How to Prevent Acne Cysts
Acne occurs when a hair follicle becomes blocked with excess dead skin cells and oil. This typically occurs when the glands produce too much oil as the result of hormone fluctuations, heredity or certain medications. Cysts develop when the blockage occurs deep inside the hair follicle. As a result, a painful, inflamed pus-filled bump erupts on the surface of the skin. Because cystic acne can be extremely painful, it is important to understand how to prevent it.
Cleanse oil and dirt from acne prone skin twice daily with a gentle cleanser. Use your fingertips instead of a sponge or washcloth, which can lead to skin irritation and acne. Avoid scrubs, strong soaps or abrasive cleansers.
Wash your whole face, including beneath the jaw and around the hairline.
Shampoo your hair regularly. Because greasy hair can clog pores and lead to cystic acne, it is important to wash it daily.
Dry up excess oil daily with an over-the-counter acne medication that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
Apply cosmetics that are non- acnegenic or noncomedogenic to prevent clogged pores. Look for powder foundations and makeup instead of heavy cream products that can irritate the skin.
Avoid tight fitting clothing, sports equipment and backpacks. These types of items can trap moisture and heat against the skin, resulting in cysts and acne.
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