There are many types of acne blemishes, and few are as painful or troubling as cysts. There are a lot of myths surrounding cysts: where they come from, what causes them, why they keep occurring. Pressure on a cyst will cause your entire face to radiate with pain.
What Are Cysts?
Cysts, also referred to as cystic acne, are the result of the most serious form of acne producing larger lesions. These painful bumps form underneath the layers of the epidermis as a result of bacteria, sebum production, dead skin cells, and hormonal fluctuations. Although anyone can develop cystic acne, it is most common in those with oily skin types, teens, women, and adults who are have a hormonal imbalance.
Why You Shouldn’t Try to Pop Cystic Acne on Your Own
Cystic acne, however, produces deep, painful spots that occur in the deeper layers of your dermis. While it may be tempting to try to pop these blemishes, this causes far more harm than good. When you do this, the oil and bacteria in the cyst can spread to other areas causing new breakouts to form, wreaking havoc on your skin.
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