We live in a fast-paced world and often neglect ourselves, our health, and especially our skin. Ironically, we always want to look and feel good about ourselves. Ancient Ayurveda, one of the oldest disciplines of medicine, shows us the path to good looking skin. It involves keeping our internal body system pure and free from toxins and impurities.
Ayurvedic skin care is the best way to maintain a healthy skin free from blemishes, pimples, and dark spots. These irritants are a result of a disruptive lifestyle or diet disorder. Glowing and good looking skin is possible with a balanced diet and a healthy daily routine. Consuming healthy food is essential for flawless skin.
According to the theory and philosophy of Ayurveda, the human body is made up of five elements - space, air, water, fire, and earth. The congruent functioning of all these elements makes a healthy person. Our skin is made up of one dominant element which is caused to disperse through other factors. Using Ayurvedic products help restore that natural element which leads to healthy skin.
Here are three interesting facts about Ayurvedic skin care worth knowing.
‘Herb tea’ forms an important part of Ayurvedic skin care. You can opt for fennel, mint, aniseed, cardamom, rosehips, or cinnamon tea twice or thrice a day. The tea can be supplemented with herbs that are effective at cleansing. These include Neem, turmeric, Sarsaparilla, marshmallow root, and Indian madder. All these herbs are great for your body and skin as they purify the blood and help the body get rid of toxins.
Detoxification is considered essential for the skin. It should be done both externally and internally. Depending on the skin type, it is advisable to eat naturally sweet and juicy fruits. They increase the water content in the body and help remove toxins that might build up under the skin.
One of the most unusual facts about an Ayurvedic skin care regimen is the use of certain spices. They help improve the condition of your skin and treat various skin disorders. If one has the Kapha skin type, they should consume plenty of ginger and black pepper with their main meals. These spices enhance digestion and stop toxins from building up. Similarly, fennel and liquorice are recommended for Pitta skin.
Dr Gurnam Singh Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
Member of AAA (Australian Association of Ayurveda)
Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More