Can Essential Oils Help Treat Cystic Acne? We Asked the Experts

Cystic acne is a special type of breakout that unfortunately requires more than a spot treatment to cure. “Cysts are hard, painful blemishes that develop deep within the skin and will eventually heal (your body eventually reabsorbs the infection), but can remain a painful lump for weeks,” celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau once told us. The quickest fix usually involves a cortisone shot or a cystic acne treatment, but for those who would rather not pile on foreign ingredients onto their faces, there are plenty of at-home remedies alternatives. Something to add to that list is an essential oil. 

How exactly does one use an essential oil to treat cystic acne? We asked Vitruvi CEO and co-founder Sara Panton to break down the benefits of using essential oils to treat this specific type of acne and how to do so. Scroll down to see what she says are the best essential oils to treat cystic acne.