Skin is the largest organ in the body. The texture and smoothness of skin reflects the overall health of the body. Ayurveda suggest excellent tips for well being of skin. In accordance with Ayurveda, skin problems occur due to imbalances in the body. Disharmony between the three doshas and hormonal imbalances result in all types of skin ailments.
There are many Ayurvedic treatments for healing skin disorders. The treatments include yoga, pranayamas, body massages, food changes and oral medicines. As a result of the treatments skin regains its elasticity, smoothness, glow and suppleness. But before any form of self practice, one should go to an Ayurveda physician and get proper diagnosis through ‘Nadi Pariksha’.
Following are the most popular skin care treatments in Ayurveda
Abhyanga or body massage: As an external Ayurvedic treatment, body massage through herbal oils prove to be ideal. Fondly called ‘abhyangam’ in Sanskrit, the body massages include detoxification of blood and body tissues through medicated herbal oils. These form of therapy has rejuvenating effect on the body and mind.
Yoga postures: Yoga unites the body and mind through the breath. The different forms of body postures result in cleansing the system of toxins and thus bringing harmony between the body and mind. Many postures harmonise the body by giving a cooling effect. Once excessive heat is reduced from the body it reflects on the skin as well.
Pranayama: The breathing techniques have profound results on skin. When you direct your breath to detoxify the body, you end in creating a body mind balance. It is said that 90% of toxins get released through the breath. Thus, on regular practice of pranayamas heal by eliminating harmful substances.
Oral medicines: After the ‘Nadi Pariksha’ or pulse diagnosis, doctor would prescribe medicines in the form or powder or tablets. The oral medicines are best supplements for healing skin disorders. An inevitable part ofAyurvedic treatment, the medicines are excellent in cleansing the body of toxins. These have no side effects and are thus ideal for curing skin diseases.
Food changes: Food plays an important part of the Ayurvedic treatment. Food must be taken in order to balance the three doshas. Proper food would create a perfect internal environment for fast healing of skin problems. Food should be taken to balance the prakriti and vikiriti of the body.
Thus, all the five elements should be incorporated as part of Ayurvedic treatment to cure any form of skin ailment. Visit the doctor, make food changes, take oral medicines plus practice regular yoga and pranayamas and get flawlessly glowing skin.