Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Happy During Rainy Season
Rain, rain, go away, but the skin problems decide to stay? No! The monsoon season brings a whole new set of challenges for our skin. The increased humidity levels become a breeding ground for skin infections and conditions. Luckily, Ayurveda has got our back with its natural remedies and rejuvenating Panchakarma therapy. Let’s explore common skin problems during monsoons, discover some fantastic home remedies, and unveil the power of Panchakarma therapy.
Ayurveda believes that our body is made up of three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each dosha has specific characteristics and plays a vital role in maintaining overall health. The monsoon season is associated with an increase in the Vata and Kapha doshas, which can lead to various skin problems.
Common Skin Problems During Monsoon Season:
1. Acne and Pimples:
The humidity in the air can clog our pores, leading to unruly breakouts and unwanted pimples.
Do not pinch pimples. This can spread the infection to other parts of your body and cause more pimples, possibly leaving scars.
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Acne and Pimples:
- 20 Raisins (soaked overnight)
- ½ tsp cumin seed powder
- ½ coriander seeds powder
- 1 tsp fennel seed powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
Squeeze the juice out of the soaked raisins and add the other ingredients. Drink it twice a day.
Also Read: Combat Acne Problems With Ayurveda
2. Skin Fungal Infection:
The dampness and moisture during monsoons provide an ideal environment for fungi to thrive, causing infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch.
When it comes to fungal infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch, Ayurveda provides effective home remedies to combat these annoying foes. Here’s an Ayurvedic remedy you can try:
- Neem leaves or neem oil
- Turmeric powder
- Coconut oil
- Crush a handful of neem leaves into a fine paste. If using neem oil, mix a few drops with coconut oil.
- Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to the neem paste or neem oil mixture and mix well.
- Apply the paste or oil mixture directly to the affected areas.
- Leave it on for 20-30 minutes, allowing it to dry.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
This remedy combines the antifungal and antibacterial properties of neem with the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric. Neem helps fight off the fungal infection, while turmeric reduces inflammation and promotes healing. Coconut oil acts as a carrier, providing nourishment to the skin.
Remember to repeat this remedy 2-3 times a day until the symptoms subside. Also, maintain good hygiene practices, keep the affected areas clean and dry, and avoid sharing personal items to prevent the spread of the infection.
If the condition persists or worsens, it’s advisable to seek guidance from an Ayurvedic practitioner.
3. Eczema and Psoriasis:
Eczema and psoriasis are chronic skin conditions that can be exacerbated during the monsoon season due to increased humidity and moisture. Ayurveda offers holistic approaches to manage these conditions and provide relief. Here are some Ayurvedic home remedies for eczema and psoriasis during the monsoon season:
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Eczema:
- 10 fresh neem leaves
- 1 glass of water
Crush the leaves in the water and filter. Wash the affected part with water three to four times a day.
Neem’s antibacterial and antifungal properties come to the rescue by treating acne and preventing fungal infections.
Also Read: Everything You Want To Know About Eczema
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Psoriasis:
- 100 gms Ghee (clarified butter)
- 10 gms turmeric powder
- 5 gms Liquorice powder (Yastimadhu)
- 30 ml Sesame Oil
Warm all the ingredients together and massage the affected area with it. Do it two to three times a day.
Turmeric with its antiseptic properties, turmeric fights inflammation and heals various skin conditions.
In addition to these remedies, it’s essential to maintain good personal hygiene, keep the affected areas clean and dry, and avoid scratching or picking at the skin. Follow a balanced diet, stay hydrated, and manage stress levels as these factors can also influence skin conditions.
If your eczema or psoriasis worsens or persists despite home remedies, it’s recommended to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner or dermatologist for personalized guidance and treatment options.
4. Allergy and Rashes Alarms:
Skin allergies and rashes can be quite common during the monsoon season due to increased humidity, fungal infections, and exposure to allergens. Ayurveda offers natural remedies to manage and alleviate these conditions. Here are some Ayurvedic home remedies to consider:
Neem Water Bath:
- Boil a handful of neem leaves in water for 10-15 minutes.
- Let the water cool down to room temperature.
- Use this neem-infused water to take a bath or wash the affected areas.
Neem’s antibacterial and antifungal properties help reduce inflammation and prevent infections.
- Boil one teaspoon of Triphala powder in a cup of water for 5 minutes.
- Let it cool down to room temperature.
- Use this Triphala water to wash the affected areas.
Triphala’s detoxifying properties help cleanse the skin and promote healing.
Aloe Vera Gel:
- Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.
- Apply the gel directly to the affected areas and leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Aloe vera’s cooling and moisturizing properties help alleviate itching, redness, and inflammation associated with skin allergies and rashes.
Note: It’s essential to maintain good personal hygiene, keep the affected areas clean and dry, and avoid scratching or rubbing the skin. Avoid wearing tight or synthetic clothing that can trap moisture and irritate the skin. Follow a balanced diet, stay hydrated, and manage stress levels as these factors can influence skin allergies and rashes.
Panchakarma Therapy for Skin Problems:
Ayurveda’s secret weapon against skin problems is Panchakarma therapy. Panchakarma is a detoxification and rejuvenation therapy that aims to eliminate toxins from the body, balance doshas, and restore overall health. Some Panchakarma treatments beneficial for skin problems include:
This therapy involves therapeutic vomiting to eliminate excess toxins and balance Kapha dosha, often associated with skin disorders.
Virechana therapy helps in cleansing the liver and gallbladder, promoting the elimination of toxins through the digestive system. It aids in reducing Pitta dosha, which is responsible for inflammatory skin conditions.
Abhyanga is a full-body massage using herbal oils that nourishes and rejuvenates the skin, promoting health and vitality.
Swedana therapy involves herbal steam treatments that open up the pores, allowing the elimination of toxins and enhancing the effectiveness of other treatments.
Ayushakti’s detoxification Panchkarma therapy is highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing and rejuvenating the deeper tissues and cells in your body. Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan
As the monsoon season brings its own set of skin problems, it’s essential to take preventive measures and opt for natural remedies. With Ayushakti by your side, you can get effective relief from skin problems and rediscover healthy, glowing skin. If you’re experiencing persistent skin For problems, it’s advisable to seek professional guidance. Book an appointment with Ayushakti to experience radiant skin to steal the spotlight!
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Blog Author: Dr Shalaka Jadhav
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd