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Healthy Skin and Ayurvedic Soaps

Healthy Skin and Ayurvedic Soaps

by Julie Wardwell February 09, 2023

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Healthy skin is an important indicator of overall health, and as our largest organ it provides an important function of protecting us against the environment. Skin as an organ actually has many functions like temperature regulation, and protection from UV sunlight, injuries, pathogens, microorganisms, and toxins.

Skin provides a significant role of guarding our immunity, sensory touch perception, fluid loss from dehydration, and general homeostasis. Skin is a highly adaptive organ and has the ability to rejuvenate and heal from injury.

Skin Structure

The skin is primarily made up of three layers.

  • Outer layer – epidermis is the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier that provides skin tone and complexion.
  • Mid layer – dermis contains connective tissue, hair follicles, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and sweat glands.
  • Deep layer - hypodermis is made of fat and connective tissue.

    Skin Function

    • It’s an important sensory organ that signals our brains with many types of sensations like pain, temperature, light touch, deep pressure and effortlessly moves with our bodies.
    • Initiates the process of absorbing vitamin D from sunlight which is essential for calcium absorption and normal bone metabolism.
    • Secretes sebum (oil), sweat, and pheromones and has an important immunologic function of secreting substances like cytokines.

      Ayurveda and Skin Health

      Ayurveda sees the skin as a major indicator for determining health. Assessing a person’s complexion, undertone color, texture, and compactness is one of the ways an Ayurvedic practitioner determines health. Many people with skin disorders utilize Ayurveda for its skin healing herbs, like khadira, neem, turmeric, guduchi, kutaja, and patola to help the skin heal.

      Healthy Skin and Ayurvedic Soaps

      Kottakkal Ayurveda Skin Care Soap helps to maintain the natural health of the skin. This soap contains no animal fat and is 100 percent made from vegetable origin. Usage: For external application this soap works into a nice lather, apply directly to wet skin. Gently massage with a circular motion for about 30 seconds, rinse off with water. 

      Ingredients: 

      • Japa Hibiscus rosasinesis 
      • Tambula Piper betel
      • Paranti Ixora coccinea 
      • Tulasi Ocimum sanctum 
      • Kerataila Cocos nucifera 
      • Glycerin

      Kottakkal Ayurveda Skin Protection Soap helps protect the skin against blemishes, allergies and climate changes. This soap contains no animal fat and is 100 percent made from vegetable origin. Usage: For external application this soap works into a nice lather, apply directly to wet skin. Gently massage with a circular motion for about 30 seconds, rinse off with water. 

      Ingredients:  

      • Dinesavalli Ventilago maderaspatana 
      • Haridra Curcuma longa 
      • Udumbara Ficus racemosa
      • Aswatha Ficus reliegiosa 
      • Nimba Azadirachta indica 
      • Kerataila Cocos nucifera 
      • Glycerin

      Kottakkal Ayurveda Baby Glow Soap helps to maintain health and glow of baby’s skin. This soap contains no animal fat and is 100 percent made from vegetable origin. Usage: For external application this soap works into a nice lather, apply directly to wet skin. Gently massage with a circular motion for about 30 seconds, rinse off with water. 

      Ingredients

      • Yasti Glycyrrhiza glabra 
      • Haridra Curcuma longa 
      • Laksha Lacifer lacca
      • Aswagandha Withania somnifera 
      • Kerataila Cocos nucifera 
      • Glycerin

      Camu-Camu Oat Rose Soap is made of an oat base with vitamin C rich Camu-Camu, Rhassoul clay, Rose essential oil and Rose petals.

      • Camu-Camu is rich in vitamin C and flavonoid antioxidants that help promote collagen synthesis.
      • Rhassoul clay is rich in magnesium and potassium and is deeply cleansing.
      • Rose is rich in antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and regenerate skin tissue.

      Turmeric Sage Soap is made from a shea butter base with powdered sage, turmeric, bentonite clay and essential oils of lavender, cedarwood, lime, bergamot, sweet marjoram and vetiver.

      • Turmeric tones and smooths skin texture and protects against oxidative stress.
      • Sage has anti-microbial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory action that is great for clearing blemishes and rashes.
      • Bentonite Clay has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and absorbent qualities that are perfect for oily skin that is prone to acne and blemishes.

      Kottakkal products that help minor skin disorders, Ayyappala Coconut Skin Oil, Psorakot Tablet, Mahatiktaka Lepam Tube, and Psorakot Gel.

      For more information on Ayurvedic herbs and skin health read - Trends in aging and skin care: Ayurvedic concepts.

      If you have any questions about Kottakkal products, please contact julie@kottakkal.shop.

      Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shop. We will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.

      Author

      Julie Wardwell
      Julie Wardwell



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