| 11/06/24 Mix a small amount of cinnamon powder and honey together. Dab the mixture onto the pimples and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and gently blot dry. Just use the cinnamon in your spice cabinet and mix it up for each use. Once a day should do it. See Cinnamon Health Benefits for more information on the value of cinnamon for your health.
Mix a few drops of lavender oil with three tablespoons jojoba oil. Dab it on the pimples before going to bed. The lavender oil is an anti inflammatory and will reduce the swelling and help bring the pimple to a head. The jojoba oil will not clog your pores. This mixture will also reduce the redness of healing pimples.
Mix a few drops of tree tea oil with three tablespoons jojoba oil and use as directed above for the lavender oil. Some people use tree tea oil alone but you may find it too harsh for your skin when used full strength. You can also add a few drops of vitamin E oil squeezed from a vitamin E capsule. Just puncture the capsule with a sterilized needle. Learn about the amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil.
You can reduce the swelling of cystic acne if you only have one or two nodules by applying ice for about fifteen minutes.
Oil of Oregano is an antiseptic and can be used to slow the growth of bacteria on the skin. It is too strong to use by itself. Just put a few drops in a glass of water and use a cotton ball to dab the solution on your acne. Reduce the amount of Oregano Oil if you find it irritates your skin. Read more about Oregano Oil Health Benefits.
Some people have success with taking Evening Primrose Oil for cystic acne. Take 1,000 mgs three times a day. Give it some time to work before you decide if it is helping or not. Learn about Evening Primrose Oil Benefits.
It is very important to use a clean pillow case each night to cut down on the amount of bacteria your face is exposed to. If you have problems with acne on your body, wear clean pajamas or a clean night gown every night.
Cleanse your face each morning and evening using a gentle antibacterial soap. Use warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Do this before using any of the above natural treatments for cystic acne.
Keep your hands off your face during the day. Touching your face will just introduce more bacteria.
Use an aspirin mask to remove dead skin cells from your face which contribute to clogging your pores. You only want to do this a couple of times a month. Dissolve four aspirin in a small amount of sterile water so that it makes a paste. Apply the paste to your face keeping it away from the area around your eyes and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Then remove the paste by splashing warm water on your skin. Gently remove stubborn bits with a clean wet wash cloth and pat dry with a clean towel.