Ayurveda outlines many
simple natural ways to maintain healthy and glowing skin. The
vital force of the body, which is called Ojas is responsible for
glow and luster, is depleted by the modern lifestyle we lead.
Lack of proper exercise, pollution & irregular eating habits all
contribute towards weakening of our energy.
Skin is built of collagen, and as we age the collagen breaks
down because of oxidation (that’s how butter goes rancid, rust
forms, etc.). Molecules called “free radicals” are launched into
our body by pollution and excessive sun rays. Free radicals
cause oxidation. Skin contains rich stores of antioxidants
because it is your body’s first line of defense against free
radicals. As we age, however, the accumulation of environmental
exposure to free radicals, plus the internal oxidation and
breakdown of collagen, can cause skin to lose its tone and glow.
Water and sunscreen are two
powerful tools you can use to fight premature aging of skin.
Water helps hydrate the skin, giving collagen a surge of
moisture. Sunscreen is essential for fighting off the sun’s
ultraviolet rays that contribute to loss of elasticity and
tone—the fairer you are, the higher your SPF should be
During your early age your skin should look its best. In your
30's you may begin to see the appearance of fine lines. These
changes can be minimized by properly caring of your skin.
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Different type of skin disorders
Herbs which is useful :
Neem (Azadirachta indica) :
The leaves applied externally, is very useful in skin
diseases. Many of the historical and modern day uses of neem
leaves and neem oil have been to treat external skin
conditions. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with
proven antiseptic, antiviral, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory
and anti-fungal uses.
Neem are also beneficial in the treatment of boils, chronic
ulcers, eruptions of smallpox, syphilitic sores, glandular
swellings and wounds. They can be used either as a poultice,
decoction or liniment.
Sandalwood (Santalum album):
emulsion or a paste of the wood is a cooling dressing in
inflammatory and eruptive skin diseases such as eczema,
erysipelas, an inflammatory disease of the face, and prurigo -
an itchy eruption. The oil is useful for scabies too. This oil
mixed with twice its quantity of mustard oil is used for
removing pimples. In summer, regular application of sandalwood
paste on the body, especially for children, has a refreshing
effect, which heals any tiny infected spots.
Manjishtha (Rubia cordfolia):
Giloy (Tinosporia cordifolia):
to Ayurveda Manjistha is probably the best alternative
blood-purifying herb in Ayurveda. It cools and detoxifies the
blood, dissolves obstructions in blood flow, and removes
stagnant blood. It is having healing action, thus helpful in
erosions of gums and bleeding gums.
For Acne, Pimples Boils, Eczema: Apply an amalgamation of
Manjishta with red sandalwood powder, turmeric, kuth and
Fuller's earth (multani mitti) on the affected area.
In Ayurvedic medicine it is used as an immune regulator. Its
antioxidant properties are also being investigated. Its role
in supporting heart health is evidenced by studies that show
that it regulates blood pressure, blood vessel constriction
and the tendency of blood to form clots.
Giloy is a bitter tonic that is useful for immune diseases and
Pitta (inflammatory) diseases. It purifies the blood and
effective in fevers. It has also been used to strengthen the
system before and after chemotherapy. Giloy has been proven to
be effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria and
enhancing the buildup of immune resistance. In a study using
human white blood cells Giloy increased the killing ability of
macrophages, the immune cells responsible for fighting
Diet & Life style:
Stay hydrated- drink 8-12 glasses of water a day.
Avoid direct sun light- by wearing protective clothing,
staying on the shade and applying sunscreen daily.
Avoid or limit your toxins. Intake this includes alcohol,
coffee, spicy food, drugs, limit sugar intake etc.
Get rid off dead skin cells; exfoliate regularly.
Maintain a cleansing routine- remove makeup daily (do not
wash more than two times a day).
Exercise regularly, to reduce stress. More intake of oxygen
in resulting in firmer and nourished skin.
Maintain a healthy diet, eat foods rich in essential fatty
acids, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B. This include
fruits, vegetables & fish .
Take Health food supplements like
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Getting great skin takes time, but it isn't difficult.
Allowing yourself to get into a good skincare routine is very
important. In addition to following the steps outlined above,
you must also be sure to drink plenty of water