Blemish is a type of mark, spot, discoloration, or flaw that appears on the skin that may disturb the person’s life emotionally. People who have fair skin and who tend to blush easily might be at a higher risk of having blemishes regularly. The condition appears more often among women, but men tend to have more severe symptoms.
In the modern world, every individual is facing one of the types of skin problems, most common of them are blemishes. It is the result of an increase in environmental pollution and our wrong eating habits. It was noticed that 70-95% of adolescents are affected to some degree of blemished skin.
What are the Causes for Blemishes?
The most common causes by which blemishes can easily occur are –
– Excessive sun exposure
– Certain medications
– Clogged pores
– Highly spicy, oily, fried foods
– Fungal infections
– Certain viruses, such as HSV-1
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Blemishes?
The symptoms of blemishes are varying person to person skin, it depends upon the person’s lifestyle, dietary habits, etc. But the most common symptoms that every person has to suffer are –
– Formation of small multiple papules
– Redness on the nose, chin, foreheads
– Flushing (face become red & hot)
– Cold sores
– Scar formation
What is the Ayurvedic View for Blemishes?
According to Ayurveda, any disturbance in the Tridosha (vata, pitta, & kapha) results in the disease formation. Out of three, Pitta Dosha is responsible for maintaining the digestive system, and when there is any disturbance in the fire or Agni, it will lead to several symptoms. Bhrajak Pitta, sub-type of Pitta Dosha helps in maintaining the health of skin, and hence when it gets aggravated, many skin problems are arising leading to swelling, redness, pigmentation, scar formation, the formation of pustules, etc.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Blemishes?
Nowadays, due to an increase in environmental pollution, every individual is suffering from various skin problems. Thus, they used a variety of skin products that provide temporary relief but later on, it causes dryness, skin irritation, flaking, etc. Instead of using modern cosmetics, a person should use natural products once that is safe and free from side effects. Ayurveda has numerous herbs that are proven best and safe for the skin. In Ancient times, neem, aloe vera, chandan,manjistha, etc. are used to maintaining the health, luster, glowing, and complexion of the skin.
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers the best and natural way to cure blemishes. We made a medicinal kit named – ‘Blemishes Go kit’ that includes a total of 5 products – Detox premium powder, Skin glow kadha, Blood purifier, Aloe vera gel, and Twaktailam. The medicines are herbal and can be used by any age of a person.
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
1) Detox Premium Powder –
Detox premium powder plays an important role in curing blemishes as it helps in the removal of toxins from the body and maintains the function of the digestive system. The powder is a mixture of several natural herbs and bhasmas such as – shuktapishti, giloysatv, gandhakrasayan, motipishti, akikpishti, shankhbhasma, etc. The ingredients pacify the aggravated pitta dosha and provide glowing and healthy skin.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2) Skin Glow Kadha –
Skin glow kadha is a specialized formulation of various natural ingredients that are proven to cure blemishes naturally by purifying the blood, remove excess toxins from the body. It is made up ofdalchini, giloy, tulsi, chirayta, haldi, mahaguni, bahera, etc. The ingredients have anti-aging, anti-fungal, antioxidants properties that make it useful to fight against pimples and blemishes.
Recommended Dosage – Take 20 ml twice daily with an equal amount of water.
3) Blood Purifier –
Blood purifier is an herbal syrup consist of multiple benefits and is proven as the best ayurvedic medicine for healthy skin. The syrup is composed of various natural herbs that pacify the tridosha and improves the blood circulation. Some of the ingredients are – KhadirChall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubiacordifolia), Neem (Azadirachtaindica), Giloy (Tinosporacordifolia), Harad (Terminaliabellirica), Baheda (Terminaliachebula), Amla (Emblicaofficinalis), etc. Regular intake of blood purifier improves the skin complexion, skin texture, provide freshness to the skin, and maintains the natural glow of the skin.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
4) Aloe Vera Gel –
Aloe Vera gelis widely used to maintain healthy skin and is one of the best herbal medicine in Ayurveda. The gel is made up of a natural extract of aloe vera and rose petals. Aloe vera has the best healing and hydrating properties and it is best to provide the dry skin with the much-needed moisturization. The gel provides a cooling effect to the skin and reduces redness, dry patches, & pigmentation etc.
Method of Application – Gently apply over the affected area of the skin.
5) TwakTailam –
Twaktailam is the best ayurvedic oil that provides relief from various skin problems. It is composed of natural herbs that pacify the tridosha and provides healthy skin. The oil is made up ofyashtimadhu (Glycyrrhizaglabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. Twak tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, improves complexion, helps in deep detoxification, and blood purification without any side effects.
Method of Application – Apply over the affected area of the skin.
What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Blemishes?
The main function of Panchakarma is to detoxify the body by removing the excess amounts of toxins from the whole body. In the case of blemishes, Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers the two therapies that are mainly made for glowing, charming skin naturally. The therapies are done by experienced therapists with proper guidance.
Mukha Lepam- It is a medicated paste prepared from herbs that keeps your facial skin healthy. The herbs are generally Pitta and Kapha pacifier that reduces all the signs and symptoms of blemishes and provides a glowing and healthy skin.
Fruit Mukha Lepam- In this therapy various fresh fruits are mixed to form a paste and by adding aloe vera gel and some of the best herbs, a paste is applied to the skin. After drying, it is removed gently and a small amount of aloe vera gel is applying for the moisturization of the skin. This therapy is very beneficial in reducing pigmentation, scars, redness, etc.
Healthy Diet and Lifestyle –
– Skin cells require water to function properly. According to research, a blemish is more likely to develop when your system has more toxins. By drinking more water it helps to eliminate the toxins from the body and provide healthy skin.
– Exercise boosts blood circulation and promotes sweating, which helps the body to push impurities out of the pores. Physical activity helps in reducing stress levels, which in turn aids the prevention of blemishes.
– Reduce the intake or strictly avoid the oily, fried, sour, salty foods, as it aggravates the pitta dosha and results in the formation of toxins in the body which make the symptoms severe and worse.
– Wash your hands once you wake up before touching the face and do not sleep without washing your face.
– The less you sleep the higher your cortisol level will be. Poor sleep causes dehydration, the appearance of your skin with dark circles and puffy eyes. Get adequate sleep to manage the symptoms of blemishes.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.