Well, we told you this site was going to get in there and sometimes be gross, and this is definitely one of those times. If you have a pimple, and you try to squeeze that pimple, and clear, slimy stuff comes out, then what you have is a cystic pimple, my friend. You need to stop squeezing that thing RIGHT NOW, because the more you squeeze it, the more it is going to spread bacteria onto other parts of your face.
The first thing you need to do about this is to immediately wash the pimple and the area around it, preferably with an anti-bacterial soap like this one. It would also be a great idea to stop all dairy products and start drinking some water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in it to clean out your system.
Some of the things you can do to stop getting cystic pimples once and for all are: 1) balance your hormones. 2) Incorporate something (like lemons or apple cider vinegar) into your diet that detoxifies your system, discouraging cystic acne to form 3) Get on a system. Read our review of the best acne treatment system right here—I am personally convinced that Proactiv is what turned my skin around. I still use it every single day, and when I skip it, I can definitely see the acne start to come back.
So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed this as well, but for me, the more “surface” acne (like, you wake up with a whitehead on your nose) is always the precursor to the cystic zits. In case you don’t know how to tell the difference, a “surface” zit is one that you can just pop and white stuff comes out, then it goes away. I have always been kind of envious of people who only have these. A cystic pimple will start to hurt way underneath the skin, then turn red and get swollen, then turn into sort of a hard red lump that hurts when you touch it, and if you try to pop it, clear fluid (or “slime”) will come out. If you pop it, expect more (at least this is the case for me).
Hands off that pimple!