You have acne and have tried many remedies—cosmetic products or expensive treatments. But the pimples refuse to go.
Some chemical products or treatments seem to be making it worse. The worst part is—you don’t understand why it’s happening and why won’t it go away.
You are now convinced that it’s not the acne that needs fixing. You need to fix this from the inside.
What you need is a holistic treatment that brings back the balance of your body. Natural healing that gives you the beautiful and healthy skin you once had.
What you need is the help of the traditional medical science of Ayurveda.
Now Ayurveda is complex, especially if you are not a native practitioner. There is a ton of research and it’s difficult to narrow it down to “a list of top Ayurvedic remedies for acne”.
But it’s not impossible. So I did the hard work for you. Because I have been where you are right now. Using deeply researched Ayurvedic remedies, I was able to cure acne and get rid off the scars too.
To make it easy for you, I have compiled this exhaustive list of 17 authentic Ayurvedic remedies for acne.
Each one of these is healthy, natural, and recommended by Ayurveda. You will start to see results even if you manage to follow a few of these.
We know this to be true because most chemical treatments target acne symptoms. But, Ayurveda heals the root causes—poor diet, weakened digestive system, and toxic food combinations.
Let’s get started.
Ayurvedic remedies for acne
Ayurveda uses food and plants as medicine. If you eat well, you will likely have a glowing skin. But when your diet and sleep cycle is disturbed, your body will store a lot of toxins.
These toxins lead to the formation of acne, pimples and other skin conditions. Ayurveda recommends detoxifying your body and mind in order to treat your acne.
Here are some ayurvedic remedies for acne that work wonders.
Oral ayurvedic remedies for acne (Choose one or two)
1. Drink Aloe vera juice first thing in the morning
2. Start your day with a blood purifier
Another traditional remedy is to purify your blood. Your blood and fats carry the toxins generated in your digestive system.
Treating acne caused by these toxins is difficult with antibiotics and topicals.
A good blood purifier like Neem and Moringa detox drink removes toxins from the blood. This improves your skin tone and helps you get rid of your acne too.
While there are so many advantages of it, there’s a downside as well, it’s taste. No one likes the astringent and bitter taste of blood purifiers.
The herbs used in these purifiers are responsible for the taste. If you can ignore the taste, the befits are immense.
3. Drink bitter gourd juice an empty stomach
The bitter it is the better. Drinking bitter gourd juice every morning on an empty stomach can help with a lot of problems.
The astringent and bitter properties enhance immunity and serve as an antibiotic, thereby killing germs inside the body. It is especially beneficial for fungal infections on the skin or inside your body.
The bitters and alkaloids in the juice make for great blood purifiers, thereby removing the toxins effectively.
Applying a paste of bitter gourd on your face is one of the best ayurvedic remedies for acne. It will lower the inflammation quickly and reduce scars and blemishes
4. Chew neem leaves on an empty stomach
Baby neem leaves are a powerhouse of nutrients. They purify the blood and promote immunity if eaten every day on an empty stomach.
It will improve your oral health too. The strong antibacterial and antifungal properties remove toxins from your blood. This promotes glowing and acne-free skin.
But if the taste bothers you, chew the leaves with a teaspoon of honey.
A paste of neem leaves is also an effective remedy for acne. When applied topically it fights against the acne-causing bacteria.
1 teaspoon fuller’s earth
1/2 teaspoon honey
Apply for 15 mins and wash with lukewarm water.
5. Drink Gooseberry juice on an empty stomach
6. Drink Fennel tea once or twice a day
Your stomach and digestive system need internal cooling if you suffer from acne. Fennel being alkaline in nature reduces heat in the body.
Fennel protects from the oxidation of cells. It is rich in antioxidants and promotes the development of new cells. This reduces scarring and signs of aging.
You can also use fennel topically to soothe the inflamed skin
A paste of,
1 teaspoon fennel powder(ground fennel seeds),
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fuller’s earth
Keep it on for 15 mins. You will notice an immediate reduction in inflammation.
7. Ginger lemon drink after your meals
Ginger is a very good digestive and acidity regulator. Mix it with lemon and honey to enhance the properties.
t contains over 40 antioxidants which fight with free radicals and reduces aging.
But, do not overdo it. Excess of ginger in your diet can cause severe acidity. One to two cups of ginger along with lemon and honey is enough for the body.
Or, you can add a small( ½ inch) piece of grated ginger for making your tea.
Topical ayurvedic remedies for acne
7. Neem bark on face
8. Turmeric on face
9. Honey on face
Sandalwood is a rare plant now and a pretty expensive one too. But if you can get a hold of a few sticks then nothing like it.
It smells amazing and is very soothing and cooling. The cooling properties are beneficial for acne and a lot of other skin disorders.
12. Fullers earth
13. Mint and coriander
15. Cinnamon and nutmeg
Cinnamon and nutmeg are known for their powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Cinnamon, should be used in a very small quantity to avoid skin burning.
A pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg when mixed with honey, becomes a wonderful face pack to treat acne and scars.
If you only have scars, rub this mask to exfoliate the dead skin off. This will change your skin forever.
16. Kumkumadi facial oil
Kumkumadi oil is a blend of a lot of herbs and oils. It is made after following a tedious process. The effects are amazing.
I have used this Kumkumadi oil for over two years now and my skin is completely transformed.
The oil contains exotic lotus flowers and saffron flowers. These are mixed with rose water and rich oils later. This is a miracle facial oil.
It helps in removing acne, scars, hyperpigmentation, tan and also works as a sunscreen too. Massage your face with 2-3 drops of this oil every night. You will wake up with glowing, gorgeous skin.
Say bye-bye to acne forever with Ayurveda
Chakshu is a US alliance certified yoga teacher, a biotechnologist and an Ayurveda evangelist. Her passion is to help people live a toxic-free life, emotionally and chemically. She loves reading self-help books. When she is not writing, she is busy thinking about life.