Acne is a skin condition in which there is excess production of oil from the sebaceous glands leading to the blockage of hair follicles. It is the most common problem of adolescents, and is therefore known as Yauvanpidika in Ayurveda; yauvan means ‘adolescence’ and pidika means ‘pustules or papules’. Acne usually affects the face, back and shoulders and other areas that are densely populated with sebaceous glands. Acne presents either as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or nodules.
The Ayurvedic treatment for Acne does not mean only the prescription of creams or lotions. This is because all the topical creams will only mask your acne temporarily, never actually get rid of it. Basically, Ayurveda believes in attacking the root cause and getting rid of the problem completely with the help of lifestyle changes, herbal medicines, and a proper diet. Therefore, yes, Ayurvedic treatments can cure acne
Ayurvedic Therapies For Acne
1. Mukha Lepam
Mukha Lepam includes a face massage, and application of turmeric and face pack made with herbs such as neem or haridra.
2. Navra Mukha Lepam
This face massage treatment uses special navra rice. Navara Mukha Lepam prevents sagging of skin, removes facial toxins to reduce pimples, and retains overall youth and vitality of the facial tissues.
3. Vaman and Virechanam- Body De-tox treatments
Some natural body de-tox treatments such as Vaman and Virechanam are offered if the cause of pimples is identified as build-up of toxin in the body.
Ayurvedic Ubtan therapy improves lustre of the skin by improving its health. It also has antifungal and antibacterial herbs that reduce Pimple.