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Skin Care

Skin is connected by both types of afferent and efferent nerves which take sensations of coldness, heat, softness, hardness, pressure etc. to the brain and bring back the orders from the brain.The Skin protects the muscles and fats of the body. It also prevents bacteria from entering body.

More and more men are using sun protection while they work and play outdoors. Skin cancer is a threat, but it’s a threat you can do something about. By protecting your skin from the sun, you may lower your chance of getting skin cancer.

Why is the sun bad for my skin?

The sun’s rays, also called ultraviolet or UV rays, damage the skin. The short-term results of unprotected exposure to UV rays are sunburn and tanning. In the long run, unprotected exposure to UV rays can cause skin cancer.

What should I do to protect my skin from the sun?

Follow these “safe-sun” guidelines whenever you are in the sun:

  • Stay out of the sun, if you can, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun is strongest.
  • If you have to be out in the sun, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to protect your skin. Wear shirts made from tightly woven cloth, like long-sleeved cotton t-shirts. If the clothing fits loosely, you will feel cooler. Special sun-protective clothes are available from several companies, such as Solumbra Sun Precautions.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. Sun exposure increases your risk of getting cataracts.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to help protect your face, neck and ears from the sun. The best hat to wear in the sun has a brim that’s at least 6 inches all around. Baseball caps and similar hats don’t protect your ears and neck.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, even on cloudy days. Clouds don’t protect your skin from sun damage. Only sunscreen can do that. Use lots of sunscreen and rub it in well. Put the sunscreen on 30 minutes before you go outside. Put the sunscreen everywhere the sun’s rays might touch you, including your forehead and face, your ears, the back of your neck and any bald parts on the top of your head. Some sunscreen products say they won’t drip into your eyes. You can try those products on your face if that’s a problem for you.

What else can I do to protect my skin?

  • It’s a good idea to do a monthly skin check. Ask your doctor about this. If your doctor thinks it’s a good idea for you, pick a certain day each month, like the date of your birthday or the day you pay bills, to check your skin. A monthly skin check can help you find skin cancer early. The earlier skin cancer is found, the better the chance for a cure.

If your doctor tells you to do skin checks, be sure to check your whole body once each month, including your back, your scalp and the bottom of your feet. Use a hand mirror to check the places that you can’t see easily. Have someone help you check the top of your head. You can use a blowdryer on low speed to move your hair so you can see your scalp more easily

Ayurvedic Remedies for Skin Disease

As stress and other mental fatigues are big factors in the development of skin disease you should do all that you can to avoid them.

Simple things like keeping to a regular sleeping pattern can work wonders on this score.

Yoga, meditation and other breathing exercises can steady the body and allow you to find a sense of stillness and of being at one with the world.

You should also try washing with Ayurvedic soap, particularly those containing neem extract. Not only will the essential oils within scrub the skin gradually clean of the outbreak, but it is also very soothing to luxuriate in.

Purging as Ayurvedic remedy for skin disease

As the bloodstream has become poisoned by negative toxins it needs to be purged, in order so it can be cleansed and become pure again. In Ayurvedic there are five different methods of purging the self.

The method recommended for skin disease is vierchan.

Supplements needed for vierchan purging.

  • Senna leaves
  • Flex seeds
  • Psyliam husks
  • Triaphala

They should be made into a paste and ingested with one or more of the following foodstuffs,

  • Cows’ milk
  • Castor oil
  • Rasins
  • Mango juice

Ayurvedic diet as remedy for skin disease

Recommended foods are:

  • Curds
  • Boiled vegetables
  • Pumpkin
  • Fruits and fruit juices

Foods to avoid or at least be consumed in moderation

  • Hot spicy foods
  • Animal fats
  • Eggs
  • Canned foods

In general the Ayurvedic method recommends a healthily balanced vegetarian diet be followed as strictly as possible to achieve an overall feeling of well being no matter what your condition, as such a diet purifies the digestive system better and doesn’t contain the fats that build up and lead to illness.

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