Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars Fast? Top 5 Natural Home Remedies

How to get rid of acne scars

Acne breaks out in almost every body’s life, especially in the teenage when we are about to enter puberty. During those years everybody wants to appear the best and acne problem strikes. These can be avoided, but you have to get some herbal home remedies done that can make you look smart again. Everybody wants to erase them as soon as possible, but don’t know what to do.

You start thinking about your food intake, what wrong dish I had, that has caused such blemishes. These can break out on your face, back, forearms or neck. Some of them cease out after a few weeks, but some keep lingering on. If one pimple dies another springs up at the same place. Some of them ripen and start bleeding, diluting your face value. You don’t venture out and stay in your room, it enhances your irritation. They might even vanish, but leaves marks or scars, on the face that takes their own time to perish.

What are the Natural Home Remedies to Cure Acne?

Today we are going to tell you certain home remedies that can make your skin flawless within no time, sometimes within 12 hours.

Aloe Vera Cure

Aloe Vera

This is the best cure if you wish to get relief from the pimples and acne scars. It will moisturize your skin to upmost level that makes the skin supple again. Even if you don’t have any pimples or acne scars on your skin, Aloe Vera is a great thing to use on your face. It makes it more glowing and radiant. It brings back the pinkness on your cheeks, if used regularly. Experts suggest using organic Aloe Vera from your garden, instead of buying from the beauty shops. You can grow Aloe Vera plants very easily in an organic manner to reap in its numerous benefits.

Aloe Vera’s gel is often added to creams, lotions, soaps and ointments. Most of the time it is used to heal rashes, burns and other skin problems. When applied it cures wounds, treat burns and reduces inflammation from the skin. Aloe Vera has salicylic acid and sulfur, which are used to heal acne. It also erases scars left after pimples cease. Get the Aloe Vera gel from its leaves and apply directly on the skin. Wash it off after 30 minutes with plain water. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day.

Apply Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

It is made by fermenting apple cider. Like many other vinegars, it has the strength to fight many viruses and bacteria. It contains many organic acids that kill acne and make the skin totally flawless. It`s ingredient, Succinic Acid lowers the inflammation caused by acne, thus it removes the scars. Apple Cider Vinegar also dries excessive oil that causes acne.

Mix 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and 3 teaspoons of plain water, use more water if the skin is sensitive. After cleaning the skin apply this mixture directly with the help of a cotton ball. Let go 20 minutes then wash it with plain water and pat dry. Repeat this process 2 or 3 times a day. If you don’t dilute apple cider vinegar, and apply directly, it can cause burns.

Neem

Neem

Neem trees can be seen in many Indian homes. This ever green tree has numerous benefits. Neem leaves can remove acne and pimples and erase its scars. Ayurveda also believes in the power of Neem to remove acne, that’s why it recommends Neem to be used to remove acne.  Get a handful of Neem leaves and boil them in water. Let it cool down then apply it on the affected skin. Let it sit over there for 10 minutes and then wash it with plain water and pat dry. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times a day and you will get positive results after a few days.

Apply Green Tea on Your Skin

Green Tea

Green tea is abundantly anti-oxidant and drinking it can make your skin supple. Applying it directly on the infected skin also helps in removing acne. Because the flovonoids and tannins present in Green Tea help in fighting bacteria and lower inflammation, these cause acne. The main oxidant of Green Tea is called Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which reduces inflammation, fight with sebum production and inhibit the buildup of acne in persons who are affected by acne. By applying 2-3% of Green Tea extract to the infected skin, lowers the sebum production and erase pimples. It is very easy to make your own remedy at home.

Mix Green Tea in water and boil it for 3 or 4 minutes. Take it off the flames and let it cool down itself. Either apply it directly on the infected skin with the help of cotton ball or pour it in a spray bottle and sprinkle on your infected skin. Let it get dry by itself and then wash with plain water. You can also add the remaining tea bags with raw honey and apply it on the face to make your skin supple. It reduces the sugar level in blood and insulin level also, the two main factors that contribute for acne to break out.

Amla

Amla

Amla juice is for immortality and it is a fact, it can make you immortal by providing number of benefits. Amla juice enhances the flexibility of skin, making it appear radiant. Apply Amla paste on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes before washing with plain water. Never use a soap to wash. Amla is a natural blood purifier and combats with microorganisms of the skin, it keeps the acne, pimples and any other skin infection at bay. Thus drinking Amla juice can provide you with a glowing and radiant skin.

You can try all these home remedies at home, without going out and seeking medical help. If these don’t work, then plan a visit to your Dermatologist and seek his/her advice.

Herbal Remedies for Ankylosing Spondylitis – Symptoms and Diagnosis

Herbal Remedies for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Included in the group of Seronegative spondylo arthropathies, ankylosing spondylitis affects your spine with intense pain and stiffness from neck to lower back. Fusing together of the vertebra (spine) making your spine rigid is the typical feature. This changes can vary from mild to severe forms and it can even get worse forming a stooped over posture.

Even though the incidence is common for all age groups, it is more prevalent in male gender among their teens and 20s.

Causes of ankylosing spondylitis are still unknown, but it has strong connections with the genetic factor (HLA-B27 gene).

Major Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Pain and stiffness – It mainly affects your lower back, buttocks, and hips. You have to doubt for spondylitis, if you have pain for longer than 3 months. It often starts in the sacroiliac joints.
  • Bony fusion – Affect a person by hindering them to perform daily activities. Fusion of the ribs to the spine or sternum, limits the expansion of the chest when taking a deep breath.
  • Pain in ligaments and tendons – Mainly in Achilles tendon
  • As ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease, you can also have fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite
  • Eye inflammation with redness and pain
  • Lung, and heart problems – Rare cases

Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • X-rays of back and pelvis
  • Measurements of the chest when breathing
  • Lab tests

Herbal Remedies for Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy

When other systems of medicines still search in darkness for an effective treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, Ayurveda is blessed with a lot of potent herbs which can manage ankylosing spondylitis. Along with proper medication, physical and occupational therapy should also be maintained to have proper functioning and to minimize deformity. In very severe cases, surgery may be the last resort.

Planet Ayurveda offers eminent formulations in a complete care pack, ‘joint support pack’. All the medicines in this pack are guaranteed to be purely herbal and with no side effects, as they are formulated with no added preservatives or chemicals. Drug interactions are also least noted. This pack is efficient enough to tackle with every joint issue.

JOINT SUPPORT PACK
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  1. Bone support capsules
  2. Curcumin capsules
  3. Joint aid plus capsules
  4. Coral calcium complex capsules

1. Bone Support

  • Boswellia serrata (asthishringala),
  • Laccifera lacca (laksha),
  • Moringa (morianga oleifera)
  • Arjuna (terminalia arjuna),
  • Pravala pishti (incinerated form of purified coral)

Boswellia is an excellent choice of remedy for joint disorders. It is a natural pain killer and fastens the reunion of bones. It helps to inhibit the bone mineral density loss and cartilage loss. Laksha is mainly used to increase the bone density and joint disorders.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice a day with lukewarm water after meals

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin, which is extracted from turmeric is a potent anti inflammatory drug. They help to boost the immune system and also to modulate. They are mainly indicated to enhance the blood circulation in the body. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant. Curcumin is very popular for its antibacterial action. It helps to relieve the pain and inflammation.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with lukewarm water after meals

3. Joint Aid Plus

It contains the extract of

  • Nirgundi (vitex negundo),
  • Guggulu (commiphora mukul),
  • Shallaki (boswellia serrata),
  • Ginger, (zingiber officinale)
  • Guduci (tinosporia cordifolia),
  • Ashwagandha (withania somnifera).

Being the natural diet for bones and joint, it is a great aid for joint disorders. It relieves pain and inflammation to a great extent.

Dosage – 1 capsule two times a day with lukewarm water after meals.

4. Coral Calcium Complex

Coral calcium complex – Coral calcium complex – This is an excellent combination of drugs, which supplements calcium in the body to strengthen the bones. Bone infections are best treated by this complex. This complex includes coral, agate, jawar mohra pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti and guduci (tinospora cordifolia).

Dosage – 1 to 2 capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water

Diet & regimen in Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Choose the foods which help to fight against inflammation and keep your bones strong. Maintaining a healthy weight is very crucial in this point, as an extra pound can strain your joints.
  • Include more colorful fruits and vegetables, which are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to relieve arthritis symptoms.
  • Whole grains like brown rice should be added more. Whole grains protect your heart, as in later stages of spondyloarthropathy heart health can be affected.
  • Always stay hydrated. But avoid alcoholic beverages as it may weaken your bones.
  • Avoid high fat and high cholesterol foods
  • Avoid tobacco smoking or chewing to prevent the aggravation of the disease.
  • Include calcium and vitamin D supplements in your diet
  • Practice some yoga postures to relieve from the symptoms. You can include
    • Child’s pose
    • Bridge pose
    • Downward facing dog
    • Cobra pose
    • Locust pose
    • Mountain pose
    • Cat pose
    • Cow pose
    • Staff pose
  • Some most effective ankylosing spondylitis exercises include Standing posture, Lying posture, Swimming, Deep breathing, Yoga, Walking posture, Sitting posture, Sleeping posture etc. regular exercise relieves pain and inflammation and enhances your flexibility. Proper posture of the body helps to reduce the sprain on the spine
  • Consult your physician before starting to exercise and yoga. He will help you to get the apt posture for you. If you follow the treatment plan properly and stay active, it prevents disease becoming worse.