Acne Treatment in Ayurveda

Get rid of ugly Whiteheads, Blackheads or Pimples on the skin with Ayurvedic Treatment & Panchakarma Procedures

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What is Acne?

Acne (acne vulgaris) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder/disease that causes spots and pimples, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. It is a skin disorder/disease that occurs when the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is the most common problem spread among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Acne is not a harmful disease but it leaves visible scars on the skins.

Types of Acne

There are 2 types of acne - noninflammatory or inflammatory. Subtypes of acne within these categories include:

Non Inflammatory acne

Non-inflammatory acne includes blackheads and whiteheads. These normally don’t cause swelling.

  1. Blackheads: Blackheads occur when a pore is clogged by a combination of sebum and dead skin cells. The top of the pore stays open, While the rest of the pore is clogged. Unlike whiteheads, blackheads look black on the skin's surface. 
  2. Whiteheads: Whiteheads can also form when pores are clogged all the way through the skin cells. But unlike with blackheads, the top of the pore closes up. It looks like a small bump protruding from the skin. Tackle them easily with acne treatment in ayurveda.

Inflammatory acne

Pimples that are red and swollen are referred to as inflammatory acne. Although sebum and dead skin cells contribute to inflammatory acne, bacteria can also play a role in clogging up pores. Bacteria can cause an infection deep beneath the skin’s surface. This may result in painful acne spots that are hard to get rid of.

  1. Papules:  Papules are small red bumps which form when oil and excess skin cells block a pore and mix with bacteria. Papules occur when the walls surrounding your pores break down from severe inflammation. This results in hard, clogged pores that are tender to the touch. The skin around these pores is usually pink.
  2. Pustules: Pustules can also form when the walls around your pores break down. Unlike papules, pustules are filled with pus. These bumps come out from the skin and are usually red in color. They often have yellow or whiteheads on top.
  3. Nodules: Nodules are flesh-colored or red bumps that are deep under the skin surface., swollen pores endure further irritation and grow larger. Unlike pustules and papules, nodules are deeper underneath the skin. Because nodules are so deep within the skin, you can’t typically treat them at home.

You can get rid of this problem with the help of ayurveda. Acne treatment in ayurveda is best for naturally cure acne. 

Diagnosis of Acne

There is no need for any kind of lab test to identify eczema. Your doctor will likely make a diagnosis by examining your skin and reviewing your medical history. He or she may also use patch testing or other tests to rule out other skin diseases or identify conditions that accompany your eczema.

Causes of Acne

Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders because these areas of skin have an abundant quantity of oil (sebaceous) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands. Not only one-factor causes acne But various factors contribute to the production of it. Acne treatment cannot be fully possible through allopathy as they only suppress the symptoms but don’t eradicate the acne from its roots. But Ayurvedic treatment of acne provides an abundant holistic and natural way to fight the problem.

4 main factors that cause acne are:

  1. Excess oil production
  2. Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  3. Bacteria
  4. Excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens)

 In this problem, The wall of a follicle may bulge and produce a whitehead, or the plug may open to the surface and darken, causing a blackhead. A blackhead may look like dirt stuck in pores. But actually the pore is congested with bacteria and oil which turns brownish when it's exposed to the air. Pimples are raised with red spots with a white center that develops when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected with bacteria. Blockages and inflammation that develop deep inside hair follicles produce cystlike lumps beneath the surface of your skin. Other pores of your skin which are the openings of the sweat glands aren't usually involved in acne.

Risk Factors in Acne

  1. Heredity: If any of your ancestors had severe acne, it is likely that your acne will be more severe and difficult to control.
  2. Pressure: In various people, pressure from helmets, chin straps, collars, suspenders, and the like can aggravate acne.
  3. Drugs: Some medications may cause or worsen acne, such as those containing iodides, bromides, or oral or injected steroids.
  4. Occupations: In some types of jobs, exposure to industrial products like oils or various lubricants may produce acne.
  5. Diet: Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including skim milk and carbohydrate-rich foods, such as bread and chips, may worsen acne. Chocolate has also been suspected of making acne worse.
  6. Cosmetics: Some cosmetics and skincare products are pores clogging in many brands of skincare products. 

Signs and Symptoms of Acne

Acne signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of your condition

  1. Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
  2. Blackheads (open plugged pores)
  3. Small red, tender bumps (papules)
  4. Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips
  5. Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin (nodules)
  6. Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin (cystic lesions)

Acne Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda has a singular approach to all forms of acne treatment as this problem appears due to imbalance of the three doshas according to ayurveda— vata, pitta and kapha. However, the main cause is the aggravation of the pitta dosha, an Ayurvedic dosha that symbolizes heat or fire. Pitta dosha manifests in the skin and causes accumulation of heating toxins. These heating toxins accumulate in deep tissues like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta, (blood), mamsa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic). These toxins cause contamination of deeper tissues, leading to the condition of Yauvanpidika. Because acne is deep-rooted, the use of local creams, antibiotics, and lotions only lightens the symptoms. Thus, specific acne treatment in ayurveda is advised which includes the right diet, lifestyle and some specialized herbal combinations that tackle the disease from its root cause.

Home Remedies for Acne

There are many suggested acne home remedies such as:

  1. Prepare a powdered mixture of coriander seeds, fennel, basil, turmeric and Indian gooseberry (amla) in equal parts. Take ½ teaspoon of this powder 15 minutes before lunch and dinner.
  2. Have 1 teaspoon of powdered Indian gooseberry fruit (amla) in the morning and evening with water.
  3. Home remedies are not permanent acne treatment in Ayurveda. These may give you some relief for a while, For personalized acne treatment in Ayurveda, consult Prakash Ayurveda.
  4. Take one teaspoon of coriander juice mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder. Drink twice daily.

Along with this best acne home treatment, You can also consult for the acne scar treatment with the specialist, and get advice for acne prevention.

Preventions for Acne

Here are precautions that have to be taken for skin that has acne or is prone to it:

  1. Wash your face no more than twice each day with lukewarm water.
  2. Do not scrub the skin or burst the pimples, as this can irritate the skin and cause inflammation making acne breakout worse. 
  3. Try not to touch the pimples on the face.
  4. Wash hands frequently, especially before applying lotions, creams, or makeup.
  5. Using oil-free sunscreen with a protection factor may help to prevent from ac Remove makeup before sleeping.
  6. Avoid excessive sun exposure, as it can cause the skin to produce more sebum. Many medicines used in acne increase the risk of sunburn.
  7. Maintain a proper and healthy diet. Avoid problematic food which is sugary & high in carbohydrates. 
  8. Avoid anxiety and stress, as it can encourage the production of cortisol and adrenaline, which exacerbate acne.

Try this acne prevention and get rid of acne on the face.

Lifestyle Changes for Acne

  1. Avoid spicy, oily and sour foods.
  2. Eat fresh, unprocessed food.
  3. Increase the use of herbs that have cooling effects on the body like fennel, coriander seeds, Indian gooseberry (amla) and aloe vera.
  4. Increase the intake of water to about 8-10 glasses per day.
  5. Wash your face twice with mild herbal soaps.
  6. Avoid irritant cosmetics.
  7. Do not squeeze the acne lesions.