You walk out, you encounter pollution, you keep working, you munch on unhealthy food, you are sleep-deprived, the lifestyle goes for an absolute toss. The toll of all the above is felt on the skin, it becomes rusty, pale, and sucked out of life. As per Ayurveda, most of our skin woes can be cured with the help of natural ingredients and herbs.
The world is waking up to the plethora of use of the age-old turmeric, but we Indians have known all about this herb since time immemorial. We have used it to cure our cold, to heal our injuries, as a pain-reliever, and several other things. However, it has an active compound called Curcumin which helps in rejuvenating the skin from within and kills dead cells. It is also a natural exfoliator. Mix it with yoghurt, apply on a face mask and put it on the face. See the visible change.
The good old Chandan, apply it on the skin in the summers for brilliant results. One teaspoon of Sandalwood powder needs to be mixed with rose water and should be applied on the face twice a week for brilliant results. It also helps to manage acne and lightens blemishes.
Whether you include it in your diet or apply it topically, a bowl of curd is what will help your skin spring back to life in the summers. It has all the ingredients to moisturize the skin and acne, which stems from gastrointestinal problems, can be curbed by including curd in your diet. The rich lactic content in the dairy product acts like an exfoliator which clears all the dead cells.
Seasonal food with iron
There is no rocket science involved with Ayurveda, it primarily asks you to include a host of seasonal vegetables in the diet. Hence, supplement the diet with a lot of carrots and beetroots in winter and switch to pomegranate juice in the summers. Iron is a natural blood-purifier which induces natural glow in the skin.