Skin problem is a common area of concern for many people. Several skin problems include dry skin, oily skin, acne, pimples, freckles and other types of diseases that affect the skin. The best way to combat these skin conditions is by using natural remedies.
Many people have turned to the Indian traditional medicine system to treat their skin problems. Ayurveda states that the best way to treat your skin is by first knowing its type.
The three doshas of Ayurveda are Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha, which affect our physical and mental health. When these doshas are not in balance, they lead to various ailments in the body. Skin problems are caused by Vata dosha. Kapha is responsible for moistening the skin, and pitta gives your skin a red colour.
Skin types in Ayurveda
People with thin skin with a rough texture usually have a Vata skin type. They have sensitive skin and dry skin as well. The treatment for this skin type would be to use oil-based products and avoid water-based products.
People with oily skin usually have a Kapha dosha which leads to excess oil production on the face, resulting in acne and other marks on the face. The best way to treat this condition is by using a herbal face wash and scrub made of coriander seeds, pomegranate peel powder, harad, amla powder and glycerin. These ingredients help to reduce sebum production on the face. You can also apply a mixture of curd and almond oil to balance the Kapha dosha leading to healthy skin.
Combination of Skin types:
Some people have a combination of all three doshas and exhibit a combination skin type. To balance their different doshas, such people need to apply a mixture of ayurvedic oils made from neem, rose, almond or jojoba oil.
Acne, pimples and facial freckles characterize a pitta skin type. To treat such a condition, you should use lemon juice, which helps balance the excess heat in the body that causes these symptoms. You can also apply sandalwood paste or aloe vera gel on your face for a cooling effect.
Cleansing is essential in Ayurveda; you must clean your face twice a day with a herbal face wash. Doing it before bed would help because doing so will clear the dirt from your skin pores and allow new cells to come up during sleep. In addition, you can massage your face with almond oil and sesame oil to get rid of the impurities from your skin.
Contrary to popular belief, applying these tips can get glowing skin within a few days. According to Ayurveda, you don’t have to spend money on expensive treatments for your skin ailments because natural remedies are all you need.