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Acne Ayurveda treatment | Correct Products, Diet & Lifestyle modifications to follow

This post was last updated on October 11, 2023 by Preethi Sukumaran

Do you have persistent acne? Have you tried everything on TV and are still frustrated? Do you want to know what a holistic and effective acne ayurveda treatment plan is? Read on for more on this.

Ayurvedic treatment for Acne: a krya testimonial

“Hello Team Krya, Hope you’re well. Sorry for the late reply. The anti acne face wash has been working brilliantly for me. It’s no less than magic. Skin feels AMAZING after it.  Thank you so much “ UN, Mumbai

Here is a bit of background to this email. UN is a young aspiring model who lives in Mumbai and had gotten in touch with us for a skin and hair consultation . He was exhibiting the classic signs of high Pitta – acne and hair thinning and was alarmed at the state of his skin and hair, given his profession. He was put on a pitta-kapha balancing diet with suggested regimen, and lifestyle modifications along with a series of Krya products designed for pitta balance.

What is acne according to the Cosmetics industry?

The cosmetics industry derives its know-how from Dermatology. Dermatology treats acne as a skin disorder where the hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oily secretions from the skin (sebum). If this acne is picked, and there is a lot of dust and pollution , the skin may also develop blackheads, whiteheads, and acne scars. The Industry has developed products in line with this theory. Therefore our skin type is classified based on skin sebum levels as oily skin, normal skin, and dry skin. The goals of cosmetic remedies for acne are 3 fold :

goals of cosmetic industry while treating acne

      1. Dry up the oil secretions on the surface so that the acne and pimple is drained
      2. This drying action is aggressive and is the cornerstone of cosmetic acne treatment. A mixture of harsh surfactant based washes and drying toners, sometimes based on alcohol are used.
      1. The skin is then aggressively sanitised to prevent bacterial contamination of the skin
      1. The skin is made to look matte and non-greasy by using miceller water, astringent toners or drying wipes / other products additionally. This is thought to tighten pores and reduce surface sebum levels on skin.

    The problem with the Cosmetic approach to Acne

    Our problems with the current Acne remedies stem from the fundamental premise. The Skin is viewed as a disconnected organ and Acne is assumed to begin and end at the skin. All the aggressive work happens at the skin level alone. Products are used at the skin level to dry out sebum, over sanitize and mattify skin.

    The issue with cosmetic anti acne remedies

    When we treat Acne simply at the skin level, we are able to control what appears on skin. But we are unable to work with the actual root causes of Acne which may be an unsuitable diet, method of eating, high stress and anxiety or other lifestyle conditions. Several times Acne is linked to PCOS or Thyroid disorders. So the Acne is recurrent unless the underlying condition is solved. So merely drying up surface level sebum secretions leads to unevenly dry and patchy-looking skin with acne continuing to persist.

    The Issue with ” pimple control ” remedies for acne

    There are many inherent problems with the cosmetic remedies to treat and reduce acne. Take toners for example. The use of alcohol extracts in the toners sold for acne prone skin is extremely problematic. Apart from being an environmental and respiratory hazard, alcohol is drying and ages skin. With constant use, it upsets the natural sebaceous secretions on the skin. Over time, it permanently dries out relatively thinner and drier areas of the skin causing the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    Similar effects are seen in the use of salicylic acid based anti acne products. Spot treatment & topical application typically result in dry skin and skin darkening especially when used by people with darker skin. Benzoyl peroxide is another common chemical used in anti-acne products. It is a known skin, eye and respiratory irritant. There are also a few concerns about its eco toxicity and its effect on other important organ systems within the body.

    Triclosan is another common ingredient used in products for mild to moderate acne for its anti bacterial effect. There is growing research to suggest that the increased use of Triclosan is giving rise to the growth of superbugs – bacteria resistant to antibiotics. A few studies also indicate that Triclosan could be a thyroid and hormone disruptor.

    Oral contraceptives have also been used widely to treat acne. However, we quote from a study in Practical Dermatology journal: “Recently, however, some controversy has risen over the safety of OCPs, causing some concern about their use and prompting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to weigh in. Specifically, the FDA funded its own study to evaluate the risk of venous thromboembolism in drospirenone(DRSP)-based agents compared to other hormonal contraceptives. “

    Oral contraceptive for acne - risks

    Apart from this Oral contraceptives have been associated with other long term risks like irregular bleeding, nausea, mood changes, and breast tenderness. More serious effects could include ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction , Diminished bone density, etc The worrying issue today is that there is not enough time spent in India, educating teenagers and young women (who are routinely prescribed such medication) on some of these risks. While the psychological issues of acne are real, the health risks of using such options, at least in our minds, outweigh the risks.

    Understanding the reasons for acne from Ayurveda

    Ayurveda treats acne as a vata + pitta dosha  or kapha + pitta dosha disorder where these aggravated doshas vitiate Mamsa and Rakta (muscle and blood tissue) leading to small localised eruptions on the cheeks, chin, chest, back, etc. This could arise as a result of a number of reasons:

    •  the person’s prakriti (individual constitution)
    • the climate they live in (tropical climates tend to have a pitta aggravating effect)
    • food eaten or bad timing of eating (fried food, junk food, hormonally injected meat, excessive meat where there is improper digestion, heavy food, late food)
    •  nature of work (high level of stress, focus, aggression required)
    • hormonal imbalance (teenage lifestage, PCOS, PCOD, pregnancy), etc.

    Cystic acne where eruptions are larger and pus filled is usually due to vitiation of Kapha + Pitta dosha – if the acne is painful with prickling sensation there will also be the involvement of aggravated Vata dosha in the mix.

    Ayurvedic management of Acne

    As the root cause of acne is identified as out of control Pitta + Vata dosha or Pitta+Kapha dosha due to some inherent cause, ayurvedic acne treatment will attempt to correct this dosha imbalance by changes to the food, changes to the way you conduct your life, additions to your daily regimen, and changes to the products you use.

    The Ayurvedic approach to treating acne

    This depends greatly upon self awareness – if we do not understand that our choices are erroneous / harmful, we will not understand its effect on our body and we will not be able to communicate this properly also. We will list down the Ayurvedic management of both types of acne – pus filled cystic acne and red hard small sized Acne separately. In this we will look at diet, lifestyle changes to make and the Krya products suggested for each kind of acne.

    The types of Acne according to Ayurveda

    Depending upon the dosha vitiation and lifestage, we can see two types of Acne. The first type of Acne is called “Youvana pidaka” in ayurveda – meaning the acne we get as teenagers. This acne has pitta and Kapha vitiatio and is largely driven by metabolic changes, hormonal imbalance and intake of excessively fatty and sharp food.

    While the Ayurvedic term suggests teen acne, we see now that this kind of acne can persist well into one’s 20s and 30s especially if there is high Kapha dominance in the body, an excess of rich foods in the diet or hormonal conditions like PCOS and PCOD. The acne is usually pus filled, large sized, present almost throughout the month, and can be red and tender to touch. This is commonly characterized as acne vulgaris.

    The second type of Acne is more moderate in nature . It has a higher degree of involvement of Pitta dosha with a smaller degree of Vata dosha imbalance. The acne manifests as raised, hard reddish bumps on the skin. The acne is rarely pus filled. Even if there is pus, the pimple size is itself smaller, and less frequent.

    2 types of acne according to ayurveda

    Because of Pitta dosha involvement, the skin is moderately oily, especially in the T Zone. Pimples and acne could erupt in periods of high stress, around menstrual cycles when there is over eating / unsuitable eating, high mental stress and anxiety and improper sleep and dinacharya schedules. This is more often present as an adult. Lets look at ayurvedic management of both kind of acne.


    Ayurvedic Regimen for Cystic Acne

    As we have seen above, cystic acne / acne vulgaris has a high predominance of Kapha dosha along with Pitta dosha that triggers / causes acne . It is tyically seen in teenagers with the onset of puberty and slows down in the early 20s. However, increasingly now, we see this kind of acne well into the 20s and 30s. The vitiation is pitta kapha driven which could be due to lifestage (teenage ) or hormonal imbalances or due to the diet & lifestyle. So in this type of acne ayurveda treatment , we focus on internal and external Pitta and Kapha management in diet, lifestyle and products used.


    Diet modifications for cystic Acne

    • Balance out rich, sweet, fatty foods in the diet. Such foods aggravate Kapha in the body. These include sweets, desserts, and fried food, and maida based foods.
    • Do not eat desserts after meals – this clogs up the body and depletes Digestive strength
    • Eat a moderate breakfast, hearty lunch and light dinner – this ensures that the food portions do not strain the Digestive fire. When we eat inappropriate quantities of food at the wrong times, food remains undigested . Due to the clogging substances formed as a result, inflammation and acne is caused .
    • Drink well boiled luke warm water – this helps detoxify and clear out fat deposits and aids digestion
    • Ayurveda promotes eating Ritu / season appropriate foods. Rich foods like nuts and dry fruits should be consumed at the right season and not throughout the year. Excessively rich foods increase Kapha in the body leading to acne formation.

    Diet modification for cystic acne

    • Include small quantities of bitter foods in the diet. Some examples are bitter gourds, herbs like tender neem leaf and spices like fenugreek seeds and greens. Bitter foods reduce Kapha deposits in the body and are also blood-cleansing. This balances out secretions from the sebaceous glands , bringing down comedones and sebum plugs in the skin.
    • Include astringent foods in the diet . Some examples are well churned, fat removed buttermilk, honey, spices like turmeric, Dry indian dates (Kharik) and herbs like Khadira, Vetiver, etc. Astringent foods help shrink down fatty deposits work on chronic inflammatory conditions , promote wound and acne  healing and balance Pitta and Kapha aggravation.


    Lifestyle modifications for cystic acne

    • Wake up close to sunrise – the Kapha period in the day begins just after sunrise and continues up to 10 am. The later you sleep in this period, the more Kapha you accumulate.
    • Avoid all afternoon naps, unless okayed by a vaidya. Afternoon naps aggravate Kapha and increase mucous and clogging in the body
    • Do regular Vyayama (exercise). The goal should include brisk movement everyday for atleast 30 minutes. Regular exercise helps melt excess Kapha deposits, reducing the manifestation of acne .
    • Avoid excessive sitting and sedentariness. Every hour or so, if you have a desk job, get up, stretch, and do atleast 10 minutes of light physical activity. Sedentary periods trigger tamas and Kapha dosha . For those prone to acne, this can act as a trigger .

    lifestyle modification in cystic acne

    • Avoid using an A.C often. Cold environments can further aggravate Kapha and mental sloth.
    • Avoid late dinners and sleeping very late into the night. Changes in the circadian rhythms can cause hormonal changes leading to higher Kapha aggravation. Try to sleep no later than 11 pm
    • Complete dinner atleast 1.5 – 2 hours before going to sleep. Eating too close to bedtime can impair digestion. so the food will remain undigested forming mucous and Ama in the body.
    • Add 2-3 BRISK mini abhayngas per week. Follow up with a hot Snana (bath (using an astringent and Kapha balancing ubtan. This improves circulation and breaks up accumulated Kapha deposits at the upper layers of the body.

    Krya products for Cystic Acne & Regimen

    • Cleanse skin twice a day with the Krya Cystic Acne Face wash – this is a specially formulated powder cleanser that is smooth, fine , gentle and anti bacterial in nature. The product uses bitter, astringent cystic acne-controlling herbs to slowly and gently reduce excess sebum, reduce cystic acne inflammation and clarify skin.
    • Apply the Krya Cystic Acne Face Lepa (Mask) – twice a week. This is a deep skin treatment to deeply cleanse, balance out excessive pitta-kapha secretions, draw out impurities from skin, and clarify and cleanse the skin pores.
    • Use the Krya Anti Acne Skin serum twice a day after cleansing skin- this is an effective ayurvedic ,  sebum balancing, pore cleansing, mattifying serum with natural antibacterial properties.
    • With regular use of these 3 skin products and following the diet & lifestyle modifications suggested above, the skin condition gradually heals. Acne severity is reduced. You get clear skin , even skin tone and healthy radiant skin .
    • If you have cystic acne on the back, chest, thighs , or other body parts use the Krya Anti acne Bodywash for daily bathing. Apply the product like a pack on the areas with acne and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing out.

    Abhyanga Snana for overall Kapha balance

    Treating Teen Acne with Ayurveda – a brief note

    Acne in Ayurveda is itself called “youvana pidaka” or skin eruptions that occur in the youth (teenage years). This is a natural consequence of the hormonal changes that occur in teens, starting with menarche in teen girls. Teen acne is a self limiting condition. It starts because of the changes in your teen’s body due to puberty. The onset of puberty, the change in voice, the development of muscles, growth spurt, are all triggered by the hormones.

    A natural consequence of this is slight ups and downs in the doshas over a few years as the body grows into adulthood. These ups and downs contribute to teen acne, and other facial changes like rapid tanning, development of strong body odour, growth of facial hair, armpit hair and groin hair, etc. It also contributes to the mood swings, anxiety, and struggle to find equilibrium that all teenagers go through. Add to this the fact that the teens also coincide with end of school, choosing of college majors, and intensive examinations and tests, and you have a lifestage designed for acne.

    We have excellent skincare products for Teens struggling with acne, but here’s what you should keep in mind for teen acne ayurveda treatment :

    • Teen acne is a self limiting condition – the extent and spread of acne usually settles down in 3-4 years
    • In that time ensure your teen focuses on a Kapha balancing routine – Kapha balancing foods and lifestyle practices like daily exercise are helpful . Follow what we have suggested above for cystic acne
    • Avoid experimentation with acne products and taking excessive medication for what is a simple self limiting condition
    • Simple external use Anti acne products are helpful
    • Explore the Krya Teen Anti acne Range here


    Ayurveda for Moderate Pitta based Acne

    Diet modifications for Pitta based Acne

    • Reduce intake of excessively salty, sour and spicy foods – these include pickles, papad, chinese food, commercial sauces and spreads, etc. These tastes aggravate Pitta dosha in the body
    • Reduce the use of red and green chillies, very sour tamarind, and commercial salt. Choose milder black pepper, aged milder tamarind, and saindhav salt instead.
    • Eat the appropriate quantity of food, and only when hungry. Over eating and eating too frequently can aggravate Pitta dosha leading to acne spurts.


    Diet modifications for Pitta based acne


    • Avoid eating very late and too frequently. Eating in the corect ayurvedic windows ensures Digestive Fire is well regulated and we do not aggravate Pitta dosha in the body
    • Avoid excessive intake of curd, cheese, chocolate and alcohol. All of these trigger acne which is caused due to imbalance Pitta dosha. Avoid these completely if you have recurrent formation of acne .
    • Include the following Pitta balancing foods in your diet: Amla, Native Cow Ghee, Indian Munakka Raisins (well soaked), Sweet Pomegranates in season .
    • Special tip: Cook in cast iron / iron pans as much as possible. Iron is essential to Rakta Dhatu and helps keep Pitta dosha in balance.
    • Include small quantities of bitter foods in your diet. See the section on Cystic Acne to uderstand what kind of bitters could be used in food. Bitter foods help balance pitta dosha.
    • Drink well boiled, cooled water. This avoids straining the digestive system and helps hydrate the body better.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure between 10 am – 3 pm – this severely aggravates Pitta dosha increasing skin sensitivity, rashes, skin redness and can trigger the occurence of acne.


    Lifestyle modifications for Pitta based Moderate acne

    • Ensure you do not over load your day with to do lists and projects. Trying to accomplish too much in a limited amount of time can strain Ptta dosha and raise stress and anxiety levels. Be realistic and give yourself ample time to do things everyday
    • Do non competitive sports and leisure activities – competitive sports where there is a goal to reach / person to beat can lead to mental anxiety, jealousy (Pitta mental states) which in turn trigger Pitta dosha at the physical level . Acne is a common manifestation of Pitta at the physical level



    • Regular hair oiling and Pada abhyanga are ESSENTIAL for Pitta Dosha management. Shiro Abhyanga (head oiling) helps calm Pitta at the brain level. Pada abhyanga helps again calm Pitta and vata , and deeply nourishes the eyes.
    • Non stressful, deeply meditative Yoga practice is excellent to calm Pitta done. Ensure you do a lot of pranayama (yogic contemplation & meditation and include a long cool down in your practice.
    • Daily Snana with a Pitta balancing snana choornam (body wash ) is very beneficial to calm own aggravated Pitta all around the skin.
    • Night sky contemplation and inward reflection are good practices when you have Pitta aggravation. Read more about these here.


    Krya products for Pitta based Acne  Ayurveda treatment & Regimen

    • Cleanse skin twice a day with the Krya Anti Acne Face wash – this is a specially formulated powder cleanser that is Pitta balancing, oil balancing and anti-bacterial in nature. The product uses Pitta balancing, skin healing , acne-controlling herbs to balance excess sebum, soothe skin, reduce breakouts and improve skin clarity and radiance .
    • Apply the Krya Anti Acne Acne Face Lepa (Mask) – twice a week. This is a deep skin treatment to deeply cleanse, balance out aggravated Pitta dosha, calm redness & sensitivity and shrink inflammations on skin
    • Use the Krya Anti Acne Skin serum twice a day after cleansing skin- this is an effective ayurvedic ,  sebum balancing, pore cleansing, mattifying serum with natural antibacterial properties.
    • Thoroughly cleanse skin of makeup after use . Using many external cosmetic products can clog the srotas externally leading to pitta build up, Srota blockage and eventually acne formation . Ensure that you thoroughly cleanse your skin of make up every day. Krya has an excellent Make up cleansing skin oil you can use to double cleanse skin
    • With regular use of these 3 skin products and following the diet & lifestyle modifications suggested above, the aggravated Pitta in skin is brought to balance. Breakouts and skin sensitivity are reduced. You get clear skin , even skin tone and healthy radiant skin .
    • To further improve Pitta balance, if you dont have acne on other parts of the body, bathe daily in Krya Classic Body wash. This is a Pitta regulating Body wash. If you have high body odour, use the Krya Classic Plus body wash instead.
      • If you have cystic acne on the back, chest, thighs , or other body parts use the Krya Anti acne Bodywash for daily bathing. Apply the product like a pack on the areas with acne and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing out.


    Shiro Abhyanga & Pada Abhyanga for overall Pitta balance

    • Leave on head oiling 2-3 times a week with a good Ayurvedic hair oil. DM us for a free consultation to choose the correct Pitta balancing hair oil for you .
    • Pada abhyanga atleast 4 times a week. The Krya Classic Abhyanga Oil for Pitta balance is suggested.
    • In addition, 1 brisk Mini abhyanga and 1 FULL abhyanga may also be done once a week for good health
    • Abhyanga to be BRISK and with with LESS oil using the Krya Classic Abhyanga Oil
    • Followed by Snana with Krya Classic Women’s Ubtan or Krya Classic Men’s Ubtan
    • Both suggested products are extremely Pitta and Vata balancing

    Home Remedies for acne – a Note on popular herbs like Neem Leaves & Turmeric

    There are many popular natural remedies, home face packs and herbal treatment for acne on the internet and shared by influencers. However, they do not always work. The results entirely depend upon the kind of acne you have and the dosha aggravation you are facing.

    If you have Pitta based acne, herbs like Turmeric, while being excellent for skin, can worsen it due to its hot nature which can further aggravate Pitta dosha. It can help in cystic acne to control the spread of Pus and bring down any bacterial action if any.

    Neem is an excellent herb that can be used for both Pitta based acne and Kapha based cystic acne. It is cooling, bitter , astringent and slightly drying in nature, so it can help both types of acne. However, it has limited capacity to help lighten acne scars, accelerate skin healing, etc. Therefore it needs to be used in conjunction with other ayurvedic herbs to achieve all the results we are looking for.

    In general, the information available publicly on ayurvedic herbs is often factually wrong. The recipes and combinations given are also not universally applicable. Many times we are asked to use extremely unsuitable liquids like curd or honey to mix these ingredients which are HIGHLY unsuitable for sensitive, acne prone skin. Therefore we advise not following home remedies for acne prone skin.

    Ayurvedic treatment for Acne – FAQs

     Can Ayurveda cure acne completely?

    Yes, it can. As we have seen above Ayurveda identifies Acne basis the correct dosha which is vitiated. Then an extensive set of diet and lifestyle guidelines are given along with the herbal treatment (dosha-appropriate) to balance the aggravation. When this is followed, we are able to tackle the root cause of the acne and heal it completely.

    How to prevent acne according to Ayurveda?

    If the acne is a result of a natural hormonal upheaval like teenage, pregnancy, or certain conditions like PCOD, PCOS, it cannot be prevented as it occurs as a result of a fundamental change. However, it can definitely be managed, and the occurrence and frequency of outbreaks can also be reduced if the diet, lifestyle and product guidelines are followed. If Acne is occurring as a result of poor diet and lifestyle habits, controlling this helps prevent acne formation.

    What is the Ayurvedic treatment of active acne?

    We have explained the ayurveda for acne approach in detail above.

    How to get clear skin according to Ayurveda?

    In the Indian system of medicine, clear skin is a result of our diet, lifestyle, healthy sleep, ritucharya, and mental balance. Therefore living a life of wellness, balance, and harmony and controlling what we feed our body and mind has a transformational effect on skin. Apart from that, using the appropriate herbs and not clogging or irritating the skin with chemical laden skin care and makeup goes a long way in keeping skin clear.

    What causes acne according to Ayurveda?

    Acne occurs due to specific dosha imbalances, stress, natural hormonal changes in teenage & pregnancy, imbalanced conditions like PCOD, poor or unsuitable diet, heavy use of makeup or chemical laden cosmetics and poor sleep . We have explained this in detail above.

    Can acne be 100% cured?

    Acne, in most cases, is a time-bound limited condition that occurs due to pitta & kapha imbalances. In many cases it gets resolved on its own with the use of focused non-irritating ayurvedic skincare products In other cases, it may be linked to disease conditions like PCOS and gets resolved when the underlying health condition is controlled. In all cases, we can get very effective results with the use of correct skin care products + diet and lifestyle management. So yes it can be 100% controlled and cured.

    Can Ayurveda cure cystic acne?

    Cystic acne is due to Pitta and Kapha imbalance. It can be controlled and acne size and occurence can be reduced by using the correct products and following a pitta-kapha balancing lifestyle and products.

    Are there any side effects of Ayurvedic treatments for pimples?

    In our article, we discussed using external products and diet and lifestyle modifications for acne and pimples. In this approach, there is no side effect as we are simply eliminating / reducing foods that could trigger acne and using safe non sensitising products externally.

    Can Ayurveda really cure pimples?

    Yes indeed. Please read our article above.

    At what age teenage Acne stops?

    Teenage acne is usually controlled towards late teens. In a few rare cases, it could continue into the early 20s.

    Do Acne scars fade over time?

    Yes they do. However, it is important to support the body through a healthy diet and correct skincare products to encourage healthy cell repair and rejuvenation.

    What Causes Different Types Of Acne?

    We have discussed the different types of acne above and the Ayurvedic reasoning behind each kind of skin problem. The specific dosha imbalances of ether pita alone or pitta in combination with kapha cause different types of acne.

    What Are The Different Types Of Acne?

    An effective ayurvedic treatment for pimples and acne treats different kinds of acne with a different set of products and a specific diet and lifestyle plan. We have described this in detail above .

    How to treat body acne according to Ayurveda?

    Body acne is a result of imbalanced pitta or imbalanced pitta and kapha in the body. It usually affects teens and young adults . Depending upon the kind of acne, specific products are suggested. For pitta and kapha based cystic acne on the back, chest or other body parts, the Krya Teen Anti acne Body wash can be used. For pitta-based acne where it presents as small, raised, red looking bumps  , the Krya Anti acne Bodywash can be used. Regular use can reduce the appearance of scars and acne lesions. For Pitta based acne, an effective treatment is to mix the bodywash in rose water and used on skin.

    Can I use Kumkumadi Tailam for acne prone skin ?

    Yes, it can be used for certain kinds of acne. But it must be used correctly and cautiously. we have written a very detailed post on Kumkumadi tailam, what skin it suits and how it is to be used. Please read this.

    What is the best face wash for acne prone and oily skin?

    Ayurveda offers us specific advice on this subject. Depending on the kind of acne you are prone to, a face wash must be chosen. The face wash must not further trigger or sensitize skin. And it should help balance skin sebum effectively without overdrying skin.

    • If you get acne only around the menstrual cycle, and you get 1-2 pimples use the Krya Classic Face wash for oily skin
    • If you get Pitta-based acne throughout the month, use the Krya Anti-acne face wash
    • If you are prone to cystic acne throughout the month, use the Krya face wash for cystic acne.

    How can I get rid of Acne Scars with Ayurveda?

    Using the correct skin products, and following diet and lifestyle guidelines for your skin will help support your body and a healthy skin rejuvenation cycle. This will help lighten acne scars over time.

    Does Amla cure Acne?

    Many herbal remedies are discussed on the internet with use of various herbs like Turmeric, neem, aloe vera gel, curd, honey , Tulsi leaves, and Amla, to name a few herbs. These home remedies say that regular use would remove acne from the root and also help in treating pimples and dark spots. In fact many of these combinations are erroneous and can clog skin or further trigger acne as the combinations have not been properly studied.

    Acne treatment using Ayurveda : to sum up

    Through this post, you should be able to understand how ayurvedic remedies for acne are  unique, well rounded and holistic. The difference in the ayurvedic treatment of acne lies in understanding the root cause of acne and working extensively on this.

    Acne Ayurveda treatment summary

    By analyzing the specific dosha imbalance in the acne problem and using the appropriate ayurvedic herbs to support skin recovery and healing, the ayurvedic approach is deep-rooted and effective.  Along with appropriate products, Ayurveda provides diet and lifestyle suggestions that help address the fundamental dosha imbalance. When this combined approach is followed (diet, lifestyle, and appropriate products), there is a faster improvement in skin, reduction in the appearance of acne, and a slowing down in the occurrence of acne too.

    We hope you found this piece on the ayurvedic management of acne useful. For further questions, please write to us. For Teen Anti acne solutions, please explore our Teen skin care products. 

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    Preethi Sukumaran

    Preethi is deeply committed to the formal study and application of the timeless principles of right living as laid down in the Ayurvedic canon. At Krya, her synthesis of ayurvedic principles with botanical expertise drives R&D & Product development.

    We have over 100 proprietary formulations in the market today which are trusted and loved by our consumers.

    Preethi is also deeply passionate about building Krya based on the Indic principle that Dharma leads to Artha ; we call this "Dharmic Entrepreneurship". She works with the Krya team on establishing Krya as one of the most trusted wellness brands in the categories we operate in.

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    1. Thank you for this really insightful article! I’ve tried SO many things for acne that’s gotten worse with the years and tropical weather and can now finally understand that its aggravated pitta-khapa that’s been triggering it all this while, and connects the dots with thinning sparse gray hair too!

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