Acne is one of the most common skin conditions found in humans. Teenagers and children going through puberty are most prone to this skin condition; however, it can affect anyone at any age. Acne affects men, women, and children equally.

Acne is usually triggered due to clogged skin pores caused by excess oil deposit on the skin. It is neither life threatening nor contagious; however, if not treated on time, acne may leave scars on the skin. This is why most people find it to be an embarrassing condition that endorses low self-confidence and self-esteem.

Types of acne

We need to understand that acne may look like a simple problem that majorly looks identical but it is of varied types. Few of such causes are as follows:

  1. Open Comedo
  2. Blackheads
  3. Whiteheads
  4. Cysts

What are the main causes of acne?

The hair follicles or pores of our skin are very closely connected to a gland that produces sebum known as a sebaceous gland. Sebum is a type of oil that keeps our hair and skin lubricated.

When the sebum gets secreted, it gets rid of all the dead skin on the lining of the skin. But sometimes it may accumulate to a level where it ends up clogging off the pores.

If the pore gets blocked, it becomes hard for the dead skin cells and sebum to take an exit. This causes swelling around the pores which finally results in acne. If bacteria build up inside the pore, it will lead to pus formation inside of it.

Here are some other factors that can determine a person’s level of risk of developing acne.

  • Hormones – Acne can be triggered due to hormonal imbalance and this is why it is commonly seen in teenagers hitting puberty, pregnant women and women going through their menstrual cycle. PCOS may also cause acne.
  • Genetics – Hereditary factors do play a role in determining your risk of acne.
  • Medications – Certain medication such as the ones prescribed for treating anxiety and depression may cause acne.
  • Stress – People who are always under a lot of mental stress are known to be at a higher risk of developing acne.
  • Bacteria – People who are more prone to acne are found to have more bacteria under their skin when compared to people who are not.
  • Diet – Excess intake of spicy and oily food may cause acne.

Treatment for acne

Antibiotics are indeed prescribed to people suffering from acne, but it needs to be taken into account that antibiotics are indeed strong medications that may also do harm. So how much antibiotics are too much?

If your doctor includes antibiotics as a part of your acne treatment plan, he will try to keep it for the shortest duration possible as acne needs time to heal. Taking excess antibiotics hoping to get rid of it sooner may do more harm than good.


It is an established fact that homeopathic medicines for acne offer a much safer, milder yet very effective way to help get rid of acne once and for all with the help of natural remedies. Homeopathic medicines treat the internal factors that are responsible for external eruptions; in simple words, homeopathy works inside out.

Dr Batra’s Healthcare specializes in offering the best homeopathic treatment when it comes to acne and other skin ailments. Dr Batra’s Healthcare has a successfully treated 1.41 lakhs of such cases efficiently with a 94% satisfaction rate among patients.