At the onset of puberty hormonal changes induce the sebaceous glands to produce an excess of sebum. Sebum, dead skin cells, hair and dirt can clump together, block the opening of the hair follicle and become infected, causing a swelling and resulting in a pimple or acne. Acne manifests itself in various forms such as blackheads, papules, cysts, whiteheads, nobules and pustules. If you do not take proper care then acne can leave permanent scars. Ayurvedic herbal treatment to get acne-free skin is to be preferred to allopathic treatments that invariably have side effects and, sometimes, do not address the root of the problem. Allopathy relies on a number of formulations that make use of Benzoyl Peroxide, Resorcinol, Tretinoin, Salicylic acid and sulfur.
Adapt a holistic approach to remain free of acne
Ayurveda has a holistic approach to health. In ayurveda the three doshas, kapha, vata and pitta must be in balance for perfect health. If kapha and vata increase, due to hormonal changes, diet, lifestyle and habits, then acne vulgaris or acne results. Ayurveda herbal treatment to get acne-free skin involves not only application of herbs on affected skin but also internal consumption of herbs, changes to diet and lifestyle to achieve blemish-free skin. Externally, you can apply a paste made of herbs such as neem, turmeric, sandalwood, basil, licorice, manjishta, lentil and curds. Internally, you can take fennel, basil, turmeric, amla and coriander seeds to help fight acne. Ready made mixes are available such as Golden Glow capsules for internal consumption to clear unwanted acne. At the same time you must avoid oily, spicy, sour and processed foods have plenty of exercises and fresh air as a safeguard against acne outbreaks.
Herbs used for acne
Ayurveda herbal treatment to get acne-free skin make use of time-tested herbs such as Tulsi, Pitpapra, Moti, Shawatbeej, Jaypatri, Haldi or turmeric, neem, kesar, ankol, Kamal, Manjishta, Kut,Gulab or rose, Muleti or licorice, Nisont, Guggul, Guldaudi, Chobchini and Jatamansi. Obtaining these herbs in their pure form and then mixing them would need some effort whereas you can easily get the mix in capsule form. These herbs are the vital ingredients in Golden Glow capsule with proven efficacy in removing dark spots, against acne and as a skin whitening agent.
How do these herbs work?
Here is a representative explanation for a few herbs:
1. Garlic is also excellent externally and internally since it contains active anti-bacterials and blood purifying agents. Garlic contains diallyl disulfide and allicin that have a therapeutic effect on the liver and serve to improve system health
2. Neem is known the world over for its therapeutic properties. It contains Numbin, a known anti-pyretic and anti-fungal agent; Azadirachtin, an anti-hormonal agent; Quercetin and Gedunin, all of which combine to prevent acne and promote faster healing.
3. Basil or Tulsi contains Linalool, methyl clavicol and eugonol. Tulsi is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and confers immense therapeutic benefits in cleansing the blood.
4. Licorice improves the liver and functioning of the adrenal glands and thereby maintaining hormonal balance. It is an emollient, demulcent, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, immune stimulant and estrogenic.
Each herb contributes to improving overall health and, in combination, works synergistically in your fight against acne. Follow a healthy lifestyle, eat 'satvik' diet, get plenty of fresh air and combine with ayurveda herbal treatment to get acne-free skin.