How to Remove Acne Cysts
Acne cysts are hair follicles that have become infected due to trapped sebum and skin cells. Never pick or try to squeeze them as they can rupture beneath the skin, spread and cause permanent scarring to occur. To help prevent breakouts, your daily routine should include washing your face twice a day with a mild soap and exfoliate gently to remove dead skin. Treating a current condition requires you to open the pores and draw out the blockage, then to thoroughly wash and treat the area with a lotion or cream that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid (both of which are antiseptics).
Open Pores and Draw Out Impurities
Create a facial sauna by pouring boiling water and lavender oil into a bowl. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel, tent fashion. Keep your face several inches from the steam to prevent any burns.
Allow your face to steam in this sauna for 5 to 10 minutes to open the pores. Remove the towel and use it to pat dry your face. Allow your skin a few minutes to cool down.
Pour the dry clay into a bowl and add enough water to make a thick paste. Add water one teaspoon at a time to prevent it from becoming too watery.
Spread the clay thinly around your entire face and throat, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask dry for ten to fifteen minutes to pull out blocked oils, dirt and any other impurities. Wash off the mask with warm water.
Apply the antiseptic lotion or cream according the directions on the package. Avoid the eye area and be careful not to get any in the nasal cavity.
Wash and Treat
Wash your face using a mild soap and a soft washcloth. Gently scrub using a slow circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.
Use a clean towel and pat dry your face; this should take a couple of minutes. Avoid rubbing or tugging your face with the towel.
Apply the lotion or cream according the directions on the package. Avoid the eye area and be careful not to get any in the nasal cavity.
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