HOW TO PREVENT ACNE

September 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda



Acne is a common skin disease that affects the areas containing the largest oil glands. It occurs when the oil-secreting glands in the skin are clogged and become inflamed or infected.

According to Ayurveda, Acne is believed to be from aggravation of dosha’s and it happens due to the excessive intake of alcohol, tea, coffee, spicy, oily and fried foods. Stress, tension, pollution and chemicals are also among the major causes for skin problems like acne, boils, pimples and rashes. The disease is seen mostly in teenagers and it is estimated that approximately 90% teenagers get acne.

Home Remedies for Acne

  • A paste made from one teaspoon each of sandalwood powder and turmeric mixed with milk, is very good.
  • A paste of nutmeg and water is also beneficial.
  • Half a cup of Aloe Vera pulp can be taken internally (Do not take internally if pregnant) or applied externally to the skin. Dosage: Twice a day.
  • Before going to bed, wash the face thoroughly and then apply a paste of 1 tsp. coriander juice mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Crushed basil leaves are effective measure. Apply on affected part and leave it for 30 mins. Wash and dry with soft towel.
  • Apply paste made by mixing together a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon with one tablespoon of honey.. Apply the paste to the areas that need it before you go to bed and then rinse off the dried paste in the mornings. Honey has antibacterial properties and may also speed up healing.
  • A paste of fresh fenugreek leaves, applied and washed off with warm water before going to bed prevents acnes.
  • Application of cucumber juice mixed with juices of carrot or lettuce is an excellent home remedy for acnes
  • Eating food rich in beta carotene, such as carrots, pumpkin and other yellow-orange fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink around 2 litres or 12 glasses of water. This will will help body’s self cleansing, self-purifying systems to be in perfect working condition and protect skin from toxicity.
  • Almond oil is good acne home remedy for dryness & inflammation of the skin.
  • Keep away oily, fried food items and sweets.

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