There are many OTC medications available for acne but it is always best to treat it the natural way. Ayurveda has solutions for everything and anything. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of healing, and is completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Here are some Ayurvedic tips to prevent and heal acne:
Tulsi or holy basil paste is great way to get rid of pimples when you use it on a regular basis. Make a thick paste and use that on the face for about 10 minutes for 4-5 times a week.
Make a paste of sesame seeds, soak them overnight and then made into a fine paste or use the readily available powder. Keep them on for 10 minutes.
Prepare a fine paste of the tender leaves of guava, mango and pomegranate and apply over the lesions of acne regularly. It reduces spots of acne and enhances facial glow.
Garlic is known to treat acne when used religiously according to Ayurveda. 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.
Take a handful of washed coriander leaves. Crush them finely and place the paste on a sieve and press to extract the juice. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well. Apply this mixture on the face every night.
Nutmeg or jaiphal is a great spice that can be used to solve pimple problems. Make it into a fine powder, use it with water or milk in the form of a paste. Let it on for 10 minutes maximum before washing it off.
Make a fine paste of red ixora flowers and rose petals. To this, add a pinch of turmeric and ground well. Apply the pack on entire face on regular basis.
Consume juice of aloe vera combined with aamla half an hour before breakfast daily.
Combine cinnamon powder with honey and form it into paste. Right before sleeping, apply the mixture to your face and wash it the next morning. Do this every night for about 2 weeks and you will no longer worry about pimples.
A powdered pomegranate skin mixed with lime juice can treat pimples effectively. This mixture could also treat whiteheads, blackheads, and boils.
Note: The above Ayurvedic treatments are meant to be done on regular basis for long term effects.