Ayurveda cures acne marks!

I have returned absolutely delighted from my holiday to Kerala, mainly because i was in the Ayurvedic epicenter of the country surrounded by organic & super beneficial herbs and spices. Lots of conversations and exploring led me to find 2 magical substances to cure Acne & acne marks.

Now this is a simple one but try to be consistent with it.

What you need?

Amba haldi, an Ayurvedic haldi used for medicinal purposes, it has a strong odor and mustard yellow color Amba Haldi with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties has been extensively used for the preparation of skin care products.. It contains curcumin, vitamin A, protein, fatty acids, minerals and carbohydrates and has anti-inflammatory properties as well as strong antibiotic ones.

And,Rakhta chandan, popularly known as red chandan or Red Sandalwood Powder/Pterocarpus santalinus. It is dark maroon in color and doesn’t have any fragrance to it. It is different from sandalwood powder.Some of its powerful benefits are:

  • It is an antiseptic, wound healing agent.
  • It is an age-old effective remedy to fight acne, skin rashes, sunburn, blemishes and premature aging.

Both of these will be available in any authentic Ayurvedic shop, in case you are lucky to have someone in Kerala or traveling from there do ask for a packet each. In Pune you can find them in Kalidas Gandhi stores near Shivaji market, MG road.

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Recipe:

This one will help you get rid of deep acne, acne marks, even out the skin tone, remove suntan, improve skin texture and heal pits.

1 teaspoon Amba haldi powder

1 teaspoon Rakhta Chandan

Half teaspoon Aleo vera gel ( I use the most organic one i can find, current its Divya pharmacy(ram dev baba) product) If you have a plant then that is the best option, just slice open a leaf and scoop out a teaspoon of gel.

Half teaspoon lemon juice or rose-water.

A few drops of honey to maintain skin moisture, remove tan, age spots and speed up skin healing.

Mix it all in a small bowl to apply, make sure the mix is not watery, it needs to be thick and creamy so that it can spread easily and not drip.

This gives you a strong and potent mix for your active pimples, spots and marks. Just apply it on your clean face for 15 to 20 mins and wash off.

In case you have any irritation on the skin or sensitive skin, don’t use the lemon juice, just replace that with rose-water. In case you have very dry skin just add some milk.

This mix has many benefits for your skin and you can add more things to it to reduce its potency and increase other beauty benefits. For eg. you can add some besan (gram flour), green tea water, neem powder, oatmeal powder, a pinch of cinnamon.

P.S: After application of this mask your face will have a yellow tint so its best to apply it in the night,wash off and sleep with that yellow tint and let your skin absorb the pack’s nutrients all night. When you wake up wash off with a mild face wash.

Be natural, be beautiful!

Neem for Acne blues!

Now this post is coming from someone who extremely experienced & honest acne victim, troubled by it for over 15 years (Yes me! not anymore though & hoping it would never ever come back!!).

I have been there, done that when it comes to trying various chemical or herbal remedies and cures. Acne is very common but in some cases its very fatal as well. My own experience has made me understand that all allopathic treatment is of a damage control nature, it comes into the picture when the damage has begun and needs to be controlled or cured with immediate effect. Hence its fast but it’s also very harsh. By allopathic I mean all the isotretinion medication oral or topical, benzoyl peroxides and clindamycin. This kinda treatment is much-needed to stop the outburst of pimples but once the purpose is served it only further damages your skin and its texture.

On the other hand, The herbal treatments are slow and may not suffice as a damage control tool, they have to be used when you have time and a good practitioner on your hands.

Since Neem, well known for its antibacterial properties, helps in controlling acne and pimples, and their recurrence. When combined with Turmeric, it effectively eliminates acne-causing bacteria. Here is a magic recipe I have arrived at over the past few years to cure current acne condition, avoid getting acne and improving the skin texture and tone over time. It very simple to implement and very effective provided you are consistent with it.Β  If you follow the below steps sincerely you will start seeing changes in your skin condition within the first week.

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1. Himalaya Neem face wash – This is green color face wash with neem and turmeric as its main ingredients, this is by far the best neem face wash I have come across because it does not leave your skin dry and flaky. This has to be a part of your daily face washing regime which is twice a day or more. it is also very affordable as the big tube cost around Rs.115 only.

2. Himalaya Neem face pack: Now this is like a magic potion, again the main ingredients are neem and turmeric, but it has a slightly oily base so it ready to use, spreads smoothly on the face and once you wash it off after 15 mins post application, your face is oil free, glowing and smooth. It seems to suck out all the impurities and extra sebum off your skin. This can be applied 2 times a week with a gap of 3 days, depending on your skin condition. Now, since I hardly have any pimples I use it once a week and see great results each time.

3. Himalaya Neem capsules: Now this is a keeper for all your skin problems not just acne, it caters to skin infections and allergies also. This is neem in capsule form, you can start with 1 capsule after breakfast and 1 after dinner. It helps in cleaning toxins from your body. 1 box costs around Rs.90 and lasts a month so its not at all expensive compared to your other skin creams and medication. You should use it for atleast 6 months and trust me you will love the skin you are in!

In case you are looking at milking more results off this regime and look fabulous all the way,Β  just add the practice of Surya Namaskar to it.

This will help you get rid of pimples, acne, acne marks and improve the skin condition, texture, even color and tone.

Its time you have a happy skin!

PS: This treatment does not interfere with your medication of any kind and does not have any side effects as it is a natural treatment. However if you are skeptical do check with your doctor!