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Cystic Acne (my first outbreak EVER HELP)

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Hey everyone! 

for the past month ive been stuggling with these huge cyts that re grow ontop of eachother its super gross and super ichy! My face feels super oily and nasty, (when i was popping my  face - the bumps ARE hard and like very cottage cheese like when comming out of the face. I NEED products plz:(  when i was touching it it was spreading to ugh 

Re: Cystic Acne (my first outbreak EVER HELP)

I had terrible cystic acne when I was in high school. Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash really helped me. I get hormonal break outs and i love Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask 1.7 oz/ 50 mL 

also you don't want anything too stripping in a face wash, you need to hydrate your skin. I currently use KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser but I think Tata Harper Clarifying Blemish & Oil Control Cleanser 4.1 oz/ 125 mL (i know it's pricey)

 but aha and bha treatments could help. 

I love Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel 

Re: Cystic Acne (my first outbreak EVER HELP)

I've had cystic acne since my teenage years and even when I'm in my 30s. Try to cut dairy out of your diet and reduce sugar intake if you haven't already.

 

Product wise it'll probably beneficial to incorporate a mask a couple times a week. I don't know if you're allergic to certain topical things, but two things that helped me wrangle my cystic acne was (after cleansing my face) applying salicylic acid in the morning and benzoyl peroxide in the evening. And moisturizing! One thing I noticed was when I stopped trying to dry my face out so much my acne got better. It hasn't gone away, but it got better. Check out CosDNA.com for any products you may already have to find out if they're non-comedogenic or not. 

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