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How to Treat Hormonal Acne at Home

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Dr Batra’s™

There is no worse feeling than dealing with acne but you’re not alone. Acne is one of the most common skin problems. It normally occurs during puberty and is common in people between the ages of 11 to 30 years. While acne can occur due to a number of reasons, hormones can play a big role in the formation of acne. Fluctuation in hormone levels can lead to increased oil production. The excessive build-up of oil can further aggravate acne lesions. At times, stubborn or severe types of acne may require treatment. Without treatment, it can cause scarring, inflammation and low self-esteem. If you are worried about your skin health, consult our team of homeopathic skin experts for side-effect-free skin treatment.

What is Hormonal Acne?

Hormonal acne is mainly caused due to the fluctuation in the levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones. These hormone levels vary widely during puberty. Certain underlying medical conditions can also contribute to acne in adults.

Some of the factors that commonly affect hormone levels include menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome or menopause.

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Telltale signs of Hormonal Acne:

  • Pimples pop up around your T-zone, chin and jawline area
  • You are dealing with painful cysts
  • Breakouts occur once a month
  • Suffering from breakout even after teenage years

Acne may not always be the result of hormones. There can be many other contributing factors too. Infections, diet, stress, certain medications, cosmetics or even genetics can cause acne to worsen. While hormonal acne is unavoidable, it can be controlled with the right treatment. Here are some simple ways to help you manage acne better:

  • Consider limiting your intake of sugar, dairy products, refined carbs and red meat. Adding foods that are high in anti-oxidants or omega 3 fatty acids can also help reduce skin inflammation.
  • Use mild cleansers and warm water to wash your face twice a day and after sweating. Keeping your face clean can help reduce dirt, clogged pores and acne formation.
  • Manage stress with the help of relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation or a walk.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated at all times. Drink at least 7 to 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated.

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Conventional treatment methods include antibiotics, aesthetic solutions or birth control pills. These may only provide temporary results and usually the acne returns as soon as you stop using them. It can also cause redness, discolouration, skin dryness or other side effects. According to a study published in the Open Access Text, 2016 by Shraddhamayananda S. homeopathic medicines showed significant improvement in acne treatment. Out of 400 cases, 387 cases showed improvement within 6 months of treatment. On the hand, the group that was only given placebo treatment showed no changes even after 6 months. The results, therefore, indicated a promising role of homeopathic medicines in acne treatment.

Acne Treatment with Homeopathy

The key to coping with confidence dampening acne is to get to the root of it. Homeopathic treatment is a safe option. Homeopathy does not suppress the symptoms but corrects the problem from the root. Homeopathy medicines are safe, natural and effective. For long-term relief, the treatment is individualized to help treat your underlying problems. To help you find an acne treatment that’s best suited for your skin, our homeopathic skin specialist conducts an in-depth consultation. Our skin doctor will examine your skin to determine the severity of your acne. Homeopathic acne treatment includes medicines, diet and skin care tips for the complete well-being. It helps avoid future breakouts and give you a clearer-looking skin. With over 35 years of experience, Dr Batra’s® is a trusted name in treating all skin problems. To protect your skin from scar-leaving acne, book an appointment with us: https://www.drbatras.ae/book-an-appointment.

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