General Health, Skin Care, Treatments


There are numerous skin diseases, complaints and general ailments that can be contacted, with conditions such as Psoriasis, Rosacea, and Acne etc. A number of skin diseases may be present with itching of the face. These skin diseases are most commonly present with a skin rash and other symptoms that allow it to be differentiated from less obvious causes. Excessive scratching in these cases often leads to permanent discoloration of the skin.

Acne- causes, symptoms

There’s a reason it’s called “common acne” — nearly everyone suffers from pimple outbreak at some point in life. It starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous glands plug the tiny openings for hair follicles (plugged pores). Acne commonly starts during puberty between the ages of 10 and 13 and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. Teenage acne usually lasts for five to 10 years, normally going away during the early 20s. It occurs in both sexes, although teenage boys tend to have the most severe cases.

The cause of acne is not fully understood. Though stress can aggravate acne, it clearly does not cause it. Heredity and hormones are the truth behind the cause of acne.

The plugged pores can develop into swollen, tender inflammations or pimples or deeper lumps or nodules which are the symptoms of acne.

Understanding Rosacea

The various symptoms include:

  1. Facial redness, flushing
  2. Bumps or pimples on the skin around the nose and cheeks especially
  3. Red lines on face caused by enlarged blood vessels
  4. Eye irritation
  5. Swollen bumps on the nose

Signs of Psoriasis

The classic symptoms of psoriasis are raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows. Other symptoms include; Plaques of red, inflamed skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales. These plaques may be itchy and painful and sometimes crack and bleed. Mild scaling to thick, crusted plaques on the scalp is also another sign of psoriasis.

The ayurvedic mantra for these skin diseases

Yoga, meditation and other breathing exercises can steady the body and allow you to find a sense of stillness. Using ayurvedic soap, particularly the one containing neem extract not only cleans your skin but also prevent the outbreak of these diseases.

The remedy for skin disease is in ayurveda is called vierchan purging; which can be done as follows:

Make a paste of Senna leaves, Flex seeds, Psylium husks, and Triaphala and ingest them with one of the following food stuffs:

Cow’s milk,, or castor oil, or raisins, or mango juice.

Intake of hot spicy foods, animal fats, eggs and canned food is to be completely avoided while on ayurvedic treatment. Recommended foods include: curd, pumpkins, boiled vegetables, fruits, and fruit juices.

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