Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Smooth Away Even The Reminders Of Acne With Ayurveda

Acne is a common, inflammatory skin disease that results in whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and skin scars. The exact cause of acne is unknown, mostly they tend to appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and neck. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. In teenagers, it is caused due to hormone changes.

What causes Acne?

Human skin has pores that connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands produce an oily liquid called sebum. These sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin.

Pimples or acne grow when these follicles get blocked and results in oil builds up under the skin. The swelling is caused when the skin cells, sebum, and hair can clump together into a plug and gets infected with bacteria. This plug begins to break down starts to develop acne. The severity and frequency of acne depend on the strain of bacteria.

Other causes include:
  • some medications that contain androgen and lithium
  • greasy cosmetics
  • hormonal changes
  • emotional stress
  • menstruation


Types of Acne

Acne varies depending upon size, color, and level of pain.
The following types are possible:
  • Whiteheads which remain under the skin and are small
  • Blackheads which will appear on the surface of the skin and are clearly visible
  • Papules are usually small pink bumps, these are visible on the surface of the skin
  • Pustules which are red at their base and have pus at the top. 
  • Nobules which are large, solid, painful pimples that are embedded deep in the skin
  • Cysts are painful and are filled with pus results in scars.

Ayurveda Treatment for Acne

Treatment depends for acne depends on how severe and persistent the acne is. Amrita Ayurvedic Medical Centre based in Tripunithura is a leading Ayurvedic Dermatology Hospital in Kerala provides high-quality ayurvedic treatment for acne. Dr R S Roy is the chief physician of the hospital who is having a rich heritage in Ayurveda provides the best and effective Ayurvedic dermatology treatment at affordable costs.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Have you seen people with patches of skin of a different colour? Do you have this somewhere on your body? No need to give them the stink eye or to be ashamed if you have it. Vitiligo is a medical condition where the skin loses its original colour and white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. This is caused due to the destruction of Melanocytes, which are the cells that provide pigment (colour) to the skin. It also affects the mucous layer that covers nose, mouth and eye.

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, i.e., disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks some cells of our own body. Vitiligo is also said to be caused due to hereditary influences. The risk factors include a family history of the condition or even any other autoimmune diseases. Vitiligo often appears before age 20.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if areas of your skin, hair or eyes lose colouring. Vitiligo has no cure. But treatment may help to stop or slow the discolouration process and return some colour to your skin. 

Dr. R. S.  Roy is a pioneer in Ayurveda offering effective ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo in Kerala

Symptoms of Vitiligo

  • White patches on the skin.
  • Patches are more likely to appear in areas exposed to the sun.
  • Early graying of hair. 
  • Loss of colour inside the mouth.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo

According to Ayurveda, Vitiligo or Shwitra is caused due to aggravation of Pitta in the body. The disease is deep rooted and needs specific treatment that includes right diet and specialized herbal combinations to pacify Pitta and cleanse the body. They include:
  • Whole grains like porridge and whole wheat products instead of highly refined carbohydrates.
  • Adequate hydration 
  • Foods rich in Vitamin C to be minimised.
  • Avoid eating non-vegetarian foods, eggs, milk, and dairy products.
  • Avoid alcoholic and flavoured drinks, ice creams, chocolates and any form of junk food.
  • Avoid intake of sour foods.
  • Neem in any form is useful. Mung dal is also good.
  • Drink water kept in a copper utensil overnight. This helps in increasing melanin production.

Dr. R.S. Roy, belongs to a family having rich heritage of Ayurveda. Dr. R.S. Roy’s Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre was started in 2002 at Tripunithura, with a full set up of in-patient treatment facilities. 

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