August 11, 2021 6:20:14 pm
What are the causes?
According to ayurvedic practitioner Dr Shyam VL, body acne is caused by the same factors that trigger acne on the face: “overactive oil glands, excess dead skin cells, and a proliferation of acne-causing bacteria”. Additionally, it can also be a result of increased sweating and friction from clothing.
“As the bacteria multiply in a clogged pore, the pore becomes inflamed. An acne cyst forms when inflammation reaches deep into the skin. Cysts can be very painful. People often see permanent scarring after this type of acne heals,” he wrote on Instagram.
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However, if it is not chronic, here are some easy home remedies that the ayurvedic practitioner suggested.
*Favour fresh whole organic cooked food, leafy green vegetables, sweet juicy fruits, legume soups and olive oil.
*Make a paste by mixing three tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash it next morning.
*Apply a mixture with crushed coriander seed and honey.
*Gently rub fresh cut garlic/onion on and around pimples.
*Apply a paste of green gram powder and kasthoori haldi (a type of turmeric) in equal quantity mixed with adequate quantity milk to fade the pimple marks.
Which remedy would you try?