Post # 1
Occasionally I get a zit that my dermatologist has classified as cystic acne.
I have been prescribed medication to treat the zits, but the medication takes forever and I am always left with a dark spot.
Any other bees suffer from cystic acne? What are your remedies?
Post # 2
I’ve had pretty bad acne since I was about 12, some of which has been mildly cystic. The only thing that really makes a big difference for me without fail is a Chinese product called Shuangliao Houfeng San. It’s technically made to help ease sore throats, but the ingredients are made up of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory herbs, among other things. It’s a dark green powder, and I usually mix a tiny bit into my facial moisturizer every other day. Since I started using it, my skin has improved a LOT.
It doesn’t dry out my skin, and it doesn’t hurt or burn (just tingles a tiny bit). The ONLY thing I don’t really like is the smell (it’s kind of minty, but fades after a few minutes), and that’s not a big deal for how well it works.
It’s really cheap – less than $5 for a bottle. You can order it online if you google the name: Shuangliao Houfeng San.