NATURAL SOLUTIONS TO TREAT WHITE HEADS
Whitehead is the clogging of skin pores with dead skin cells, oil or bacteria. They are not only ugly and painful but also deter the skin with marks. Treating whiteheads is essential to maintain a healthy radiant spotless skin. Though it’s most common in the face and neck area, it can also occur on the back or chest.
As the sages say, the solution to every problem lies in the lap of nature and their recipes are quoted in the holy books. Ayurveda brings the most efficient incantations to boost healthy glowing skin.
Tulsi is a holy herb of high medicinal value. It is one of the best ways to treat acne, pimples and blemishes naturally and without any side effects. Massage the face with tulsi juice, and rinse off after 15-20 minutes.
Amla is the pharmacon for all skin problems. It removes excess sebum, fights acne-causing bacteria and prevents scars. Apply a paste of amla and wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties to cure blackheads and whiteheads. Apply the tomato pulp, let it absorb then wash off. It gives a clear glowing skin instantly.
Honey is a miraculous natural cure for whiteheads. Its powerful antibacterial properties help in treating acne and pimples. Apply a few drops honey and rinse off after 5-10 minutes.
Turmeric is an antibacterial and anti-fungal potion that prevents bacterial breakouts and cleanses. Apply a paste of turmeric powder, let it dry and wash it with lukewarm water.
- NEEM LEAVES
Neem leaves are the perfect and most popular Ayurvedic remedy for treating skin troubles and it works wonder in clearing off white heads. Apply the neem paste on the face, let it dry and wash off.
Lemon juice is rich in alpha hydroxy acids that help to exfoliate the skin. Its astringent properties help in soaking up excess oils. It also contains antibacterial compounds that helps reduce inflammation. Apply lemon juice on the face, let it soak for 20 minutes and wash away with cool water.
Triphala is a well known Ayurvedic rasayana with many benefits. It detoxifies the whole body, fights against bad bacteria and helps in acne healing. Mix 1 teaspoon of triphala in hot water and drink it in empty stomach every morning.
Potatoes are a great remedy for acne as it fights off bacteria and gives a natural glow to the skin. Massage your face with thin slices of potato.
Papaya is a great ingredient for skin treatment; it cures whiteheads, pimples, scars and gives the skin a radiant look. Apply papaya paste on the face for 20 minutes. Wash it off one the pack dries.
- Tips for preventing and treating whiteheads include:
Do not squeeze or pop whiteheads.
Maintain skin hygiene, wash your face from time to time
Do not use scrub aggressively.
Maintain a healthy diet and avoid oily, fatty food items.
Remove any makeup before going to bed.
Dr.Sirisha Devi , Consulting Physician, AyurCentral ,J P Nagar, 2nd Phase, Bangalore