Easy Remedies For Acne That Really Work
We have all heard of home and age-old beauty remedies that promise fewer breakouts. However, it's safe to say that remedies for acne are a little tricky, as there are so many out there. How do we really know which ones actually work?
For most, acne is a part of puberty and is one of the most common skin diseases. The pores (hair follicles) in our skin are closely associated with the oil glands which produce sebum – a substance that lubricates your hair and skin. When these pores get blocked, it leads to swelling around the pore resulting in acne.
Acne can surface at any age and affect both sexes. Young men tend to experience more severe outbreaks, whereas women tend to have an intermittent pattern usually due to their menstrual cycles.
According to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, acne affects approximately 9.4% of the world's population with the highest prevalence in adolescents. It affects over 90% of men and 80% of women in all ethnic groups.
Here’s a list of the most common causes of acne.
- Hormonal changes occur with puberty, menstrual periods, pregnancy and menopause. Each of these is a potential phase for developing acne. Polycystic ovary syndrome is also a common cause of acne.
- Genetics play a significant role in the development and persistence of acne.
- Stress can induce hormonal changes which can further lead to acne.
- Cosmetics like face creams, foundation creams, overnight creams and moisturizers that are used over a long period of time can lead to breakouts.
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Here are a few do’s and don’ts for people with acne:
Always take a shower and never skip washing your face after workouts. If not, it allows the mixture of dirt, bacteria, oil and sweat to accumulate in your pores, which can cause acne.
Makeup can lead to more blocked pores on your skin. Always wash off your makeup at the end of the day before going to bed.
Processed foods and refined carbs may lead to acne breakouts. Stay away from refined sugar and salt as it may increase the development and severity of the breakout.
- Do not touch them
Picking pustules can lead to scarring and can spread the bacteria to other areas of the skin.
- Reduce stress
Stress leads to a rise in cortisol levels, excessive oil secretion from the glands and suppressed immune system. Manage your stress levels by regular meditation to control your acne.
- No scrub
Scrubbing can pull away healthy skin cells and create an open wound. It leads to a higher risk for acne scarring.
- Avoid smoking
Smoking can cause skin irritation and dryness that further aggravates the acne formation on your skin.
- Choose the right acne treatment
If your acne scars persist even after numerous lifestyle changes and remedies, you must seek professional help. Wondering what’s the best acne treatment?
Homeopathy believes in individualized treatment and offers remedies based on the type of acne and its severity. Homeopathic medicine also boosts the individual’s immune health resulting in long-term solution for acne.
Homeopathic treatment targets the root cause and evaluates the acne triggers. It helps reduce acute symptoms of acne like pain, inflammation and swelling. Homeopathic medicine for acne also helps regulate hormonal fluctuations. Homeopathic medicines address the underlying conditions of mental stress, anxiety and depression that may be seen in patients suffering from skin diseases.
At Dr Batra’s, our skin specialists offer appropriate solutions that give long-lasting results. Our homeopathic doctor ensures providing a customized treatment plan best suited to meet your expectations and needs. Book an appointment to experience the best acne treatment: (Add UAE link-Book and appointment)