Ayurvedic Solutions For Your Acne
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Ayurvedic Solutions For Your Acne

Jul 10, 2023

Ayurvedic Solutions For Your Acne

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne

Are there any side effects of Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne?

Some Ayurvedic Tips and Remedies for Acne

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science that originated in the Indian sub-continent almost 5000 years ago. This therapeutic and 100% natural science deals with the imbalances in the Human Body. According to Ayurveda, there are three Doshas in any human body, viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Any health issue in humans results from an imbalance of these doshas. 

Ayurvedic treatment is a non-invasive way to realign this imbalance and eliminate the root cause of all the problems. So, just like other diseases and illnesses, Ayurveda has a solution for Acne too. Let’s check some of the most effective Ayurvedic treatments for Acne.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne 

Also known as “Yauvanapidika” in Ayurveda, Acne is a condition where your skin produces a lot of sebum. This excess sebum blocks the hair follicle pores, resulting in the formation of Acne. As per Ayurveda, Acne is caused due to the imbalance of Pitta Dosha. These vitiated Doshas produce toxins and result in Acne.

So all the Ayurvedic treatments for Acne focus on regaining Doshas’ balance. Treatments include alteration in diet or lifestyle and the use of various herbs and kitchen ingredients to treat Acne. They can be either topical or consumable. 

Here are the common home remedies for acne treatment:

  • Turmeric and Mint Mask

Turmeric holds immense importance in Ayurveda. Sometimes referred to as a wonder-spice, Turmeric can be of great help in treating Acne. Turmeric is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal As P acnes bacteria is a known factor in the cause of acne, Turmeric can be really helpful in fighting Acne by fighting this bacteria.

Ayurvedic treatment for acne

Another ingredient is mint, which is rich in vitamin A. Mint can lighten the blemishes and acne scars on your face. 

To make a mask, crush fresh Mint leaves and take out its juice. Now mix this juice with organic turmeric powder and prepare a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area and let it dry for 15-20 min. Later, wash it away with lukewarm water.

  • Neem Paste

Another magical Ayurvedic treatment for Acne is neem. Neem is one of the most popular and widely utilized trees for various ailments. This is because its leaves possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. That’s the reason why Indians have been using Neem as a primary skin care product for hundreds of years.

Home remedies for acne treatment

Find some fresh Neem leaves for acne treatment. Crush those leaves and prepare a paste from them. If you don’t have access to fresh Neem-leaves, you can also use dried neem powder. Just mix a bit of lukewarm water in it and your paste is ready. Apply it on your skin and let it dry for 15-20 mins. Later, rinse it off with warm water. Do this every few days and you’ll see amazing results. 

  • Honey and Lemon

Honey is considered one of the most effective treatments for Acne in Ayurveda. And when you mix it with fresh Lemon juice, it becomes more effective. Honey is extremely effective in fighting multiple bacterias, while Lemon is a natural antioxidant and depigmenting agent.

Mix an equal quantity of Natural Honey and fresh Lemon juice in a cup. Mix it thoroughly and apply the mixture to the affected area. But make sure you avoid open Acne and wounds. Let it dry for about 25 mins. Later, wash it away with lukewarm water. With regular use, you can easily see the results. 

  • Cumin Coriander-Fennel Tea 

According to Ayurveda, Acne is a result of the body’s internal heat. So if you can reduce the heat, you can reduce the Acne. Cumin Coriander-Fennel Tea can be an excellent Ayurvedic treatment for Acne. This all-natural tea keeps your body cool and heat producing toxins away. 

All you have to do is take 1/3rd spoon of each seed. Add it to the water and stir it. Once the tea is ready, filter it (you can skip filtering if you like seeds) and drink it three times a day. Do this for 1 month and you’ll see definitive results. 

  • Amla Juice

Amla is one of the most popular and widely used fruits in Ayurveda due to its remarkable properties. It’s considered one of the best natural resources for skincare. It’s extremely rich in Vitamin C and its regular consumption will help you keep your skin fresh. In addition, it’s rich in antioxidants and can help you fight free radicals as a bonus!

Amla Juice for acne

And preparing its juice is not rocket science. All you have to do is find some fresh Amla, slice them, crush them and prepare its juice for acne treatment. Drink one small glass every day and you’ll see amazing results.

  • Sandalwood and Turmeric Paste

Sandalwood is an extremely popular and effective Ayurvedic treatment for Acne. Its regular use lightens the blemishes. Mixing it with organic turmeric powder turns it into a natural anti-acne treatment. Its regular use will help you reduce acne breakout and will add a natural glow to your skin.

Mix an equal amount of turmeric powder with sandalwood powder and add some water. You can also use rosewater instead for better results. Apply the paste to the affected area, and let it dry for 25-30 mins. Later, rinse your face with lukewarm water.

  • Honey and Cinnamon Paste

Again comes our favourite honey! Our ancestors have used the combination of Cinnamon and Honey to fight Acne for centuries. Cinnamon stimulates blood circulation, while honey is a natural antibacterial. 

You can prepare a paste of roasted Cinnamon and Honey. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry for 15 to 20 mins. Later, wash away the paste with lukewarm water. Regular use of this paste can help you reduce acne breakouts and blemishes.

Honey and Cinnamon Paste for Acne

Are there any side effects of Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne?

All the Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne mentioned above uses 100% natural and organic ingredients. So, in general, there are no side effects of using these treatments. But, it’s possible that you might be allergic to some of the ingredients like Honey or Lemon and using them might lead to development of itchy, red rashes on skin.

So before you use any of the above treatments, make sure you do a patch test first. If you experience any adverse effects, immediately consult a dermatologist.

Some Ayurvedic Tips and Remedies for Acne

Ayurveda suggests that certain positive changes in your lifestyle will help you fight acne more effectively. Science also supports this as lifestyle modifications have been shown to keep hormonal levels in balance and thus prevent frequent breakouts. Here are some tips for acne treatment:

  • Don’t consume too much oily and spicy food. 
  • Add more  fresh fruits and veggies to your diet
  • Sleep on time and practice good sleep habits. 
  • Manage stress by activities like exercise, walking, yoga etc 
  • Avoid heavy greasy cosmetics
  • Do not pop your pimples

It’s always advisable to consult a dermatologist before modifying the diet or using any home remedy for acne treatment.


Ayurveda is a holistic body-care system that can help you treat multiple health issues. The above-mentioned Ayurvedic treatments are a part of our 5000 years old legacy. These treatments will take some time to show results, but they are effective and come with almost negligible side effects. 

Lastly, it is important to note that acne is a complex and multifactorial disorder which requires a long treatment. If and when you feel your acne worsens after using Ayurvedic treatment for acne, or if you have severe acne, it is advisable to seek a dermatologist’s opinion.  Our experienced dermatologist at Clear Skin Clinics can help you find the cause of your acne and help you devise a treatment plan which includes medicines, home remedies and a skincare routine to give you that clear flawless skin. 

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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