Homeopathy can save you.
Acne is a very common skin-oriented complaint presented by many people nowadays, mostly the youth and young people. Acne especially Acne vulgaris is a self-limiting condition. It affects the aesthetic aspect of one’s life and may result in depression, or low esteem as it starts hampering their social image. Several treatment ways are used prominently for the treatment of acne such as retinoids, vit. A, antibiotics and acids ( benzoic acid, azelaic acid, etc). Cosmetology also offers varied treatments such as chemical peeling and other treatments for the scars, but is it how it should be done? Are these treatments long-lived and follow nature’s law of cure?
The common term used for acne is “breakouts”, it simply comprises all the forms of acne. But if we try to find out more, Acne is a typical skin disorder that occurs when the minute hair follicle and the pore (space containing them) get plugged with oil, dirt, and sebum. There can be various causes behind the formation of this acne which may range from hormonal fluctuations during puberty, faulty diet, poor lifestyle, unhygienic living, and others. Hence, it is very important to work on the cause and eliminate it from your system including your mind & body as early as possible.
Various types of acne:
Commonly known by the name of breakouts, pimples, and acne has various types and each one differs from others based on their appearance, causative agent, severity, and underlying etiology. Just to be loud and clear not all acne is the same and the mode of treatment varies from one to another.
Commonly found types are:
Non-inflammatory type of acne which includes-
Inflammatory type of acne includes-
Blackheads and whiteheads are very mild forms of acne that can easily be managed with proper skincare regime and hygiene practices, these fall in the non-inflammatory category of acne. Inflammatory types of acne are the real challenge for everyone as it causes more damage and is visible more prominently. The severity can be generally graded in ascending order as pustules, papules, are moderately severe whereas nodules and cysts are considered more painful and severe forms of acne.
Proper treatment must be started with lifestyle modification after figuring out the type and cause of the acne, the sooner the better.
Why homeopathy should be your first choice?
The results of many research studies for moderate to severe acne have been recorded to prove that the classical method of homeopathy that uses single medicine based on patient’s individual characteristics is effective as a stand-alone mode of treatment for acne with no side effects. Homeopathy with its format of thorough case taking acts as a sieve to filter out the useful and un-useful information making it custom ready for the individual and the most suitable remedy is administered. The key features why to choose homeopathy are as follows:
Homeopathy offers treatment based on nature’s law of cure. It acts gently and has no side effects.
It never makes you drug dependent howsoever long you are kept on homeopathic medication there will never be any kind of withdrawal symptoms once you are put off the medication.
No harmful chemicals are used for the line of treatment. All the remedies are derived from plants, animals, and mineral sources.
Homeopathy does not offer any kind of palliation or suppression, it believes in the ideology of cure.
Individualized remedies will help you in getting rid of the recurrence of acne and thus lighten and fade away the acne scar marks by enhancing the potential of skin regeneration.
Apart from these highlighting features, we can’t miss the fact that it focuses on making better your lifestyle holistically by working on every sphere of mental wellness by working on stress which is a major factor for sudden acne spurt and physical factors by diet and regimen.
The main homeopathic remedies that work wonderfully when administered constitutionally or therapeutically are :
Pulsatilla- one remedy that never misses out to be on the list of homeopaths remedy kits for acne. This is indicated in people who have acne after eating fatty foods or basically because of a faulty diet. It aggravates with warmth and humid weather. Great for pubertal and pre-menstrual acne breakouts.
Hepar – is suggested when there is severe pustular acne with dirty yellowish pus that is foul-smelling. Acne that aggravates in winter calls out for this remedy.
Silicea- is for people who have low immunity and suffer from deep-seated and chronic acne complaints. Acne that forms slowly and takes a long time to fade away leaving dark & deep scars may need silicea.
Calendula- can be used in gel form to soothe the irritated acne-prone skin and relieve the inflammation.
Berberris aquefolium- in tincture form helps to reduce the deep scar marks leaving the skin supple and lightens the spots.
These were some important remedies that help in acne treatment. When indicated in proper dose with suggested lifestyle modifications if required they can help the body heal quickly and once and for all. Always consult a trained doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment.
Quick tips for Acne/ breakouts/ pimples
- Drink plenty of water daily approx 8-10 glasses.
- Avoid eating too much junk or oily/ fatty foods.
- Avoid touching your face with your hands again and again.
- Avoid oiling your hair if you are suffering from acne and associated complaints.
- Follow proper cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine daily.
- Use apt sunscreen to avoid darkening of acne scar marks.
- Use skincare products according to your skin type.