Skin ages due to both internal as well as external factors. Internal factors may be listed as inability of skin to retain moisture, low levels of elastin production, lesser production on new skin cells etc. External factors include lifestyle choices and surrounding environment such as smoking, prolonged exposure to sun or extreme cold, poor diet, stress, lack of exercise etc.
Ayurveda has deeply addressed the issue of aging skin. It says that premature aging of the skin is caused due to the aggravation of vata dosha, which naturally increases with age.
There are number of factors that determine the skin care, and these include proper moisture balance, effective functioning of the metabolic mechanisms that coordinate all the various chemical and hormonal reactions of the skin and finally efficient circulation of blood and nutrients to the different layers of the skin.
The health of the following three types of body tissue are especially reflected in the skin: nutritional fluid, blood and muscle. The nutrient fluid feeds all of the bodys tissues and helps skincare; blood is associated with liver function and purifies the skin; and muscle provides skin firmness.
Simple tips for Ayurvedic Treatment For Anti Aging
Rise early, ensure adequate protein intake.
Engage in sports performance and intake anti-oxidant supplements which nourish the body.
Staying calm with the help of oral medication, massages, yoga, relaxation techniques, leisure and laughter usually bring down the elevated blood pressure and prevent anti-ageing.
You can also go in for panchakarma treatments and rasayana therapies from a genuine ayurvedic center.
Shilajit (mineral pitch) helps in purifying blood due to its anti microbial action and is very effective in diseases related to heart as it is a pitta moderator.
Avoid eating excess sweets. Have low fat/skimmed milk and low calorie dairy products.
Non-vegetarian food like chicken, fishes, eggs should be taken in moderate quantity if it cannot be avoided fully.
Avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils, excess oil and ghee in cooking.
Grill or bake food instead of frying, cook vegetables by steaming and boiling.
Avoid day sleeping, sleep in the night after one hour of your dinner.
Dont consume excessive alcoholic drinks and avoid aerated drinks and water soon after a meal.
Home Remedy for the treatment of anti-aging
Basil herb or Ocimum Sanctum (tulsi) has effective anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties. The traditional ayurvedic method is boiling fresh tulsi leaves and water until the water reduces to half. Then drink the resulting water. The other ayurvedic way of having basil leaves is to eat the crushed herb when it cools.
Get adequate sleep. Try to sleep on your back, as it prevents wrinkle formation. Sleeping on sides may cause wrinkles on chin and cheek and sleeping with face down will result in furrowed brow.
Applying fresh aloe vera gel to the skin helps keep the skin rejuvenated.