Looking good is an inherent desire in human beings and one of the most important aspects of looking good is to have good and healthy skin. Daily stress, pollution and the natural ageing process can take a heavy toll on our skin. Ayurveda provides natural, organic solutions for our skin care woes as we genuinely crave to reduce the chemicals we have to use. Ayurvedic formulas not only help your skin to be healthy but also rejuvenate it. It has many health and wellness properties for skin problems like acne, pimples during teenage years and aging skin for adults.
Listed below are a few tips that can help you get healthy and glowing skin:
1. Keep it clean – Increasing pollution levels and toxins present in the products we consume harm the skin, making it more prone to skin problems and allergies. Therefore, it’s important to regularly cleanse the body from inside and out. Natural face washes are available in herbs like neem and nutgrass which are good for oily skin while honey and rose are more suited for dry skin. Above all, drink plenty of water and detox yourself by eating herbs like Triphala and Guggul.
2. Heal yourself – According to Ayurveda, beauty and skin problems are health anomalies and therefore it is important that these are healed than artificially repaired. Turmeric, for example, has great medicinal and healing properties and is used in many Ayurvedic formulations. External application of turmeric can help repair skin damage caused by excessive exposure to harsh sun or wind, aloe vera can soothe irritated skin and Manjishta can restore radiance. For cracked lips, you can use a little bit of Ghee.
3. Nurture and protect – Healthy skin can be our best defense, both against external factors as well as the natural process of ageing. However, with the right habits it’s possible to look our best at all stages of our life. An ideal regime should boost our immunity and replace elements that may be lost during the course of our daily life. Oils have an important role to play. Full of natural fatty acids and minerals, oils like sesame, almond and coconut can restore vitality and suppleness to the skin and strength to the hair. On the other hand, herbs like tulsi and amla are full of natural antioxidants that boost our immunity and should be part of both our dietary regime and skin care.
Leading Ayurvedic hospitals have various programmes to rejuvenate skin and make us look and feel better.