Ayurvedic skin care
The condition of the skin is often indicative of what is happening underneath; it reflects the state of health through out the rest of the body. Skin is considered to be the body’s largest organ. Called rasa in Sanskrit, it is believed to be produced in the body directly from the food we ingest, the essence of food. It is closely related to the immune system being a barrier to the external world. Regular skin massage (snehana) protects the skin and strengthens the immune system; sauna/ sweat therapy (svedana) cleanses the skin.
Food programs, medicinal plants, detoxification, cleansing the lungs and the liver, may all play a role in restoring a healthy skin and treating skin diseases. Understanding skin care is essential for both maintaining good health as well as creating your own inner, outer and lasting beauty. Beauty reflects the harmony between mind and heart, a balanced physiology and lifestyle.
Ayurveda provides guidelines for nutrition, lifestyle and treatments to nurture and support healing of the skin.