Acne can be treated using a number of home and herbal remedies. Progesterone creams are derived from a natural source like wild yam and hence fall under the category of natural remedies.
For acne treatment the use of progesterone creams should be with careful monitoring. Progesterone being a hormone can tamper with the natural functions of the body if it is used without guidance. There are also quite a few side effects associated with progesterone creams and hence they must be used only after a physician has checked you for hormone levels.
Use of Progesterone Creams for Acne Treatment
Before the progesterone cream can be used, the ovulation cycle has to be identified. This is to prevent using the cream in excess that can be extremely harmful for the body. In most women, the ovulation occurs on the fourteenth day. The progesterone cream must be started on this day and continued until the next periodic cycle.
While using the progesterone cream, you can massage the cream on your face, stomach, neck, chest, thighs and inner arms for absorption to take place adequately.
The quantity of the cream should never be more as this too will affect your natural ovulation process. Do not continue application after the next menstrual cycle starts to prevent progesterone from creating hormone changes in your body and block further ovulation cycles.
The quantity of the cream used varies based on the progesterone cream brand. As the concentration of progesterone in the creams varies, you must be careful not to exceed using more than 20 milligrams of the cream in a day.
The cream can be used for 2-3 months and its efficacy assessed before continuing. If you start feeling dizzy, nauseous and is faced with a shift in the ovulation cycle, you might be using more than what is required. In such cases, consult a herbalist and assess the hormone levels in your body before going on with the treatment.
Ways to Avoid Progesterone Complications
As progesterone creams can cause a number of side effects, the brand of cream that you buy for the purpose must be a natural one. There are progesterone creams that are synthetically made, known as progestin which must be avoided while you use it for acne treatment.
Progesterone creams can in fact regulate hormone imbalances in the body as well if used correctly. However, in excess, they may cause imbalances in DHEA, testosterone and cortisol hormones which can affect the equilibrium of the body. They can also worsen the acne formation on your body and lead to PMS and other difficulties of not careful. Ensure that you choose a cream with adequate progesterone and follow the instructions on the cream strictly to prevent complications while treating acne. If the cream fails to deliver results, stop using it or take the advice of a herbal practitioner to be on the safe side.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.