Skin diseases are common, and most people develop some kind of skin problems at some time or the other in their lives. While itchy skin, rashes, infection, skin bumps, or fungus are widespread, the more serious ones include skin cancer, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, cellulitis and scleroderma. Learn about different types of skin diseases, causes, symptoms, and treatments.
There are the different types of skin diseases beyond some common skin problems like acne and pimples, white-head, black-head, Eczema, Psoriasis, Scabies, Skin cysts and lumps, Blisters and bruises, Dermatitis, and others.
Causes of Skin Problems
- Skin problems arise if the skin becomes dehydrated or over-hydrated, causing it to loose firmness, elasticity, and proper functioning
- ‘Surface Film’ on epidermis is breached due to use of harsh agents
- When the Skin barrier is ruptured, it causes inflammation, infection, scratching, thickening of the skin, and ulcers
- Malfunction within the body or certain health conditions can cause dermatitis or skin problems
- Bacteria or Fungus are also primary triggers of skin diseases
- Hormonal changes can also cause certain skin diseases.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatment
Food and water forms the core of nourishment for your skin, so you need to eat well and eat for your type. Its obvious, but Ayurveda recommends that you should eat by acknowledging the body's natural triggers of thirst and hunger.
The quantity of your consumption at a time is also important. Ayurveda suggests that your stomach should be filled with food, water and air at mealtime, with an emphasis on fresh foods. The basic thought in ayurveda is that incompatible food creates toxins in your body, which in turn creates imbalance in your basic doshas.
Some of the best foods to correct imbalances in your dosha
- Vata: Avoid dried fruits, apples, melons, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, beef and peas. Eat avocados, sweet fruits, cherries and oranges.
- Pitta: Avoid tomatoes, garlic, sour fruits, bananas, peanuts and spicy foods. Eat prouts, green salads, sunflower seeds, mangos, pears, plums and mushrooms.
- Kapha: Avoid coconut, dates, pineapples and dairy products. Eat dried fruits, pomegranate, cranberries and basmati rice.
Let's focus on how to really treat the skin depending on your dosha.
- Vata - This skin type tends to dry out quickly and is especially vulnerable to shifts in weather. Vata skin must be protected from harsh cold and heat, and pampered to retain its moisture and natural oil. You need to avoid hot water baths and showers, as it dries your skin and one needs to be sure to use pH-balanced soaps as well as drink lots of water for hydration.
- Steam your skin with mint leaves and water to open your pores and increase circulation. Try to gently massage aloe vera onto your skin when you need extra moisture. Avocado, that is rich in Antioxidant is also great for vata skin as it is full of vitamins and fatty acids.
- Pitta - This skin is prone to rashes, so it needs to be treated with gentle care. Cleansing with rose water, exfoliating with a sugar scrub and moisturizing with coconut oil are some excellent options one can improvise.
- Ritha - Women have been using ritha for centuries as a natural shampoo. If used continuously, ritha cures hair loss improves texture and increases volume. This natural ingredient can be used to cleanse your hair every day without any risk of stripping away the natural oils from your scalp.
- Kapha - This skin type is oily in nature and is prone to acne as well. It Is very important to avoid milk or dairy products in your diet and for skin care, exfoliating with sea salt and honey scrub is a good option, along with adding turmeric to your regimen.