Acne can appear on the skin in various forms, including blackheads, papules, pustules and cysts. When acne cysts occur, they can make the skin swollen and painful, and cause facial scars if left untreated. To effectively reduce and remove acne cysts, it is very important to have a skin care routine that can help to bring the puss of the acne cysts to the surface of the skin, kills acne-causing bacteria in the pores, and dries the fluid and in the cysts.
Step 1 – Apply steam to get puss from the cysts to the surface of the skin. Place a bowl on a flat surface and fill with boiling water. Drape a towel over your head and lean 18 inches over the bowl. Cover the face with steam for at least 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat 2 times a day.
Step 2 – Apply a tea tree oil compress to kill bacteria in the pores. Soak five cotton pads in water, then squeeze the excess off with your fingers, drip 1 drop of tea tree oil on each pad and let it sit for 3 minutes to distribute the oil around the pad. Place the pads on your skin and leave them there for five minutes. Then take them out and let your skin dry naturally. Repeat 2 times a day.
Step 3 – Spot Treatment of Cysts with Galmei Lotion. Soap the end of a cotton swab in Galmei lotion, then blot liberally around the acne cyst. Let the lotion dry completely and leave it on the skin for about three hours. Rinse the Galmei Lotion with warm water. Repeat 2 times a day.
Steaming the skin forces the pores to spread and allows contaminants trapped deep in the pores to be brought to the skin surface. If you steam your face, you should not lean closer than 12 inches over the bowl of hot water. Otherwise, the steam could scald your skin.
Acne cysts generally make the skin more sensitive and inflamed than normal. Although benzoyl peroxide cream is one of the most typical acne treatments, it can cause irritation when acne cysts are used. One way to prevent this is tea tree oil on the acne cysts that the Department of Dermatology recommends at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital will remove acne as well as benzoyl peroxide.
Calamine lotion is usually used to reduce redness and fluid from chickenpox blisters and a poison ivy rash. Because galmei lotion is a naturally soothing and effective dehydrating liquid in the skin, it can also be very useful in the treatment of acne cysts. Calamine Lotion is mild enough to stay on the skin for about three hours.