The Secret Of Looking Beautiful Naturally?
One of the first things people usually notice is, someone’s face and besides this, the skin gives clues about the overall internal health. According to Ayurveda, if any changes are present on the skin, it is not only because the outer layer of the skin has some issue but that’s a sign of imbalances inside body.”
We don’t need to just treat the symptom. We need to get at the root cause.
Between hectic daily routine, people hardly spare time to pamper themselves. In Ayurveda – the art of living is inspired by nature’s essence. Ayurveda is not just about herbal remedies It is a way of living healthy life. It is about embracing some crucial lifestyle habits that will turn a person into the most beautiful version of them.
According to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda,skin issues are better known by an imbalance of the Doshas, the three constitutions around which Ayurveda is based. Only superficial treatments won’t eradicate what causes any skin issues, which is why Ayurvedic approaches include diet and lifestyle changes.
“In Ayurveda, it all starts with how the digestive system functions,” “It is necessary to make sure that your digestive system is functioning properly so that toxins don’t build up inside the body and to eat those food items that don’t increase inflammation. When we don’t take proper nutrients, that’s where disease and illness come from and shows onto our face.”
What is Your Skin Type
We all have different skin types and it’s easy to choose the right products to get beauty from inside and the outside.
The three basic skin types are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They are based on the three Doshas. Have a glance at the description below to see if you recognize your skin type.
Vata Skin Type
Vata skin type would be thin in texture, dry, quite delicate, small pored and feel cool to the touch. This type of skin is prone to wrinkles due to the dryness of Vata Dosha. When out of balance, it becomes excessively dry, rough or flaky, or be subject to dry eczema or skin fungus. If you have Vata skin, you are particularly sensitive to mental stress, which tends to show up in a tired, stressed look over the skin.
Pitta Skin Type
Pitta skin has a medium thickness and more fair or rosy in color, soft, warm to the touch. These qualities, along with blond or red-colored hair, matched to the warm, blazing Pitta dosha. If your dosha is out of balance, Pitta skin types may suffer from skin rashes, , acne, liver spots or rosacea. Pitta skin is usually more sensitive, and emotional stress can cause to blush when embarrassed, or experience acne breakouts, rashes when under stress.
Kapha Skin Type
Kapha skin is cool to the touch and is thicker in texture, softer, looks oilier and smoother than the other two types mentioned above. If your skin is pale and your hair is thick, wavy, oily and dark, then you probably have Kapha skin. When out of balance, Kapha skin can suffer from excessive oiliness, blackheads, enlarged pores, pimples.
Try Ayurvedic Beauty and Skin Care Tips
Here are a few purifying habits and Ayurvedic beauty secrets that should be included in the skincare routine.
Early to Bed And Early to Rise
Apart from making you healthy, wealthy and wise, this practice protects your beauty as well. Stay up till late nights and not getting enough sleep tends to increase the counts of inflammatory cells in your body that worsen and trigger skin issues, such as acne and dermatitis. Moreover, these inflammatory cells make the skin hydration system go out of balance, causing your skin to become intensive dry and start showing signs of ageing. You need to follow a proper routine of sleeping as beauty sleep is must to make your skin feel rejuvenated and beautiful.
Incompatible Food Combinations
Poor combination of certain food items can produce indigestion, fermentation, and gas formation. The incompatible food combinations disturb the digestion which can further lead to many different chronic diseases. Avoid these below mentioned incompatible food items to take care of your skin and health:
- Milk and fruit
- Ghee and honey
- Milk and meat
- Cold drinks after having a meal
Drink Herbal Tea
Hydration is essential for the body so, drink water throughout the day also drink herbal tea in between. Herbal tea can be prepared by using herbs like ginger or lemon to keep the digestive system healthy & strong as the healthy digestive system is crucial for glowing skin.
Vegetables which are high in fibers don’t take longer time to digest. Vegetables such as carrot, lettuce, radish, asparagus and cucumber are beneficial for all skin types.
Dry seeds and dry fruits should be added in the regular diet. They will keep the skin healthy & glowing naturally as they contain omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Flax seeds should be taken regularly in order to get beautiful skin.
Doing exercise is not only good for your body, but it is also important for beautiful and glowing skin. Exercise boosts blood circulation which nourishes the cells of the skin and flushes out the harmful toxins out of the body in the form of sweating. This also makes the skin glow from inside out.
Meditation always eases down the mind and when someone’s mind is at peace, the positive energy automatically flows through the body which helps in regenerating cells with vital energies and rejuvenate the skin by calming down the stress.
Skin hydration is essential. Apart from drinking enough water, indulge in oil massages. Oil massage or Abhyanga is a vital part of the Ayurvedic skin care routine. Massaging your skin with herbal essential oils not only relaxes your muscles and tissues but also boosts blood flow. It also keeps dry skin at bay. Massage your skin with oil just before going to the bed so that it gets enough time to rejuvenate itself and soak in the goodness of the oil.
- Try massaging with Sesame oil or almond oil as it is the preferred choice for Vata doshas.
- Coconut oil or sunflower oil are the best choices in the condition of imbalanced Pitta Dosha. These oils are particularly good as they pacify sensitive or reactive skin
- Massaging with herbal oils is a wonderful choice for Kapha doshas, because the herbs have purifying properties and are not harmful to the skin at all.
Control On Sugar and Salt Intake
Collagen and elastin are the two compounds which keep your skin elastic, toned, and free from wrinkle. Excessive intake of salt and sugar harms elastin and collagen.
Uv Radiations of Sun
Avoid letting the skin out under the sun for a prolonged period of time as the harmful UV radiations of the sun could harm the skin cells which can further lead to skin ageing.
- Avoid skin care products with chemical ingredients, because these will only dry and damage your skin.
- Switch to herbal products
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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