Acne is the most common skin problem and affects everyone at some point in their life. Acne is most common during puberty and teenage years, but is also an issue for many adults. Acne causes blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed red lesions (pustules, cysts and pastules) which are known as simply zits or pimples.
Acne is caused when the pores of the skin become clogged. This happens because each pore has a follicle which contains a single hair and an oil gland. The oil gland helps to keep the skin lubricated, and works to remove old skin cells, but it can produce too much oil and become blocked. This causes it to collect dirt, debris and bacteria. Acne is most common the face, but is also quite common on the shoulders. However, it can occur on the arms, buttocks legs and chest as well.
The most important step in helping to treat and prevent acne is proper skin care. However, for many people this is not enough. Many people with more severe acne use prescription drugs and over the counter medications to help treat acne. However, most people seek out more natural forms of treatment. Homeopathy, being one of the more common forms of alternative medicine. Homeopathy helps to treat certain types of acne, and along with proper skin care can help to prevent and control certain types of acne.
Pulsatilla and Silica (Silicea) for Acne
The homeopathic remedy known as pulsatilla should be taken by those with acne that is associated with hormonal changes. This treatment works especially well for that have acne that accompanied puberty, menstrual onset or menopause.
The homeopathic remedy known as silica (also known as silicea) should be taken by those that have acne that is characterized by chronic white pustules.
Sulphur for Acne
The homeopathic medicine known as sulphur should be taken by those with acne that is characterized with red and inflamed acne pustules. Oftentimes those that will benefit from this homeopathic treatment have pustules that are sore or itchy. This treatment works especially well for those with acne and symptoms that tend to worsen with heat or when washing the face.
Although homeopathy is a great way to help with the treatment of acne, it should only be used along with a proper skin care regimen. Homeopathy should never be used in place of proper skin care, and also should not be used in place of any prescriptions for more severe types of acne.