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At the age of 16 when I was shaving the pimples present on my cheek got cut by the shaving blade and that area on my cheek turned into black colour and the skin at that area appearing like scales. At present my age is 22 and the blackness at that area is lighten but not totally. #There are scares left on face due to pimples #what should I do to get rid of scales and blackness & scars on my cheek.
Hello, I have a problem like I have more hair on my chest and cheeks. How to reduce hair permanently on my cheek. Please advise.
I saw some acne on bottom of my feet before 2 day. Its very painful I am unable to walk. What type of reason behind it. What should I do?
My skin is dull, on my forehead lots of darkness is there compare to face, under eye black is there. Body always itching and head too. I am feeling always itching on hair. Pls suggest.
I have black spots and dark circles on my face. I have used all cream but did not any changes. please tell me what I should do. Plz.
Cosmetology in Ayurveda
Cosmetology includes the treatment of skin, hair and nails.
Ayurvedic cosmetology specialises in the field of natural principle and it is ideal for modern demands. Plant extracts and natural substances have been formulated into cosmetic products according to ayurvedic system one of the major benefit is that biologically active ingredients are easily absorbed into the deeper layer of the skin and influence it at the cellular level.
The human body responds extremely well to natural substances, while it has an in-built resistance to synthetic ones.
Beauty enhancement by ayurveda:
In ayurveda dinacharya and ritucharya are explained in the context of preservation of health and promotion of beautification aspect. The procedures like.
-Karnaabhyanga / karnapoorna , lepanam
-Aaschyotana and tarpana karma
Are described elaborately for health preservation & beauty enhancement. An ideal ayuredic strategy for achieving complete beauty care and prevention of ageing is as follow:
The patient should be thoroughly examined and 'Prakriti' should be evaluated so that the appropriate treatment can be planned. The therapy can be planned by shodhana (detoxification) and by shamana (pacification).
Shodhana(detoxification) : to remove the accumulated toxins in the body. Ritu anusara shodhana karma should be performed. To begin with, the person is given medicated ghe internally till the samyak sneha lakshana appear in the body
After ghritapana, abhayanga and swedana karma should be performed. The patient is than subjected for the specific shodhana karma.
Shamana (pacification): Useful drugs are chandanasavam.saribadyasavam.
Care of the Skin:Twacha is the term for skin in ayurveda.Skin is a cover of the exposed parts of the body. The sense of touch spreads over the entire body through skin. As ayurveda believes that all living beings have the panchamahabhoota as it is components, same is for the skin. It is the seat of sparshana indriya. Skin is also the dwelling of bhrajaka pitta and regulates the temperature of the living body and absorbs all local medicinal application.
In charaka samahita,the charaka state medicinal plants in 'Varnaya mahakashaya'. used to obtain glowing complexion. The herbs mentioned in Varnaya Mahakashaya are -
9. Seta(shweta durva)
10. Lata(shyama durva)
In sushruta samahita 'Eladi gana' contains -Ela.Tagara,kushtha,jatamansi,tavaka,dhamamaka,patra,nagkeshra,priyangu,harenuka,vyaghranakha,shukti,stouneyaka,choraka,shriveshata,khus,guggul,sarjarasa,turushka,kundaru,agaru,ushira,devdaru,keshra and padamakeshra.All these herbs can eliminate toxins from the body, clear the complexion that leads to a glow on the skin and alleviates kushta and boils. Before choosing any ayurvedic beauty care method, it is important to know about the body constitution (Prakariti) and the basic types of skin. Three basic type are based on the doshas Vata,pitta,kapha.
Care of the Hair :
Hair is also a part of beauty of the human beings.a hair consist of a root( the part implanted in the skin) and a shaft (portion projecting from the surface)
Ayurvedic aspect of hair:
The hair (kasha) is the waste of asthi dhatu. Hence, anything detrimental to ashthi dhatu will be harmful to the hair. Depletion of ashthi dhatu causes hair loss.
The health of hair depends on the health of the bones and skin.
The nourishment of hair depends entirely upon the rasa dhatu.Dearrangement of rasa dhatu causes hair fall and premature greying .So health of hair depends upon rasa and ashthi dhatus and on all the three doshas.
Herbs for hair care:
-Bibhitaka: The seed oil of bibhitaka prevents premature greying of hair.
-Brahmi : Sesame oil enhanced with brahmi ,kulanjana and vacha is very useful for promoting hair growth and prevents the hair fall.
-Bhringraja: The fresh juice blackens the hair. It is the best natural hair dye. The fresh juice of the leaves or sesame oil enhanced with it is useful in promoting growth of hair.
-Shankhapushpi: Its oil prevents the hair fall and premature greying of hair.
-Tila (sesame): Prepare the decoction of its roots and leaves .give hairs wash with it. It promotes the hair growth, blacken them and gives a silky texture.
-Yashtimadhu: Sesame oil enhanced with liquorice and amalaki prevents the hair fall .In charaka the term 'keshya' is used for liquorice.
-Madayantika(Mehndi): Henna is mainly used as a colouring agent. It is mixed with other natural dyes, and largely used as hair dye.
-Methika : A paste of its leaves applied over the scalp regularly before taking bath help hair grow and keep them silky.
-Narikel : Daily massage the scalp with coconut oil. It promotes the hair growth and prevents the hair fall.
Natural hair cleanser
Take amla, shikakai and reetha seeds in an iron pan and soak them in water for a night. Mash them and wash hair with this water.