6 simple lifestyle habits to deal with acne and herbal cure
A wide variety of face packs, cream, and other anti-acne cosmetics are available in the market. I personally used many expensive face packs during my teenage time for pimples and tried for months. But these face packs are effective for certain period of time then either our skin get immune or it gets allergic to these products.
Acne is one of the most challenging things a teenager can face. It not only affects the way we look but also take a lot bigger toll on our confidence. After visiting so many dermatologists and through the course of time I gradually learn the cause of this acne and how to get a healthy glowing acne free skin.
Acne: Root cause
Those who have acne I am quite sure to have already searched what is acne and why this happens. Acne happens when hair follicles of the face get clogged with oil or dead skin. Acne can be classified into wide variety like blackheads, whiteheads, small, large and painful pimples with or without pus.
There are several reasons which lead to acne like family history, skin type (oily), hormones and bacteria.
We simply can not stop acne completely but we can accept a healthy lifestyle and try to eradicate the root cause of their growth and spread.
1. Drink as much water as you can
hydrating your body helps in flushing out the bad stuff from the body. One full glass of water daily in morning before breakfast. It does not not help you feel fresh and energetic also helps in weight reduction. Simple add lemon or gooseberry juice in the water. Drinking lukewarm water helps in clearing the motions and thus indirectly helps in reducing the acne problem.
2. Make your life stress free
Yes, I know it is very easy to say that make yourself stress-free by drinking this or eating that. But in actually dealing with stress is the most difficult task, sometimes I even feel like that stress is an integrated part of our life. With different stages of life, we have to deal with different types of stress and these stress are like a slow poison which is engulfing everything our relations, our performance in job and our duties towards the family. My simple way to deal with the stress is just thought whenever you feel stressed that how worse it can happen and is the stress is more important than life or that our relations with our loved one. Or simply remember a simple line from Gita (Hindu mythological book) that “This will also pass”.
3. Hormonal imbalance
If following the above two you are still having pimple or acne problems then sure you have to visit a doctor. In my case, I had acne because I was having PCOD problem which was again because of stress. I think I skipped the stress-free part to follow and therefore my pimple gets worse. Although with proper medication it will hardly take 6 months to heal completely yes after that we have to follow the above two steps regularly.
4. Greasy cosmetics
Of course, those having pimples or acne know it very clearly that greasy oil-based cosmetics should be strictly avoided as it clogs the pores of the skin.
5. Stop the habit of touching your face
Yes, it is also very effective to stop further spreading of the acne. Touching for the face with dirty (Greasy and oily) hands and scratching the pimples and acne will make the skin more prone to pimples and acne.
6. Healthy diet
Should follow a proper and healthy diet. Chocolates are definitely one of the main cause to accelerate the pimples in my case. Drinking less water also adds up the cause of acne.
Herbal Ayurvedic Face pack for Acne
Herbal products are simple but yet complicated in their actions. The main thing about herbal products is that you can prepare them by yourself and are free from any kind of side effects.
The best way to use herbs on the skin is in the form of face packs. Herbal powders are mixed with various liquids and applied. The main precaution is only to avoid using soaps or any other chemical products after removing the face pack. Facepack for acne is prepared by following ingredients
- Sandalwood paste (Santalum album)
- Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
- Arjun bark (Terminalia arjuna)
Mix all these in equal amount and apply this face pack during the night for 3 to 10 mins and washed it with plain water.