Skincare in Ayurveda

July 26, 2018
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Caring for your skin type

Skincare in Ayurveda is essential, Glowing skin is the reflection of inner health. As per Ayurveda, skin is an accessory tissue product (Upadhatu) that supports blood (Raktha dhatu). So the healthy skin is a mirror of the healthy blood inside the body. The first step in skin care is to find your skin type – Vata, Pitta or Kapha.

Vata Skin Type :

  • Dry, thin, delicate
  • Easily Dehydrated
  • Cold to touch
  • Vulnerable to whether conditions
  • Susceptible to premature aging

Drink lot of water to prevent dryness and premature aging of the skin. Vata skin needs regular nourishment with essential oils and herbs.

Pitta Skin Type:

  • Fair, sensitive, soft
  • Warm to touch
  • Medium thick skin
  • Sun spots appear often
  • Slightly oily

Sensitive Pitta skin type needs protection from sun. It also needs to be cooled and nurtured to maintain balance. It is better to avoid hot, spicy foods, extended steam exposure and chemical/synthetic rich cosmetics.

Kapha Skin Type:

  • Oily, thick, pale
  • More tolerant to sun
  • Ages slowly
  • Dense and dull complexion
  • Prone to more toxin accumulation
  • Cool and plumply in nature

Since accumulation of toxins are more in Kapha skin type, frequent exfoliation is necessary. External and internal detoxification would help. Eating kapha pacifying diet along with regular exercise would keep the skin healthy.

Skincare Ayurveda:

Apart from the regular care based on the skin type, Ayurveda suggests some general principles to be followed for all –

Dhinacharya : Following Dhinacharya on regular basis would help in inner cleansing and make you active, firm and glowing.

Abhyanga : A self massage with warm oil would nourish and moisturize your skin. It increases circulation and provides a new tone to not only body but to mind and soul too.

Diet : Following a satvic diet which comprises of whole, unprocessed foods helps in your skin health too. Fried, oily foods, processed food, excessive salt and sugar can cause skin problems.

Exercise : Regular exercise routine removes the toxins from your body thrugh sweat and keeps your skin fresh and glowing.

Sleep: When you are devoid of sleep, it reflects on your face right away. Regular sleep patterns helps you to stay fresh and healthy.

Yoga and Meditation : Yoga and meditation also helps you in getting an inner calmness. It drives away all the stress factors and helps you stay happy and radiant.

Frequent nourishment, following a regular and disciplined lifestyle, staying hydrated, adequate rest and physical activity would help you get a hale skin. Ayurvedic skin care treatment is holistic – Your mind, body and soul is rejuvenated along with your skin!

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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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