Self Care for dry skin

Our skin has small oil glands dotted all over it. They secrete a natural oil to keep our skin soft and help to prevent drying of skin. The cells of skin also contain protective layer made of fats and proteins. This layer locks the moisture and protects our skin from harsh outside environment. Exposing ourselves to harsh climate and taking long hot water shower strips off the natural oil on skin and they can also disrupt the protective layer of fat and protein.

Hence avoid long hot water showers to prevent the dry skin condition. Ayurveda acharyas recommend a luke warm water bath instead of hot water. A “just warm” water bath helps to retain the natural oil from oil glands of skin and also protect the protein –fat protective layer of skin. Warm water also balances doshas present in skin.

Warm water bath for a short time increases blood circulation through skin and helps in increased supply of essential nutrients and oxygen. It removes the dirt and excess grease accumulated on skin.

Start your day with rejuvenating, healthy, just warm water bath.

Face packs for dry skin

Dry skin leads to wrinkles and makes a person look aged. Dry skin can be kept soft and smooth by increasing moisture level of skin. Air conditioned rooms, sun, harsh soaps worsen the condition.

Face packs for dry skin

1. Take ripe papaya and scoop its pulp. Mash it well and mix with honey, milk and rose water. Apply this mask and wash it off after an hour.
2. Mash a ripe banana and mix it with rose water. Apply this pack and wash it off with water after 1 hour.
3. Take few almonds and soak it over night. Mix it well with little milk and apply this pack. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

Few dos and donts for dry skin

1. Take steam to face before applying face pack.
2. Always wash off face packs with warm water.
3. Avoid air conditioned rooms and refrigerated foods and drinks.
4. Drink plenty of water, fresh fruit juice and vegetables.
5. Do not take long showers

 

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