Skin - Skin Care and Skin Treatments, Ayurveda Skin Care
The skin is regarded as the mirror of an individual's inner health. Skin is the seat of sense organs and the senses of touch, pain, temperature, pressure are felt by it. Skin shoud be given due care and attention. If the skin is not cared
properly and neglected it will suffer from premature aging, become dull and blemished.
Some of the common skin disorders and problems are the following - Acne, Pimples, Pigmentation, Premature Aging etc...
Skin Care - Characteristics of good skin
Some characteristics of ideal skin
- soft, oily, thin, smooth and lustrous skin.
- soft, thin, scanty, oily, black and deep-rooted hair.
- black and smooth eye lashes and eye brows
- good eye
- Oily mouth, lips, palate and tongue
- wounds heal quickly
Ayurvedic Skin Care - Herbal Skin Treatment and Remedies
The first step in the ayurvedic approach to skin care is identification of ayurvedic skin type.
Vata Skin Type
If vata is predominant the skin of a person is dry, rough, cold, wrinkled and thin with fine pores. Vata skin may age faster, and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance.
Vata Skin Care and treatment
Vata skin is typically dry and delicate, and tends to lose tone and plumpness prematurely unless nourished on a regular basis. For Vata skin to stay youthful, skin care products used should be very nurturing and should include some essential oils or herbs in combination, which can nourish the skin and rehydrate it. Some treatment approaches to vata skin care includes having sufficient sleep, eating regular meals that will help balance Vata and nourish the skin and avoiding physical and emotional stress.
Pitta Skin Type
If pitta is predominant, the skin is fair, sensitive, soft, warm, and of medium thickness, less tolerant to hot food and burns easily. When out of balance, Pitta skin can flare up in rashes, rosacea, acne, or sunspots.
Pitta Skin Care and treatment
Pitta skin is generally sensitive, especially to the sun, and needs protection to stay in balance.The Pitta skin type needs both cooling and nurturing. Tanning treatments and therapies that expose skin to steam for extended periods of time should be avoided.
Kapha Skin Type
If the constitution is of kapha dosha the skin of a person is oily, cold, heavy, soft, slow, dense, dull, lubricating and thick with a tendency towards large pores and proneness to cystic acne.
Kapha Skin Care and treatment
Toxins are the bane of people with Kapha skin. This is because of its oily nature which attracts impurities. The skin should be cleansed from the inside and the outside, or else the skin breaks out because of toxin build-up. Kapha skin needs to get both internal detoxification and external detoxification on a regular basis.