Monday, November 3, 2014

How to Take Care of Your Skin According to Ayurveda





  • Health and beauty are closely related to each other. A disease free, healthy and cheerful personality makes one look beautiful. You should not go behind artificial cosmetics to create false beauty, but rather you should try to use natural products.

  • If your skin is not smooth and clean on all parts of the body, take one teaspoon of olive oil and an equal amount of honey. Massage the oil on the face, hands and neck thoroughly. Wash the body with ordinary water after 10 to 15 minutes.


  • Take two teaspoons of papaya pulp and honey. Apply this pack on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes, this increases the glow on the face.


  • Take a few neem leaves and add a pinch of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of rose water. Apply this on the face. After some time remove the pack by washing with the help of gram flour.


  • Take the pulp of fruits kept in the fridge, add one tea spoon of curd (yoghurt), and honey. Apply it on the face and neck. Wash the face after 15 to 20 minutes with lukewarm water. This fruit facial mask makes the face smooth and soft.


  • If you have dry skin, then apply sesame oil and multani mati on the face and body. Clean it off after it becomes dried. This makes the skin soft and oily. This is also effective in case of sunburns, and works like a tonic.


  • Take one teaspoon of honey and add curd (yoghurt) and one teaspoon of almond oil, apply this mixture on the face, neck and hands and leave it for half an hour. Wash the body after some time. This is good for dry skin.


  • Lemon is rich in vitamin C. This makes the skin shiny and beautiful. It should be taken with meals to increase the resistance power in the body, which is also helpful to enhance the beauty.


  • Lemon is also a cleanser. Regular use of lemon to wash your skin cleans the skin thoroughly.


  • Lemon cleanses the body to the full depth without disturbing the acidic balance. It is a natural astringent, which also tightens the skin.


  • Apply curd (yoghurt) on the hands and legs to remove dryness and wash when it when it is dry.


  • The elbows are generally dark and look ugly. Take one spoon of lemon juice and add two spoons of rose water. Apply this on the elbows and rinse after some time.


  • Take orange pulp and apply it on the face. Wash it after sometime. This facial pack is very beneficial during summers.


  • Apply orange juice on the face regularly. This gives a glowing skin.


  • Take radish juice and add butter or cream and apply this pack on the face. This is very beneficial for dry skin and is a good skin tonic.


  • Beetroot juice increases blood in the body. Apply its pulp on the face for some time and wash the face with lukewarm water. This gives glowing skin.


  • Crush a ripe banana and apply it on the face. This tightens the skin and also removes the dark circles under your eyes.


  • Crush papaya pulp and apply it on the face. This gives glowing skin.


  • Use an umbrella when you have to go out in the Sun and drink lot of water. Water is the most natural moisturizer for the skin.


  • Prickly heat, boils, rashes, etc. are common during the summers. Sometimes the boils develop pus as well, which become very painful. Pimples also erupt in this season. Sunburn is another common problem during the summer. Light skin people suffer the most from this. Sometimes infection occurs in the armpits or thighs due to excessive sweat. Take bath regularly to avoid such problems. Take bath with neem, rose and sandal water during summer to avoid skin infections.


  • Avoid exposure to the Sun and wear loose cotton clothes.


  • In case of sunburn, first sit near a fan and then near a cooler. After take bath with cold water.


  • If the problem is severe then use ice in the bath water. Add camphor in coconut oil and apply this on the body. Mint and multani mati lep is also beneficial for the skin after sun burn.


  • Curd (yoghurt) and gram flour pack is effective on sunburned skin and gives coolness.


  • Grind horse bean (alfalfa seeds) and add curd (yoghurt). Apply it on sunburned skin.


  • Wash the face four to five times with cold water throughout the day. This maintains the moisture in the skin. Drink at least 10-15 glasses of water everyday.


  • Take enough of avala marmalade, gourd, cucumber, onion, lemon, torai, and sespedula. These are very effective during summers and help protect the skin.


  • Add rose water in cucumber juice and wash the face. Drink mango panna to protect from sunstroke. Also take a lot of curd (yoghurt).


  • Apply the lep of curd (yoghurt), turmeric powder and gram flour to avoid dryness of the skin.


  • In order to get rid off pimples and acne, add curd (yoghurt) with radish juice. Apply this on the skin.


  • Grind multani mati, a little bit of mehndi and dry avala. Apply the paste on the face and skin to increase the glow
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