Everyone desires a lively and peppy skin. A skin that glows and looks healthy.
The sight of pesky pimples is abhorred by all especially girls.
They try everything from natural to herbal. Cosmetics to chemicals to get away with these irritating zits as soon as possible.
However, all such products are of little or no help. That is because acne isn't a superficial as many believe it to be.
Yes, there are superficial factors like dirt, sebum etc. Which may trigger it but for complete cure one needs to attack the root cause.
Homeopathy has always been handy in such cases where you wish to find a complete cure rather than temporary relief.
Being a homeopathic doctor myself, I come across acne cases quite frequently. Sadly, most of them have first been spoiled by an Allopathic cure and healing them becomes quite a daunting task because of that.
So before proceeding to the cure, I would like to mention that never ever apply any topical creams on your acne.
This can do more harm than good.
Now coming to the homeopathic medicine. They are basically prescribed on the cause of acne ( which could be an underlying disease, hormonal problem, stress etc) and symptoms related to it (which homeopaths have their own set of questions to find out) and third and most importantly the patient as a whole.
Keeping all these in mind, it is best to see a homeopath and let him treat your acne instead of doing any sort of self prescription since you may obviously not find much success in that case.
I am mentioning in some Homeopathic medicines for acne in general just to prove my point that there is quite a lot of scope in homeopathy for treatment of pimples.
If you find your symptoms similar to the medicine, consult a homeopath and tell him/her about it. So that he/she can prescribe you with proper dosage.
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1)Kali Brom - Acne:Simplex, indurata, rosacea; bluish-red,pustular,on face, chest, Shoulders; leaves unsightly scars; in young fleshy persons of gross habit.
2)Berberis Aquifolium - Clears the skin complexion. Also good for different types of acne.
3)Pulsatilla- Beneficial when acne occur along with menstrual disturbances. Especially in teenage girls.
Also, problem aggravates from eating fatty or fried food.
Patient is mild, timid and of a yielding disposition. Cries easily.
Complaints are generally better in open air and patients also likes consolation.
4)Natrum Muriaticum - This homeopathic medicine is sourced from simple salt.
Hormonal disturbances such as PCOD or menstrual irregularities associated with or leading to acne may call for Natrum Muriaticum.
The face may be oily, a bit hairy, hypertrophied acne, ugly scars, in young girls and boys, may benefit from this medicine. The personality that matches with this medicine is one that is self-centred, reserved, brooding over past issues, inability to forget and forgive; kind hearted yet somewhat egoist, less expressive with emotions, etc.
5)Sulphur - This is a very well know skin remedy in homeopathy.
Patient is a dirty one in general. The skin is greasy and dirty looking. Patient has unhealthy skin in general which is itchy.
There is also burning following excessive itching and symptoms are aggravated at night.
6)Calcarea Sulphuricum - This medicine is often indicated for those who have a tendency to get pus formation on acne. The person may be less tolerance to heat as compared to cold. The acne may be large, inflamed, red, and painful with tendency to get scars. It is one of the twelve tissue remedies used in homeopathy.
7)Silicea - It is one of the best homeopathic medicines for acne. There is formation of pus in the pimples and this pus tends to be offensive. The patient tends to be worse in cold and cannot tolerate cold in any form.There is profuse perspiration, more so on the head. The skin is delicate and pale.
It is also one of the twelve tissue remedies.
There are many more remedies which can be used to cure acne so its always better to consult a physician.