Acne(yuvana pidakas) is a very common skin related problem which forms plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions on the face, neck, shoulder, back, chest and buttocks.
Acne can effect people of all ages but primarily effects the teenagers, but it also strikes adults with its persistent and recurrent blemishes
According to the survey about 70% of population suffers from this during their adolescence.
This common problem has resulted in cosmetic and emotional upset and has led to many conditions like avoidance of eye contact.
Girls tend to wear heavy make-up to disguise the pimples, even though they know this sometimes aggravates the condition.
In extreme cases a social phobia can develop.
Some refuse to go to school leading to poor academic performance and possibly future unemployment.
Some takes sick days from work, risking their jobs or livelihood.
WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne (yuvana pidakas) is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples.
Skin is the largest organ of our body with a surface area of over six feet and makes up around 16 percent of your total body weight
Basically there are five functions of the skin they are
- Excretion and heat regulation
- Synthesis of vitamin D
- Water resistance from the external environment
Naturally fresh and healthy skin is a protector of our body and an expression of beauty, but unhealthy skin is a real malice to our body proving to be vivid obstacle of the manifestation of true beauty.
According to ayurveda, acne is not only a skin related problem but also a imbalance in the internal metabolism which can arise due to several causes.
Food habits—which includes irregular food habits, oily food, more spicy food, unhygienic food, tanned food, canned food, frequent use of soft drinks and other beverages, junk food etc.
Physical activities like—after exposure to the sun washing your face in cold water, exposure to the dust etc.
Chemical exposure—more use of cosmetics which are very much harmful to the skin.
Psychological factors—like depression, anxiety, sleeplessness
HOW ACNE FORMS?
Acne are the skin lesions or inflammation of the skin which occurs when the sebaceous glands located at the base of hair follicles, become overactive due to bacterial infection,gets swollen and filled with pus.
According to ayurveda, the above mentioned causative factors make imbalance of kapha and vata dosha(the two basic elements of our body) leading to indigestion(Agnimandya).As a result there will be formation of toxins, vitiation of Sebaceous glands of the skin(medho dhathu), making the blood impure and hair roots thin thus producing acne.
External applications which kills the bacteria by inducing oxygenation in the affected pores or follicles are more in use now a days. It is important to note that oxidation causes free radicals and leads to faster aging of the skin which is more dangerous.
Ayurveda aims at treating the root cause of the disease rather then treating just the symptom. In healing Earth multispecialty ayurveda hospital, we treat the Individual/patient (Rogi) rather than treating the disease because every person will not have the common causative factor, some may have a single causative factor while some others may have a combination of several causative factors. We properly analyse the causative factor and then decide the treatment so that the patient will be free from acnes .