Acne …an embarrassing problem of teens!
I am not able to look my face myself…. these
dirty pimples disfigure my face….not able to
speak in a gathering!. .. Everybody looks at my face!...
the pimples are bothering me a lot! Is it due to allergy
am really afraid it would disfigure my face with scars
-Very common complaints from
Pimples, medically known as “Acne”
is an embarrassing problem of teens. Acne is annoying
for the teens since the angry red eruptions disfigure
their face, hindering their charm and cheer. They
are depressed with low self esteem takes intensive
care to get rid of the pimples. Almost eight out of
ten teenagers have acne, and also lot of adults. Acne
is very common and it’s considered a normal
part of puberty. It usually starts at the age of 12-14
years and it stops at the age of 23-28 years. It usually
gets better after the teen years. Some individual
have the eruptions even after 30’s and 40’s.
is acne and What causes it?
| Many believe that a pimple
is a form of allergy or heat and starts searching the
factors like cosmetics and soap. Many think that acne
is appears only on face, but is can occur even in chest,
back, upper shoulders. In the back the eruptions mimic
like other form of skin ailments. Women with eruptions
at the back embarrassed and avoid social gatherings.
The only real cause of acne is overactive
oil glands in the skin. Our face and scalp is supplied
with numerous oil glands, called sebaceous gland.
This oil gland secretes an oil substance call sebum
to maintain this skin oily, for protection. When the
boys and girls attain puberty the male sex hormone,
Androgen is produced in large quantity, which is responsible
for your surprise growth, good musculature. The sebaceous
glands also over active in some individuals and secrete
more oil. Sometimes the glands swells and get clogged
to give an eruption on the skin surface as “acne”
or” Pimple”. Dandruff is a common complaint
along with acne, since the scalp oil glands also sensitive.
markings on face
A pimple may be presented as a small eruption
on forehead or cheek usually. A white head pimple which results
from blocked oil gland may discharge a white material after
squeezing, that experienced by many sufferers. A black head
pimple results from the chemical changes that occur in the
debris. A pimple may get infected to form pustules after squeezing
or irritation, which leads to pitting or dark spots later
as a consequence. Mostly the acne black pigmented spots and
pitting which reduce self esteem for many patients. Rarely
some oils glands undergo cystic selling and even scarring
to the level of keloidosis, which disfigure the face.
Besides these understanding, a physician classifies
these to variety of classification depending upon the intensity
can occur even in chest, back, upper shoulders
Even though the primary cause for a pimple is
androgen hormone stimulation, it can be accelerated by many
causes. Acne tends to run in families with genetic predisposition.
Mostly hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy or throughout
the menstrual cycle may trigger the pimples. More eruptions
are frequent complaint during the menstrual cycle. Pimples
are common complaints in women with polycystic ovarian disease.
Occlusive cosmetics, cleansing agents, clothing, humidity,
sweating. Inadequate face washing are the attributing factors.
Dietary factors masturbation, and unfounded sex, constipation
and stress are also expected acne exacerbations.
A fatty and rich carbohydrate food would trigger the acne.
Basically hormones are the derivatives of fat which gives
slow constant contribution and rich carbohydrates are quick
and instant effect in acceleration. Vitamin A and E supports
epidermis of the skin.
Chocolates, Junk food, artificial drinks, sweets, bread are
more in carbohydrate, which increase the secretion of insulin.
A factor which is secreted in turn stimulates the sebaceous
gland. Milk and Diary product which is rich in fat contribute
more androgenic activity.
• Wash your face twice a day
with soft soap and warm water. More face wash if your
face is oily and sweat more. Don’t scrub your face
• Do not use any creams which could clog your pores
and contribute to acne.
• Don't touch it, squeeze it, or prick it, which
could infect and form a pustule.
• Avoidance of "junk food" with its high
fat and sugar content is also recommended and to take
plenty of vegetables
is the treatment?
There are many lotions
and creams available at drugstores claiming to prevent
acne and clear up but the applications are only conservative.
Recurrence and ineffectiveness may change a cream
or lotion owing to the advice on the public forum.
It would be effective only when the attention is paid
towards the primary focus hormonal and its triggering
While choosing a
treatment one should be keen in selection the any
hormonal preparation to induce or suppress shall be
avoided, which would pour another iatrogenic disease.
Homoeopathy would be the choice since it devoid of
such and most diluted, dynamic medicines only applied
on the individual constitution
A well selected remedy
will induce the immune system and balance the hormones
on its own. Gradually the aggressive eruptions will
disappear. This action is clinically proved in many
cases. Even though the treatment is required depending
upon the mild, moderate, and severity of the cases,
a homoeopathic remedy has the power to prevent the
undue complications such as pitting, scarring and
cystic swellings. The response to acnetiform eruptions
on the back, chest, upper arm also encourageable.
Many victims who
suffer from polycystic ovarian disease, menstrual
irregularities also remedied and recovered under single