Ayurveda has numerous solutions to all skin issues. From ancient times Ayurveda has played a pivotal role in addressing solutions to skin and hair concerns. In Ayurveda the first step towards taking care of the skin would be to find out your skin type. As per Ayurveda, the skin is divided into 3 types and they are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- Vata: – The Vata skin type is dry in general and it will be thin, delicate and cool to touch. It will be vulnerable to the changes in the weather and gets dehydrated very soon. Vata skin also succumbs to early aging as it gets dry, flaky and rough very easily.
- Pitta: – Pitta skin type people generally have light, soft as well as sensitive skin. It will be soft with medium thickness. It is susceptible to moles and freckles. If not taken care, pitta skin can get breakouts, rashes and sunspots.
- Kapha: – Kapha skin type will be oily, soft, cool, and thick. It will be comparatively more sun tolerant. It ages slowly and forms less wrinkles as opposed to other skin types. This skin type will however have issues like blackheads, enlarged pores, dull complexion, pimples and eczema.
Things to take care of when it comes to skin:-
Vata skin type: – Vata skin types need to use essential oils in order to nurture their skin that allows it to rehydrate the skin. It will prevent the premature aging and wrinkles.
Pitta skin type: – This kind of skin requires nurturing and cooling. Therefore use skincare products that will protect you from the harmful rays of the sun.
Kapha skin type: – This skin type requires exfoliation and scrubbing in order to remove the toxins regularly from the skin.
Ayurveda skin care:-
- To reduce pimples, blemishes and scars: – Take equal amount of lemon juice along with rose water and apply on the face with cotton ball and allow it to work on the face for 30 minutes. Steep 2 to 3 tsp of dried basil leaves in 1 cup boiling water for about 10 to 20 minutes and apply this on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball.
- Kumkumadi Oil: Kumkumadi Oil is exotic oil that clears the skin and adds fairness to the skin. It is very good for pimples and acne too. Apply this oil regularly on your skin, massage and leave it for one hour.
- Chandan: Sandalwood powder or chandan has germicidal properties. Using this powder in your daily routine can help in making a protective layer on the skin. It helps to balance the surface oil and moisture in the skin.
Ayurveda For hair care:-
- Methi: – Methi retards hair fall and encourages the growth of hair. You can take some methi seeds and soak it overnight. Next morning make a fine paste of it and apply it on your hair and leave it for half an hour and wash it off later. Do this regularly once in 2 weeks and notice the difference.
- Shankh Pushpi: This herb is great to relieve mental tension. When you are free of all tensions hair growth happens naturally, hence having an herbal tonic with Shankh Pushpi will boost hair growth.