Our skin is a reflection of our internal health, so if it is beautiful, healthy and shining, this means that we take care of our body, hydration and diet. However, if whiteheads, blackheads and other pimples appear on our face, this means that there is an oxidative damage, poor nutrition or hormonal imbalances.
Acne is one of the major problems which almost everyone suffer from especially youths. It is known in Ayurveda as Yauvan Pidika; yauvan means ‘adolescence’ and pidika means ‘pimples’. This skin condition usually caused because of the excess production of oil from the sebaceous glands which leads to the blockage of hair follicles. Acne usually occur on the face, neck, back and shoulders, sometimes they also affect some areas which are densely populated with sebaceous glands.
Acne show up as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads or nodules, but they are all treated by the same way.
Causes of Acne
There are many causes of acne, but the primary cause is the impairment of all the three doshas. When the doshas are vitiated, they produce toxins which block the energy channels of the face, this form pimples in this area.
Additionally, these acnes can also be caused by consuming excessive amounts of oily, spicy, salty and sour foods.
Ayurvedic Acne Treatment
The toxins which are caused by vitiated doshas can cause contamination of deeper tissues, which leads to the formation of Yauvan Pidika. However, using of usual creams and lotions will hide the symptoms of acne but won’t treat them as they are deep-rooted. Thus, to get rid of acnes, you have to follow specific treatments including natural home remedies, right diet, and healthy lifestyle to tackle the disease from its root cause.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
Follow These tips as a first step for getting rid of acnes and regain the natural beauty:
1- Avoid spicy, salty, oily and sour foods.
2- Eat fresh, unprocessed food.
3- Use herbs like fennel, coriander seeds, Indian gooseberry (amla) and aloe vera to benefit from their cooling effects on the body.
4– Drink about 8-10 glasses of pure water per day.
5– Wash your face frequently with mild herbal soaps instead of chemical soaps.
6– Avoid irritant cosmetics.
7- Don’t touch or squeeze the acne lesions.
Home Remedies to Treat Acne
A lot of people face problems related to acnes, Unfortunately, many people choose some dangerous prescription drugs and topical medicines as they believe that they work faster than natural home remedies for acne, but experiences refuse this fact and recommend natural remedies.
It is very encouraging to know that getting rid of acne and minimizing its scars naturally is possible.
Here is some of the best home remedies to treat acne, in addition of using essential oils, proper gentle cleansing and proper nutrition to get rid of unsightly pimples and scars.
Notice that you not all remedies suit all skins, so you have to find what suit you and combine two or more to get the best benefits. However, keep in mind that it is very important to avoid some dangerous mistakes in treating acne, including:
1- Picking blemishes.
2- Using very harsh chemicals.
3- Using only topical care of the skin is necessary to treat acne.
4- not taking good care of your skin.
5- Not keeping your body properly hydrated.
The Best Home Remedies are:
1. Gentle Cleansing and honey
Stubborn pimples, blackheads and whiteheads appear in our face and give us this greasy, ugly look which make you so upset and stressed. Try to solve it by gentle cleansing using the honey mixture to get some relief and dampen your skin.
Treatment: Dampen your face and neck skin with warm water, then massage your face and neck with honey mixed with warm water. Finally rinse well and pat dry.
Follow these steps each morning and evening.
2- Make an Amazing Natural Cream
Use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut oil, probiotics and essential oils (like tea tree oil).
The honey soothes the skin.
The coconut oil fight bacteria and fungus.
Olive oil and tea tree oil helps to invigorate the skin.
Treatment: Make a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut oil, probiotics and some good oils( olive or tea tree oil), massage it on your skin then rinse well. Apply it twice a day for fast results.
Toning your skin is very important to maintain a proper skin care as it removes any residue after cleansing as well as it helps to restore the natural pH levels of skin
The best toning substance is pure apple cider vinegar (with the mother culture), as it is packed with potassium, magnesium, acetic acid and various enzymes.
Treatment: Use ACV as an evening and morning toner for your skin. Smooth with a cotton ball containing ACV over skin, and pay attention to active breakouts and acne prone areas.
The active components of ACV kill many kinds of bacteria which spread and grow on the surface of the skin causing chronic acne.
3. Healing With Masks
Nothing could be better than a mask to hydrate and heal the skin, so it is so recommended to use natural masks a couple of times per week.
1) Try a mask by mixing yogurt, honey, cinnamon and essential oils, it is amazing for hydrating your skin and fighting common causes of acne.
2) Another mask made up of yogurt and honey is so beneficial, you have to mix one tablespoon of raw honey with a tablespoon of yogurt.
Apply the mixture to your face, keep it for 10 minutes then gently wipe off with a damp cloth.
3) Cinnamon And Honey Mask can also be amazing to treat acnes on your skin by mixing two tablespoons of raw honey, one teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Smooth the mixture over your face, and keep it away from eyes to avoid any irritant. Keep it for 5–10 minutes then remove it with damp cloth.
4) Mix coriander seeds, fennel, basil, turmeric and Indian gooseberry (amla) in equal parts( a powdered mixture).
Eat ½ teaspoon of this powder 15 minutes before lunch and dinner.
5) Put in a glass of water, 1 teaspoon of powdered Indian gooseberry fruit (amla) and drink it each morning and evening.
6) Take one teaspoon of coriander juice mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder. Drink it twice daily.
4- Moisturize your skin and keep your body hydrated
Moisturize your skin with water, baby oils and lotions, and drink 8- 10 glasses of water daily to keep your body hydrated.