How to Protect Your Skin by Doing Yoga?
Posted: Apr 26, 2018
Summary: Change in weather comes with a lot of skin problems. To protect your skin, explore the article to know how yoga can help.
"Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness."- Dr. Howard Murad
Glowing, flawless, and radiant skin is what we call perfection. And we all do numerous things to get that beautiful skin with a constant glow. Makeup is the one sought-after way to hide our skin problems. A few layers of make-up and we all set for that perfect selfie. But do we always need a shield called ‘makeup’ to hide our skin problems or is there a natural alternative?
Our skin reflects our true health; a bad skin can be the reason for a poor diet, pollution, stress, etc. Taking good care of your skin can help you to repair the damage and bring back the lost glow. And with yoga, you can naturally get that perfect-looking flawless skin. Skin Problems
Types of skin problems- Skin rashes, pimples, acne, dark or white spots, blackheads, allergy, uneven tone, flaky scaly skin, skin itching, scars, dull-dry skin, tanning, etc., are the common skin problems we all go through.
Problems related to weather- Weather can take a toll on your skin health, especially when it is changing. You might have heard of skin issues occurring mainly in winters, but summers are no less harsh on the skin, and so is the monsoon.
- Summer Skin- In summers, we face skin issues like pimple outburst, acne, tanning, oily sticky skin, uneven skin tone, sun or heat allergies, follicular, skin rashes and itching, heat rashes, body odor, heat boils, etc.
- Winter Skin- Dry, flaky, and scaly skin is something that is associated with the winter season. But other than these, we also face issues like dehydrated skin, chapped skin, keratosis pilaris, etc. • Monsoon Skin- Apart from sticky oily skin, monsoon season comes with skin problems like pigmentation, allergies, and various issues.
Problems related to aging- You must notice how skin feels when we are adulating and how it looks like. Age is one of the main factors that lead to the skin problems and carries away the glow and shine of the skin. Fine lines, dark circles, wrinkles, loose skin, rough or fragile skin, etc., are the age-related skin issues.
Other Factors- Our diet and sleeping habits also take a toll on the skin health. Junk, oily, processed food leads to a dull and oily skin that clog pores and lead to pimple breakouts and acne. Whereas beauty sleep is something we all should start taking seriously, or else we end up having dark circles. Proper sleep helps to repair the skin damage and diet is something that works towards maintaining a healthy skin texture. Stress and environmental conditions can also to be blamed for the skin problems.
How Can Yoga Help?
Yoga is an amazing healthcare practice that has a solution for almost every problem. Yoga’s healthy skin benefits are enormous. It balances the body functions and works on improving circulation and digestion. Healthy digestion and an improved blood flow naturally lead to a healthy and glowing skin. It also removes skin impurities and brings the glow back.
Yoga Asanas To Help- Try asana like balasana, padmasana, adho mukha svanasana, dhanurasana, sarvangasana, halasana, tadasana, uttanasana, Bharadvaja’s twist, utkatasana, shirshasana, sarvangasana, matsyasana, pawanmuktasana, and shavasana. Pranayama- Breathing practices cleanse the skin and throw out the impurities from the body. Practice Nadi Shodhana pranayama, cooling pranayama like Sheetali and Sheetkari, and Kapalbhati for glowing skin.
Meditation- Practicing meditation twice daily for 10-15 minutes intacts the youthfulness and makes skin radiant.
Ayurveda- With yoga and meditation practice, use Ayurveda home remedies and therapies for the glowing skin like Ayurvedic facial and body massage- abhyanga. Use Ayurvedic face packs and scrubs for the skin glow- fuller earth, fruit, herbal, medicated oils, sandalwood, turmeric, etc. Drink a lot of water. Eat water-based fruits and veggies, and take a good night’s sleep for better health and glowing skin.
Also, follow these rituals before and after yoga practice. Cleanse your face before the class; wipe it off with cold water after the session. Don’t wear makeup to the class, and avoid using just after the class. Let your skin breathe and feel fresh for a while.
The Author is a Traveler and a Yoga Teacher in India.He loves writing on yoga related stuff. He has been practioning yoga from last 7 years.His strong connection with yoga has made him to organize Yoga classes.