Pimples are the top concerns among girls and boys especially in their teenage years! Not only do they looks nasty but also cause pain and leave behind stubborn dark spots and scars. There are a lot of medical treatments available but they have side effects like drying out skin and results are often temporary or not great. Here are the top 10 ayurvedic ways to get rid of pimples and balancing the pitta-dosha-vata:
- WASH FACE WITH RAW HONEY
Generously apply raw honey on the entire face and massage for 2-3 minutes. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then wash it off. You can also mix equal quantities of honey and neem oil and use it to massage your face. Keep it for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
- OIL PULLING WITH COCONUT OIL
Garlic is known to treat acne quickly and effectively. Take 2-3 garlic cloves; Crush them to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin. For sensitive skin, mix yogurt in the garlic paste before applying. Alternatively, you may consume 3 raw cloves of garlic every day for one month. MORE: Oil pulling – benefits, tips and method
- TULSI FACE MASK
Tulsi (holy basil) paste is great way to get rid of pimples when you use it on a regular basis. Make a thick paste and apply that on the face. Keep it for about 10 minutes and wash it off. Follow this routinely for 4-5 times a week.
- ALOE VERA
Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf and apply it on your skin. Leave it on until it dries completely before washing it off. Repeat daily for about a month or more. You can also Drink fresh aloe juice in the morning to balance the doshas.
Manjistha is an excellent herb famous for its beautiful actions on the outer skin. Add some water to majishta powder, make a paste and apply on face. Wash off after 15 minutes. Do this for several weeks daily. More: Ayurvedic remedies for blemishes
- KUMKUMADI TAILAM
Kumkumadi Oil is exotic oil that is made with precious ayurvedic herbs. This oil helps clear the skin and adds fairness to the skin. It is very good for pimples and acne too. Apply this oil regularly on your skin, massage and leave it for one hour or overnight. More on kumkumadi
- TURMERIC DIET
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and skin healing properties which makes it a great ayurvedic treatment for pimples. Use turmeric in your soup, smoothie and rice.
Making a face pack with sandalwood powder and coconut milk is the best recipe for clear and glowing skin. Sandalwood benefits to treat rashes, acne, blackheads and other skin eruptions.
- MINT LEAVES
Take some paste using mint leaves and yogurt. Apply it on your facial skin and leave it for half an hour and wash it off/remove it later. Do this regularly once in 2 weeks and notice the difference.
- LEMON WATER
Drinking lemon water, first thing in the morning can help flush the digestive system and rehydrate the body. Morning Detox tea recipes for healthy body and glowing skin