Once you hit puberty, acne and pimples can show up especially when you have oily skin. This can be a very commonly seen skin problem in teenagers. You can cure acne and pimples by salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or other over the counter drugs to treat the acne but there are other ways too that are highly beneficial when you have this bout of acne, I am talking about the home made Ayurvedic face packs to cure pimples and acne. They are safe and show long lasting results with added benefits like fading the dark spots, pimple marks, making the skin texture better or even to make the skin complexion fairer than before.
With so many benefits, Ayurvedic face packs are to try to treat the acne and pimples. Here are 3 home made Ayurvedic face packs for acne
1. Neem, Red sandalwood Ayurvedic face pack for acne
This ayurvedic face pack is extremely useful for teenagers or adults who are facing acne problems and have sensitive skin. Take a teaspoonful of neem powder with a teaspoonful of red sandalwood power, also called as raktchandan in Hindi. Mix these two ingredients with water in a small bowl. Apply this paste on the face for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes wash the face with plain normal water.
This ayurvedic face pack enriched with good ingredients helps clearing out the acne by eliminating the bacterial infection. Raktchandan has soothing and healing properties which also lightens the skin tone. Therefore it will soothe the irritated skin. It will also fade the marks of the pimples. Neem kills bacteria and clears the pimples.
2. Turmeric and sandalwood Ayurvedic face pack for acne
Another ayurvedic face pack that is very good for pimples and acne is this sandalwood and turmeric face pack. You will need a teaspoonful of sandalwood powder. If you do not have sandalwood powder them. Grind the sandalwood on a stone to get the sandalwood paste. Once you get around a teaspoonful of sandalwood paste then add a pinch of the turmeric powder. Mix it thoroughly and apply this paste on the clean face. Wait for 15-20 minutes and then rinse your face with plain water. With plain water we mean the water which is not warm or cold.
This is a very effective face pack to get rid of the pimples and the bacterial infection. This face pack should be used at least 2 times a week. Take sandalwood powder so that the preparation of this face pack becomes easier.
3. Mint leaves, Cloves and Multani Mitti Ayurvedic face pack for pimples
Oily skin, full of sebum is the common breeding ground of the pimples and acne, So, the first step to avoid pimples, get rid of them fast is to get rid of the excess oils from the face first. This Ayurvedic face pack is ideal to do that for you. Take 7-8 mint leaves, 2 cloves and a teaspoonful of Fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti). Crush the leaves of mint and grind the cloves like we grind sandalwood to extract the paste, and then add a teaspoonful of Multani mitti in it. Make a paste of all these 3 ingredients with water.
Wash your face and then apply this paste. Keep it for 20 minutes. There will be mild burning sensation because of the cloves and the skin that has breakouts. So, try to be calm. Mint leaves have cooling effect so they will minimize the tingling sensation of the cloves in this face pack. Wash off the face pack with normal water.
Mint and clove helps eliminating the infection due to which acne will clear soon. The redness would be gone soon. And Multani mitti absorbs excess oils from the skin, making skin less oily and less prone to more pimples.
4. Neem, Tulsi, sandalwood and Turmeric Ayurvedic face pack for acne
A very popular ayurvedic face pack can be made with wonderful ingredients like Neem, Tulsi (Holy basil), sandalwood and Turmeric powder (Haridra). Take half teaspoonful of neem powder or 8-9 leaves of neem leaves, half teaspoonful of sandalwood powder, 7-8 leaves of Tulsi and a pinch of turmeric powder. Now, crush the leafy ingredients like neem, tulsi and add the mentioned quantities of the other ingredients in a small plate or bowl. Mix these ingredients with water and make a paste. Apply this paste on the face for 20 minutes and rinse off.
This is an excellent face pack to get rid of the pimples and whiteheads. Neem, Tulsi and turmeric clear out the pimples, healing the skin and sandalwood soothes the red irritated acne prone skin. This face packs is good for teenagers and adults, everyone who are suffering from pimples.
5. Mint leaves, basil leaves and Besan face pack for acne
When the pimples are not that many but still there are some occasional pimples that you would like to heal, then this Ayurvedic face pack with Besan, Mint leaves and tulsi is ideal. It makes skin free from pimples and redness.
You will need 7-8 mint leaves, 7-8 Tulsi leaves and a teaspoonful of Besan (chick pea flour). Crush the leaves and make a paste of all the three products with water or rose water. Keep this for 20 minutes and once a week is enough though you can try 2 times a week if you wish.
Ayurvedic face packs are effective and all natural than the ready made and store bought products. They do require some time for the preparations but their results are worth the efforts. Most of the Ayurvedic face pack preparations will not take that long, once you have the mentioned products with you.