.

Routines for Cystic Acne

Be sure that you always remove your makeup before bed. If you can, try not to wear makeup at all, as the chemicals in it can irritate the skin and clog your pores.

Always keep your makeup brushes and pillowcases clean by washing them several times per week. Built up bacteria from these two areas is a major cause of cystic acne and other forms of acne.



Avoid touching your face, as it can transmit bacteria from your fingers. Don't over-wash your skin, because dryness will cause more oil to be produced under the skin's top layer.


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