Women have always been very concerned about their skin and its beauty. Skin care requires a lot of patience and a good knowledge about one’s skin type. In the present times, more and more people are becoming inclined towards choosing nature as the way to take care of their skin. Ayurveda offers some very great methods for effective skin care, derived directly from nature. Being 100% natural and carrying the essence of Mother Earth, these methods have virtually no side effects. For taking care of skin through Ayurveda, one needs to recognize one’s skin type. The major skin types according to Ayurveda are- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
It is soft, delicate, with a clear radiance and more pores as compared to the other skin types. Imbalance in the Vata skin causes it to be dry, lined and flaky. Occasionally there is a fine grayish or bluish hue for the skin, which is caused due to the presence of minimal number of capillaries in the skin. Skin below eye area, forehead and ears are particularly vulnerable for skin conditions like darkening and discoloration, wrinkles, etc. in the Vata skin type. Ayurveda offers great cure for the problems of this skin type. People of Vata skin type need to consume ghee and include food items prepared with ghee in their diet. They can also use moisturizing products that contain olive oil, almond oil, etc. which can nourish the skin and keep it moisturized. A face pack made of Shatavari root, Hibiscus flowers and Vithari root powder mixed with yogurt can do miracles to the skin within ten minutes, if used in the morning and in the evening.
Pitta skin is healthy, glowing and rosy and becomes quite red when exposed to sunlight. External factors can also cause inflammations and wrinkles in the Pitta skin and it is highly susceptible to pimples, acne and lesions. The central areas of the face including nose, the back of neck and scalp are Pitta areas. The problems related to the Pitta skin can be effectively cured with the help of cooling oils and herbs like Neem, turmeric, manjistha, cucumber, ghee, coconut, khus, rose, and sandalwood etc. People with pitta skin type should go for a cool diet and avoid acidic and heavily spicy food items. Oil prepared from coconut oil, ghee, powders of neem leaf, turmeric root, haritaki fruit, sandalwood, and rose petal and grated cucumber, if applied to the skin in morning and evening, can provide a natural glow to the skin.
Kapha skin is smooth, oily and mostly free from wrinkles and dryness. Most commonly the Kapha Skin is oily thus resulting in problems like excess cystic acne, which can leave scars. The Kapha areas of skin are chin and neck. This skin is also susceptible to problems of acne and pimples. Aloe vera, sage leaf, lotus petals, rose petals, etc are good herbs for Kapha type skin. Moreover, this skin type also requires regular toning and cleaning which can be done with the help of natural toners and cleansers like floral waters.
This, if you also dream of getting that shining, flawless skin then turn to nature and turn to Ayurveda because nature is the ultimate source of good skin care.
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