Wrinkles are some of the worst and easily visible symptoms of old age. They are one of the most unwanted natural occurrence, too.
What is a wrinkle?
A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin due to which skin becomes loose and sagging. Loss of elasticity of the skin is resulting in wrinkles around the eyes, neck, cheeks and hands. According to Ayurveda it is caused by imbalance in three dosha with vata dosha dominancy.
- Prolonged exposure to sun/ultraviolet rays
- Poor hydration
- Prolonged water exposure
- Use of Steroids
- Habitual facial expressions
- Improper diet
Skin classification according to Dosha –
1. Vata skin: Vata skin is typically fair -wheat color, thin, delicate, dry and easily loss elasticity. In absence of adequate care, Vata skin type is more prone to wrinkles, lines and other effects of aging.
2. Pitta Skin: Pitta skin is typically fair to medium skin with red tones, freckles, oily and moles. Pitta skin type is very sensitive skin, prone for dryness, acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc
3. Kapha Skin: Kapha skin tends to be thicker, darker and smoother. Skin often has the least issues, may manifest acne and oiliness (T-zone) Skin glaze, tone, luster, moisture, color and proper function is controlled by the doshas in balance state. Vata dosha decreases cohesiveness of skin cells, stimulates breakdown activity and increased turnover of skin cells. Pitta in cream form stimulates skin cell renewal and Collagen production in the skin. Kapha maintain structural integrity in skin tissues and maintain fluid balance.
Any imbalance in these doshas manifests various skin diseases.
There are many cosmetic ways of treating wrinkles today but they can also lead you to some harmful side effects. Thus to begin with, you should go for the most natural and harmless way of treating wrinkles.
Ayurveda should be your first choice for this because; maintaining eternal physical and mental youth of a person has been a vital part of the studies of Ayurveda.
1. Purgation Therapy- Regulates skin metabolism and rejuvenate skin tissues
2. Medicated enemas ( Basti)- Slow down the deterioration process of the skin and rejuvenate skin tissues.
3. Medicated face packs – Improves glow, luster and moisture of facial skin.
4. Gandusha- Improve elasticity and tone of facial muscles.
5. Diet according to body type
6. Yoga and breathing exercises.
The goal of Ayurvedic skin care is to restore the original health of the skin by bringing back into balance the doshas that have become disturbed. When the original health of the skin is restored, the individual enjoys truly beautiful skin.
At Ayurvedic Services Center we meet with each client to help determine a custom therapy individualized to your unique needs.