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Acne being associated often with adolescence, is termed as Yuvanapidika in Ayurveda. Vitiation of Pitta and Kapha are generally involved in the outburst of pimples. Acne due to Pitta vitiation are generally red, soft, small and tend to be aggravated in hot weather. On the other hand, in a Kapha type, the lesions are pale, hard, fairly large, have an oily secretion and tend to aggravate in cold weather.
Ayurvedic ingredients

Ingredients for Acne

Beleric myrobalan

Myrobalan increases the force of contractions and cardiac output without altering heart rate. The benefits of myrobalan for the skin have also been shown.


For acne-prone skin,cucumber juice can help dilute potent essential oils like tea tree oil. This way you can fight breakouts without drying out or stinging your skin.

Gram flour

Gram flour (besan) has certain properties that treat acne. This facemask is good for curing acne and pimples.


Yogurt has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, that can help prevent breakout of acne and ensure a glowing and healthy skin. All you need to do is rub a dab of the creamy yogurt onto acne-prone areas.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice for acne reduced oil (sebum) due to the drying effects of citric acid. antiseptic qualities, which may kill bacteria that lead to acne, such as P. acnes.


Raw honey helps balance the bacteria on your skin, which makes it a great product to use for acne. It speeds up your skin cells' healing processes.

Indian gooseberry

Amla helps remove acne marks and blemishes in a natural way. Apply amla juice on your face, and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Indian pennywort

This perennial plant, also known as Indian pennywort is well-known for its healing and antibacterial properties, making it great for dry or sensitive skin, though it's safe for all skin types


Milk is rich in B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium, and other potent antioxidants which makes it more beneficial when used every day. It nourishes skin cells from within and keeps your skin moisturised all day.

Sandalwood oil

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, sandalwood oil is used for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema, common warts, and molluscum contagiosum, a type of skin infection.


A turmeric face mask to help reduce acne and any resulting scars. The anti-inflammatory qualities can target your pores and calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring.

Common Recipes:

Sticking to a proper eating schedule and avoid excess intake of tea, coffee, pickles, fatty diets, aerated drinks, etc. prevent the appearance of acne. Chronic constipation should be taken care of well in advance. 

Wash the face properly with water and wipe it with a clean towel. Apply honey on the entire face with the help of cotton and leave it overnight. Wash off the honey in the morning with water and lemon juice. Practicing this for several days helps in curing pimples.

Slice a healthy and fresh cucumber and apply the slices over the face, eyes, neck etc. Leave them on for half an hour. It is a good tonic for the face and its regular use prevents pimples and black heads. 

Finely powder 20 gms each of Indian gooseberry and Beleric myrobalan. Add an equal amount of finely powdered gram flour and a spoonful of honey, a pinch of turmeric powder and a cup of milk. Mix this solution properly and apply on the face and let it dry well. Wash the face with cold water and try avoiding exposure to dust. Repeating this exercise for several days restricts the occurrence of pimples.

Make a fine paste of 100 gms of finely powdered gram flour, two spoons of curd, and a few drops of sandalwood oil. To this add 1/2 a teaspoonful of lime juice and mix well. Apply the paste on the face and wait for about an hour. Wash the face with cold water. Repeating this for several days will help you maintain a smooth skin. Know more skin care tips at our blog.

Decoction of the leaves of Indian pennywort is a recognised blood purifier. About 50 gms of leaves are boiled in water for 3-4 hours. Strain the decoction through a thin cloth. This decoction should be taken with lukewarm milk. Regular use of this remedy for several days acts as a good blood purifier, effectively controlling the acne problem.

The juice of the fresh fruit of the Indian gooseberry is taken with clarified butter and honey to purify the blood. If fresh fruit is not available, mix 20 gms powder of the fruit with a teaspoonful of honey and clarified butter, and consume it. This paste is regarded as a potent blood purifier.

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