Why and how of AcneUNDERSTANDING ACNE CURES IT
Acne and pimples can be very difficult problem to treat. It is a problem of the Oil glands.
Basically what happens:-
THE TYPICAL WESTERN MEDICINE EXPLANATION
The first step in the start of acne is blocking of the oil glands the opening of the oil glands under the skin gets blocked.
Once the opening is blocked then the infection sets in and after the infection is usually when we start seeing red pustules and marks , they then can leave red acne marks or pitted or raised acne scars.
Once the scarring sets into place it becomes more difficult to treat.
How to open the blocks??
Almost all the acne treatment is aimed at opening the blocks in oil glands, almost all the treatment is aimed at opening the blocks in icelands right from all the applications to oral treatment to laser treatments.
Is it really the Root cause of acne??
At Sparsh we really don’t feel that this is the root cause of acne, The root cause of acne is not even probably in the hormones that are causing the blockage is to happen it is now known and proven that certain chemical hormones for example glycemic control related hormones and certain other male and female hormones may cause blocks in Oil glands and cause acne.
But the BIG QUESTION IS ,what is actually causing the hormones to go haywire and cause acne, because it is not only teenage but sometimes older age also that we see Acne and Acne causing scarring even much after teenage is over.
The most important answer to that is to understand what is influencing the hormones the hormones are going wrong because of many factors the way we eat, what we eat, how we eat and how much we eat in what proportions at what age that place immensely big role in preventing the hormonal changes.
Many studies have claimed acne worsening because of milk and eggs and other dairy products it is not right to say that all dairy and milk is the chief cause for everyone but according to the individual body type and morphology lifestyle and metabolism we have to make certain changes they have to be.
individual specific for best results.
How to treat the root causes??
When we first begin to understand that the root cause is in the way we eat and metabolize hormones, etc in our body, it is also in managing the stress and sleep wake cycle which is basically a part of modern lifestyle we definitely do not mean to say to adopt a saint’s or yogic lifestyle.
We don’t intend to tell our patients to quit everything and they will be okay but the solution is to make the body and our metabolic systems strong enough so that we can stay healthy and acne free even with a modern lifestyle.
The alternative medicine explanation
According to alternative medicine mostly acne is a pitta or pitta kapha imbalance.
These imbalances are related to age or many a times dietary or metabolic factors, alternative medicine too considers skin as a excretory organ and the excess or certain types of secretions and blockage is considered to be the cause of acne.
The alternative or naturopathic and Ayurvedic therapies are aimed at reducing the amount of “heatiness”/ pitta nature of the body and removing the blockages in the flow of those secretions which they call the “Mala”
THE SPARSH SOLUTION
Along with the best available most modern treatments for acne like Alma clear skin and clear lift lasers using Alma Rejuve technology, at Sparsh we also use a host of naturopathic and 100% natural food-based supplements to support the hormones and the way we metabolize them. The target is also to balance the gut and skin flora which goes a long way in managing inflammation of acne.
For a lot of Our patients with tend to teach them certain do it yourself or do it at home treatment protocols like the VSM protocol there are certain anti acne serums which can be later used with or without a dermaroller depending on the stage of disease.
These type of treatments help in saving time and money and solution which can be done satisfactorily at home.
Our team sometimes formulates specific mudpack formulation for home use depending on the patients stage and type of disease. These use the concept in naturopathy of healing by using the earth element. it is thought that this may also help by balancing the skin Flora.
The home protocols are also important in helping patients to do properly guided treatments by themselves from the comfort and care instead of trying out completely and scientific solutions which sometimes do more harm than good in the name of home remedies.
These also help in Constructive use of the time and the innate healing nature of the patients themselves.
Tips and Tricks for Acne management
- Avoid Self medication, especially if there are more than 5-10 acne per menstrual cycle.
- Avoid use of topical antibiotics and no Steroid based creams, they can cause much more harm than good.
- Your doctor pays much thought and knowledge resource pool before prescribing an antibiotic for acne , don’t make a habit of having them without prescriptions.
- Ask us for home remedy options.
- There are some DIY treatments and dos and don’ts for home management.
- Do not overdo washing your face.
- Do not be tempted to use scrubs.
- Be careful when you go in for beauty therapies like waxing and bleaching.