Acne is one of the common skin ailments that affect millions of people all over the world. Acne can flare up for numerous reasons including excess oil in the pores, dead skin cells clogging the pores, bacterial infections, hormones, etc. It can affect people of all ages even though it is more common in teenagers. The scars that are left behind after acne are unsightly but unavoidable.
Ayurveda provides abundant holistic and natural ways to fight various skin problems including acne. The age old methodologies of Ayurveda go beyond conventional approaches to find the answer to the disorder and treat it by eliminating the root cause of the problem. Given below are 4 ways in which Ayurveda can help you deal with acne:
• Ayurveda believes that different herbs have unique properties that make them suitable to deal with different ailments including acne. One of the herbs that ayurvedic doctors suggest for acne is Basil. Patients can crush a few fresh basil leaves, apply it on the face, and wash it to clean the skin. Basil soothes the skin and also kills bacteria that might be causing acne. Turmeric is also a strong antibacterial and anti-fungal agent that can be used to deal with acne.
• Herbal concoctions are also a great way to deal with acne. Many Ayurvedic practitioners suggest different herbal powders and concoctions to use regularly to deal with acne. These herbal powders differ based on your age, body constituency, etc.
• Since Ayurveda believes that all diseases and health issues arise from an imbalance in the body, acne is also treated the same way. Ayurvedic doctors try to find the reason behind acne. Whether it is hormonal imbalance, excessive fats in the diet, etc., they try to find out what is causing acne and then suggest a course of treatment.
• If you go for acne treatment in Melbourne, your Ayurvedic doctor will also advise you to change your eating habits and diet. He will suggest the meal plans that will work the best for your body type and help you deal with acne without any medicine or anti-acne skincare products.
Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More