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If you have a good skin, you can live full of confidence. The ego becomes diminished when the skin is poor and even the most beautiful persons feel less sure of themselves when they have a pimple upon the end of their nose. Most skin conditions, from a minor rash to acne, are brought about by a poor diet, allergic reaction, emotional upheaval, stress or hormonal imbalance. Now a days, Ayurveda is getting more and more important role in treating skin problems.
One of the main reasons for ayurvedic skin care products taking the beauty world by storm is the availability of numerous potent skin rasayanas in the ayurvedic herbal treasury. Skin rasayanas (rasa means essence, ayana means enter) are so called because of their ability to deliver penetrating holistic benefits to the skin without side effects or the damage caused by a fragmented approach to skin health. Whatever your skin type or needs for balance, there are ayurvedic skin rasayanas that can help. Further, when used in combination, as is the ayurvedic tradition, you derive the added benefit of synergy, with the combined formulation being exponentially more beneficial than any single herb in the formulation.
Skin needs lots of nourishment on an ongoing basis. Good digestion creates good rasa, the nutrient fluid that is the basis of healthy body tissue. Rasa is responsible for skin moisture level and plumpness. Good digestion also creates good rakta dhatu, pure blood. Rakta governs skin clarity, color and glow. So when the nutrients from the foods you eat are properly absorbed by the body, your skin shows the results in glowing healthy color, vibrant good health and clear tone.
Different skin types require different foods -
Vata skin is dry, thin, small-pored, delicate, and cool to the touch.
Pitta skin is fair, sensitive, soft, warm, and of medium thickness.
Kapha skin tends to age slower and form less wrinkles than the other two types. It is thick, oily, pale, soft and cool.
If you have a Pitta skin type you will thrive on sweet, bitter and astringent tastes, as found in sweet, juicy fruits, rose petal preserve, and cooked greens. Avoid hot, spicy foods.
The oiliness of Kapha type skin calls for a diet that is warmer, lighter, less oily, and free of heavy, hard to digest foods. Eating more bitter, astringent and pungent tastes help stimulate digestion and balance Kapha skin.