Our DIY hacks to get rid of pimples were great and all, but not everyone’s skin issues are that simple. According to WebMD, cystic acne “happens when [bacteria] goes deep into your skin, creating a red, tender bump that’s full of pus.” This severe form of acne “may hurt or itch” and “if a cyst bursts, the infection can spread, causing more breakouts.” Ouch.

9 Natural Remedies & Hacks That'll Make Your Cystic Acne Disappear for Good