Dryness of skin means our moisture is losing out of the skin. In order to increase the skin's moisture level and protect it from dryness, we must first and foremost take care of our skin. There are various herbal remedies that as per Ayurveda. Here are few:
Massage daily by oils. Coconut, almond, castor oils are outstanding massage oils. It is best to heat the oil a little and then rub it into the skin. Leave the oil on the skin for half an hour and then take a shower. You can also use herbal oils twice a week. Apricot kernel oil can be used two to three times a week, especially at bedtime. It keeps the skin moist and enables blood circulation and reduces moisture retention.
Use herbs and foods that nurture the skin. These include aloe vera juice or gel, chamomile or calendula. For example, Aloe Vera has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and it cools many types of skin problems caused by extremely dry skin, such as itching and rashes. Sandalwood is known for its cooling properties. It prevents inflammation and lessens acne, pimples and other rashes. It also softens the skin after sunbathing. It is best left on the skin until it is dry and then washed off.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Changes for Dry Skin:
1. Shower less and use more oil: This is one of the best ways to prevent dry skin. Wash your skin with cold water, as warm water dries out the skin. Avoid soaps as it washes away the natural oils of your skin. After your shower, apply coconut oil on the skin and then dab off with a towel.
2. Drink enough water: Water is crucial for the skin to keep it hydrated. It is always good to drink warm water.
3. Nutrition: Have a balanced diet containing vegetables, fruits, grains, carbohydrates, nuts. Always avoid fried food and fast food. It is best to eat vegetables and fruits that have high water content, like Cucumbers,
Watermelon, radish, cauliflower. The naturally high oil content of nuts and seeds helps to improve the appearance of the skin and maintains it healthy. Cooking with ghee is also always a good idea.
4. Exercise: Exercise boosts the metabolism, which leads to a better discharge of toxins, stimulates blood circulation and of course keeps the muscles and joints fit.
5. Get enough sleep: The body and mind do not function properly without sleep. That's why it's even more important that we sleep for at least seven hours a day.
6. Avoid extreme weather as they are not good for the skin.
If we follow the above things then no doubt that our skin will remain glowing and healthy.
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