Sebaceous cysts are really inconvenient and very unsightly, creating a lot of discomfort to those dealing with it. While these cysts are not a cause of serious concern, sometimes things may get serious if they get infected.
What are sebaceous cysts?
Simple! Sebaceous cysts are bumps under the surface of your skin which are usually filled with a smelling-yellowish liquid. They may look like pimples making you popping them out, which I advise you not to do it because things may worsen and you may end up with an infection.
As a matter of fact I have a gross, huge and sometimes painful bump on my neck. Where did it came from, don’t know, but it definitely has to disappear as soon as possible. So, I prepared my magic bye-bye sebaceous cyst potion and I apply it daily. Honestly, I can see some improvements after 3 days, but I have to continue with this remedy for a week.
So, I started with Tea Tree Oil..
- Apply tea tree oil directly to the cyst two or three times a day in the first three days.
- It will help combat the infection that’s causing the blockage and swelling, and prevent other nasties from making themselves at home.
…then I continue applying Apple Cider Vinegar…
Since apple cider vinegar has astringent properties will help draw out infection and also keep the surrounding skin free of excess oils that can cause other blockages and breakouts.
- Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it to the cyst twice a day.
…but not before applying hot compresses over the cyst.
- You can soak a washcloth in hot water and hold it to the affected areas for a while, or until the compress starts to cool off.
- The heat from the compress helps the body naturally drain the cyst from the inside by stimulating circulation.
But the secret weapon in getting rid completely of sebaceous cysts is turmeric!
Turmeric’s active chemical, curcumin, is great for bringing down inflammation. It has also been used in pore-cleansing and blood-purifying remedies for years.
- Mix ground turmeric into a paste with a little water and apply it to the cyst. Let the paste stay there for about an hour, allowing it to dry. Rinse it off.