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Acne, or acne vulgaris, is a skin problem occurs when the HAIR FOLLICLES become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Some people call it blackheads, blemishes, whiteheads, pimples, or zits. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands or sebaceous glands. These glands secrete an oily substance called SEBUM to keep your skin oily.

Sebum normally secrets along the hair shafts through the openings of skin pore. When your body produces an excess amount of sebum that accumulate inside the follicle and combining with dead skin cells form a SOFT PLUG. If the clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, inflammation results and cause the follicle wall to bulge out that is called acne or pimples.

Acne is very common in younger age group between 12 years to 28 ears. But it may occur at any age. There is no age factor for acne development.It can occur at any age and in both sexes. Some people who have severe acne are not bothered by it. Others are embarrassed or upset even though they have only a few pimples. There are numerous options in homeopathy that can be used to cure acne if you find the need of a proper treatment.

Primary Remedies

Pulsatilla This remedy can be helpful if acne is worse from eating rich or fatty foods, and aggravated by warmth or heat. It is indicated especially around the time of puberty, or when acne breaks out near menstrual periods. The person is inclined toward soft emotions and moodiness, feeling worse in warm or stuffy rooms and better in fresh air.

Silicea (also called Silica)A person with deep-seated acne along with a general low immune resistance, swollen lymph nodes, and a tendency toward fatigue and nervousness may benefit from this remedy. Infected spots are slow to come to a head, and also slow to resolve, so may result in scarring. A person who needs this remedy is generally very chilly, but inclined to sweat at night.

Sulphuriodatum relieves acne located on the forehead and the back, aggravated by heat, and occurring periodically.

Other Remedies

AntimoniumtartaricumThis remedy may be helpful for acne with large pustules that are tender to touch, with bluish-red marks that remain on the skin after active infection has passed. The person may be irritable, with low resistance to illness.

CalcareacarbonicaIf a person with frequent pimples and skin eruptions is chilly with clammy hands and feet, easily tired by exertion, and flabby or overweight, this remedy may help improve the skin’s resistance to infection. People who need this remedy are often very anxious when overworked, and have cravings for sweets and eggs.

CalcareasulphuricaIs a medicine appropriate for juvenile acne that suppurates and causes boils.

Calendula Gel Applied locally stimulates the healing of pustules and limits the risk of superinfection.

Heparsulphuriscalcareum Relieves pustular acne aggravated by cold weather, with a foul-smelling pus.

Healthy tips for managing acne.
  1. Wash your face with warm water and mild soap made especially for acne, no more than twice in a day.
  2. Do not scrub the skin or burst the pimples. This may push the infection further down, causing more blocking, swelling, and redness.
  3. Avoid popping your pimples, as this makes scarring on your face.
  4. Consult to your doctor for a long-term cure of your pimples.
  5. Abstain from touching the face.
  6. Hold the mobiles or telephone away from the face when talking, as it is likely to contain sebum and skin residue.
  7. Wash hands frequently, especially before applying any lotions, creams, or makeup.
  8. Select makeup for your sensitive skin and avoid oil-based cosmetics products.
  9. Always keep your hair clean, as it collects sebum and skin residue.
  10. Donot use greasy hair products, such as those containing cocoa butter.
  11. Try to avoid excessive sun exposure, it can cause the skin to produce more sebum. Several acne medicines also increase the risk of sunburn.
  12. Avoid anxiety and stress, as it can stimulate to increase more production of cortisol and adrenaline, which exacerbate acne.