Friday, June 28, 2013
Ayurvedic Medicine For Dry Skin
Ayurveda also defined as "the science of life in which health is defined as an active state of wellness. In other words, you are not only free of the disease, but are able to live life to the fullest. Ayurveda is about wellness through adjustments in diet, daily routine and environment necessary for their age, stress level and lifestyle.
The basic theory of Ayurveda is based upon the five elements - spirit, air, earth, wind and fire. It believes that everything in the material universe is a combination of these elements. The proportions may vary in each of us and determine to our spiritual constitution, mental and physical. The skin that is dry and tight is "prevailing air", and dry skin treatment consisting of diet, skin protection, and proper lifestyle to your skin type.
Here are some important things that are recommended:
1.Cook with olive oil or clarified butter.
2. The most healthy foods that are to be taken are rice, oats and buckwheat, mung dal, lentils, asparagus , zucchini, applesauce and pears (for breakfast), fresh seasonal fruits, nuts and soaked almonds, soaked and shutouts.
3. The spices recommended for the treatment of dry skin are turmeric, cumin, coriander and fennel in a ratio of 2/3/6/6. The spice mixture is fried in clarified butter and added to the food during or after cooking.
The proposed lifestyle includes going to bed early, walking for 20 minutes in the morning, take regular breaks during work, and deep breathing.
Home remedies for Dry skin
The Oil Therapy: Massages in some olive oil/ almond or coconut oil gently on the hands, legs and the rest of your body before heading to a shower. Heat the oil and then apply for the best result.
Cream: Cream is a good moisturizer. Mix a few drops of lemon juice, a teaspoon of milk and two teaspoons of milk cream and massage into hands and legs. Leave on for a while before going for a shower. Within few days you will see the difference.
Cottage Cheese Curd: Curd is an excellent hydrant of the skin, and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory help to soothe dry, itchy skin. Apply curd as it is, or mix it with a little honey and a squeeze of lemon. Leave on for at least 10 minutes before you wash it off. It is sure to do wonders for your skin.
Honey: Honey helps maintain moisture it has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties. This is the reason why it a coveted ingredient in many skincare products. Why spend money on them, when you can buy a bottle of honey (which is cheaper) and use it to treat dry skin. It is very simple to use, lightly heat 2 teaspoons of any honey, and apply it to the skin (face, hands, and legs) hot. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash. That’s all nothing better than your skin can ask for.
Aloe Vera: If you do not have an aloe plants at home no worry at all. It can be, found in your surrounding or go to the nearest nursery and get one. Aloe is very good for the skin! After the bath, cut a piece of aloe, squeeze all the gel and apply on the face, hands or legs. This not only will hydrate the skin but also form a protective layer that keeps the dirt from entering your pores.