Acne is an extremely common skin problem which affects young people at their puberty and few adults till they reach 45. Acne are referred as Youvana pitikas (which means the eruptions of youth) in cara untuk menghilangkan komedo di hidung secara alami. This shows the prevalence of pimples from age range. Ayurveda has described the causes of acne and recommends the best natural herbal acne remedies as well.
What causes acne?
A large number of oil producing glands known as glands are present under the skin ( see figure (http://www.ayurhelp.com/Normal_skin.htm) - skin cross section) on encounter, back, chest and shoulders. During puberty or menopause because of the influence of the sex hormones, which are produced in male and female, these glands become more active and produce an oily secretion known as sebum. The sebum makes the skin more oily .The excessive sebum clogs your skin pore or the pit of the locks follicle forming acne.
The blocked pore or acne works as an excellent for bacteria. The bacterial infection causes inflammation (red, painful inflammation of the infected region) of the clogged pore or locks follicle leading to eruption of pimples. Vata and Kapha are two primary doshas, which get excited about eruption of acne and pimples. Rakta dhatu or blood also plays a significant role in formation of pimples.
Vata when gets vitiated because of unhealthy diet and lifestyles affects other two doshas (kapha and pitta) to aggravate them. Aggravated pitta affects rakta dhatu or blood. The vitiated blood affects the skin and causes excess secretion of oil from sebaceous glands. Kapha has sticky real estate. The aggravated kapha imparts the stickiness to the oil produced by sebaceous glands of skin. Therefore the thick sebaceous plugs are created in skin pores and hair follicles resulting in eruption of acne.
Acne worsens when
1.grease, dirt or other harsh chemicals accumulate on epidermis.
2.you have Increased tension levels.
3.you indulge in Squeezing or pinching of acne.
4.whenever there are hormonal imbalances during menstrual cycle, menopause and puberty.
5.you are under medications like steroids or hormonal therapy.
Precautions to be taken to avoid exaggeration of acne eruptions:
Avoid foods which are spicy, dry and oily. These could cause indigestion and lead to vitiation of vata.
Keep a habit of emptying bowels regularly this always normalizes vata.
Avoid fast foods and soft drinks.
Wash that person twice daily with gentle cleanser.
Put a hair band to avoid falling of hair on encounter. The sweat and dirt accumulated on locks may fall on facial pores and skin through hair strands
Avoid application of scrubs.
Wash your hair regularly with mild shampoo to keep it clean and prevent dandruff.
Squeezing and pricking of pimples cause scaring. Hence avoid this
Avoid exposure of skin to severe climatic conditions.
Avoid oil based moisturizers. Water based moisturizers are always helpful.