In this article we’re going to discuss about cystic acne. If you’re unfamiliar with it, cystic acne is an acne condition where a big bump is shown on the surface of the skin that is red, painful, and contains pus. It affects your appearance, and it hurts. What could be worse than that, right? There are several factors that caused cystic acne, in which one of them is the increase of androgen hormones that clog the pores and skin, causing cystic acne to grow. Aside to that, there are many external factors that caused cystic acne, which some of them you may not realize. So ladies, we’re going to break it one by one.

Change bed sheets regularly

Hygiene is the second biggest factors that affects the growth of acne, after hormones. So it’s important to regularly change the things that interacts with the face directly, in which one of them is bed sheets and towels. It’s essential to change once every two weeks. Make sure your face don’t interact with dirty and garments full of bacteria.

Don’t squeeze your pimples!

No matter how desperate you want to squeeze them, make sure to resist it. Squeezing pimples intentionally with unhygienic hands or tools can only make it worse, and in some cases, causing acne scar.

Use moisturizer

Moisturizer doesn’t always cause oily skin, as long as you choose the right one according to your skin type. If you’re prone to oily skin, choose a moisturizer that is light and easy to absorb.

Avoid heavy makeup

You may want to cover the acnes with makeup so it’s not visible. But if possible, avoid heavy makeup as much as you can. Heavy makeup that covers the pores such as foundation can inflame acne even more. It’s recommended to use makeup as minimal as you can and choose powder based makeup so it doesn’t clog the pores.

Sleep early

Lack of sleep can cause androgen hormones production that encourages acne growth. Apart from that, lack of sleep also weakens our immune system which makes the skin prone to acne growth. So make sure you have enough sleep, at least 7-8 hours a day!

Do the 5 steps above to treat and avoid cystic acne growth. Do also take care of your skin regularly with skin care. CHR Essentials is the perfect skin care range to cater to acne and oily skin. The range consists of CHR Essentials Purifying Cleansing Gel, Purifying Toner, Intense Moisturizer UV Protection, and Rescue Stick that contains Encapsulated Salicylic Acid and ekstrak Willow Bark that acts as an anti bacteria agent and acne fighter that can help combat acne. Paired with Double Hydrating Agents; Hyaluronic Acid and ekstrak Witch Hazel, CHR Essentials series acts as Natural Moisturizing Factor that hydrates the face to create a supple and smooth skin. Enriched with Vitamin C as an anti-oxidant as well as ‘CollaSence’  , a signature collagen from ULTIMA II that preserves your youthful skin.

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