Ayurvedic Tips For Acne and Pimples
Acne Pimples – A large number of oil producing glands called “sebaceous glands” are present under the skin on face, back, chest and shoulders. During puberty or menopause due to the influence of the sex hormones, which are produced in male and female, these glands become more active and produce an oily secretion called “sebum”. The sebum makes the skin more oily .The excessive sebum clogs the skin pore or the pit of the hair follicle forming acne.
Apart from this the other causes of acne eruption are
* Excess oiliness of skin due to external application of oil or oil contained preparations.
* Medications like steroids, contraceptive pills which increase oil secretion of skin.
* Sometimes constipation.
The blocked pore or acne acts as good habitat for bacteria. The bacterial infection causes inflammation (red, painful swelling of the infected area) of the clogged pore or hair follicle leading to eruption of pimples.
The formation of black heads, white heads and scars
Black heads : The clogged pores get a dark color due to dust and excess skin pigment to cause black heads.
White heads: The hair follicle when blocked with sebum causes white head.
Scars or Marks: When the infection spreads to sebaceous glands through infected acne a cyst develops below the skin surface. This cyst may rupture to spread the infection to neighboring skin tissues. This causes scars or marks
Ayurveda tips to prevent acne and Pimples
Avoid opposite foods. (Opposite foods :Curds ,alt, mushrooms , bamboo shoots , sour fruits , meat , prawn , pork, should not be consumed with milk . The above mentioned foods should not be consumed by mixing one item with another.
Sprouts, honey and milk should not be consumed with meat and fish.Fish & milk : fish & sugarcane juice; jiggery & pork ;honey & pork; milk & mango; banana & milk ; are opposite foods.)
Do not exert physically after heavy meals.
Do not consume foods, which lead to indigestion.
Avoid exposure to extreme climates.
Avoid excess usage of curds, fish , sour and salty foods, Bengal gram (urad), radish, sesame, horse gram and jaggery.
Control your emotions through YOGA and MEDITATION
Dos and Don’ts to avoid acne and pimples
Consume more water and keep your body well hydrated.
Wash your face thoroughly with a soap that suits your skin, 4 to 5 times a day. Avoid excessive removal of oil, as skin needs certain amount of oil to maintain its natural healthy condition.
Wash your face thoroughly after using a make up as some beauty products block the pores.
Consume green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits.
Sleep sufficiently for long hours
Spicy, dry foods
Consuming constipating foods.
Squeezing of acne.
Too much consumption of soft drinks, tea, coffee.
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