Skin is the largest organ of our body. It protects our internal organs from all external hazards. Hence utmost care has to be given to keep our skin healthy. A healthy glowing skin is the indication of healthy body and mind. (Read Ayurvedic Beauty tips for glowing skin ). Texts of Ayurveda and Ayurveda acharyas explain various methods to expel toxins from skin and keep it healthy and glowing naturally.
Healthy Weight Loss and Clear Glowing Skin both goals can be achieved following same regimen. Obesity makes you look old. Weight loss makes you look young. Thus skin detox and weight loss both have antiaging properties.
It is very necessary to adopt a regular daily routine to detox skin regularly on daily basis. This process can be adopted by people who suffer from skin diseases like psoriasis (Read 16 Indian ayurvedic Home remedies for Psoriasis ), eczema and dandruff. (Read Ayurveda remedy for Dandruff )This article is an effort to explain the easy ayurvedic methods to detoxify skin naturally at home.
Lemon and Honey : Make it a habit to drink Lemon and Honey with a glass of luke warm water as a first drink in morning. Lemon and Honey are best detoxifying agents. Warm water boosts blood circulation. Lemon is a store house of Vitamin C . The antioxidant properties of vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis play a vital role in detoxing skin and improving its health. People with diabetes can use only lemon and strictly no honey. Never apply lemon juice directly on skin.
Apart from detoxifying and nourishing skin, lemon and honey also help in weight loss. Weight loss is a best natural remedy for PCOS. This healthy drink is the best ayurvedic liver detox.
Exercise Regularly: Regular exercise helps us to sweat out. Sweat brings out the toxins and removes clogs accumulated in skin pores. A daily brisk walk for 45 minutes helps in a great way to detoxify skin. ( Read Benefits of walking for men suffering from Impotence ) .Once again exercise is the easy and best remedy for weight loss also.
Scrub the skin : It is very essential to remove dead skin cells. Scrubbing removes dead skin cells and also improves blood circulation. Use gram flour or besan twice in a week to scrub the body skin. Mix two tea spoons of besan or gram flour with ¼ cup of grated cucumber. Scrub body with this mix applying gentle pressure.
Drink water : Drink plenty of water. Body uses water as the medium to expel toxins. Skin needs good hydration to function normally. Low water level in body may lead to formation of wrinkles.
Massage body : Massage whole body once in a week with warm sesame oil or coconut oil. Body massage with oil, improves skin texture and prevents drying of skin. This process enhances skin glow and works as antiaging therapy.
Detox body pack : Texts of Ayurveda recommend various detoxifying body packs. But a healthy body pack can be made at home using kitchen ingredients. Wash and soak green gram or whole moong (1/4 cup ) and 1 tea spoon of fenugreek seeds (methi) overnight. Next day blend these two in a clean jar to a smooth paste. Apply this paste all over body after scrubbing process and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. This pack not only nourishes the skin but also removes dirt and oil from skin pores. (Read Homemade body scrub for psoriasis )
Keep Chemicals at Bay: Use cosmetics sparingly. Do not forget to remove make up before going to bed.
Eat Healthy : Strictly say no to junk foods, sugar and processed foods. Include seasonal veggies and fruits in your menu. Make it a point to eat bitter gourd (Read Ayurveda Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon (Karela) ) and methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) once in a week. Drink turmeric milk at night (Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Milk ). These foods detoxify not only skin but they also expel toxins from liver.
Say yes to Ghee: Eat two tea spoons of pure ghee per day. Ghee is a healthy fat which assimilates in our body naturally. It provides an essential medium for nutrients to get dissolved. (Read Properties of ghee (Clarified butter) as described in Ayurveda )
Use natural herbs : Natural herbs like neem (Read Neem a Natural boon for diabetics ) , guduchi , turmeric (Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Turmeric (Haldi) )and amla (Read Ayurveda medicinal properties of amla or Indian gooseberry ) can be used. These can be grown at home or procured from surroundings.
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