Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Can Homeopathy reduce skin pigmentation

Are you disturbed concerning the change in color or pigmentation on your face? Human skin color ranges in variety from the darkest brown to the lightest pinkish-white hues. Facial discoloration is asymptomatic (without any symptoms) but is of great cosmetic concern, resulting in psychological stress. Pigmentation problems can encroach on any person from teenage years to old age encumbering your good looks and more importantly personality.

Common pigmentation issues

1. Melasma: is a discoloration of brown patches in an identical pattern on either side of the face, mainly on cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and upper lips. Some common causes are on account of some drugs or birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, cosmetics, menopause and over sun exposure.

2. Chloasma: also known as the pregnancy mask is fallout of melasma. It is the condition in which skin around the nose, cheeks and forehead gets pigmented during the pregnancy period. Here dark patches or dark spots appear on the face and usually fade post pregnancy.

3. Vitiligo: It is a case of hypo pigmentation wherein there is loss of melanin production in the skin cells. It happens in people with darker skin and results in white patches of skin. This problem has been linked to the disorder which affects adrenal glands.

4. Acne: Acne also results in pigmentation due to which there are discolored spots or patches.

5. Dermatitis: Dermatitis may cause skin itching, redness and also skin pigmentation. It is a common problem among dark skinned people.

Homoeopathic medicines have shown very optimistic results in the above cases 

Galium Aparine - for chronic skin disorders.

Urtica Urens - for irritated skin and hair loss. Relieves hives, urticaria, furthers growth of hair, formication

Thuja Occidentalis - for epithelioma, ulcers in anogenital region, dry skin with brown spots, Nat Mur - for fever blisters, cracked corners of mouth, hives, rash or eczema, dandruff and seborrhea, dermatitis.

Arsenicum Album - useful for warts, hives, brown spots and other skin problems, itching, burning skin, for dry rough skin, worse in cold weather, scaly skin

Berberis Vulgaris - for burning and/or itchy acne, eczema.

Berberis - helps with darker pigmentation and thicker skin.

Rhus Tox - is very popular for clearing skin rashes. Rashes with itchiness and swelling. Skin rash with red small blisters like poison ivy.

Graphites - for cracked and bleeding hands, fingers, heels

Hydrofluoricum Acidum - for psoriasis, itchy burning sensation after scratching, skin tags

Petroleum - for psoriasis. Sensitive irritated skin with symptoms of drying, itching or bleeding. Skin problems from working with cleaners, chemicals, overuse of vaseline. Beneficial for skin that feels raw and chapped in the wintertime

Sepia and Lycopodium - for hives or hive like eruptions, moist eczema

Sulphur - for healthier looking skin.

Sepia - is of utmost importance in treating discoloration occurring after pregnancy

Calendula – used as an antiseptic, also useful for dry sun baked skin. Calendula has been shown to speed healing of wind burned skin, sunburns, bruises, sunburn, diaper rash. Calendula is gentle enough for sensitive skin and damaged skin.

Calcarea Sulphur - is helpful for skin conditions that are slow healing and stubborn skin problems, abscesses, wounds.

Ledum - for puncture wounds, such as stepping on a nail. Insect bites and stings are also puncture wounds. Ledum can help prevent sepsis in puncture wounds.

Graphites - for excessively dry acne, skin sores, rough hard eczema, keloid, fibroma, wens, skin tags.

Mezereum - is useful as a skin remedy for stubborn psoriasis. Mezereum is used for liver spots. Also helps to resolve rashes, red rashes with itching.

Hepar Sulphur - is a remedy indicated for unhealthy skin conditions

Kali Sulphur - is helpful where skin is scaling or sloughing off such as dandruff and psoriasis; psoriatic arthritis. Kali Sulphur brings oxygen to the skin.

Homeopathy believes that skin disorders are a reflection of inside and need to be treated from within, so go ahead and make that call and book you slot with a certified practitioner today.

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