Mar 18 2021

Besides being one of the first things people notice about you, your skin offers clues on the overall status of your health. When things start showing up on the skin, that’s a signal of deeper imbalances. Ayurveda does not just treat the symptoms. It gets to the root cause.

In Ayurveda, skin issues are seen as an imbalance of the doshas, the three constitutions on which Ayurveda is based. Surface treatments alone won’t eradicate what causes acne, for instance, which is why Ayurvedic approaches include dietary changes.

In Ayurveda, everything starts with the digestive system. It is important to make sure that the digestive system is functioning well so that toxins don’t build up; and to eat food that won’t increase inflammation. When proper nutrients aren’t consumed, that’s where disease & illness come from.

In general, Ayurveda recommends healthy whole foods and a largely vegetarian diet for all types of body constitutions. Fatty, refined & processed foods, salt, sugar, seafood and red meats can cause skin problems, so avoid them while you can.

Eat more green veggies. If you are having trouble with your skin, reduce sugary, spicy and sour foods as they increase heat and inflammation in the body. Instead, consume more bitter, astringent vegetables like asparagus, kale, collard greens, etc.

Stay Hydrated. Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is the general rule for a healthy constitution and the best for great skin.

Ayurveda outlines three steps to beautiful skin: cleanse, nourish, & moisturize. If that sounds like standard operating procedure in the West, think again. While it is common practice to use soap to cleanse the skin, it has been seen that such products dry the skin and alter its pH balance, causing it to become more alkaline. As a result, we reach for synthetic moisturizing creams, which can be too dense on the molecular level to permeate the tissue adequately.

Instead, Ayurveda suggests using pastes made from herbs, flours, and legumes to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, and then nourishing and moisturizing with organic unrefined oils.

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