Therapeutic Skin Care
What is Therapeutic Skin Care?
Therapeutic Skin Care means remedial and preventive measures taken for improving and maintaining the health of the skin. It is very important to take care of the skin. Skin has many important functions. It protects the body against ultraviolet rays from the sun, bacteria and dirt. It also protects the internal organs. Skin senses temperature and texture, and regulates the temperature of the body. The quality of the skin also adds to the external attractiveness and indicates health of the person.
Skin can be maintained by intake of good nutrition, proper exercise and refraining from habits like smoking. Ayurveda has described anti-aging, nurturing, healing and anti-inflammatory methods for skin health. Many plants and their extracts can be used specific for the skin type which help in anti-aging treatment and beautification. Herbal extracts, essential oils and fruit extracts are usually used in the form of packs, oils or powders. There are various Ayurvedic therapies for cleaning the skin and making it smooth and soft.
Therapies – Therapeutic Skin Care
Abhyanga – involves application of medicated oils in a procedural manner throughout the body. The medicated oils used in the massage help in nourishment of the skin.
Pizhichil – is one of the major therapies that take care of skin health. Here, specific oils with herbs are squeezed out all over the body and the oil is recycled for some time. It is very effective in curing many of the skin diseases.
Ayurvedic Fruit massage – uses fruit pack to recover the glowing skin. Seasonal fruits are applied on the affected part depending on the body type of the person.
Benefits of Therapeutic Skin Care
The benefits of Ayurvedic skin therapies can be to treat skin diseases, maintain skin health or for rejuvenation. Patches on the skin, acne, acne scars, pimples, psoriasis and dryness of the skin can be effectively treated using Ayurvedic methods. It also tones up the skin, reduces wrinkles and makes the skin glow.