Ayurvedic Remedies for Acne: Try These Top 5 Tips That Can Do Wonders!

Dr. Shubham Kharche

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Shubham Kharche


4 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Honey and lemon juice is an effective ayurvedic medicine for pimples
  • Paste from neem leaves are an ayurvedic treatment for deep acne scars
  • Mix triphala ayurvedic medicine for acne in water and drink daily

Getting acne and pimples can be really annoying and distressing. Not only are these painful, but they also leave marks on your skin. So, it is important to take proper care of your skin by following a proper skin care regimen. The main reasons for acne and pimple eruptions are:

  • Bacterial infection

  • Excess oil secretion

  • Pores getting clogged

  • Dead skin cells

When it comes to acne removal, there’s nothing more effective than following natural ayurvedic remedies. What’s more interesting is that these ayurvedic products do not contain chemicals and include easy-to-make herbal preparations. 

Ayurveda is a holistic approach that helps you fight acne and keep your skin supple and glowing. The best part of using an ayurvedic treatment for acne is that your skin issues can be nipped right in the bud! Here are a few safe and effective ayurvedic remedies for acne that can make your skin healthy.

Fight Pimples with Honey and Lemon Juice Mixture

This is one of the most effective ayurvedic remedies for acne. All you need to do is mix honey and lemon juice in equal proportions and apply the mixture to the affected area. Make sure that you always use freshly squeezed lemon juice on your face. There is a chance that lemon can increase your sensitivity towards skin. Hence, it is always better to check how your skin reacts to lemon prior to application.

Leave the mixture on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Make it a point to apply daily to see results consistently. Ensure not to apply this mixture on open wounds or on acne that are exposed. Honey contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help in safeguarding your skin from various bacterial strains. Lemon also possesses antimicrobial properties that protect your skin from different microbes. As it contains low pH, bacteria and other microbes also get eliminated from your skin.

Ayurvedic remedies for acne

Get Rid of Acne and Pimple Scars by Using Neem Leaves

The medicinal property of a neem leaf makes it the ideal ayurvedic treatment for pimples. Neem leaves are [1]:

  • Antibacterial

  • Antiviral

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antifungal

  • Antimicrobial

The bacteria responsible for acne is destroyed when you apply the paste of neem leaves on the affected area. As a result, your pimple scars are also lightened. No wonder this ayurvedic treatment for deep acne scars is a popular choice among many! To prepare this mixture, simply:

  • Make a paste out of fresh neem leaves

  • Apply on your scar

  • Keep it for 10-15 minutes

  • Wash it off in warm water

In case you don’t have access to fresh neem leaves, you can use neem powder as well.

Use Basil Leaves as an Ayurvedic Medicine for Pimples

According to Ayurveda, basil leaves are known for their amazing healing properties. Be it acne, pimples or blemishes, these leaves provide soothing effects on your skin. Follow these simple steps and apply the paste on your skin to get rid of those pimples.

  • Step 1: Take some fresh basil leaves

  • Step 2: Clean them properly

  • Step 3: Extract the juice out of them

  • Step 4: Massage gently on your face

  • Step 5: Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off

Destroy Harmful Bacteria by Using Triphala Ayurvedic Medicine for Acne

This medicine helps in full-body detoxification. All your doshas get balanced as Triphala destroys harmful bacteria. As such, your acne eruption gets minimized too. Consume a tablespoon of Triphala with hot water early in the morning on a daily basis. Make sure to have it on an empty stomach.

Reduce Acne Lesions with Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil benefits your skin by treating wounds and other skin rashes. Since it contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, your acne lesions reduce drastically. A study even confirmed application of 5% tea tree gel on skin helped in minimizing the number of lesions [2]. To use it, mix one part of tea tree oil in nine parts of water and apply it to the affected area using a cotton swab. You can use it once or twice a day.

Additional read: 5 Amazing Tea Tree Oil Benefits You Should Keep in Mind!

With these ayurvedic self-care tips, you can detoxify your skin and improve its texture. Like other remedies, be it ayurvedic health tips or ayurvedic tips for good sleep, consistency is the key factor. Use the solutions mentioned above for a prolonged period of time to see results. 

If you don’t rest well or eat a well-balanced diet, your skin will be prone to acne and pimples. If the problem worsens, do not hesitate to get in touch with dermatologists. Book an appointment on Bajaj Finserv Health with a specialist and address your queries at the earliest. Take expert advice and make your skin glow! 

Additional read: 6 Important Ayurvedic Self-Care Tips for Post-Workout Session

Published on 19 Nov 2021Last updated on 12 Apr 2023
  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15777222/#:~:text=Neem%20leaf%20and%20its%20constituents,antioxidant%2C%20antimutagenic%20and%20anticarcinogenic%20properties
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17314442/

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Dr. Shubham Kharche

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Shubham Kharche

, BAMS 1


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