There are some excellent recipes for making natural “skin rasayans” or skin lotions. These homemade skin care lotions for winters use natural ingredients such as natural emollients like milk, cream, yogurt or honey; natural exfoliating substances like natural clay, salts, grain or lentil flours; vegetable base oils; and floral waters or pure essential oils to act as the carrier for the herbs to be taken to the cells and tissues Some of the herbs and other natural substances used for making ayurvedic skin care lotions for each Ayurvedic skin type- dry skin skin , sensitive skin- generally neither dry nor oily, and oily skin
Ayurveda Tips for Dry Skin in Winter
Dry skin is the space or air predominant skin type and therefore is delicate and tends to be naturally dry. Brahmi, Shatavari, Amla ( Gooseberry) and Ashwagandha are some of the dry skin pacifying herbs for skin care. They help in maintaining skin elasticity, moisture balance, texture and radiance. Triphala is another herbal formulation which is good for dry skin as it combines nourishment with a gentle detoxifying effect that enhances skin clarity. In winters, you may use topical formulations of these herbs made with nourishing oils and dryness-balancing aromas. You can also take them as nutritional supplements for giving support to your dry skin from within.
Ayurveda Tips for Sensitive Skin in Winter
Sensitive skin is the fire predominant skin type and thus is sensitive. It is generally neither dry nor oily. Amla (Emblica Officinalis), Bhringaraj, Grit Kumari (Aloe vera), White Sandalwood, Red Sandalwood and Lajawanti (Mimosa) are some of the Sensitivity-pacifying herbs for skin. They work by drawing out excess heat and by supporting the skin's natural ability to withstand the the environmental harshness. They also keep skin clear and healthy by nourishing sensitive skin tissues without irritating them. Triphala, Manjistha and Neem (Azadirachta Indica ) are also helpful for Sensitive skin as they purify and clarify the skin without depleting it of moisture. In winters, you may use topical formulations of these herbs made with soothing oils and Sensitive balancing aromas. The herbs Amla, Triphala and Neem can also be taken as nutritional supplements for giving support to your sensitive skin from within.
Ayurveda Tips for Oily Skin in Winter
Oily skin is water or earth predominant and thus is oily and tends to attract dust and grime. Natural skin care for such skin type therefore are purifiers that detoxify and clarify, along with properties of being nourishing and rejuvenating to the skin. Neem, Manjistha (Indian Madder), Triphala, Tulsi (Basil herb) and Turmeric are some of the Oily -balancing herbs for skin. They detoxify the skin while also nourishing it at the same time. They balance oil content in the skin and enhance clarity and brightness. In winters, you may use topical formulations of these herbs made with light oils and oil balancing aromas. Neem, Triphala and Tulsi can also be taken as nutritional supplements for giving support to your oily skin from within.