Acnes are much more than just physical scars or ugly spots, these little stubborn zits are quite painful and enraging. Having back acne not only affects your stylish wardrobe but also causes irritation, itching and constant distractions all at the wrong time and wrong place.
Though there is a multitude of cosmetic range that claims to cure acne, it is important to understand that it is not just a problem of the skin. It is deep-rooted and is associated with multiple functionalities like digestion, stress, sleep etc. So, masking the symptoms with cosmetology is not a permanent cure to your acne struggle. For an everlasting impact, specific Ayurvedic treatment is advised which includes right diet, lifestyle and some specialized herbal combinations.
What causes acne?
The sebaceous glands secrete sebum that protects the skin from bacterial and fungal infections, but an excessive synthesis of sebum clogs the hair follicles and prevents the release of dead skin cells. These dead cells along with the sticky sebum provide the perfect eco-system for the bacteria to thrive and form acne.
There are a number of factors that lead to this excessive production of sebum like poor diet, high stress, low hygiene, overuse of cosmetics, hormonal imbalance, age, genetics, environment, etc.
Fighting Bacne – The Ayurvedic way
Bacne or “kshudra kushta roga” as referred in Ayurveda, is mainly caused due to an aggravation of the pitta dosha. Ayurveda focuses on balancing the doshas through the modified diet, lifestyle changes, herbal formulations and massages to cure acne. Here are some of the most effective Ayurvedic techniques to deal with acne woes:
Problems in the digestive tract are directly reflected in the skin. So, it is very important to optimize digestion and maintain gut balance to treat acne from inside out.
Detoxification is the process of flushing toxins out of the system. Fasting, juicing or following a dosha-specific diet helps in detoxification of the body. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily helps in cleaning the system.
Yoga, Exercising and Meditation
It is very important to engage in some form of physical activity as it boosts blood circulation, aids faster digestion, and removes toxin thus contributing to an acne free glowing skin.
Meditation de-stresses the body and mind which is essential for controlling stress and anxiety hormones.
The excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and restorative properties of this miraculous herb help in treating acne. Aloe vera gel mixed with essential oils heals acne, moisturizes the skin and rejuvenates it.
Multani Mitti or Neem packs are highly effective in removing acne, scars, and marks. Ladened with the great antibiotic, antifungal, and astringent properties, they aid in reducing inflammation, irritation, itching and erases scars and marks. Curcuma Aromatica is another amazing pack for treating acne.
Herbal cleansers work well in removing clogged dirt and sebum from the skin pores without hurting the underlying skin and soothing the inflamed skin.
Ayurvedic massages improve blood circulation and aids in treating acne permanently. Using the right oils specific to body types further enhances the experience.