Some of you may have started experiencing frequent flare-ups and break outs on your skin. This is because of the scorching summer, which has just started, and is going to last for almost 3 months now. But you need not worry, as we have a list of herbs that will protect, nourish and rejuvenate your skin even in summer.
According to Ayurveda, skin problems occur when there is excess build-up of heat in the body. Skin problems can occur during any time of the year, but during summers, the heat related skin disturbances are more common because of the seasonal increase in temperatures.
But, Ayurveda has a solution to this. There are some wonderful herbs which are known to take care, protect and cool your skin from the harmful effects of sun.
Herbs for skin care:
Soy has good effects on the skin. Soy is used as a skin care ingredient, soy lessens the wrinkles, it can reverse sun damage and it also tightens the skin.
Ayurveda has classified Sariva under the category of “Sugandhi dravyas” (aromatic herbs), “varnya dravya” (improve the complexion), “dahaprashamana” (herbs which relieve the burning sensation of skin). Sariva is an excellent blood purifier; it protects your skin from infections, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Green tea
Green tea has larger concentrations of catechins, which have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging effects on skin.
- Aloe vera
Aloe vera moisturizes, heals inflammation, and can act as a natural sunscreen. It is commonly known as a burn plant because of its soothing properties on sunburn. It reduces acne scarring and redness. Aloe vera is a rich source of antioxidants which keeps your skin youthful.
Turmeric is very well known for its properties of giving a natural glow and radiance to the skin.
It has antibacterial and anti-ageing properties. It is widely used in Ayurveda for various skin diseases. Turmeric, the golden herb in your kitchen, works wonders. It reduces blemishes, acne, inflammation, and pigmentation. It slows down the skin ageing process and heals the skin.
Herbs are known to restore and maintain healthy skin. Along with the use of herbs, certain diet and lifestyle changes are also necessary.
- Avoid eating oily, spicy foods
- Keep alcohol and coffee intake in moderation
- Include some of the cooling foods in your diet, like, vegetables, basmati rice, fruits, coconut, cucumber etc.
- Wear long sleeved protective clothing and avoid dark colors, as dark colors absorb more heat.
- Avoid anger, criticism, hate, and jealousy
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- Lessens the wrinkles
- Restores the pigmentation
- Corrects skin tone
- Fights against photo-ageing
- Reduces oxidative stress
- It is also used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions
So, follow these suggestions, and get healthy skin in summer.