12 Non-Toxic Ways to Deal with Cystic Acne (Love #8!)

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1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a well-known natural remedy for cystic acne that really works. Vinegar is a natural astringent, so it balances the skin’s pH level and removes excess oil. Mix equal parts  water and apple cider vinegar. Then soak a cotton ball into this mixture and apply to the affected area. Let it dry for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Do this twice a day for one week, then use once a day. You can also help prevent inflammation from the inside by mixing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey in a glass of water. Drink daily.


2. Coconut Oil

Although it might seem strange to put oil on your skin when it appears that the problem is too much oil, remember this oil is different. Coconut oil contains natural antibacterial compounds which kill the bacteria that causes cystic and other types of acne. Wash your face as you normally would (avoid scrubbing too hard) then apply a thin layer of coconut oil in places where you have acne. Do this every morning and night. You should see a difference in seven days.


3. Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory compound. It also has antiseptic compounds to fight pain and infection.

Make a paste by mixing 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder and a bit of water. Apply this paste to the affected areas and allow it to sit for one hour. Rinse with warm water. Do this twice a day.  You can also fight infection from the inside out by adding half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of milk and drinking it twice a day.

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