What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the traditional, natural medical practice that has its roots in India for more than 3,000 years. Now people from worldwide have come to know about ayurvedic medicine and more and more people are turning towards the amazing cures and profound healing. The word Ayurveda means “Knowledge of Life”. The foundation of the system is the idea that the three main doshas or life energies, constitute the body, and these are composed of 5 elements. Each person has a unique dosha constitution that determines how they are physically, mentally and emotionally. Whenever there is an imbalance in the natural constitution of ones doshas, diseases occur. This could be caused due to lifestyle, diet, physical or emotional trauma, pollution, external challenges etc.
Ayurvedic treatments for restoring health and balance employ purification, herbal remedies, nutrition, yoga, meditation, and body work. The main goals are
- Expel toxins from body
- Regain and maintain structural and functional balance
- Increase efficiency and immunity
Ayurveda in Skin Care
Ayurvedic fundamental concepts consider dosha balance, circulation, immune status and metabolism as most influential in skin health.
Dosha:- The three basic doshas are Kapha, pitta, and Vata. These doshas may vary in dominance throughout your life, due to changes in lifestyle, diet, stress, pollution and many other factors. This has major impact on your body and mind. However the changes may be most noticeable in your skin as it is the part of body that is most visible to us. Typical signs of dosha dominance in skin are:
Vata: ages quickly, often have dry skin and cracks
Pitta: fair and sensitive, prone to moles, freckles and acne, quick ageing.
Kapha: clear, smooth and firm, ages slowly, normal or oily
Metabolism:- Your body’s digestive fire, or Agni, converts food into energy and regulates all of your body’s hormonal and chemical processes, including those that affect your skin. A healthy metabolism is necessary for healthy skin.
Circulation:- Good oxygen and nutrient circulation as well as impurity removal are essential for healthy skin. Ama is the name for a buildup of metabolic wastes that can clog the skin and cause issues.
Immunity:- Skin that is healthy and clear is a sign of an efficient immune system that is dealing with the numerous external and internal challenges efficiently
Ayurvedic Treatment, Best for your Skin
All of these factors are considered in an ayurvedic treatment. In order to support good skin, you may need to make changes to your lifestyle, nutrition, stress level, and exercise regimen.
An approach that caters to your dosha status is an important aspect of Ayurvedic skin care. So products tailored to your specific doshas and skin type are often used for remarkable results.
Vata skin is prone to dryness and rapid ageing, hence you should use:
- Take Vata pacifying nutritional foods
- Hydrate well
- Massage with warm oil
- Apply moisturisers
Due to its sensitivity to the sun, Pitta skin is prone to moles and freckles. You ought to:
- Sun protect your skin.
- Avoid excessive steams and hot water.
- Cleanse well daily
- Hydrate well
- Avoid fried, spicy and citrus foods
Kapha skin is clear, normal and balanced, though it can also be oily. To keep kapha skin healthy:
- Do scrub massage.
- Cleanse with a gentle exfoliant.
- Hydrate well
- Avoid fatty food
We should give special attention to our skin as it conveys a lot about our present health. The advantages of ayurvedic skin care and its approaches must also be understood deeply.
Ayurmana’s skin care preparations are created using age-old recipes and processing metholodology that have been handed down through the generations. If you have any questions about ayurvedic skin care, you can visit AyurMana Kuwait Website or schedule an appointment .