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Dear lybrate user,
pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. These blockages occur due to 4 abnormal processes: 1) excess sebum production due to androgens
2) excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation 3) infection of propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria on the hair follicles
4) local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin.
Neither can you stop the overproduction of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin.
However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily.
Always keep a handkerchief with you wherever you go outside. You should wipe off the slightest amount of sweat from your face as soon as you perspire
on entering your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing face wash.
Take a low carbohydrate diet. Do some exercise daily. Drink a lots of water to avoid constipation.
Avoid pricking the pimples or popping the sebum as it may lead to black pigmentation & permanent scar formation.
You can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach
also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifolium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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Pimples are always subsided by creams and lotions, not cured. Keep your face oil free by washing it regularly. For black spots you can use home remedies like honey, milk, baking soda and can do scrubbing too. But if it doesn't help consult a doctor.
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