Cystic acne is seen as red hard 4-6 millimeter pustules on the face, back or chest. The pustules may connect and scar. It is often a social problem, linked emotionally to appearance.
Causes of acne are usually attributed to poor dietary habits. It can also be caused or made worse with iodine products (medication or seaweed, kelp, etc) or fluoride products as they tend to irritate the skin, (mostly externally like toothpaste).
One of the main problems with acne is hormonal imbalance which causes excessive androgens (important hormone for development of male characteristics and precursor of estrogen) in both men and women. This brings excessive oil in the skin. For women, and especially those who struggle with facial hair, the main culprit affecting hormonal balance is chemical birth control.
Modern medicine treats acne with antibiotics and anti-bacterial washes, and sometimes even steroids. While somewhat effective, one also takes the side effects of the drugs with long-term usage.
Naturally, to avoid acne, you should improve your diet by staying away from fried and processed foods. Also stay away from iodine and fluoride products and chemical birth control. Dietary concerns: As always, eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and sodas.
Nutrition for acne includes the dietary supplements of Chromium chromate and Zinc. They have been shown to be helpful in eliminating acne. It takes 6 to 8 weeks with the use of the following selection of remedies to see best results.
Topical Acne Skin Remedies
To kill bacteria, dilute 1 drop Tea tree essential oil into 20 drops Almond oil and use 2 times a day on the affected area.
Calendula crème is a natural antibacterial and has skin-healing properties; may also be used twice daily.
Herbs for Cystic Acne
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Burdock root – detoxify and cleans the skin. It is a cooling detoxifier.
Saw palmetto to reduce excessive testosterone for men, and androgens (facial hair in women).
Sarsaparilla – cleansing effect and hormone normalizing.
Cell Salts to Help Cystic Acne
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – for hard acne
#3 Calc sulph 6X – dirty skin, toxicity
#12 Silicea 6X – pustular acne, scarring skin, infected acne
Acne Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Calcarea silicate – pimples, pustules, red rashes. These people feel cold and are fearful and sensitive to drafts. They are also weak and emaciated.
Fluoric acid – scars and itching, pimples that are red around the edges. This person seems to be aggressive, irresponsibility, and irritable.
Nitricum acidum – black pores and papules especially on the forehead. Discharges are offensive and pains are sticking or splinter-like. The person may have a negative attitude. They are also anxious about health.
Phosphorus – person is oversensitive, afraid of the dark and may have frequent nose bleeds. Pimples are hard and bleed easily.
Silicea – skin problems that produce pus. Skin is weak and translucent. Pimples bleed easily. These people tend to be shy and timid.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes