Homeopathy treatments for acne come in several forms that might be applied to the face or ingested. These treatments follow the homeopathy theory that uses diluted ingredients to stimulate the body’s immune system. If your acne does not respond to these treatments, speak with your doctor.
Homeopathy treatments do not always have an immediate effect. Some treatments, especially those that must be ingested, can take up to six weeks before any noticeable improvement is apparent.
Sulfur is one of the most popular homeopathy treatments for acne. This treatment will reduce oil in the skin, open up pores and cause the skin to dry out and peel, removing surface blackheads, pimples and clogged pores. Sulfur facial treatments are available in creams or lotions; always follow the instructions, and never use this product if your face is already dry and irritated.
Pulsatilla is a recommended homeopathy treatment for acne that is the result of a fatty diet, puberty or hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. This remedy is purported to work by balancing and cleansing the body and through antibacterial properties. Pulsatilla is available in small pellet forms that must be ingested.
Kali bromatum (potassium bromide) is a home remedy for mild acne or more severe forms of acne that cover the head, neck and shoulders or torso. Kali bromatum is available in small pellets that must be ingested.
Antimonium tartaricum (also known as tartar emetic or antimony and potash salt) is indicated as a homeopathy treatment for acne is cases where the acne forms pustules (raised areas full of pus) or in stubborn acne that does not respond to other treatments. This type of homeopathy treatment is available in topical creams or as salts that are to be ingested.
Silica (Silicea) is a homeopathic treatment for acne that is accompanied by dry, itchy skin and scarring of the skin. Silica is used to treat skin conditions including dry hair and skin, weak nails and boils. It is believed that through improving the condition and resiliency of the skin, silica reduces acne outbreaks and its scarring effects. Silica is available in a pellet form that must be ingested.
Homeopathic treatments can have extremely strong effects on the body, and users must take care to follow the instructions for these treatments. If you use a homeopathic treatment and you experience dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea or any other type of allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
Pregnant and nursing mothers should not use these remedies. Those who are suffering from a medical condition or who are currently taking medications must speak with their physician before they use any type of homeopathic treatment for acne.