What Is Skin Problem?
You are familiar with the fact that the skin is your body’s largest organ. It separates your body’s inside from the outside world. It protects you from bacteria and viruses and regulates the temperature of your body.
Conditions that irritate, clog or inflame your skin may cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, your genetic makeup, and certain problems with the immune system can cause dermatitis, hives, and other skin conditions.
Here are the main facts about some of the most common skin problems:
Common Skin Diseases
- Eczema – Eczema is a term for various types of skin swelling. It is one of the most common types of skin diseases, eczema is characterized by the skin’s reactions. The most common reaction is skin swelling with redness. Other forms may also develop blisters, skin cracking, scaling, or papules.
- Scaly rashes – Scaly rashes are usually the result of itching, which in itself is a reaction to some internal or external factors. These rashes can be mild to severely painful depending on what caused them.
- Urticaria – These rashes differ from others as they persist for a short period of time and usually result in skin swelling.
- Psoriasis – This is a non-infectious skin condition in which infection occurs in the affected parts of the skin and form reddish balances on the body. This problem usually occurs as a result of excessive cells within the body.
- Pruritus & Itching – Pruritus is another very common skin affliction that develops due to a variety of factors; it can be a reaction to something external or be caused by internal problems that may develop.
Causes of Skin Problems:
- Exposure to heat and sun
- Wrong diet and lifestyle
- Genetic makeup
What is Ayurveda saying about skin problem?
According to Ayurveda, the activities in the human system are controlled by the three senses of humor called “doshas”-Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Any disturbance in one or all of them can cause adverse skin problems.
According to this bio humor, the skin is divided into three types.
- Vata Skin Type:
- Vata skin is generally dry, thin, cool to touch, easily hydrated and very vulnerable to the influence of dry windy weather.
- Pitta Skin Type:
- Pitta skin type tends to have more breakouts and is less tolerant of hot food. To touch it looks ruddy and warm. Pitta skin type is more vulnerable to freckles and moles than other skin types.
- Kapha Skin Type:
- Kapha dosha indicates water and earth, so kapha skin type tends to be greasy, thick and more tolerant of sun.
Ayurvedic Skin Care Treatment
As with any imbalance, Ayurveda offers simple and gentle guidelines on dietary, herbal, and lifestyle to help the body remove excess doshas and cleanse the body of natural toxins.
Food and water form the core of your skin’s nourishment, so you need to eat well and eat well for your type.
Some of the best foods to correct your dosha imbalances are listed below:
- To begin with, choose sweet, juicy fruits such as melons, plums and peaches.
- Add bitter and astringent vegetables such as collars, kale, and asparagus.
- Cumin, coriander, fennel, and turmeric; add such digestive spices to your food.
- Limit hot, spicy, fermented, salty, oily, fried food.
- Reduce the amount of alcohol and caffeine. These substances are both sharp and hot, leading to pitta dosha.
- Drink plenty of fresh, cool water. As a result, your body will remain well hydrated to flush away toxin.
- Include sweet, salty and sour foods in your diet, while avoiding ice cream and frozen yogurt.
- Avoid bitter, astringent and pungent foods.
- Eat warm, oily or heavy food.
- Eat starchy vegetables boiled or steamed.
- Use mild spices such as cumin, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, coriander, salt, cloves.
- Avoid foods that are sweet, sour and salty.
- Eat more of the raw, steamed and boiled vegetables.
- Minimize the intake of heavy food, salt and dairy products.
- Use raw honey instead of other sweeteners such as sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup.
Lifestyle and Exercise:
Not only dietary routine, but daily lifestyle habits and exercise are vital to healthy skin. Overarching lifestyle guidance in Ayurveda includes waking up early before sunrise and going to sleep before 10 pm during the night, eating breakfast before 8 am in the morning, lunch before noon and dinner before the sunsets.
Exercise and physical activity are beneficial for eliminating the toxins that cause skin ailments.
Some Home Remedies for Skin Problem Treatment
Along with diet and lifestyle changes, equally important is to incorporate some Ayurvedic herbs in your regular diet to balance your dosha.
The herbs that are vital for the effective treatment of skin problem are as follows:
- Basil: This herb contains a healthy amount of flavonoids which prevent the body cells from significant damage due to oxidation and strengthen the immune system.
- Cardamom and mint leaves: This herb particularly helps in the detoxification of the body.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps to control the blood sugar level of the body and also helps to protect the body from obesity.
- Ginger: Ginger helps to prevent migraine and aids the treatment of indigestion and inflammation. It also helps to relieve skin inflammation.
- Parsley: Regular intake of parsley help in the cleansing of the blood. It removes the blemishes on the face.
- Cumin: Cumin helps to boost the digestive system and ensures the proper functioning of the body.
Ayurvedic Skin Problem Treatment
Ayurveda recommends Panchatika ghritam and Arogyavardhini to all patients suffering from eczema. Chaturmukha and khadirarishta are some of the other ayurvedic medicines for eczema. The affected area is massaged with Guduchyadi taila or Mahamarichyadi taila
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