The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Naturally fresh and healthy skin is the body’s protector and beauty. Ayurvedic texts recommend many herbs and natural remedies to protect our skin from acne, pimples, scars, scars and wrinkles. These herbs and herbal remedies not only help in the above-mentioned conditions but also treat psoriasis, eczema, etc. It is also effective in other skin conditions.
Structure of the skin:
Before analyzing the causes of changes in the skin, it is important to know the structure of the skin. The skin consists of multiple layers of epithelial tissue. The microscopic section of the skin shows two distinct parts. The epidermis is the top layer. The upper layer of the epidermis contains dead cells that are gradually shed. These cells are gradually replaced by fresh new cells produced by the basal layer, which is the lower layer of the epidermis.
The dermis is located under the epidermis and consists of a network of collagen fibers responsible for the elastic properties of the skin. The sebaceous glands associated with hair follicles and sweat glands are all located in the dermis and receive blood from the subcutaneous tissue located under the dermis. The sebaceous glands are activated during puberty and produce an oil-like substance called sebum.
According to the Ayurvedic acharya Sushruta, the skin has seven layers. When these layers are affected by unbalanced doshas (vital energy forces of the body), it leads to different skin diseases.
Plants such as tulsi, neem, saffron, turmeric, sandalwood, amla help keep the skin healthy and disease free. Here is a list of the benefits these herbs provide.
Tulsi: Tulsi helps with many skin ailments. It is effective in skin rashes, insect bites and itching. The leaves of this plant are effectively used in worm infections and lucoderma. Tulsi Leaf Paste and Juice helps reduce acne, pimples and scars.
neem: Due to its antibiotic, antifungal and blood purifying properties, Neem has proven beneficial in the treatment of skin conditions. Kapha and pita spoiled according to Ayurvedic principles cause skin diseases. Neem soothes impaired kapha and pitta, thus helping to heal skin ailments. It supports wound healing as it is antibacterial and astringent. In psoriasis, it reduces skin itching, irritation, roughness and heals psoriatic patches. It also heals eczema. It reduces acne infection and inflammation. Neem helps maintain the health of the scalp and prevents dandruff.
The combination of neem and tulip is extremely helpful in controlling skin diseases.
saffron: Saffron helps to reduce dark pigments, dark circles under the eyes, acne and pimples. It helps to increase the fairness and radiance of the skin.
Turmeric: Blood nourishes the skin and it is a known fact that pure blood always keeps the skin bright and glowing. Turmeric purifies the blood, nourishes the skin and gives it a healthy, natural glow and shine. Traditional face pack of India consists of gram flour, pure turmeric powder, milk and honey. This reduces skin inflammation, acne, pimples and prevents many skin conditions. This package prevents the formation of wrinkles.
sandalwood: Sandalwood has many antimicrobial properties. Ayurvedic acharyas recommend using sandalwood as part of natural skin care regimens to heal and soothe many skin ailments and conditions. One of the primary uses of this wonder herb is to kill germs, soothe inflamed skin, and clear up blemishes left by stubborn acne. Regular use of sandalwood helps to get clean and clear skin.
Kumkumadi Lepam is an authentic ayurvedic preparation for acne, pimples, dark circles, pigments, scars and scars.
amla: The juice of the amla fruit reduces the burning sensation on the skin. It strengthens the hair follicles and reduces the inflammation of the scalp skin. Amla boosts the immunity of the skin and helps prevent acne and pimples.
Balanced diet, healthy lifestyle, walking etc. Combined with the use of skin-friendly herbs, it helps the skin to look healthy, bright and young.