Friday, June 12, 2015

* Skin Care and Ayurveda*

"Let Food be your first medicine and kitchen be your first remedy"

A clear skin is the dream of every woman. Sometimes, when I am walking on the streets and I see a clear glowing skin, I feel so delighted and envied too. I wish I were that woman with that flawless skin. I have a combination skin; dry and oily in patches. Like every other woman clear and flawless skin is one of my biggest dreams.

I am not a very big fan of all the glam up cosmetics. It’s like pouring chemicals on your skin to make it look better, but in the long run these chemicals are going to suck all the life from your skin. The natural techniques like Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation on the other hand keep our skin so much healthier and full of life. Ayurveda is safe on the skin and addresses the skin problems in a holistic manner. The herbal extracts and fruit extracts along with the intake of water in adequate amounts, exercise and yoga, a balanced and nutritious diet, all these things practiced on a regular basis can work wonders on the skin. India has a rich heritage and Ayurveda is one of the biggest gifts India has given to the world. Ayurveda has remedies for all kind of skin problems. Ayurveda is a perfect and a completely natural mantra for ageless, glowing and radiant skin with no pimples and inflammations.

I am sharing a few tips for a clear and healthy skin free of pimples.

Water: Drinking a lot of water keeps the skin hydrated. It helps in detoxification of the entire internal system of the body. It helps in restoring moisture and prevents the skin from being dry.

Diet: A balanced and healthy diet which includes a lot of fruits and green vegetables is essential for overall health and health of the skin also. In Ayurveda, a vegetarian diet is generally recommended. The consumption of processed foods, oily and junk food should be avoided. Green tea and fruits like pomegranate and apple contain anti-oxidants which help in preventing the premature aging of the skin. Milk is a rich source of riboflavin which helps in keeping the skin glowing and healthy. Milk also contains Amino acids which help in keeping the skin hydrated.

Yoga and exercises: Simple deep breathing exercises help in releasing toxins of the body. Surya-Namaskar, Fish-Pose and Pranayam are a few of the yoga techniques which can keep the skin healthy. Meditation is another way of practicing yoga. It releases the toxins and makes our consciousness more aware helping the skin to look more radiant and glowing

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Ayurvedic Herbs:

Haldi (Turmeric) is an Antiseptic is useful for pimples and other skin problems. It makes the skin fair, clear and glowing.
Keshar is effective in the treatment of acne, pimples, blemishes and black spot. It also  brings out fairness
Aloe vera moisturizes & nourishes the skin. It relieves the dry, itchy skin, minor infections and makes the skin smooth, supple & younger looking.
Cucumber acts as a coolant, antiseptic, freshens & nourishes the skin. It has anti-aging properties and covers wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
Tulsi acts as an antiseptic & natural astringent and gives freshness to the skin.

There are a few homemade packs which can be made very quickly and have some brilliant effects on skin:

A slight amount of turmeric added to besan and slight amount of Rose-water makes an easy face pack which helps in removing the dead skin.
A facepack made from banana and honey has antibacterial properties and helps reduce pimples
Fruit pulp of Papaya or any other fruit is good for skin in general.

A face pack made from neem powder with slight amount of rose-water helps preventing acne and pimples

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In nutshell, It is important to adopt right practices in order to look young and fresh. In the era where Go-green is the mantra, lets understand the power of Ayurveda and use it to our advantage.

Here I am sharing one of the few products which is using Ayurveda for benefits of one and all.

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