Pimples are a very common skin condition during sexual maturity, although it may continue into later life for some people. The increasing level of hormones during teens leads to greater activity of the skin’s sebaceous glands, and if this becomes too great, excessive amounts of sebum, our natural oily skin lubricant, are produced. This, in turn, can cause the glands and hair follicles to become blocked and infected.
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Pimples and the Adolescent
Self-Help For Pimples
The most common reaction of most people is to squeeze the pimples; this almost always serves to spread the infection into surrounding tissues, and if done repeatedly can damage the skin areas, producing scarring. Any treatment, therefore, needs self-help to be successful.
The natural therapies offer the most successful and safest ways to improve the condition and rebalance of the skin. The best approach is to combine external cleansing with internal treatment; all therapies are likely to highlight the importance of diet in treating pimples.
Where pimples continue for years after adolescence, there may well be a hormonal imbalance that needs to be the reason, and again there are appropriate natural remedies that may be used or seek professional treatment if needed.
Initial treatment should be firmly geared towards the cleansing of the skin of the whole system. Locally, any of the essential oils described above may be used, or else cleanse the skin with an infusion of herbs such as Elderflower, Lavender, or Marigold; adding 5ml of distilled Witch Hazel to 300ml of the infusion will gently increase the astringency if needed.
The main use of herbal remedies though will be internal: choose a mixture of the following herbs:
A powerful tissue cleanser, encouraging the removal of waste matter from the skin via the blood supply, and equally helping the transport of nutrients to the skin. The root is more powerful, and a decoction should be used, the leaf is made into an infusion.
Start by taking a small amount of this herb 45ml, (3 times a day) as it can initially stir things up and the skin seems to get worse.
The best all-purpose immune stimulant, aiding resistance, and speeding up our reactions to infection. Used together with the above herbs, this creates a strong detoxification process.
the root, in particular, helps improve the detoxifying action of the liver, and also as a gentle laxative, taking pressure away from the skin as an organ of elimination.
Red Clover: another excellent blood and tissue cleanser, the infusion can also be used externally to carefully bathe inflamed spots and is gentle enough to use on children in this way. REMEMBER: if using more than herb in an infusion or a decoction, the amount of each herbal included is reduced to maintain the given overall maximum amounts.
Try one of these home remedies in the short term.
for spots that never come to a real head, but get tender and inflamed and then seem to subside after a while (suitable for “blind boils”).
for lots of pus-filled spots, which feel hot and tender to the touch, and generally unhealthy-looking skin.
for slow-healing of the skin spots that develop pus which is slow to clear; this remedy is particularly good for helping the healing of scarring