Acne, perhaps the most common health condition,
can affect people for their entire life. A skin
disorder, it affects eight out of every ten
teenagers. Acne happens when the sebaceous
glands or oil secreting glands in the skin of
the face, chest and back become over sensitive
to normal levels of androgen. Adults can also
experience acne. Though it often clears up
after several years, even without treatment, it
may leave scars. Various types of acne are:
Pimples (blackheads, whiteheads); Papules,
Pustules, Nodules and Cysts.
Acne may occur for many reasons.
• Poor hygiene may cause dirt and grease to
accumulate and block skin pores.
• Hormonal changes can cause teenagers and
young adults to be more prone to acne.
• Dandruff can fall on the face and back and
• Hair follicles may not get rid of dead cells
fast enough and clog the pores.
• The sebaceous gland may produce too much,
providing a breeding ground for bacteria and
• Stress can affect hormone levels and account
for some adult acne.
• Occupational exposure to chemicals, grease,
oil and toxins.
Often embarrassed by their appearance, patients
with acne may have a lower self esteem and
experience depression and anxiety. Consumption
of excessive oily foods, sweets, chocolate,
improper diet and food habits, over exposure to
the sun, smoking, lack of exercise,
constipation, drugs, alcohol, cosmetics and
insufficient rest may all aggravate the
Patients suffering from acne are offered a
natural, effective remedy through homeopathy
acne remedies. They will notice a drying up of
the affected areas and a reduction in the
number of existing acne. The symptoms of pain,
burning and itching, are reduced and often
disappear after using homeopathy acne remedies.
Many times the skin texture will also
The homeopathy acne remedy is approached in a
different way than conventional medicines. It
is treated holistically from within the body,
and not superficially, by using ointments and
creams since the outer skin eruption is a
reflection of the internal disorder of the
body. The symptoms are a direct manifestation
of the body’s attempt to heal itself and the
homeopathy acne remedy acts as a trigger to
stimulate the body’s own healing forces.
When taking a homeopathy acne remedy, the
following procedures are recommended to enhance
• Avoid sugar, white flour products, soft
drinks, refined foods, chocolate, cheese, meat,
butter and iodized salt.
• Avoid wearing heavy makeup which may clog
pores and cause acne.
• Avoid picking at the affected areas. This
increases the chance of spreading bacteria and
• Exercise on a regular basis to manage your
stress. Regular exercise is important for
overall health and can flush impurities from
the skin through perspiration.
• Minimize oiliness with an astringent, such as
witch hazel. Apply to a cotton ball and gently
• Try supplements and herbs that support