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Like it or not, appearance does matter in our world. Both men and women are equally conscious about their facial appearance and prefer to make use of various cosmetic products that help them to enhance their facial beauty. Skin problems are common and millions across the globe have skin issues which are not taken very seriously. In general, most skin problems are not life-threatening, but you need to ensure that you take good care of your skin and ensure that you resolve them in the right way. While you might pass one or two pimples that erupt now and then, but at times this can turn into a concern that needs immediate attention and care. Cystic pimple is one such skin problem which needs immediate attention and good amount of care.
Understanding What Cystic Acne Is
The skin is made up of millions of pores, and we get a pimple when a pore is clogged with dead skin cells that trap the bacteria within. Once the bacterial infection is trapped in the dead skin, it becomes red and swollen. Gradually, we see a red bump emerging which is full of pus and this can be very painful at times. While it seems like breaking the cyst would resolve the issue, it only spreads the infection as the pus that breaks out will be trapped in other pores. Unlike zits, cystic acne forms deep below the skin and doesn’t heal as quickly with over the counter medications.
While a lot of scientific research has been conducted into the cause of pimples, there is no clear evidence on the exact cause of cystic acne. However, researchers believe that hormones play a vital role in the development of cystic acne. It is also believed that cystic pimple is more common in men than women.
Androgens in men can lead to changes in the skin and result in clogged pores which eventually lead to cystic pimples. Similarly, a hormonal imbalance due to the menstrual cycle, menopause and pregnancy can lead to cystic acne issues in women. Since it is not recommended to break cystic pimple it could be that your facial appearance might not look good for a week and sometimes even longer than that.