Are you looking for a gentle, sebum balancing face wash for acne prone skin?
In Ayurveda, Acne is referred to as Youvana pidaka. Ayurveda says that atleast 2 doshas are vitiated in youvana pidaka, sometimes all 3. Vitiation of pitta dosha increases the oiliness, and greasiness of skin. Pitta vitiation also leads to irritation in certain localised areas like the face, chest, back, etc which result in small localised eruptions. This vitiation affects both Rakta dhatu (blood) and Mamsa dhatu (muscle) and intake of improper food is one of the key causes of acne. When this improper eating persists and the acne is not treated properly, or harsh products are used or it is picked apart, it can get further infected leading to pus oozing, cystic acne.
All synthetic products used to treat acne use chemicals like Benzoyl peroxide, Triclosan, Salicylic acid, and alcohol extracts. These chemicals are known respiratory irritants and application typically results in dry skin and skin darkening especially when used by people with a darker skin type. More worryingly, many young girls with acne are now been routinely prescribed with birth control pills that alters hormonal balance in the body to simply control the spread of acne., These practices are harmful and dangerous to the body and do not guarantee a relief in acne.
The Krya Anti acne face wash – gentle, natural, balancing face wash for acne prone skin (aggravated pitta + kapha)
Krya follows the Ayurvedic rule of opposites when treating acne which is a Pitta prone disorder. Pitta is strong, intense, sharp and rapid. We formulate our acne products to be cool, gentle, mild and soft on skin..
The Krya Anti acne Face wash is made from 25 organic lentils and grains and whole Ayurvedic herbs. Each ingredient is specially chosen and carefully processed in order to help balance sebum production skin and sooth and cool and balance aggravated Pitta dosha.
The product is extremely gentle and soothing on skin, yet cleanses skin deeply and thoroughly. The Krya anti acne skin products use our special patent-pending production process and herbs recommended by Ayurveda to work on acne prone skin. With regular use there is a shrinking in pimples, reduction in appearance and improvement in skin clarity and health without resorting to skin irritating chemicals or dangerous drugs .
Further care for acne prone skin (highly pitta + kapha aggravated) :
We recommend that acne prone skin which has aggravated Pitta and Kapha aggravation be best cared for using both the Krya Anti acne face wash and the Krya anti acne face Lepa (mask). In cases of back acne, and acne eruptions across the body, we recommend the use of the Krya Classic body wash to help control acne, cleanse and unclog skin and release aggravated Pitta from all over the body.
Once the acne has been brought under control (can take upto 6 months in cases of very pronounced cystic acne), after examining the skin, we suggest adding the Krya Classic Facial Oil and the Vyoma Skin Serum to the skin routine. This helps nourish skin in a balanced manner, lightens blemishes and improves skin texture further.
Acne is strongly correlated with eating Pitta aggravating and toxin producing food. Please read the Krya blog for suggestions on a good diet to follow for Acne and good health giving practices that can help balance your doshas. Regular Dinacharya practices like Eating on time, doing a regular abhyanga and regular hair oiling also help control aggravation of Pitta and other Doshas in the system. For a complete acne program, please start with this article.
With diligent use of the Anti acne products, correction in ahara (diet) and lifestyle, Krya users report seeing the following changes:
- Reduction in incidences of acne breakouts
- Reduction in size of eruption
- Eruption has less pus / kapha based material
- Inflammations go down faster
- Skin texture and appearance is improved
p.s: This system is designed for full on adult acne. If your concern is simply to do with skin oiliness, blackheads and whiteheads, do consider using the Krya Classic Face wash instead.
How to use a Krya facewash
A Krya face wash is an excellent natural substitute to a synthetic foaming cleanser.
All Krya face washes are well, researched, carefully formulated and thoughtfully manufactured ayurvedic choornams (powders) made from organic lentils, grains and select ayurvedic herbs.
The Krya facewash does not use foaming chemicals like SLS and SLeS, synthetic preservatives like parabens, artificial colours and fragrances, thickeners, or any manner of synthetic additive.
Instead it is wholesome and completely natural, made ONLY from organic lentils, grains and ayurvedic herbs.
The Krya face wash does not merely surface cleanse: it also cleanses and unclogs the Srotas in the skin reducing the appearance of open pores, and helping deep cleanse skin and remove hidden ama (toxins).
Over time you will find that skin has a more refined and even appearance as Srotas are unplugged of dead cells and debris, allowing the skin to go back to its original texture and appearance.
Because of the way each Krya face wash is formulated, it does not foam like a synthetic face wash. But this is an excellent benefit as the product will cleanse skin extremely gently (while still being effective), and will not strip skin of natural sebum and dry it out.
Many consumers therefore find that there is no need to moisturise skin after using a Krya facewash as all the essential natural oils are intact in skin.
Difference between the Krya Facewashes:
We have formulated many Krya facewash products to suit different skin issues and prakrirtis. Each formulation varies in the colour of the product, its texture, the herbs used, the processing method used and finally the way it interacts with your skin.
For example, the Krya Classic Face wash is formulated to gently cleanse and unclog Pitta prakriti skin. To balance sebum production of this naturally oily skin and remove dead cells from deep within we use a combination of highly astringent, toning and skin cleansing herbs which do not irritate skin.
The Krya after sun face wash on the other hand is formulated to cool and cleanse sun burned and sun tanned skin. So it contains highly gentle, cooling and soothing cleansing herbs. It is also processed to ensure that it does not irritate burned skin.
Such herb, processing and formulation differences exist in each Krya face wash. Please go through the “Is the right product for me” tab given in each Krya facewash to select the correct product for your prakriti and skin type.
How to use:
- Take ½ – ¾ teaspoon of the correct Krya face wash powder for you in a clean bowl.
- Add a few drops of clean, cool water to make this into a thick, non-drippy paste.
- If Possible, leave the paste to stand for 20 minutes so that the herbs interact well with each other. This can be done by mixing the Face wash paste at the beginning of your bath, and using it to wash your face by the end of your bath.
- Apply this paste gently on your face and neck using gentle upward and circular motions avoiding the delicate area around your eyes.
- If using the Krya Anti acne Face wash, apply the wash like a Face Mask / Lepa – Pat onto skin, DO NOT Rub, and leave for a minute before washing off the paste with cool water. This is to avoid irritating sensitive , acne prone skin
- Rinse off with clean, cool water and pat face dry.
- Use Twice a day for best results. We recommend using the Face wash both in the morning and again at night just before sleeping
- At night, please follow up your face wash by using the recommended Krya facial serum on damp clean skin. This ensures that your skin is worked on at night while you sleep, by a potently nourishing and restoring set of oils and botanical nutrients.
Other additives that can be added to your Krya face wash to enhance results:
- For normal – dry skin that is not acne prone: Good quality A2 Milk (boiled and cooled). If skin is very dry, milk cream can also be added
- For Normal – Oily skin that is occasionally acne prone: ½ Milk-cream removed + ½ clean water OR, Good quality Rose water
- For Acne Prone skin: ½ Water + ½ Good quality Aloe Juice OR ½ Water + ½ Fresh Neem leaf juice
- For Sun Burned Skin: ½ Aloe Juice + ½ Rose Water . If skin is very dry and sun burned: ½ Rose water + ½ Good Quality A2 Milk (Cream removed)
- For Men’s Skin: Rose Water OR Aloe Juice OR Fresh Neem Leaf Juice OR Plain Cool Water
Recommended Krya Face care Routine:
- Wash your face wash with the recommended Krya face wash once in the morning and once at night before sleeping
- At night , after face wash, use the recommended Krya Facial Serum to help moisturise and nourish skin
- Once a week, use the recommended Krya Face Mask (Lepa) on cleansed skin. Detailed instructions for this product are available on the Main Lepa page and Individual product pages. For acne prone skin, the Lepa should be used twice a week.
- After Lepa, please seal in moisture using the recommended Krya Facial serum
- Ensure you do a regular Abhyanga Snana – a regular Abhyanga helps balance all 3 doshas, improves skin recovery and restoration and boosts the way all Krya products work for you. For more details please visit our Abhyanga Snana Category page.
- Besides diligent use of Krya’s products, a good diet is extremely restorative and nourishing for skin. Please read the Krya Blog for more suggestions on the right Ahara and Dinacharya for different skin types.
This product is made from 25 organic lentils, grains and whole ayurvedic herbs as given below:
Certified Organic: Arrowroot
Organic not Certified: Special herb processed Green Gram, Masoor lentil, Heritage Green gram, Heritage Brown Channa, Heritage Kitchli Samba rice, Manjishta
Wild Collected: Arjuna Bark, Patranga (Sappanwood), Katsura( Zeodary), Nimba (Neem leaf), Brahmi (Indian pennywort), Yashtimadhu (Indian Liquorice), Lodhra, Vetiver, Ananthamoola (Indian Sarsaparilla), Daruharidra (Tree turmeric), Triphala (3 Myrobalans), Tulasi (Holy basil), Vacha (Calamus root), Shirisha ( Lebbeck tree), Ashoka bark, Khadira, Kushta, Amrita (Guduchi)
Is this the Right Krya Face wash for me?
Skin with aggravated Pitta + Kapha which is acne prone, is pretty easy to spot. So:
- You break out frequently around the month and not just near your period (if you are a woman)
- The breakouts are large, noticeably red, and are sometimes filled with pus
- Breakouts are in plural – so more than one pimple at a time
- Skin has many scars and blemishes from earlier large breakouts which are unresolved
If your issue is more of blackheads, whiteheads, and oily skin, you would do better with the Krya Classic skin range. For example, the Krya Classic face wash may be much better at cleansing skin than the Krya Anti acne face wash. This system may be too gentle for you if you do not have full blown adult acne.