Use Homeopathy for Pimples and See Quick Results!
Acne, commonly called pimples, is one of the most stubborn and obstinate skin conditions that takes ages to heal and causes much irritation and anxiety. Even if one does manage to be free from acne after prolonged treatment and efforts, the condition recurs at the slightest trigger factor. Acne often leaves unsightly marks and blemishes on the face that are difficult to remove and may persist lifelong. The condition affects not only the face, but also the neck, chest, back and may even be seen on the extremities.
A pimple is a clogged follicle on the skin in which sebum and dead cells become trapped. This frequently gets infected so that pus accumulates in the pimple, causing a pustule. The condition is painful, and the pus discharge frequently causes the appearance of new pustules on the area that it comes in contact with. Whiteheads and blackheads are both components of acne. Whiteheads are the closed and clogged pores in the skin whereas blackheads are open pores in which oil is accumulated and turns brown on exposure to air.
Pimples predominantly begin to appear with the advent of puberty as hormonal level rises in blood. Hormones specially have a major role to play in the development of acne. Since the levels of hormones vary during different stages of reproductive cycle, the pimples also show different forms accordingly. Indeed, pimples are known to get aggravated before and during menstruation. Generally, the tendency to develop pimples settles by the end of puberty. However, in some individuals the condition may persist well into adulthood. Frequently these individuals suffer hormonal imbalances as well. Acne is a common feature of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Acne is not merely a skin condition, but it has deep-reaching psychological dimensions as well. Not only does the problem aggravate during periods of stress, it is also a major inducer of anxiety in adolescent years. Teenage is the time when people tend to develop a strong sense of self-awareness as regards their appearance and how they are perceived in society. Insecurities regarding body image and looks are rampant in this age group and pimples become a major cause of dissatisfaction. Anxiety may be seen in some teenagers regarding their self-image, particularly aggravated around some social event. Low self-esteem may result from this skin condition and in extreme cases depression and even thoughts of suicide may be present. Adolescents may be bullied by their peers for this problem and this may lead to damaged confidence levels. These insecurities often persist lifelong and manifest as deep seated issues later in life.
One can adopt a number of habits and practices to minimize pimples and gradually lower the frequency of getting new eruptions. Wash your face with herbal soap every day so as to clean off the accumulated dust particles and oil. One must never sleep with make-up or product on the face but always rinse off the cosmetics before going to bed. A healthy, balanced diet helps keep the skin nourished and radiant. One must avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of water daily. Regular intake of coconut water helps balance the body electrolytes and maintain metabolism, thereby reducing the chances of acne formation. It is also rich in antioxidants and improves blood circulation.
Once you have developed acne, certain home remedies help in dealing with the problem. You can apply ice on the affected area as it soothes the skin and promotes healing. It may even be dipped in green tea before application as green tea is full of antioxidants that improve blood flow. Lemon juice is yet another natural medicine for pimples and dark spots by virtue of its rich vitamin C content. Cotton dipped in freshly squeezed lemon juice can be gently applied on the affected area and left overnight. Similar effects are observed by applying honey to the pimple. One can also use cucumber which is a natural coolant that soothes the skin. Another household medicine for pimples on face is aloe vera. A gel can be made out of the center of aloe vera leaves and this can be applied on the skin. It heals not only active pimples but also acts favorably on the acne scars. It also effectively tackles the bacteria that may be lurking in the eruptions causing infection. The best medicine for pimples is probably neem, if it suits you. It has natural antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and is known to have a highly nourishing and cleansing effect on skin.
For stubborn conditions that show no reaction to the above suggested methods, one can use homeopathic medicine for pimples on face and body. Different individuals develop different patterns of disease and hence a thorough evaluation by a homeopath would decide which medicine is best for pimples in a certain individual. Homeopathy treatment for pimples generally relies on a complete analysis and evaluation of the case, and constitutional treatment individualized to a person is preferred. That being said there are some medications which can be used along with constitutional potencies to complement and enhance their action. Dr Willmar Schwabe manufactures excellent homeopathy medicine for pimples, spots, scars and blemishes. Calcarea sulphurica and Hepar sulphuris pentarkan are two such remedies. They are available in tablet form. Calcarea sulphurica is available as 3x, 6x, 12x and so on. It has an excellent action on skin and acts especially on pustular eruptions with thick yellow discharges. Boils, abscesses, pustules and eczema are all skin conditions that come under the scope of this remedy. Similarly, Hepar sulphuris pentarkan effectively heals acne and promotes healthy skin. The dosage of these remedies is generally four tablets twice or thrice a day, and it may be lesser in children.
For local application on pimples, Schwabe India manufactures Topi Berberis cream which is an excellent healing agent for acne and other septic skin conditions. It deals with the infection effectively, clearing out the bacteria and resolving the suppurative process. Thereby it promotes healing. These medicines are safe for consumption for people of all age groups and show their best action when prescribed by a qualified practitioner.