Internal Cleansing Routine for Acne Treatment

internal cleansing routine for acne with hormone balancing tea in the lady's hand
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Acne or pimples benefit from internal cleansing, whether hormonal or occur due to some topical bacterial or fungal infection. 

I have had acne since my teenage years, and my tryst with acne has made me discover a healthy lifestyle. 

This healthy lifestyle, choosing detoxifying drinks, counting my steps, doing pranayam and trying to calm down the stress has helped me a lot.

I just want to share whatever I have learnt with my readers so they can benefit from it. 

Principle Behind Internal Cleansing Routine to Get Rid of Acne 

  • Females in their 30s or their teenage predominantly suffer from hormonal acne or increased pitta dosha. Cleansing your body from within balances hormones and pitta (body heat) levels.
  • Reducing the excessive fire in the body helps calm down the inflammation. That often leads to acne control.
  • Also, an increase in the testosterone hormone also leads to acne and body hair.
  • This internal cleansing routine also detoxifies the body to make it glow from within and brighter & healthier day by day.

Steps of Internal Cleansing Routine For Acne

Drink Water first thing in the Morning

water in a bottle, helps to flush out acne causing bacteria

After a good night’s sleep, your body is dehydrated and is ready to flush out toxins. Drinking a glass of water will help in washing out those toxins immediately. 

Although warm water is your best bet but not everyone is able to drink warm water first thing in the morning. 

If you are not a warm water person, then room-temperature water will work great too. 

Green Tea

Green tea in cups

Green tea is one of the most effective detoxifying agents to clear stubborn acne such as nodular or cystic acne. 

Green tea is full of antioxidants and I have experienced myself that if I drink green tea at least three times a week if not daily, then my skin remains clear and free from acne as well. 

You must try to have one cup of green tea daily if you are suffering from active or hormonal acne

In the summer season, I like to cold brew my green tea. 

Just take a glass of water and add a green tea bag to it at night. 

Keep it in the fridge and drink next morning or evening. 

You can also make green tea face mask at home, read more about green tea for acne

Hormone Balancing Tea

How to Make Hormone imbalance herbal tea infographic recipe

This hormone-balancing tea worked wonders for me when I was going through my worst acne phase. 

You just need to add a few pitta-calming ingredients to it, like half a teaspoon each of fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, liquorice powder and a pinch of cinnamon. 

Boil them for a few minutes, strain, add honey and drink tea. 

If you follow this CTM Skincare for Breakouts then it will help clear your acne faster without irritating Your Skin.

Supercharged Water for the Day 

supercharged water for inner cleansing for acne

The charged water is better than plain water, you can charge your water with any of the healthy ingredients like fennel seeds, green tea bag, hibiscus tea bag, lemon, a few mint leaves or any herb you love!

You just need to add that ingredient to your water bottle and finish that bottle during your working hours. It will help change the taste of water and will make it more palatable. Mint water helps a lot and tastes amazing as well. 

A Teaspoon of anti-acne powder 

Coriander seeds for hormone imbalance tea
coriander powder or dhaniya powder

The credit for this homemade DIY anti-acne powder goes to my mum. 

She loves to read a lot about Ayurveda and she always has the answers to our problems.

So this anti-acne powder is a mix of dry roasted fennel seeds and coriander seeds, mixed with crystal sugar (mishri) and powdered together. 

I love its taste and this pitta-calming antidote keeps my acne in check and my digestion as well.  

Blood Purifier 

If you want the results super-fast, then a blood purifier will help big time.
As the name suggests, it clears the blood and detoxifies your body. 

I only opt for a teaspoon of blood purifier when I have active acne, which is rare nowadays, thanks to this internal cleansing routine for acne.
Otherwise, the above routine works like a charm. 

A Shot of Amla Juice 

amla indian gooseberry benefits

One thing that can’t be replaced is Amla or Indian gooseberry. Known for its amazing properties and benefits, amla is the one anti-ageing and detoxifying ingredient that just stops your age right there! Here is how to use amla to get rid of acne and acne scars.

Not to brag much about it, but it can even turn your premature grey hair into black again when taken on a regular basis. 

It stops hair fall too and ensures new hair growth. To detoxify your body and to make it work for acne, amla juice is the easiest to drink. You can take 25 ml per day after mixing it with an equal amount of water. 

Don’t drink it empty stomach as it can cause acidity, being high in vitamin C and tannin. Do Read these 5 Simple Juices You must drink to Clear Acne within a Week


kapalbhaati pranayaam

Pranayam is a breathing exercise that is performed in various ways to allow the body to clear itself from within. 

There are so many types of pranayama that work amazingly well to treat diseases and clear acne as well.

I found kapalbhati pranayam and anulom-vilom pranayama, the best among them, and easy to perform as well. 

Do these 5 minutes each in the morning and you will see the benefits.

Surya Namaskar 

Surya Namaskar steps for inner cleansing
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One of the highest and purest forms of yoga, the Surya Namaskar contains 12 asanas or yoga poses. 

Once you complete 12 asanas, it makes one Surya namaskar or sun salutation. 

As the name implies, the Surya namaskar is performed in the morning. Start with one Surya Namaskar and progress as per your stamina or capability.

Exposing yourself to the morning sun will also increase the vitamin D content in your body, another important vitamin to keep your skin healthy. 

This internal cleansing routine is the best way to get rid of acne without adding chemicals to your skin. The skincare products only do 30%, the other 70% depends upon your inner cleansing and lifestyle habits. 

You can follow this DIY skincare routine for acne to add to the benefits and clear your skin from acne forever.

I am wishing you a great skin ahead!

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  • Dr. Pratishtha (P.T)

    Dr. Pratishtha (P.T) is a Physical therapist (orthopedics) by education. She loves Nature, Skincare, Organized Spaces, Researching, and Holistic Healthcare. She is Pursuing a course in Food & Nutrition currently. Whenever She is not working, she is Definitely watching Netflix and procrastinating on reading a book! Find her on Linkedin

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Dr. Pratishtha (P.T) is a Physical therapist (orthopedics) by education. She loves Nature, Skincare, Organized Spaces, Researching, and Holistic Healthcare. She is Pursuing a course in Food & Nutrition currently. Whenever She is not working, she is Definitely watching Netflix and procrastinating on reading a book! Find her on Linkedin

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