Don’t let pimple and pimple scars affect your lifestyle. Read on for some simple home remedies to treat pimple scars using ingredients prescribed in Ayurveda which are readily available in your kitchen.
Home remedies are very effective when it comes to managing pimple marks and can deliver that clear, spotless skin we’re all looking for. Here are some skin care remedies – that trace their roots to Ayurveda – to help you remove pimple marks naturally.
Manjistha is a commonly used herb in Ayurveda which detoxifies the blood, cleans the skin and regulates the oil production; thereby reducing the outbreak of pimples.
How to use Manjistha:
Mix a teaspoon of red sandalwood powder (Raktchandan) and some Manjistha powder with some rose water or milk, to form a smooth paste. Rub the mixture gently on your face and let it dry for about 15-20 minutes.
Manjistha is effective in clearing blemishes and improving your skin tone by reducing dark spots.
This versatile and easy to maintain plant is just what your skin needs when you are battling pimple scars. It is high on essential vitamins and its high vitamin E content is effective in dealing with deep scar tissues. Aloe Vera has been used in Ayurveda for centuries, is deep-rooted in our traditions skin care and is used for dealing with various skin ailments.
How to use Aloe Vera:
Cut open the Aloe Vera leaf and scoop out the gel. Gently apply a coat of the gel on your face and leave it for about 10 minutes. After it’s dry, apply another coat. This time pay special attention to massaging the marks area; let the gel soak into the skin. Wait for 10 minutes before washing your face carefully.
For the best results, after applying the second coat leave it overnight, and wash it off in the morning.
Honey in itself is a complete Ayurvedic skin treatment for removing blemishes. It’s natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties make it perfect for sensitive skin as it does not cause irritation. It’s rich mineral content is potent in healing skin tissue. It not only rejuvenates damaged skin cells but is also helpful in preventing pimples from occurring again, thanks to its anti-bacterial properties.
How to use Honey:
Using clean fingers apply honey over your face. Leave it on for half an hour and then rinse it off with clean water. For better results, leave the honey overnight and wash it in the morning.
Turmeric is an age old ingredient mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Applied topically or taken internally, it is known to be an antidote for most chronic ailments, including pimple outbreaks, owing to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The Curcumin present in the turmeric contributes to skin regeneration and scar healing.
How to use Turmeric:
Turmeric, on its own, can be effective in reducing scarring. But why stop there? Using a combination of turmeric with sandalwood can make your skin more radiant and glowing.
Mix equal portions of turmeric and sandalwood with a few drops of rose water in a small bowl to form a fine paste.
Apply this paste on the face marks and dark spots. Allow the paste to stay for about 15-20 minutes or until it dries up. Rinse your face off with lukewarm water.
An often neglected fact is that the nutrients, minerals and vitamin (especially Vitamin C) content in the Orange peel is much higher than the fruit itself. This makes Orange peel the perfect ingredient in dealing with problems like pigmentation, dark spots and marks.
How to use Orange Peel
It is best used in powdered form. Sun-dry the Orange peels, after removing the white fibres. Grind the dried peel into a coarse powder.
Mix 2 teaspoons of the powder with 2 teaspoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Before rinsing, massage the skin over the face pack for 2 minutes in a circular motion. This will help exfoliate the skin and clear it off dead skin cells.
Repeat this twice a week for two months and experience the difference.
The above ingredients are not only easily available but, being totally natural, are also completely safe as compared to cosmetic chemicals.