Introduction to acne
Acne is a very common skin problem. In this skin condition pimple, blackheads, whiteheads appear on face, neck, shoulder, arm and back. Acne can appear at any age from 15 years to 50 years. Texts of ayurveda refer acne as youvana pitika. Ayurveda acharyas mention kapha and vata as causative doshas.
Causes of Acne
Following three major causes lead to acne breakouts.
How a good diet helps to control acne.
As the Father of Medicine; Hippocrates once stated: "Let your foods be your medicine, and your medicine your food". "You are what you eat!" is a saying known all over the world, and what you consume has effect on your overall health.
A healthy diet aids normal secretion of oil from oil glands of skin. It boosts immunity of skin to prevent proliferation of micro organisms. A nutritious diet prevents excess secretion of oil and blockage of pores.
Acne diet: Many acne sufferers have found immense benefits after following a healthy diet. Here are tips for healthy acne diet. An ayurveda acne diet is formulated particularly focusing on alleviation of kapha and vata.
Apart from healthy diet, incorporate healthy lifestyles in daily routine. Regular exercises, pranayama, yoga, meditation etc help to reduce stress level and prevent insomnia (sleeplessness). Lowered stress and good sleep help to keep the skin healthy and increase its immunity level.
Dr.Savitha Suri is an ayurvedic Consultant Physician. She has an experience of 26 years in the field of ayurveda. The content is copyrighted to Dr.Savitha Suri and may not be reproduced on other websites. You can contact her for free online ayurvedic consultations at [email protected]
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