A Guide to Ayurvedic Skin Care

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. It typically presents as pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, and can occur on the face, chest, back, and other areas of the body. The exact cause of acne is multifactorial and can involve factors such as increased sebum (oil) production, clogged hair follicles, bacterial overgrowth, inflammation, and hormonal imbalances.

Ayurvedic routine

Several self-care practices can help manage and will balance your hormones naturally and immune you from future breakouts:

The first thing that you need to have after you are up and fresh is to have Triphala water. It is made From 3 superfoods Amla ,haritaki and bibhitaki this classical formulation in its powder form is what you need each of these 3 fruits have a specific role to play where Amla being extremely rich in vitamin C it’s an Ayurvedic rasayan for the blood and liver haritaki is well known to treat skin diseases and infection as it flushes out of toxins from the internal layers of the skin bibhitaki rejuvenating herb that reduces body heat Shields the skin from oxidative radical damage and cleanse the intestines overall their combination is unmatchable to any medicine that you might take for acne so one night ahead makes half tablespoon of triphala powder in about 100 ml of water Please note that this mixture is to be prepared only in a mud pot no other metal vessel like steel or copper will give you as faster results keep the vessel covered overnight so that the powder is able to release its properties effectively in the water in the mornings strain of triphala powder and drink only the water. This method of herbal preparation is called hema or cold infusion and its extremely beneficial while treating pitta imbalance like acne so here is the morning drill wake up, drink plain water, empty your bowels and brush your teeth and then have Triphala water after having the Triphala water make sure that you do not eat anything for the next 30 minutes allow it to work within your system mean while before you get ready for the day to nourish your skin.

It is a traditional way of using sandalwood paste if there is one herb that is most soothing in acne it’s white sandalwood not red due to its antibacterial anti inflammatory properties sandalwood paste when applied to skin attacks the toxic accumulations calming the internal layers of the skin almost instantly we must understand that our skin eats through its small pores and using toxic chemical face washes and creams will only worsen the condition so make sure that you do not use any products while following this routine instead follow this healing face cleansing routine if you have dry skin take some cool milk and if you have oily skin take pure rose water now you using a cotton ball dip it milk or rose water and gently clean your face it will hardly take a minute but will effectively open up the pores and draw the dirt and grime out once done on a stone parta board put a few drops of water and rub the white sandalwood stick for about a minute a paste will form in 2 to 3 minutes you will get enough paste this is the most authentic and the purest way to extract sandal board in this add a pinch of turmeric and depending on your skin type dry or oily add rose water or cool milk respectively to make a paste like consistency your healing face mask is now ready. leave it as it is for at least 20 minutes and then wash it while taking a bath.If due to some reason you are not able to follow this method you can use white sandalwood powder to make a paste in this ratio applied gently and uniformly over your face.when your skin is prone to breakouts you must choose a moisturizer very carefully Kumkumadi tailam face oil and cold press coconut oil are recommended if your skin is dry for oily skin pure aloe Vera gel is the best if you want fast results to avoid cosmetic products as much as possible.


Bonus Tip: Some food combinations irritate the skin layers causing breakouts . foods that are extremely greasy and oily foods excessive indulgence in spicy food and sour foods like tamarind Pani Puri, chat papadi consuming milk or tea with salty food like paratha or namkeen eating fruits or salads after the meal

salads and fruits are good but eat them before the meal, then packaged foods which are overloaded with table salt and preservatives will also increase Pitta curd is abhishanti that is channel clogging and should be eaten only if it is fresh and naturally sweet if in doubt its best avoided you can have buttermilk instead consume tea and coffee to a minimum due to their heating properties.

Make a tea boiling equal amounts of cumin coriander and fennel seeds in water according to Ayurveda this tea is an antidote.

Certain sticky vegetables or skin irritating include brinjal lady finger arbi yams and jackfruit keep them out of your diet at least while following this routine

Talking about healing foods foods that are better like better guard, fenugreek seeds, and aloe Vera juice are detoxified foods that are high in water like coconut water, watermelon cucumbers, pumpkin, bottle guard, Tori, and Tinda heal acne you should drink enough water throughout the day consume sweet foods, sweets made of natural sweeteners.

Step number 3 of this routine which you have to execute at least 2 hours after dinner and 30 minutes before going to sleep at night is simply to have one teaspoon of Shatavari powder mixed in one glass of warm milk if you do not drink milk you can flush it down with water as well shatavari or asparagus is a powerful herb considered in Ayurvedic tradition for its hormonal balancing properties and its anti inflammatory action cleanses the blood reducing the pitta and soothing skin membranes it sattvic properties reduce press another major cause of acne drink sip by sip you mustn’t eat anything after having it consider it as your bed meal and sleep well that completes your routine to get rid of pimples and acne permanently.


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