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Self Care Options for Acne - Schwabe India
By: Admin
Mar 28, 2019

Self Care Options for Acne - Schwabe India

Acne is one of the chronic, inflammatory skin conditions that causepimples and scarring or pits, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. Also known as acne vulgaris, this skin condition is caused by clogging of hair follicles with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules are some of the types of acne. It commonly occurs during puberty, when the sebaceous glands are activated, but it can occur at any age group.Many factors can trigger a bout of acne, but the main cause is due to the rise in androgen levels. Acne is a common problem. It can cause severe embarrassment, but it is treatable in many cases.

Acne can be caused by:

  • Hormonal imbalance and hormonal changes
  • Certain cosmetics
  • Unhealthy food and lifestyle
  • Some medications
  • Excessive sweating


Self care tips to reduce and prevent acne:

  • Wash the face twice a day with warm water and mild soap.
  • Avoid scrubbing the face or burst the pimples.
  • Avoid popping pimples, as this can cause scarring.
  • Stop touching the face frequently.
  • Wash the hands properly before applying any lotions or creams.
  • Wear loose clothes to avoid acne in the chest, back and shoulders.
  • Avoid oil-based cosmetic products.
  • Remove the makeup properly before going to bed.
  • Keep the hair clean and free from dandruff as it can cause pimples and avoid greasy hair.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, as it can cause the skin to produce more sebum.
  • Avoid anxiety and stress, as it can increase production of cortisol which inturn increases androgen levels.
  • Use proper protection while driving to protect the face from pollution.
  • Avoid high-fat foods, or sweetened foods. Take food rich in vitamins A and E and of zinc. Drink lots of water, include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.


Some of the homoepathic medicines for acne are:

Hepar sulph: For pimples that are very painful; they may feel like a splinter in the skin. Lesions are very sensitive to touch and possibly cold. They may cluster in crops on the forehead and tend to form pustules and whiteheads easily.

Calcarea sulph: For severe cystic acne. Lesions persist in one place for weeks and do not heal quickly. Yellow, creamy pus drains for a long time. Unhealthy-looking skin with yellowish scabs. Pimples on the face and near ears and hairline.

Kali bromatum: For acne begins in the teen years and continues relentlessly into adulthood. Bluish, red pustules on the face, chest, and shoulders that leave scars, purple spots, or a depression in the skin. In females, the acne may be worse near the menstrual period.

Pulsatilla: Acne in young girls that is associated with the onset of puberty. Acne associated with the menstrual period or with pregnancy.
Silica: For hard acne, like boils on the face, especially the cheeks. Pimples are very slow to heal and leave pitting scars. The person tends to get infections easily and frequently.

Sulphur: For acne with very oily skin, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Pimples may be painless but itchy. The skin may be rough and worse from washing. The acne may also be worse from heat, before the menstrual period, and from eating fatty foods.

Special products from Schwabe India for skin care are: B&T Cleansing Neem Face Wash, B&T Cool Talc, Calendula & Aloe Vera Multi Purpose Cream, Skin Care Bathing Bar, Refreshing Cool Bathing Bar, Glow & Fairness Soap and Akne-Sor Soap.

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