Saturday, March 20, 2010

Acne treatment (naturally at home or otherwise) is the most sought after treatment among the younger generation. Acne is a common and chronic skin disorder. It is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. The lesions are usually found on the skin of the face, neck, chest and shoulders. Nearly six out of ten young people between the ages of twelve and twenty-four suffer from some degree of acne. Acne causes a great deal of embarrassment at an age when people tend to be sensitive about their personal appearance. Read about how yoga can cure acne.

Yoga for Acne

My younger sister had acne, with nasty bumps, black heads and even whiteheads spread all over her face and back. With it came some horrendous scars. The chemicals that she used to clear her pimples created new scars.

Finally she almost gave up trying to clear her skin. One day all that changed, when she met an old school pal of hers, who had really glowing skin. Like many of us this friend too went through the usual adolescent bad skin, so it was good seeing her skin so bright and flawless. We later learnt that it was yoga that improved her skin. Today my sister and I are into Yoga, and over time, we are acne free with gorgeous skin.

Acne is a result of a combination of hormones, skin oils and bacteria that inflame hair follicles. This produces sebum or a waxy substance which clogs the pores and leads to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. It can happen to adolescents as well as older woman.

Yoga helps because it hinges around diet management, exercises and medication. It essentially helps in balancing the body systems so that the hormone imbalances are corrected. If you follow the diet, recommended by yoga you would be avoiding a lot of factors that create imbalance. Also the use of healthy spices such as turmeric, cumin and coriander increase so would the use of herbs such as basil, and neem leaf these are very effective.

The yogic exercises like Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar, Pavanmuktasana, Standing Forward Bending postures and other inverted postures help the endocrine and our entire body systems work much more efficiently. These correct a lot of faults within the body such as digestion and circulation. It even improves metabolism. Meditation relaxes the mind, this helps ease the body and remove stress, which is a strong factor in hormonal imbalances.

Advanced yoga also includes techniques like kapalbhatii, Neti, Dhauti which cleanse the entire system. But these need intensive training techniques which you read by clicking on the names.

I would advice that you turn to Yoga and have a skin that glows.


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