Oily & Congestion skin occurs when your skin's natural sebum (oils) gets blocked from being fully released from your glands (pores)... It can be easier to prevent than to treat, but some people do have skin that is more prone to acne than others.

Cystic acne is a severe type of acne in which the pores in the skin become blocked, leading to infection and inflammation.

The skin condition mainly affects the face, but also often affects the upper trunk and upper arms.

What is cystic acne?

Cystic acne is a serious type of inflammatory acne. Cysts are red, swollen, firm bumps filled with pus and fluid. These large, painful and inflamed lesions often extend deep into the skin.

How severe is it?

Cystic acne is considered a severe form of acne as it is both painful and worrisome and can also lead to scarring and other permanent changes in the skin.

Who gets this?

The cystic type of acne commonly affects teenage boys and young men, with cysts frequently appearing on the face, back and upper arms. Women can also get cystic acne, and for them it more commonly occurs on the lower half of the face and neck.

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