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11 Ayurveda-Inspired Home Remedies For Treating Pimples 

A common conundrum that the majority of us face at some point is — “How to get rid of nasty pimples?” While reaching for the hot-selling products in the market can work wonders, there’s nothing the miraculous ingredients nestled in our grandmother’s beauty recipes can’t do. Ayurvedic remedies are just as powerful as over-the-counter products available on the market. Known for their myriad beauty benefits and spectacular therapeutic properties. The Channel 46 talked to Founder of Indulgeo Essentials Supriya Mallik, who shares Ayurveda-inspired home remedies that work like magic potions for treating pimples.

1. Neem Leaves

All of you out there cribbing about gnarly pimples need to learn that neem is enriched with almost unparalleled medicinal virtues in the realm of Ayurveda skincare. Hence, it only makes sense that you must make it your BFF. Imbued with antibacterial properties, the magical ingredient has long vied for a top spot to help balance skin’s oil production, minimise pimples, and reduce post-pimple scars and skin inflammation. The choice is yours — whether you wish to use it in the form of oil, paste or powder, neem just won’t disappoint.

2. Haldi (Turmeric)

With famous actresses like Priyanka Chopra vouching for herbal packs made of turmeric, it is undoubtedly becoming a favourite addition to every skincare regime. Due to its antibacterial and antiseptic benefits, it’s a magic healer that purifies oily skin and prevents future breakouts. This all-encompassing spice mixed with besan (gram flour) and neem powder makes for an incredible pack that helps prevent pimples, zits and acne scars.

3. Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth)

Not only does the freshness of this ingredient rejuvenate your soul, but its wholesome energy enriched with magnesium chloride helps get rid of pimples and prevents breakouts. Mixing Multani mitti with neem powder and rose water, gives a pack that dries out inflamed pimples, reduces excess sebum, and proactively works to treat breakouts with its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

4. Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera)

It’s easy keeping breakouts at bay with aloe vera. All the hype around the cooling effects of this leaf is well deserved due to its active ingredient, salicylic acid. It is one of the best ingredients that reduce pore-clogging and inflammation caused due to active, painful zits. To reduce acne, apply a thin layer of pure aloe vera on your entire face, leave it on all night and rinse it off in the morning. Repeated nightly use of pure aloe reduces swelling, kills bacteria and alleviates soreness.

5. Pudina (Mint)

This Ayurvedic healer has solutions for not just pimples but all skin woes. Apart from rendering the freshness of a Pina Colada in the summers, mint leaves are a rich source of vitamins A and C, both essential for clear skin. They also contain Salicylic acid, an AHA that helps clear clogged follicles. Apply crushed mint leaves emulsified with rose water to get the best results.

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