Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:08 PM
Cysts have pus. Nodules don't. People use those terms interchangeably. If they are really big and red and slow to heal and you feel them coming under your skin, I say they are cysts. And I really think cysts tend to be an allergic reaction.
Try oil cleansing for the blackheads. And or a BHA. Use a quality, ( properly bottled and stored, and fresh) high linoleic acid oil like Safflower. Do you have whole Foods? I buy Napa Valley Organics. It's for consumption, don't buy the stuff for cosmetic purposes.
Edited by alternativista, 12 June 2013 - 01:10 PM.
Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing
. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear
Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.Diet effects acne in so many ways
: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne
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