Bad. My acne is very moderate right now, but why do I look so fucking disgusting? I removed all the pictures from our Easter dinner where I was present... Maybe I should just wear a mask on half of my face, like Phantom of the Opera? It's scarred from the previous cysts, there's this giant red cyst which doesn't shrink or go away, and dozen of dark red spots... It was impossible to look at myself in the pictures and I had no wish to retouch them as I usually do. What's the point in presenting a lie? As soon my acne gets reduced from the bcp and vitamin A + D I'm using now (with really good results so far) I'm going for chemical peals or Fraxel. I just can't live like this anymore, hiding one side of my face...
People, please I beg for you advice how to reduce the side of a giant cyst, with pus clogged beneath, never coming to head! It looks like some mini tumor, I think it's the biggest cyst I've ever had. It's on the lower part of my right cheek, right after the "laughing wrinkle". Hurts when I smile. I warmed it as most of the websites advice, but it increased in size. Tried to ice it but it just got more angry red. I can't look at it anymore, if there is no other way, I'll cut it open myself and release the pus... But this will result in one more scar.... Help me ((((
I had a big BIG cyst under my jawline last week. I just started using coconut oil on my face around the same time, too. I was really afraid to use coconut oil on my face because well, it's oil and that seemed gross. So, instead of smearing the oil all over my face, I just put it on my cyst, and in the morning, it was pretty much flattened, but not completely so. It wasn't a miracle, but it was DEFINITELY helpful. Now it's completely gone Then, two days ago, I got a little mini-cyst on my chin and I put coconut oil on it overnight. In the morning, there was a little white head, so I popped it and now it's gone except for a little red mark.
I got expeller-pressed virgin coconut oil (it's white and solid, but when you rub it in your hands, it melts instantly). It may not work miracles, but it doesn't break me out, helps with redness, reduces cysts and moisturizes beautifully at night.
As for how I'm feeling about my acne: I still have some tiny blackheads, which are finally going away due to a facial brush I got (similar to Clarisonic, but manual--only cost $5, not $150! lol). But the redness is pretty much gone, and the red marks are fading. It takes me 15 minutes to do my makeup instead of an hour. I feel so much better about myself-- even when I get a zit, I feel "okay" with it. It's both a change in attitude and in my actual physical state.
Edited by heitea, 04 April 2013 - 10:57 AM.