Ayurvedic Beauty Tips and Home Remedies for Normal Skin Care helps to increase glow and fairness. These also help to keep acne, pimple, dark circles and wrinkles at bay.
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About Human Skin
Human skin is a complicated, vital and fascinating organ. The skin is the largest human, covering 1 to 2 square meters (10 to 20 square feet). It forms a important boundary separating the outside world from the inside of your body.
The skin is an extremely versatile organ: it is flexible yet waterproof; helps keep you warm and cool; and protects you from, foreign substances and invading organisms that can cause infections and from the environment. The skin efficiently helps regulate the body’s temperature (like a house thermostat). Since the temperature of the external environment is constantly changing, the skin must work constantly, in co-ordination with specialised areas of the brain, to keep the body’s temperature within a narrow set range. The skin is versatile and tough enough to protect you from the tough environment, helps control a complex immune regulation of the skin and body, yet still provides one of our most delicate functions–the sensation of touch.
The skin is also a selective barrier: stopping toxic substances from entering, while permitting the absorption of certain lubricating oils and medications that can help prevent certain diseases (motion sickness and heart attacks ), help people avoid pregnancy and smoking, and help provide hormone replacement. The skin is clearly a versatile, dynamic and and important organ.
Microscopic section of the skin show two distinct parts. Epidermis is the top most layer. The upper layer of epidermis contains dead cells which gradually cast off . These cells are gradually replaced by fresh new cells produced by basal layer which is the lower layer of epidermis.
The Dermis lays below epidermis. Dermis consists of net work of collagen fibers which is responsible for elastic properties of skin. Sebaceous glands associated with hair follicles and sweat glands, are all present in dermis and get blood supply from the subcutaneous tissue present below dermis. Sebaceous glands get activated during puberty and produce an oil like substance sebum sebum.
Advantages of Normal Skin
The advantage of having normal skin is that you are able to use almost every types of skin care products available in the market. Because normal skin seems not need more extra care or treatment. However, for the person who has typical condition but still concern of preventive method to protect them from unexpected situation, they may also look for proactive methods to help them on this matter. However, skin care products are not only limited to intend to provide effective treatment to the skin but also including recovering condition of the skin such as anti-aging and anti-wrinkle.
Ayurveda Description of Normal Skin
Even though skin harbours tridoshas it is mainly dominated by vata dosha. Vata is responsible for the perception of touch, secretions from glands (sweat, sebum) , blood circulation and movement of nutrients between cells and interstitial fluids.
Acharya charaka has said
“Kupitastu khalu shareere shareeram nanavidhairvikaarairupatapati balavarnasukhaayushaamupaghaataaya”
“This means- vata when aggravated afflicts the body with various types of diseases and affects the strength, complexion, happiness and span of life.”
For a healthier skin the vata should be always in normal balanced condition. The balanced vata keeps all other tissues and remaining two doshas (pitta dosha and Kapha dosha) in healthy condition. The imbalanced vata vitiates the tissues of skin and leads numerous skin problems.”
The Inner Physiological Processes and Skin :
The inner physiological processes like digestion, metabolism, elimination of waste products etc directly affect the beauty of skin.
The process of digestion is carried out by agni or fire which is present in our digestive system.
(Agni is the body fire, which is responsible for transformation of one substance to another. It breaks down the food substances, eliminates toxins and wastes, maintains body temperature, and resists the invasion of microbes by maintaining strong body immunity.
The body fire, which is assisted by balanced doshas, digests the food completely to form Pakwa Anna rasa (the liquid form of food which is completely digested by digestive enzymes), which is ready to get absorbed by body tissues. According to ayurveda Pakwa Anna Rasa nourishes the body and its components to keep the body devoid of diseases. But when body fire is impaired there will be an incomplete digestion of food forming Apakwa Rasa (indigested food). The indigested food fails to nourish the body components leading to lowered body resistance. Due to indigestion toxins start accumulating in body.)
An unhealthy diet and life style imbalance doshas and the imbalanced doshas impair agni. Due to impaired agni toxins accumulate in body. These accumulated toxins affect the health of skin and the skin loses its luster and glow, dark circles, acne and pimples start appearing, wrinkling of skin starts in an early age.
Normal Skin Care Ayurvedic Tips and Home Remedies
Even though the people who have normal skin are quite comfortable to take care of their skin, they still need to be concern about the following condition, which is the environment and activities that should be avoided in order to make sure that they have least chance to destroy the skin’s condition by accident.
Avoid using hot water
Firstly, avoid using hot water when you take a bath. This is directly come from my experience. I am also the person who has normal skin type but love to have shower by using hot water. According to the fact that oil could perform well dissolve in hot water, which means if you frequently have hot water shower, there is grater chance for losing the oil that keep your skin moisturized and as a result, your skin will become dry very rapidly. Therefore, it is strongly recommend that you should sometimes shower with cold water to prevent too much losing oil from the skin.
Change your Lifestyles
Give up smoking as chemicals in smoking makes you age faster and skin becomes dull and wrinkled. This makes you look older than your age. Keep your skin hydrated. Drink plenty of water and apply moisturiser frequently. Avoid sun. Exposure to sun rays increases wrinkles and spoils the texture of skin. Apply sun blocker when you step out in sun.
Follow an ayurvedic skin detox procedure to expel toxins accumulated in skin.
Apply Natural ayurvedic herbal face packs to increase glow and fairness.
Use Ayurvedic herbs like turmeric (haldi), Triphala (amalaki (amla), haritaki, vibhitaki (bibhitaki)) water, Sariva (anantmool) tea , Manjishta , Methi (fenugreek) etc in your diet and ayurvedic daily skin care routine
Take care While Using Hair Dryer
Secondly, especially for women who love to use hair dryer, you may be have to avoid direct contact with your skin with the hot air that released by the hair dryer. This is partly because hot air could remove moisture from you skin as well. However, sometimes, as a matter of fact that it is really hard to avoid such a situation because you have to use hair dryer blow directly to the hair. But if you can avoid this by adjust the degree of hair dryer’s heat and take a little bit longer to dry your hair that is very much help, the more heat released from the dryer, the grater chance for the skin to lose moisturizer.
Other Ayurvedic Beauty Tips for Normal Skin
Ayurveda describes importance of women
” Dharmaarthou sthreeshu lakshmishcha sthreeshu
lokaaha prathishtithaaha |
Suroopaa yauvanasthaa yaa lakshanairyaa vibhooshithaa ||
Yaa vashyaa shikshithaa yaa cha saa sthree vrishyatamaa mathaa|
” Dharma (principles), Money or Lakshmi (godess of prosperity) are present in woman. The whole world exists in woman. The woman who is beautiful, young ,educated and who is in her senses is considered as the best aphrodisiac”
We all are creations of beautiful nature. There is no word as ugly in natures’ creations. The judgment of grades of beauty lies in the vision of viewer. One looks beautiful and radiant only when his inner beauty surfaces. This inner beauty is gained through yoga, meditation and use of natural beauty enhancers.
Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk over your lips and face. It adds grace and glow to your skin.
Cleansing the skin :
Dip a piece of cotton wool in un boiled milk and wipe on the face with it. It also cleans unseen dirt and goes down to pores.
For normal skin mix 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a cup of yogurt, to make a paste. Apply it on face as a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then clean it off with a wet tissue. This mask enhances the complexion and glow of face.
Nourishing the skin
A protein mask help to nourish your skin. Soak a teaspoon of urad dal and 5-6 almonds overnight. Grind this to a fine paste apply this protein mask on face and wash it off after half an hour. This mask nourishes the facial skin and also enhances the complexion.
Preventing wrinkles :
Home made conditioner:
mix one table spoon of honey and 2 table spoon of cream. apply this mixture on face and wash it off after few minutes. It works wonders.
Removing Skin pigmentation and marks:
Rubbing a raw potato on face removes marks and pigments.
Sun-screen Lotion from kitchen:
Prepare a homogenious mixture of cucumber juice , glycerin and rose water .Apply this mixture on face. this mixture can be refrigerated.
Herbal Face Packs:
1.Silk Cotton tree thorn paste ( For Pimples)
Ingredients :-Big thorns of Silk cotton tree., Milk
Method of preparation :- Rub thorns briskly and circularly on a grinding stone (Available in Indian stores or temples) sprinkling milk at intervals. The paste start accumulating on grinding stone as the process continues. Collect the paste so formed and apply it as a face pack. This removes pimples and their marks.
2.Split Orange lentils (Masoor dal) Flour pack ( Gives glow to Skin)
Split orange lentils (Masoor dal flour which is available in Indian stores) flour, Milk, Ghee
Method of preparation :- Prepare a paste by mixing the flour with ghee and milk .Apply this as face pack. This enhances the glow of skin.
3.Sandal wood powder pack (Rejuvenates skin)
Ingredients:-Sandal wood powder, Turmeric powder, Milk
Method of preparation:– Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Apply this as face pack. This rejuvenates the skin
How to get younger looking skin tomato sugar home remedies
You can remove dead skin from face with homemade scrub which is healthy and easily available. You can take care of your beauty while cooking
- Tomato – 1 ripe
- Sugar – 1 tea spoon
Cut tomato into half. Roll the raw side of tomato in a tea spoon of sugar. Rub this on facial skin in circular motion. Rub on cheeks, forehead and nose. Don’t forget the skin on sides of nose. Continue this for 5 minutes. Wash your face with plain water. Enjoy the Clean and clear facial skin.
Ripe tomatoes contain lycopene. Lycopene acts as a powerful anti oxidant. It can reduce the harmful effects of Sun’s UV radiations. This substance helps the skin to remain wrinkle free and gives young looks.
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