To better understand the Ayurveda skin care concept, one has to first understand the types of skin that anyone could be experience and their causes.
If the Vata is the predominant Doshas in one’s body, the resulting effects are dryness of the skin, cold, rough and also with fine pores and wrinkled.
When the Pitta Doshas dominate one’s body, Ayurveda medicine warns about the following results; the skin turns delicate, fair and red toned with freckles, moles or acne while it will even burn easily. Kapha Doshas will constitute to the moistening and oiliness of the skin while it thickens it and tends to provoke large pores.
Acne and Pimple Natural Herbal Remedy Theology
The three energies of the body, or as referred to by the Ayurveda medicine texts, the Tri-Doshas, will be the final aspect that decides whether or not acne and pimples make their appearance on the skin.
Alcohol together with tea, coffee, and spicy or fried foods are amongst the worst enemies for the aggravation of the three Doshas. Also, Ayurveda herb inscriptions suggest avoiding chemicals and pollution together with tension and stress, which are also of great hazard to anyone’s skin.
Herbal remedies for Acne and Pimple
Get 1 tsp sandalwood powder, blend it with turmeric till it changed into a paste. Subsequently, adding milk on it. This is a very effective and beneficiary herbal remedy.
Mixed nutmeg with water till it turns into a paste and applies it on your face.
In Ayurveda, it also recommends consuming a glass of aloe-vera pulp internally or externally twice a day. However, you shouldn’t consume it internally if you happen to be pregnant.
Wash and clean your face meticulously before sleeping. Apply a paste that made from a pinch of turmeric powder mixed with 1 tbsp of coriander juice.
If your face is having a lot of pimples, you may apply a paste that made from 1 tsp of cumin seeds for an hour.
Apply a paste that made from fenugreek leaves for an hour, and then use warm water to wash it off before going to bed. This is very effective in preventing pimples to grow.
Indian herbal medicine has taught us that the imbalance of the Bhrajaka Pitta that is responsible for the skin’s color can cause other disorders except for the obvious discoloration of the skin, such as blackening and pigmentation.
The Bhrajaka Pitta is also constantly attacked by excessive sunlight, irregular eating, and sleeping habits. All these are considered as unhealthy for Pitta Ayurveda.
Ayurveda Herbal Skin Care Remedies
Take 5 almonds and grind them. Then mix with few drops of lemon juice and 1 tsp of fresh cream. Mixed them to turn into a paste and apply the paste to your neck and face for about 15 minutes.
– You may apply papaya juice or mashed papaya on the affected body areas.
Take equal amounts of turmeric and sesame seeds. Grind them together with a little water. Apply them to the face.
Make a paste from basil (tulsi) leaves and water to use on the affected skin.
The Vata Dosha responsible for one’s aging looks is naturally aggravated by the aging process but it is often caused prematurely by our habits and surroundings. The aging process can never be withheld but still, Ayurveda products can slow down the process.
On the other hand, various natural herbal remedies exist to correct disorders caused by habits, irregular diets, and our daily surroundings.
Simple and Easy Ayurveda Remedies for Ageing Effects
- Use coconut, almond, or ghee oil to massage your face before bedtime.
- Apply fresh aloe vera gel.
- Use a face pack that is made from cucumber
Medicinal Herbs as Cosmetics
The vast and intellectual culture and practice of Ayurveda in India that has fortunately spread all around the world together with many more other world-renowned science centers have continuously proven that Ayurveda herb remedies are truly and remarkably effective, eliminating ‘vitiated doshas’, the main causes of skin disorders.
Healing herbal treatments and products Ayurveda offers are made out of numerous medicinal plants theorized and practiced in ‘Charakh Samhita’.
Amongst them are a reasonable quantity of which can be used to obtain a glowing skin complexion, these medicinal plants of which usage and description are prescribed in detail with each and every Ayurveda skin care treatment or item concerned, are as follows:
– Seta (Shweta durva)
– Lata (Shyama durva)
Ayurveda skin care ailments and other such items or related treatments also include a list of natural care herbal skin remedies from Kushthagna Mahakashaya’s plants.
Take a look at just a few of these herbs;
According to Charakh and other sages, quoting Sushrut in particular, Eladi Ghana also contains a vast list of beneficial herbs that can be applied as a natural herbal remedy for skin disorders. All these extracted herbs will alleviate pruritus, kusstha by eliminating body toxins resulting in a glowing complexion.
Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly found Ayurveda care herbal extracts in cosmetic products;
The ‘Indigo’ taking its name from its blue color, used for a Bidi/Tika (dot) application on chin or forehead.
For the joy of lips and cheeks, the Madder root is intended to beautify these important face marks.
Hibiscus Rosa Cynensis (Jaswand or Shoe Flower) with its black color is efficient for blackening and preserving hair color.
Also used for the ‘Tika’ on the forehead is another herbal extract called Raktachandan.
The famous Aloe Vera regenerates cell growth while it prevents aging, mostly used to prevent and heal skin irritations.
Scrubs and face masks can be applied using Chandan and Vertiver (Usheer), even for the whole body, with its cell regenerating effects.
And finally, Haldi (Turmeric) can be either applied as a face pack or even as an antiseptic.