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Adult Acne

Question

I'm interested in Ayurvedic procedures for acne. What causes adult acne and how can I get rid of it?

Answer

Acne is related to imbalances in Kapha and Vata as well as impurities in the blood.

  1. If the skin is too oily it aggravates moisture balance. (Shleshaka Kapha)
  2. The pores clog up which aggravates circulation. (Vyana Vata).
  3. Aggravated circulation, Vyana Vata, dries out the moisture balance, Shleshaka Kapha.
  4. The drying effect clogs the pores permanently.
  5. Impurities accumulate which pollute the blood and manifest as acne.

Diet and lifestyle tips

  • Avoid touching the acne which could cause a secondary infection by contact.
  • Use cumin, turmeric and ginger in cooking.
  • Reduce heavy, very oily and cold foods.
  • Favor fresh, light, warm foods.

Please note: This ayurvedic information is education. It does not replace medical advice or treatments.

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