Ayurvedic Guide for Monsoon skin problems

Ayurvedic Guide for Monsoon skin problems

Monsoon season is the time of the year when the intense heat of summer is washed away with the cold drizzles of the rain. Such is this season that it wakes the child in every adult the moment it rains. No wonder how much we love drenching in the rain, it also leaves our skin exposed to allergies and infections. As moisture and dirt are the two major factors behind the skin problems, we need to keep our skin clean and dry. Not only can these problems affect our facial beauty but also have adverse effects on mental health. However, with the right dietary and lifestyle changes, you can avoid the skin problems. Therefore, Shreevarma brings you the Ayurvedic guide for monsoon skin problems.

Acne can be defined as a condition which occurs when our hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Acne can appear on your shoulders, back, chest, neck, and face. Ayurveda terms this skin condition as Mukhadushika, and it falls under Kshudra Rogas. As Acne commonly affects adolescents, this skin condition is also known as Yauvan Pidika in Ayurveda. Where Yauvan refers to ‘adolescence,’ Pidika refers to ‘papules.’

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)
Include foods which are bitter in taste such as Brinjal, Giloya, and Pointed Gourd Vegetables.
Avoid consuming pungent, fried, oily, spicy, and hot food, such as junk food.
Avoid incompatible food combinations such as milk and fish.
Drink lukewarm water regularly.

Lifestyle Changes (Vihar)
Try to reduce the usage of cosmetics.
Avoid sleeping during the day and have a sound sleep at night.
Do not practice any strenuous exercise immediately after a meal.
Use a mild natural soap and keep your face clean.
Reduce mental stress with the help of meditation.

Eczema is a skin condition where our skin becomes cracked, dry, itchy and red. Although it can occur at any age, this skin condition is most common seen in children. Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common types of eczema, as it can be long lasting and severe. In Ayurveda Eczema is detailed under Kushta.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)
Increase intake of bitter vegetables in your diet such as Snake Gourd, Bottle Gourd, and Rigid Gourd.
Consume Mudga, Yava, Godhuma, and Shali-Shastika.
Drink 7 to 10 glasses of water a day.
Add ghee into your diet.
Avoid foods which are known to aggravate Vicharchika, such as Hot & Spicy Foods, Strong tea, deep fried foods, cold drinks, sour fruits, alcohol, excess salt, and excess fermented foods.

Lifestyle Changes (Vihar)
Avoid usage of chemical based soaps and detergents. Use soaps which are natural and organic.
Avoid long, frequent, and hot baths or showers.
Avoid rubbing too vigorously after bathing, pat dry instead.
Do not miss taking a shower right after a strenuous workout to wash off the sweat.
Manage your stress and anger with activities such as yoga and daily meditation.

This skin condition is characterized by dry and itchy red patches which might be painful at times. There are several types of Psoriasis, such as Plaque psoriasis, Guttate psoriasis, Inverse psoriasis, and more, which are identified by the types of patches on the skin and their intensity. This skin condition in Ayurveda is correlated with Eka Kishta, Sidhma, and Kitibha. Psoriasis might not be fatal but on the other hand it causes a great deal of depression and unhappiness.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)
Increase consumption of foods which are light and easy to digest in your diet.
Add old cereals, grains and bitter vegetables in your diet.
Consume ghee prepared from neem leaves.
Avoid shellfish, tomatoes, bell peppers, egg plants, wheat products, milk, eggs, corn, and overly sweet/ spicy food.

Lifestyle Changes (Vihar)
Pranayamas to practice- Kapalbhati, Udgeeth Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama, Agnisar Pranayama, Anelom Vilom, Bahya Pranayama, and Bhastrika Pranayama.
Asanas to practice- Janu Sirsasana, Tiger Breathing, Halasana, Sarvangasana, and the postures that are known to improve the parathyroid gland and endocrine system.
Expose the affected areas to direct sunlight on a regular basis.
Avoid sleeping during the day.
Avoid over exercising and overeating.

With the help of this Ayurvedic skin care guide, you can ensure healthy skin for yourself and your loved ones. This Ayurvedic guide is so easy to follow that even with a busy schedule you will not have problem adapting it. Shreevarma Community helps people from all across the world live a healthy life with their wide range of Ayurvedic products, naturopathy, and Ayurvedic consultation. With Shreevarma you can switch to Ayurveda and adapt a natural way of living towards health, happiness and harmony.