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What Is Cystic Acne and How Can You Get Rid Of It?

Let’s be real, there’s no good kind of pimple. But if you’re looking at breakouts on a scale ranging from bad to worse, then cystic acne falls on the way, way ‘worse’ end for sure.

Here’s the lowdown on cystic acne, including what you need to know—and do—to deal with it.

What Is Cystic Acne?

“Acne presents itself in a variety of shapes and sizes,” says Tara Rao, M.D., practicing at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. Mild acne—your run-of-the-mill whiteheads, blackheads, and smaller pimples—is usually described as comedonal acne. When those pimples become large and sore and are deeper in the skin, you’re probably looking at cystic acne, she says.

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Source: Shape – What Is Cystic Acne and How Can You Get Rid Of It? By, Melanie Rud

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