2020 can undeniably be described as the year of increasing appearance consciousness. Being a teenager or an adult, people have been falling for products and surgeries claiming shining hair, glowing skin, reducing your hanging belly, and much more. You too might have come across advertisements for such products. But do they work or are these surgeries side-effect free? -umm pretty much controversial! Ayurvedic Treatment for Skin Glow
Skin is the biggest determinant of our appearance. Having a flawless and healthy skin makes you feel more confident and undoubtedly look much better. The science of life, Ayurveda, says that the process of healing lies within us. Ayurveda, with a journey of more than 5000 years, has developed proven treatments for most of the skin-related problems and that too without any side-effects!
The blog describes how the ‘science of life’ treats your skin problems and makes your skin glow.
Why do skin problems occur?
Ayurveda associates skin problems with three Doshas. The Panchakarma treatment describes Doshas is a misbalance in the vital energies of our body which is in turn responsible for the improper working of our body. Each one of us is born with a distinct Dosha homeostasis, which is responsible for our existence.
- Vata Dosha – initiates movements
- Pitta Dosha – initiates transformations
- Kapha Dosha – initiates liquids
Any imbalance in these Doshas leads to the occurrence of unnatural changes in our body, thus, causing diseases.
Skin problems caused by Vata Dosha
Our skin comprises of 3 primary layers. Out of these three, the epidermis is the outermost layer, which is in contact with the outside world. People who are predominantly Vata are prone to Apicharma skin problems.
Vata is likely to cause skin problems like dry skin, premature wrinkles, dry eczema, irritable skin, and dandruff. Exposure to humidity, dryness, consuming dry food, and living a stressful life aggravates the Vata Dosha in our body.
Skin problems caused by Pitta Dosha
The second skin layer, the dermis, consists of connective tissues, blood vessels, sweat glands, and plasma. When toxins start entering this layer, the skin gets irritable, hot, and red. Thus, those who are predominantly Pitta are more likely to suffer from eczema.
Symptoms: The dermis becomes inflammatory, hot, and red. You may experience swollen skin with small blisters and allergies (dermatitis) or from enlarged blood vessels (rosacea).
Stress and anger is the prime reason behind Pitta Dosha. Adjusting diets, using Ayurvedic herbs for skin treatment, and practicing healing will reduce the skin problems caused by Pitta Dosha.
Skin problems caused by Kapha Dosha
Kapha Dosha triggers the Hypodermis, the third layer of the skin. The hypodermis is the moistest layer of the skin. When toxins in this layer reach their saturation point, they start creating imbalances in the body, leading to skin problems. Those who are predominantly Kapha are more likely to suffer from problems in this layer.
Symptoms: People with Kapha Dosha suffer from skin problems like Psoriasis, infected boils, and wet eczema.Ayurvedic treatment centers,by recommending proper diet, Ayurvedic herbs, and Ayurvedic massage therapy,can relieve you from Kapha Dosha.
Skincare treatments in Ayurveda
Ayurveda has been welcomed warmly by the people throughout the world. The forefathers have developed herbal ways of treating skin problems by correcting the Doshas in our body. The healing process, with herbal medicines, Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy, and a balanced diet gives you a healthy glowing skin that you’ve always been striving for.
Meditation and yoga for skin treatment
Meditation, relaxation sessions, and cognitive behavior therapy have real benefits for people suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne, and vitiligo.
~University of Sheffield
Ayurvedic practitioners claim that extreme emotions like stress, anger, fear, anxiety, etc are the root causes of most of the skin problems occurring in 2020. Meditation and yoga, by removing negative thoughts and relaxing your mind, help you get better skin. In addition to this, yoga and meditation slow down the aging process by repairing body tissues.
The five senses therapy
All the five senses of our body are combined therapeutically to give the ‘five senses treatment’ for skin enhancement.
- Sound therapy through Vedic hymns and mantras
- Touch therapy for rejuvenating the body marmas
- Taste therapy through herbal Ayurvedic medicines
- Sight therapy using Ayurvedic color therapy
- Smell therapy using aromatics
All these therapies harmonize all the senses and thus, are much effective in restoring the radiance of the skin cells.
Diet is one of the tri-up Tamba (the three pillars of life). Panchakarma treatment prescribes a balanced diet plan to correct the homeostasis of Dosha in your body and help you live a disease-free life.
- People suffering from Vata Dosha are recommended to avoid dry, cold, and raw food products and should take frequent meals.
- Those who are suffering from Pitta Dosha should discard acidic, raw, and spicy food items from their diet. In addition to this, they should avoid frequent meals.
- Kapha imbalance patients should avoid Dairy, starchy, creamy, and sugaryproducts and should have moderate food intake.
Herbal products and skin rejuvenation therapy
Ayurveda treatment centers analyze your skin type and Dosha imbalance and suggest you the best herbal products and Ayurveda rejuvenation therapy for your skin. Ayurvedic products are completely natural and preservatives-free. Reviving Ayurvedic massage therapy is given to the patient. Subtle force is applied to your neck, head, shoulders, feet, and other body parts to relax you completely.
The rejuvenation, Detoxication, and deep cleansing restore your inner peace and enhances the radiance of your skin.
Udvartana and Swedana
Udvartana is a lymphatic Ayurvedic treatment. The therapy restores your radianceusing a penetrating herbal paste. Udvartana is much effective in reducing cellulite and body fat.
Udvartana is followed by Swedana, which a herbal steam bath. Unlike any other Ayurvedic treatment, the patient’s heart and mind are kept cool, while the rest of the body is heated to relax the body and the mind.
Ayurveda provides you a holistic body healing. Resorting to Ayurveda for skin treatment will provide you magical results. Besides restoring skin radiance, the Panchakarma therapy relaxes your body and thus, justifies its name- the science of life.