Acne occurs when tiny holes on the surface of the skin, called pores, become
plugged. Each pore is an opening to a follicle, which contains a hair and an
oil gland called sebaceous gland . Normally, the oil glands help keep the
skin lubricated and help remove old skin cells. When glands produce too much
oil, the pores can become blocked, accumulating dirt, debris, and bacteria.
The blockage or plug is often called a comedone.
The top of the
plug may be white (whitehead) or dark (blackhead). If the comedone ruptures,
the material inside, including oil and bacteria, can spread to the
surrounding area and cause an inflammatory reaction. The inflammation
usually takes the form of pimples or "zits". If the inflammation is deep in
your skin, the pimples may enlarge to form firm, painful cysts.
appears on the face and shoulders, but may also occur on the trunk, arms,
legs, and buttocks. It is most
common in teenagers, but it can happen at any age, including as an infant.
Three out of four teenagers have it to some extent, probably caused by
hormonal changes that stimulate oil production. Acne may persist into a
person's 30s and 40s.
Acne tends to run
in families and can be triggered by:
related to menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills, or stress.
Greasy or oily
cosmetic and hair products.
from conventional system of medicine
Sweating a lot or
friction from head bands, back packs, or tight collars.
subsides after adolescence, but may last into middle age. Scarring may occur
if severe acne is not treated. Some people, especially teenagers, can become
significantly depressed if it is not treated. Homeopathic treatment has
very encouraging results in acne and pimples and gives relief in long term.
Moreover all medications are natural, safe, gentle, effective, easy to administer and without any
adverse effects.. Homeopathic
treatment is strongly recommended for patients who are desperately looking
for an effective remedy.
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With homoeopathic medicines,
also take the following self-care steps to lessen the effects of acne:
Clean your skin
gently with a mild soap removing all dirt or make-up. Wash many times a
day with plain water.
Try not to
squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples. Although it might be tempting
to do this, it can lead to scarring and skin infections.
your face with your hands or fingers.
avoid anything that aggravates pimples. Your triggers may include foods,
lotions, or make-up.
cosmetics or creams. Look for water-based or "non-comedogenic" formulas.
Take make-up off at night.
Possible complications include:
changes in skin
self-esteem, confidence, personality, and social life
side effects of
conventional medications (but homeopathic medicines don't have any side