You have other options for treating zits. But these treatments take time – sometimes a few weeks – to work. Also, many of them contain harsh chemical ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which can dry out your skin and cause irritation. But one of the newest and best facial treatments is topical hydrocortisone cream. This cream is made from a natural ingredient called hydrocortisone, which is derived from a naturally occurring resin found in adrenal glands. So you might not be able to tell the difference between this cream and your run-of-the-mill moisturizer.
Another advantage of using a topical hydrocortisone cream for your cystic acne is that it is safe and gentle. The active ingredient, hydrocortisone, is very similar in structure to aspirin and can be easily tolerated by your body. Because of its consistency, it can be easily applied to the irritated or chapped skin surface without creating any kind of lacerations or redness. And because it is so similar to aspirin, it can effectively reduce the inflammation caused by cystic acne.
Apart from using topical hydrocortisone cream for your cystic acne, you may also try using a new acne treatment called Neutrogena light therapy. As the name implies, Neutrogena light therapy eliminates dead skin cells and unclogs clogged pores with light. In addition to that, it also reduces inflammation by shrinking the size of sebaceous glands and by destroying bacteria that cause an infection inside the pores. And like benzoyl peroxide, Neutrogena light therapy is very safe and effective.