Best Ayurvedic treatment for Acne - Alveda


Acne from the point of view of Ayurveda

Acne or pimples are formed due to excess sebum or the oil that our bodies naturally produce in the glands connected to the hair follicles. While sebum helps add moisture to the skin and hair, excess of it can lead to acne and pimples. Dead skin cells also lead to pimples as they can block skin pores.
Acne is a common skin problem. It affects many teenagers and mostly occurs on the face and sometimes on the chest and upper back. Back acne is caused by different reasons including genetics, sweat, stress, dandruff, vitiated blood, tight clothes, seborrheic dermatitis, and hormonal imbalances during menstruation.
Ayurveda treats acne at the root of the disease.
According to Ayurveda, the most common causes of acne are:
consumption of fatty and fried food and excess starch intake,
inadequate water intake,
unbalanced eating hours,
nutritional deficiencies,
irritant cosmetics,
use of steroids,
hormonal imbalance,
chronic constipation,
lack of physical activity,
tobacco intake.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat acne

According to Ayurveda, acne is caused due to improper diet and other internal factors. Ayurveda offers different treatments for acne depending on what causes acne — hormones, poor diet, obesity, changes in the body after taking medication.
In the treatment of acne, it is important to balance Kapha and Vata doshas. Vitiated Kapha blocks the normal excretory function of the skin and waste products stagnate inside, causing itching, pustules and nodules.
Ayurvedic treatments use external remedies to soothe acne, cleansing Ayurvedic therapies (like Vamana, Nasya, and others), and internal natural products to restore balance.
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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of acne

  • Crush mint leaves and mix with organic turmeric powder, apply the paste over the acne and leave to dry for 20 minutes
  • Neem leaves are very effective for acne treatment
  • Mash a piece of papaya and mix it with honey to make a paste, apply this paste over the acne for 30 minutes
  • Mix equal proportions of sandalwood and organic turmeric powder with rosewater to make a paste, apply this paste over the acne and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Honey and cinnamon make a great combination to fight acne
  • Tulsi (holy basil) has great antibacterial properties and helps remove acne scars

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