Dry skin is a common problem faced by all age groups. Teenagers, middle aged men or women, none are spared from this persistent skin problem. Dry skin, especially in the winters may further aggravate a number of other problems like scaly and rough skin, even peeling of skin. Treating dry skin in the initial stages is the best way to combat all other problems that can arise due to negligence. The ‘Vata’ skin type especially requires a lot of nourishment and moisturizing.
Ghee to the rescue
Internal administration of medicated ghritha (ghee) as per body constitution and doctor’s advice helps treating extremely dry skin conditions.
Special oils like eladi kera tailam, nalpamaradi kera tailam, kumkumadi tailam are very useful in treating conditions of dry skin. A daily self-massage using warm oils is perfect for dry skin. Regular massaging keeps the skin nourished, hydrated and relaxed. Apply oil on wet skin to boost the absorption of nourishing elements. Choose coconut oil, avocado oil, argon oil or sesame oil for best results. Studies show that virgin coconut oil may improve skin barrier function and repair, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, fight the signs of skin ageing.
Keep your skin hydrated with this ingredient
Njavara rice flour is cooked with milk and a fine paste is made. This face pack helps to make skin soft and hydrated.
Aloe Vera is a one stop remedy
Aloe Vera is considered to be a one stop remedy for all problems related to skin and hair. It has moisturizing properties and combats with dry skin quickly and effectively. Ointments and gels made of Aloe Vera are easily available, however pure and fresh Aloe Vera pulp is recommended. Apply it on your body before you sleep and leave overnight.
Test the magic of cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds
A mixture prepared using cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds in equal proportion can be applied on problem areas. This juice when absorbed by the skin will retain moisture and also helps in exfoliating dead skin cells and unclogging pores.