Acne is something which is pretty much unavoidable but it is feared and dreaded by most of us. Pimples and acne can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. You will also end up with a face full of blemishes. Even though oily skin is more prone to pimples, there is a lot you can do to prevent and reduce acne. Take a look at some of these tips for natural pimple treatment for oily skin.
Ayurveda and Acne Treatment
According to Ayurveda, one of the root cause of acne are vitiated doshas.
- Intake of excessive fried or junk food which leads to vitiated Kapha and Pitta
- Irregular sleep timings which lead to body rhythm imbalance, in turn cause acne due to toxins begin created in the body
- Excess use of cosmetics
- Continuous stress and anxiety
Tips to Reduce Acne according to Ayurveda
Wash your face thoroughly with lukewarm water at least 3-4 times a day.
Include blood purifying herbs in your diet like neem and turmeric which also have an anti-bacterial effect to cleanse and heal the acne quicker. Application of neem works wonders in case of cystic acne.
Complexion cleansers like sandalwood and multani mitti can keep oil and breakouts at bay.
Turmeric helps to reduce excess oil production by the skin, it also adds luster.
Nutmeg application can reduce scars and blemishes.
Amla nourishes the skin and acts as a natural cleanser. This reduces pimples caused due to bacteria and dirt.
Honey for Acne Treatment
Honey is wonderful for you. Whether it’s the literal intake of honey or applying it externally. Apply honey to your skin regularly every morning. With slightly moist fingers, apply ½ teaspoon of raw honey to your face and rinse in five minutes. This honey cleansing method will eliminate excess oil and keep your skin moisturized at the same time.
Natural Face Wash for Acne
Use tulsi (holy basil) paste on a regular basis to get rid of acne.
Cucumber juice works amazing as a natural face cleanser. It helps to soothe your skin and keep it soft. Mix a teaspoon of organic milk to the cucumber juice and apply to the face with a cotton pad.
Lemon juice also works as a great face wash for your skin. It acts as a natural exfoliator, skin brightener and is anti-bacterial.
Learn more about natural face packs for the summer here.