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Herbal Remedies for Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition. It is caused by the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes in short). These bacteria live on our skin all the time. The bacteria creates a problem when a pore becomes blocked. The pore gets blocked when excess oil mixes with dead skin cells to form plug. Acne may be mild, moderate or severe. Severe acne can cause permanent scars. Acne can appear on the face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks.

What is Acne?

It is a disorder that results from the disturbed action of hormones and other substances on the oil glands (sebaceous glands) of skin.

Who gets Acne?

Acne is common in young adults and adolescents. It can occur at any age. In most of the people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties.

What are the causes of Acne?

The following are the common causes of acne:

  • Hormonal changes in Adolescents
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Environmental factors such as dust, pollution or humidity
  • Pressure from tight helmets, tight collars and tight sports uniforms
  • Regular Scrubbing of skin
  • Stress can also leads to acne
  • Oil from skin products like moisturizers or cosmetics.

What are the signs of acne?

The signs of acne are: blackheads, papules, whiteheads, pimples, cysts and nodules. The acne may results in low self-esteem, depression, dark spots on the skin and permanent scars.

What is the effect of diet on acne?

In general, healthy and balanced diet supports overall health of the body. Healthy diet helps maintain healthy skin.

When to call a doctor?

If you have a lot of acne, nodules, pimples or cysts, then you should see a doctor in order to get clearer skin.

Acne and Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, there are three doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. An imbalance in any of the dosha leads to one or the other disorder. Mainly Kapha and Vata doshas are responsible for acne.

In Ayurveda, oil produced by oil glands is known as medas. Kapha dosha is dominant in meda while Vata is dominant in skin. When Vata gets aggravated then it activates the oil glands of skin to secrete more sticky oil. The excess of sebum or oil clogs the skin pore and causes acne.

Herbal Remedies for Acne

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Skin Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of all skin problems like acne. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

Usage / Dosage

  1. Aloe Vitals - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.
  2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.
  3. Kumkumadi oil - Take 3-5ml of the oil and massage over the affected area of the skin. In case of oily skin, kumkumadi oil can be avoided, but other supplements are safe for all skin types.
  4. Neem Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

Products Description

1. Aloe Vitals Capsules

Aloe vera (Aloe barbedensis) is another great herb to manage any skin problem. Planet ayurveda's aloe vitals capsules are prepared from pure extracts of this herb. The product is the best one for eczema. It keeps the skin hydrating and gives proper nourishment. It is helpful in alleviating redness and dry skin patches. It maintains the glow of the skin. The product is rich in vitamin C and E that is in turn required to maintain the healthy skin. It stimulates the development of skin cells. The product, in short, is the great one to take care of the overall skin health.

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula

In skin problems such as psoriasis, hair growth of the skin and nail growth gets also affected. Hence, here is another product- Radiant skin hair nail formula capsules by Planet Ayurveda. The product not only give positive results to the skin, but also improves the growth of hair and nails as well. The product is made using the combination of skin beneficial herbs such as Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Yashtimadhu (Glycerrhaza glabra). Being packed with such nutritional herbs, the product will give proper nutrition and nourishment to the skin and will cover all kinds of skin problems.

3. Kumkumadi oil

This is a herbal oil that is packed with some wonderful herbs that are beneficial for the skin. Massaging with this oil will improves the texture of the skin and maintains the skin young and healthy enough.

4. Neem Capsules

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is an age old remedy for skin disorders. The herb is known to improve the beauty of the skin. Being rich in medicinal properties such as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that makes the herb a perfect choice to get relief from skin problems. Neem capsules from our house are made using the pure and standardized extract of Neem herb. The product acts as a natural blood purifier and helps in the removal of excess of toxins from the body. Being packed with the anti-oxidant herb, it is a great way to give proper nourishment to the skin. It is even helpful in removing excess of oil from the skin and improves the oily skin as well. The product is suitable for all kinds of skin and will help in improving the symptoms of all skin problems.

Where to buy Skin Care Pack?

To buy Skin Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/skin-care-pack.html

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