Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:43 PM
So I learned that between the eyes is usually related to, as someone mentioned, liver problems, (often caused by alcohol, which i've been drinking more than usual and now they are back ) Hormones, stress, and adrenal glands. So they are the main causes of acne (talked to a lady at whole foods who studied skin for 4 years and she gave me all the possibilities) then it was just a matter of trial and error. Im thinking this time its hormonal related cause that is what causes chin cystic acne. (have 3 on my chin/jaw line and 1 between my eyes right now)
Agreed its important to cleanse tweasers and makeup brushes before use. But that wasnt helping me the first time around (havent been doing it this time around so that may be the issue)
OK! now the real talk, here are the remedies the woman at whole foods gave me.... (i carry this in my wallet, so its there when i have these problems again, hahahah)
1. DIM (diindolymethane) can be found at health store, just ask for someones help, this is for hormone imbalance.
2. Hair skin Nail formula with MSM (again ask someone at the store to show you where that is)
3. Liver cleanse (this is what worked for me the first time, but you have to eat healthy too!!! you cant go eat Mcdonalds or greasy food after this, eat lots of fruits and veggies!!!)
4. Some kind of anti stress (EXAMPLE: Holy basil, or L-Theanine)
5. If none of that works try some kind of adreanal support
So Im going to the store to get DIM, because i think this time its hormonal effected, but the horrible thing is it takes foreverrr (each thing takes about 2-3 weeks to finish the supply, do not take them all at once cause then you dont know what the issue was to begin with) So if im wrong im gunna go with liver cleanse cause it helped last time, but do them all separtely!!
If you are gunna do something silly like take antibiotics buy some probiotics too or it will just make the acne worse and kill the good bacteria in your belly!!
As for things to help daily, I would hold my face over boiling water (for the steam) with a rag over my face to trap in the moisture to open my pours, then I'd use BRAGGS organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar and apply it to affected areas with cotton ball, also used lemon. As for pain.... never found anything.. just had to deal with horrible face pain so please let me know if you guys have found something that helps for the face pain!!
Hope I helped!!
Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:37 AM
Yeah your 24, well I am 34 and still getting breakouts since I was 24, so I would assume if you got adult acne it will continue into your thirtys and fortys if you don't find a regimen that truly gets to the root of your acne.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:24 AM
Edited by IlooklikeEffy, 13 September 2011 - 09:28 AM.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:34 AM
The skin has sort of scabbed over since I picked it and now it's a painful, dry, hard...extremely red spot. You're right, it's infected I woke up today and I think I can see a head starting to form? I might be delusional but I swear there's some pus under the scab now.
It's so hard to fight the urge to try and pop it.......I've never NOT popped a cystic pimple. I feel like they never ever ever ever go away if I don't. Ahh! I'm fighting the urge. It's so hard now that there's the possibility of an actual head forming!
I get these types of cystic spots whenever im on my period, so i know how to deal with them. If you take the homeopathic remedy Hepa Sulph (available from Helios) every half an hour this will take the swelling down in about two days (seriously this is the only medication which works for my cystic acne and i have tried every doctors cream in the book). If you have popped it and the scab looks infected, apply a large dollop of pure aloe vera gel on it and wait for it to soften the scab, the aloe vera seems to bring all the pus to the surface of the scab whilst softening the scab, then you can almost scrape out the pus and leave the aloe vera on to let it heal with out forming another hard scab. This is honestly the only actual advice that works.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:30 PM
Sorry to resurrect an old thread! I've had some awful cysts on my left-hand jawline/neck, over the last month or so? Never experienced anything like it in ages, as soon as one went (yes, through popping/squeezing I'm afraid) another would surface, then anything. I'm left with so many red/brown patches. Last night after a few other were scabbing up, I noticed two more that had been there for a while but never came to a head. One was hurting, the other not so much, but stupidly I decided to try squeezing both, through annoyance and OCD I guess. And, of course, made them SOOOOOOO much worse. They didn't pop. Just bled. But I kept picking, hoping to extract something out of them, all I got was the clear gunk - the one that hurt originally is now slightly scabby, the one that wasn't now is and hurts like hell, is huge and red, and they're RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, so it looks totally gross. Then of course I have my other spots from the previous month, and it's just pretty damn depressing really.
Anyway, just thought I'd try and add something. The main thing of course being LEAVE THEM CYSTS ALONE. I'm pretty sure if I just let them dry out, they'd have gone. But I couldn't help picking, we all know the feeling. But also, when it gets to the dry/scabby phase, I usually apply lots of concealer, especially at night, and this really dries them up, then after three or four days of NOT PICKING THE SCAB (again, usually a challenge and I admit I do cave too soon a lot of the time) you're left with pinkish/reddish but SMOOTH skin. Then if you can, just keep putting concealer on, or lemon juice etc to help improve the discolouration. I know it's a bit odd for guys to wear concealer, but if you make it just look like dry skin you can usually get away with it, have been since I was fourteen!