Ayurvedic Treatment for Pimples
Pimples are linked to both hormones and the health of the facial skin. Ayurvedic pimple treatment has a lot of advantages in each of these areas. It’s known as Yuvana Pidaka in Ayurveda. Pidaka refers to a skin eruption, and Yuvana refers to youth.
Tarunya pidaka (similar meaning), Mukha dooshika (which harms the beauty of the face), and Padmini kantaka (due to thorns like naturopathy) are some of the other Ayurvedic names.
The majority of youngsters seek treatment for it, and they frequently choose skin care lotions, soaps, ointments, or fresh herbal pastes. However, key elements such as toxic components in the blood, metabolic waste products in the blood, hormone imbalances, stress, poor skin health, and so on are frequently overlooked in such cases.
Causes for Acne according to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, the manifestation of Yuvana pidaka is caused by the following factors:
- Consumption of fried and junk food vitiates Kapha and Pitta, resulting in vitiation of the blood and acne.
- Night awakening – disrupts normal body rhythms, causes stress metabolism to malfunction, and causes toxins and acne.
- Excessive cosmetic use has a direct effect on the skin of the face.
- Anxiety and stress are linked to a slowed metabolism.
- Hormonal imbalance is linked to physiological changes that occur during adolescence.
- Consumption of non-vegetarian foods in excess.
Acne occurs when the hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, according to modern research.
It is caused due to
- Excessive skin oil production (sebum, which is produced by a gland at the root of hair follicle)
- Irritation of your skin’s hair follicles due to irregular shedding of dead skin cells.
- Bacteria Acne is caused by hormonal imbalances connected to the menstrual cycle in women and adolescence in men. Acne is caused by corticosteroids and androgen hormones, which are used to treat specific disorders.
- Pimples can also be caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy.
- Family history
How does acne (Yuana pidaka) occur?
The reasons stated above aggravate Vata and Pitta Dosha in the body. As a result, Rakta (blood) and Mamsa Dhatu get vitiated (muscle tissues). This causes persistent discomfort in specific places such as the face, neck, chest, and back, resulting in many tiny raised lesions. Pimples (Yuvana pida) are the name for such outbreaks.
Ayurvedic features of acne include:
Small reddish black or pink eruptions that are not itchy, burning, or unpleasant at first. However, if the problem is ignored or the causal factors are not addressed, the condition may deteriorate, resulting in itching, painful oozing, or pus-filled eruptions. Fever, discoloration, and cystic growths are all possible symptoms. In clinical practice, constant irritation from cosmetics and pricking by the nails are common aggravating factors.
Ayurvedic treatment and therapy for pimples:
- Wash your face thoroughly three or four times a day with lukewarm water.
- Herbs with astringent and bitter flavours that purify and detoxify the blood. Bitters such as neem, turmeric, and other astringent flavours help to dry up the oil (sebum), while bitters such as neem, turmeric, and other bitters have an antibacterial action, cleansing the acne and speeding up the healing process.
- Turmeric, sandalwood paste, and other complexion enhancers
- Mind-soothing medicines and coolants
- Hormone balancing therapy, if this is the root of the problem.
Home remedies for acne
- Make a fine paste out of delicate leaves of guava, mango and pomegranate leaves and apply it to acne lesions on a daily basis. It aids in the reduction of acne scars and the enhancement of the skin’s radiance. Those with oily skin will benefit more from this.
- Crush red ixora flowers and rose petals and ground into a fine paste. To this, add a pinch of turmeric and crush thoroughly. Acne scars can be relieved with this thin paste.
- The lemon’s outer skin (obtained during juice extraction) is dried and ground into ash. Mix this with a small amount of buttermilk and apply to the acne prone region. Acne lesions can be reduced by repeating this procedure for 10-12 days.
- Applying neem leaf paste or neem – turmeric paste to cystic acne where there is a local skin infection is very beneficial.
- Crush some cleaned leaves of tulsi (basil) and get juice. Apply and massage over your face. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse off with water. It can treat acne, pimples and blemishes naturally.
- Apply ripen papaya paste (with water or rose water) on your face and leave for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off. Papaya is a great remedy for treating acne.
- Make a paste of Indian gooseberry and apply on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This can remove excess sebum and fight acne causing bacteria.
Herbs that are used to treat acne –
- Nimba – Neem – A well-known blood purifier that also helps to prevent skin deterioration
- Haridra-Turmeric-It helps to give the face luster while also reducing the oiliness of the skin.
- Daruharidra – Berberis aristata – This herb reduces acne scars and gives the skin a healthy glow.
- Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus – It cools the skin and improves its appearance. It’s also a powerful blood purifier.
- Chandana- Sandalwood – Soothes the skin.
- Rakta Chandana -Red Sandal – Increases blood circulation and purifies blood.
- Jatiphala – Nutmeg-Application aids in scar reduction.
- Usheera – Vetiver – Acts as a cooling and stress reliever.
- Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – Improves blood circulation and purifies the blood.
- Amalaki – Indian Gooseberry – Amla – Amla – Nourishes the skin and blood.
- Khadira – Kattha-Acacia catechu– a blood purifying agent.
- Draksha – Raisins – Coolant and blood circulation improver.
- Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Ashoka, and other herbs – to balance hormones
- Kaishora Guggulu – Helps in many Vata and Pitta disorders, including gout and wound healing.
- Triphala Guggulu – clears the channels and pores and dries up the sebum.
- Arogya Vardhini Vati – Pitta balancing, good liver enzyme booster.
- Mahamanjishtadi Kashaya – One of the best Kashayas for blood detoxification and cleansing.
- Panchanimba Choorna – Aids in the treatment of skin infections.
- Triphaladi Kashaya – Useful for pore cleansing.
- Avipathi Choorna – Beneficial for Pitta imbalances. Especially if the acne is caused by excessive sun exposure, hot weather, or other factors.
Wholesome diet and lifestyle
- Consumption of lukewarm water
- Consumption of easily digestible food
- consumption of raw vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers
- consumption of fruits such as guava, apple and pear
- practicing anti-stress activities such as yoga meditation
- daily exercise
- getting a sound sleep of 7 hours