ACNE: Natural Effective Care

Acne is inflammation of skin sebaceous glands. Below we analyze  natural cures for acne and pimples, their causes and official medical treatments.

Dermis is the middle layer of skin. In it, hairs and sebaceous glands are born. Acne originates from sebaceous glands. If our skin produces sebum excess, it builds up in the glands.

Excess of fats in these glands can be followed by growth of a bacterium (Propionibacterium acnes). This bacterium normally lives on human skin, particularly in the pilosebaceous follicles, and feeds on sebum. It prefers conditions oxygen absence and its activity, inside blackheads, determines a inflammatory response.

Neuropeptides excess (like substance P, produced by mast cells) accumulates near the sebaceous glands and stimulates their fat production. This inflammatory response is also due to release of excessive proteases quantities  (enzymes produced by mast cells) and also cause inflammation.

Causes of acne are strong stress, lack of organic substances and free radicals, which act on mast cells, disrupting their metabolism. This dysregulation results in the production of both substance P and protease in large quantities.

Inflammation that follows weakens integrity of skin cells and the follicle wall and damages them until they break. In some subjects, inflammatory skin reaction is of a higher degree and such as to cause reaction that culminates in acne typical signs. These are represented by appearance of comedones, papules (solid lesions, detected on the skin), pustules (more serious and disfiguring lesions, due to germs action, filled with pus) and superficial cysts. However, natural remedies for acne and pimples fight inflammation, without body harm.

Traditional acne treatments are done with benzoyl peroxide-based creams, and, in severe cases, with antibiotics and / or isotretinoin, (wich has severe side effects, not all of which are reversible after therapy discontinuation). There is also possibility of using contraceptives (to be used only in women who have chosen to resort in oral contraception and as a second-line treatment, in order  to not expose them to risk of venous embolism).

Therefore, natural cures for acne and pimples are possible thanks to action of phytotherapeutic substances like Calendula Officinalis and Rhodiola rosea, which have an anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, anti free radical action, normalizing microcirculation. Aforementioned products together with other natural substances, like flavoproteins and coenzymes, contribute in an effective way to restoration of the normal mast cells metabolism. This occurs in a time same that traditional therapies, but without side effects. Ultimately, natural products provide natural cure for acne and pimples.