Ayurvedic treatment for Acne in pregnancy

Acne in pregnancy

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Acne in pregnancy


Acne is a cosmetic condition. During pregnancy it may flare up but usually subsides when hormone levels return to normal.

Ayurveda treats acne by identifying and treating the cause, and help relieve the symptoms. Simple diet, and lifestyle changes along with herbs can help manage this condition.

Home remedies for acne during pregnancy include –

  • Good skin care
  • Washing the face especially after heavy sweating
  • Gentle, oil-free, alcohol-free, and non-abrasive cleansers to be used
  • Avoid over-cleansing

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Acne and pimples depend on diet. Some of the diet recommendations are same as that for a healthy pregnancy. This includes –

  • Eating a healthy balanced diet
  • Drinking plenty of water and clear fluids
  • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol
  • Avoiding fat rich foods rich in saturated and trans fats
  • Avoiding refined sugars and grains and eating whole grains instead
  • Taking adequate amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh fish, lean meat and nuts

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Changes in lifestyle to prevent acne include –

  • Daily cleansing of the face and neck with gentle, pH balanced cleanser
  • Astringent and antibacterial cleansers to be preferred in oily skin
  • Using deep cleansing masks
  • Eating healthy and drinking lots of water
  • Using less chemical based make up
  • Reducing stress with exercise, yoga and meditation

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