Ayurvedic Remedies for Acne

Acne is caused by inflammation of sebaceous glands and hair follicles which results in eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face. The lesions are mostly on the face, neck, etc. About 60 – 70% of young people between the ages of twelve and twenty-four have acne. Acne causes a great deal of embarrassment to these people who are sensitive of their personal appearance. Acne is characterized by the presence of blackheads, pimples, small superficial sebaceous cysts, and scars on the forehead, temples, cheeks, chin etc.

Junk food. Fried, fatty food taken in excess. Chronic constipation.

Some Natural Remedies:

Sandalwood (Santalum album) is a skin freshener with soul-stirring fragrance. Make a paste of sandalwood with neem and basil powder and apply to the face and affected areas after washing your face with clean water.

Lemon juice applied regularly to affected areas brings relief over time.

Basil crushed and blended with mint and lemon juice applied on pimples helps in clearing acne very quickly.

Garlic when rubbed on acne several times a day along with 3-4 pods taken internally can help in all skin affectations.

A paste of fenugreek leaves, applied over the face every night before going to bed and washed with warm water in the morning, prevents pimples and blackheads.

Small pieces of cucumber when placed over the face, eyes and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes has been found to be effective. Regular use prevents pimples and blackheads.

Diet: Avoid junk food. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Eat a fibre diet to help bowel movement.

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