Top 3 Ayurvedic Skin Care Tips
Guest post by David Tully.
How do you get smooth, healthy skin? It is something which many find hard to achieve but I am going to show a few methods in Ayurvedic medicine which could help you get the complexion that your desire. Ayurveda is an ancient form of Indian medicine which is still widely used in the country today and is based on some very basic principles of getting your body in balance with nature. Bad skin occurs because of an imbalance and some of the worst blemishes, which can blight our skin such as acne, rashes and hives occur when our body gets overheated.
When our body gets overwhelmed with certain toxins the heat can be trapped and absorbed into the bloodstream which can then lead to these being removed by the body through the skin, leaving rashes and different types of skin irritation.
In Ayurveda, there are 3 main solutions which I will talk about in this blog and which I believe may help you to get better looking skin. They are all based on the notion that you have to cool the body down so toxins are not percolated through the skin rather than through the GI tract. I think these are good tips that can really make a difference if you implement most of them.
1| Lifestyle: This first tip is an obvious one I think and although it isn’t directly a remedy as such, you need to at least consider it in combination with the next two tips I talk about below. Increased stress levels have been proven to cause skin irritations. In Ayurveda, utilising pitta massage oils such as coconut or sunflower oils to cool the skin, doing regular yoga exercises and calming your emotions are all essential as part of the process.
2| Food: I would say that avoiding hot, spicy foods is definitely something that you should try, as well as removing as much caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes as you can. I know it maybe hard to give some of these things up but one of the philosophies of Ayurveda is to understand which foods are good for digestion and are absorbed into the body quickly. The quicker the absorption, the less likely you will collect excess heat in your body. Focus on drinking lots of water and focus on eating vegetables and fruit.
3| Ayurvedic remedies: The third tip is to utilize many of the herbs which have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for millenia. Five herbs that are used for purifying the blood in Ayurveda are called manjista root, neem leaf, turmeric root, guduchi and burdock root. They are meant to help remove excess heat and help in the detoxification process within the blood. There is certainly no harm in trying them and see if they work or not.
Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of the many tips out there for getting smoother, healthier looking skin, if they are all used in combination, they can really help with ensuring that you find some great secrets to keeping your skin beautiful.
Author bio: David Tully has written for many websites including Banyan Botanicals and has a keen interest in alternative medicine.
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