February 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Pimples are considered to be a common problem amongst youngsters, teenagers and even in adults. Although several cosmetic chemical based formulations claim to be effective in treating pimples and acne, resorting to ayurvedic treatment for pimples is the safest. Considering that your skin is already suffering from skin disorders, you might not want to aggravate the problem with the usage of unsafe chemicals.

Ayurveda treats the entire body and any of its problems using natural remedies. Its holistic approach may make its skin remedies easy and natural alternatives to over-the-counter creams and ointments. Let’s look at some of the ways to use these remedies to get rid of pimples.

These simple home remedies for pimples and acne can work wonders on the skin providing you with a fresh and beautiful skin.

  • Rub an ice cube over the affected area for some time. Reduces pimples and also gives a glowy skin. Smoothens skin. Cheapest method and effortless.
  • Lime juice improves the texture of skin and lightens the marks.

Note: Lemon juice should not be applied with hands. You should soak cotton balls in lemon juice and apply on the affected area.

  • Cucumber juice lessens the pimple marks. They also calms the itching feeling on the skin. Leave the juice on the affected areas for 30 mins such that it will soak as much juice as possible.
  • Raw tomato pulp can be used directly rubbed on the pimples . It lessens the marks too. Leave this for an hour. After that wash with warm water and wipe with a soft towel.
  • Apply a paste made from one teaspoon of cumin seeds. Remove after one hour
  • Crushed basil leaves are effective measure. Apply on affected part and leave it for 30 mins. Wash and dry with soft towel.
  • Application of cucumber juice mixed with juices of carrot or lettuce is an excellent home remedy for pimples.
  • 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.
  • Mix together one teaspoon of turmeric with mint juice. You should only use enough mint juice to form a paste with a creamy consistency. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes. Gently clean off the paste using cool water. Turmeric has been used as part of Indian home remedies for acne for some time, and its antiseptic properties may also help to dry out pimples.

All with little patience and effort you can acquire a skin you have hoped for.You deserve the best and to get the best of it you need to strive for it. By donating a little time for yourself you can become beautiful and confident to face the world. Numerous strategies and ayurvedic tips can be followed to get results without investing too much money.




January 19, 2013 by  
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Dandruff on scalp in the form of crust or lumps is a common problem for many. Dandruffs are caused due to aggravated Vata dosha resulting in dry scalp. Dandruff occurs when dead scalp cells accumulate as shiny flakes at the hair roots. It causes severe itching and redness, leads to further damage when scratched.

Some of the factors causing dandruff are:

Excessively oily scalp,  Improper maintenance of greasy hair , unhygienic hair conditions cause accumulation of toxins on the scalp, dry weather, scalp sensitivity, poor immune system, fungal infection, stress, hormonal imbalances. poor diet leading to dandruff.

Some of the easy home remedies – natural healing are:

dandruff home remediesCoconut oil is wonderful as a hair conditioner. It conditions the dry head, and softens the hair. Take equal quantities of lemon juice and lukewarm coconut oil (or any of your favorite head massage oil) and mix them well. Gently massage this mixture on your head in circular motions with your finger tips. For better results leave it for overnight, or at least for 30 minutes before washing your hair.

home remedies dandruff

Fenugreek prevents hair loss, thinning of hair and baldness. For dry dandruff: Take 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds and soak it overnight. Separately soak shikakai-soap nuts in water . Make a fine paste of soaked Fenugreek it in the morning and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for half an hour, and then wash it off thoroughly with water and shikakai / reetha (acacia concinna ). Use this treatment twice a week.

Lime juice can prove to be an effective treatment while dealing with dandruff, especially in the oily condition. Lemon juice cleans the hair free off the stickiness, and gives shine to the hair. It has antibacterial effect too. It protects scalp and skin too. Squeeze 2 limes. The lemon peels can be massaged on the scalp for 2 to 3 minutes . Continue massaging scalp with 2 tspns of lime juice, leave it for 30 minutes. Wash hair after this duration. You can follow this schedule once a week.

home remedies dandruffVinegar balances the pH of the hair, protects and covers the hair shaft, and imparts smoother surface. It is an excellent home made after shampoo rinse. Mix 2 tbsp of vinegar with 6 tbsp of water, and apply it on your head with a cotton ball, or finger tips, and keep it over night. Shampoo your hair the next morning using vinegar mixed water.

Eggs are proteins and proteins are the building blocks of good, shiny, healthy hair. This pack nourishes the hair, and aids in removing dandruff. Mix 2 beaten eggs with 2 tbsp of water and 2 tspns of lime juice, and apply this mixture on wet hair. Slowly, and gently massage the mixture on your scalp for some time. Leave it for 15 minutes, and then rinse your hair with lukewarm water.

Olive oil helps dislodge dandruff flakes and also nourishes your scalp. Besides that, the oil also supplements your scalp and hair with essential vitamins A, K, E, provides anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory qualities and even moisturizes. Heat 3 tspns of organic virgin olive oil until it is warm to dip your fingers and apply over your hair and scalp . Leave it for 30 minutes. Wash your head and hair using mild shampoo .

home remedies dandruffAdd 2 gms of camphor in 50 ml of coconut oil and store in a glass bottle. After 3 days apply the oil onto scalp and massage well. Leave it overnight.

These are simple remedies that can be followed with items available in your kitchen. Allocate some time to yourself and you will be thrilled with the results.

Your effort has ensured the dandruff are away. Continue the scalp care as dandruff is known to resurface.