Is your face breaking out all of a sudden? Know the possible causes
‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of them all?’
"Unfortunately not you anymore, my lady! Look at you, with all the bumps, pigmentation, and oily appearance of your once very pretty and crystal clean and clear face!"
"Oh my god! Do I really look that horrible and ugly? What really has happened to me? Why is my face breaking out all of a sudden? What do I do? How do I get my old healthy beautiful skin back?"
What you are suffering is medically known as Acne. Let me take you through the A-Z of this condition.
What is a break out? Or rather what is Acne?
Acne is a condition where there is excessive oil and dead skin accumulation in the hair follicles without a way out of it, causing inflammation of the follicle and surrounding areas.
Acne is commonly seen in adolescence, though it can affect people of all ages and both the sexes
It usually begins at puberty, age of 10-13 years, lasts for about 5-10 years and clears off almost completely in 20's. In some severe cases it tends to remain through adulthood.
How does Acne present?
Acne can present itself as different acne types such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples (papules), pustule, nodules or cysts. They usually affect the oil rich areas in the body like face, chest, upper back and shoulders.
It can start as a simple blackhead and progress to severe cystic acne that causes extreme pain and discomfort.
What could be the cause of acne?
Acne is caused mainly due to hormonal imbalances that lead to excessive sebum (oil) production by the sebaceous glands (oil secreting glands) in the skin.
This leads to growth of bacteria, infection and inflammation of the hair follicle. Here are few common causes of increased sebum production, which ultimately leads to the formation of acne: changes in climate, the food you eat and poor sleeping habits.
A change in any of your skin care products, like the use of a new face wash, day or night cream can also trigger an outbreak.
Exposure to prolonged stressful conditions can also trigger a hormonal imbalance leading to a sudden outbreak on your face.
While these can cause temporary outbreaks that can be treated with some lifestyle changes and medications, acne can be an indication or a symptom of a more serious underlying health condition.
These underlying disorders if left untreated can lead to complications more severe than mere outbreaks.
Can Acne be treated?
Yes, while acne is a self-limiting condition it requires treatment when it becomes severe and recurrent.
When acne is due to an underlying disorder, it usually clears of on treating the disorder.
The conventional treatments involves antibiotic treatments, with lightening creams or peeling therapies which are more of a short term solution, as it does not treat the underlying cause.
As opposed to it, homeopathic medicine for acne offers a more effective long-lasting solution.
Homeopathic medications help not only to treat the types of acne, but also to treat the underlying causative factor thereby effecting permanent cure.
Homeopathic medications are safe and effective be it a sudden outbreak or a chronic acne problem.
Remedies for acne such as effective stress management, a proper balanced diet and a good night's sleep can not only help keep the outbreaks of acne at bay but also facilitate faster cure.
"The next time looking in the mirror scares you, do not panic!
It's time you give homeopathy a try, to gain your confidence and beauty back!"