Severe acne, also known as cystic acne is a skin condition in which the skin pores get clogged with dust, dead skin cells and maybe even the oils. As a result of the skin pores getting clogged, the area may get infected with bacteria and cause the skin to become inflamed i.e. it may cause to swelling of the skin and redness around it. sWhen left untreated, this infection moves deeper into the skin and causes severe acne.
There are a lot of reasons why one might suffer from severe acne. In women, a change in their hormonal cycle during menstruation can cause an acne breakout. Severe acne (cystic acne) is also genetically linked, so if your parents had it or have it, the chances are that you will too.
So how can we go about treating this condition?
1. Use the bees’ bounty: Honey!
Honey has been used for ages to get better looking and glowing skin. It has natural antibacterial properties and hence works wonders for the skin. You can mix honey with lemon or cinnamon or even turmeric and apply it onto the affected areas of your skin. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and pat your skin dry. Repeat this treatment three times a week.