To have a shiny and beautiful skin is the dream of everyone and to fulfill the dream everyone use different creams and remedies. All these things and remedies are effective for some specific kin type. There are five types of skin and it is not necessary that if one cream or remedy is effective for one type of skin, it may not work well for another type of skin. The type of skin is determined by Tri doshes, Dosha is the dominant element in the skin, which determines the type and quality of skin. Ayurveda is a skin care process which involves the self care and also medical tips. In India it is common from last 5000 years. Now it is popular in Europe and in North America and many people is using its principle to maintain the health of their skin.
Dry skin is a very common problem in these days. As we grow old, our skin loses its capacity to retain the moisture content and due to lack of water the skin becomes dry. The skin may also become dry due to use of any specific medication such as for cancer and hepatitis patients, skin becomes dried. Extreme climatic conditions are also responsible for making our skin dried. The word Ayurveda is considered as the “science of life”. Dry skin is also called as the vita skin. For the people who have dry and sensitive skin, the Ayurvedic tips are effective. These tips are mentioned here.
Don’t skip the vegetables from your diet
Sometimes the dry skin lacks water and due to lack of water the digestion of food becomes difficult to stomach and as a result eczema and other problems occur. Vegetable such as carrots, lettuce, cucumber, radish, spinach, fennel and asparagus are watery vegetable and the digestion of these vegetables is easy for the body. These vegetables are tri-doshic and are good for all skin types especially for dry skin. Combination of vegetable with olive oil and lemon juice, add flavor to the food and also increase the overall water content of food.
Eat like a bird
Ayurveda skin specialists agree that intake of all food groups is best for dry and sensitive skin. Nuts, seeds, pulses and legumes contain water and antibiotics. The antibiotics present in these foods are good to keep the skin healthy and for sensitive skin. The omega 3 and omega 6 are healthy fatty acids presents in the seeds help the integrity of skins and improve the defense system of the body against weather conditions, which is a beneficial step for sensitive skins and for dry skin. The fiber present in nuts enhances the digestive systems. Almonds, sunflower seeds, lax seeds are all good for dry and sensitive skin.
Sip some tea
Tea is a rich source of flavonoids. When our skin becomes dry the shine and texture of the skin also destroys. The flavonoids present in the tea increase the shine of the skin and these flavonoids also make the sensitive skin stringer against the infections. Herbal tea, ginger and lemon tea is more effective.
Pump it up
Exercise and yoga is helpful for dry and sensitive skin, according to the Ayurvedic therapeutic system. Daily exercise keeps the muscles and joint stoned and help in the excretion of the toxins from the body. Jogging, yoga, dancing and boxing makes you feel good and relax and excretes the toxins from the body.
Doze off with sunset
Daily seven hours of sleep is best for dry skin as aggravated vata causes the insomnia due restlessness. All Ayurveda specialists agree to the fact that seven hours of sleep daily gives a complexion to the skin; add moisture to the skin and good for sensitive skin. If someone has sleep problem, he should try a full yogic exercises.
Avoid stale, dried and fried foods
According to the Ayurveda specialists, fried, dried and stale foods are not good for people with dry skin and people with sensitive skin. The unhealthy fatty acids in fried foods make the skin ugly and thick. The case of dried foods as the name indicates, these foods are water free and not good for dry skin. These foods also have no allergic compounds which are nor beneficial for people with sensitive skin.
Include sour and salty foods in diet
These foods are good for dry and sensitive skin. Sour foods are always rich in water, so people should include sour food in diet. The intake of salty foods is recommended because after intake of salty foods the body’s requirement of water increase and one drink more water.
Drink plenty of water
This is a good tip for people who have dry and sensitive skin. The intake of more water decreases the sensitivity of the skin and also decreases the dryness of the skin by making skin thin and delicate.