The face is the first to see when meeting others and people usually read facial expressions to decipher their feelings on the first encounter. Confidence or low self-esteem can easily be observed on the face by those who possess that skill. Hence, people tend to base physical attractiveness on facial beauty. Today’s lifestyle,irregular diet and pollution are directly affecting the skin causing many skin diseases and most common in them is Acne vulgaris (yuvanpidaka) and it occurs most frequently in adolescent ages. Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory condition of the pilosebaceous follicles on the face and upper trunk, which develops into blackheads, papules, pustules and cysts and may leave scars upon resolution . According to Ayurveda, due to vitiation of kapha, vata & Rakta which cause pain, resembling fat inside the eruptions appearing on the face are known as Yuvan pidaka or Mukhdushika. It is a case of 32 year old male patient had chief complaints of acne-prone skin with old acne scars and discoloration .In this case study, management of yuvanpidaka (Acne vulgaris) has been elaborated with shaman chikitsa.
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