How to treat cystic acne

I am not sure where you are reading this blog from, but if you are a fellow Sydneysider, you would be coming to the end of a glorious Easter Long Weekend, weather-wise at least. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, people are swimming in the oceans while the gardens are blooming.

They are not the only thing that is blooming. My BLOOMING FACE HAS SPROUTED A LARGE CYSTIC PIMPLE!

So large, that if I squint and look down to my left and scrunch my cheek up, I can actually see it. And it is not a small, painless zit, it is cranky and angry and hurty. I am attempting to let it run it’s natural life as my past experiences have taught me that if you poke the beast, it becomes very angry and will leave a life long impression. Literally, a divot, in my skin.

It is partially my fault. I have been in a very good paddock over the last few days. And of course, let’s blame hormones because it would seem that everything that is problematic in both my physical body and mental health all leads back to hormone haywire.

Now, I am here to tell you that you must NEVER try to squeeze cystic acne. NEVER. You will NEVER defeat it. Stop touching it. This advice comes from the experts.

According to  celebrity aesthetician Renee Rouleau….

“Cystic acne which usually occurs in the chin and jaw areas is the most common place to get acne—especially in adults,” she says. “The reason for this is often due to the hormonal shifts and imbalances in the body. Hormones stimulate oil production, which leads to the growth of bacteria getting trapped in the pore. This type of breakout usually stays under your skin. No matter what method you employ, cysts will never rise to the surface of the skin.”

Now Renee is a celebrity aesthetician because she plays with Demi Lovato’s face and knows everything about skin. I am a celebrity blogger because I once caught a flight back from Bali on the same plane as Ian “Dicko” Dixkson.

Ok, so you have a new resident in place, what the hell do you do to encourage it’s tenancy to be a short stay.

  • Ice it like a mother-fucker
  • Treat it with a product containing salicylic acid. I recommend THE ORDINARY Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 which is as cheap as chips and works.
  • Make sure that you tell anyone that you come into contact with that you have a cyst on your cheek the size of Mount Vesuvius and it is not your fault and that there is not much you can do about it.
  • Look at it in a magnifying mirror in good sunlight BUT DO NOT TOUCH IT.

So there you have it. Please do not touch it. I am not sure if I have mentioned that it this post.

Did you escape the Easter Zit Fairy this year?