Acne is the most common Issue That affects our skin now. Regardless of what age you are 15, or 40 acne may affect the appearance of your skin. Acne is caused by sebaceous glands producing sebum. Sebum clogs the pores and skin or the hair follicle, which creates acne. Grease, dirt, and harsh chemicals can increase and worsen the appearance of acne. Additionally, changes in hormone levels, increased stress, certain medications, and squeezing or popping pimples can exacerbate acne. In Ayurvedic medicine acne is called Youvana pitikas, which means the eruptions of childhood. Most often acne happens at the height of puberty when hormone levels are in continuous change.An imbalance in 1 dosha can lead to aggravation to another doshas, which then could also cause acne. By way of instance if the pitta dosha becomes aggravated the blood controlled by pitta can cause excess secretions from the skin. If Kapha becomes bloated it may create sebaceous plugs within the pores and hair follicles.
To avoid an imbalance between the Doshas there are a number of precautions which may be taken. Preventing hot, fatty and non-vegetarian diets may aggravate the digestive tract therefore irritating the doshas and giving rise to pimples. Remove junk food from your diet because although it does not cause acne to occur it may make acne worse. Appropriate excretion and removal of bowels rids the body of toxins and unwanted fecal matter. Clean your face two times a day with a gentle cleanser. And never forget to wash your hands. It is habit for people to touch their face. Each time you touch your face the germs on your hands can be moved into the face and cause acne. Keep your hair from your face. Like our hands our hair can collect dirt and sweat, which may be transferred into the face on contact. Always keep your hair clean and washed. Avoid popping, squeezing or picking pimples. Not only can it create a worsening look, you may actually cause more acne to surface because of the spread of germs. Drink loads of water and exercise regularly.
The ayurveda store advocates the use of herbs, essential oils and spices during their treatment regiments. Skin and acne care is no exception. Ayurveda considers that cleansing and purifying the blood will help balance the doshas and heal acne. Therefore, Ayurvedic practitioners recommend herbs that can cleanse the blood and restore beauty and health to the skin, by removing pimples, rashes or skin ailments. A few of the herbs which Ayurveda recommends for acne and skin problems include Neem, Turmeric, Indian sarsaparilla, sandalwood, Indian ginseng, Indian gooseberry, and Lodra.Neem has antibacterial, antifungal and blood purifying properties. It is been proven to be capable of treating skin disorders like acne, psoriasis and eczema. Neem not only raises macrophages but also boosts lymphocytes to react to disease, bacteria and inflammation. Neem should be used on the skin for the fastest results. Grind tender neem leaves turmeric until you have a paste like consistency. Apply the paste to the acne. Allow time to dry. Then wash the face off.