Acne vulgaris is a common chronic disease involving blockage and /or inflammation of pilo sebaceous units. The resulting appearance can lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem, and in extreme cases depression. It is the commonest dilemma associated with complexion and smoothness of skin .sometimes leading to major skin problems, which is characterized by macula, papulo, pustular eruption on the skin, especially on the face. The role of diet and cigarette smoking in the condition is unclear and neither cleanliness nor exposure to sunlight appears to play a part. In both sexes, hormones called androgens appear to be part of the underlying mechanism, by causing increased production of sebum. In the Ayurvedic perspective Acne vulgaris can be correlated with Mukhadushika . Mukhadushika is explained by Aacharya Sushruta under kshudra rogas and is considered as swatantra vyadhi in the ayurvedic literature. It is characterized by shalmali kantaka sadrusha pidika on the face. Mukhadushika is also called as Tarunya pitika. Tarunya pitika word itself says that it is pittikopatti in taurnya awastha due to some hormonal changes, up to limit it is normal but in excess, it becomes a reason for depression in a person. In Modern Era, physicians came across so many patients suffering from the disease, mukhadushika .The prevalence of mukhadushika increasing day by day due to their fast lifestyle, consumption of food, constipation,late-night sleep, fast food, cold drinks leads to an imbalance in doshas which in turn affects the body as well as mind.turns affects body as well as mind
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