In today’s cosmetic world, anything and everything related to beauty is a big taboo. The markets are full of beauty products claiming to make you younger than you were ever before, fairer than any fairy, and glowing like a diamond. These products are basically a means to cash on the busy, hectic life today where people want instant results and what better way to attain such results than to fall prey to the absurd ideas of these cosmetics than promise beauty within seconds. Anti-wrinkle creams are one of such products that are abundantly used today. They are in demand especially with the middle age women who wish to look younger and bring back their youth.
WHAT IS A WRINKLE?
A wrinkle is defined as a fold or crease in the skin. These folds and creases appear due to the aging process. The wrinkles may be temporary or permanent. Temporary wrinkles appear as a result of sleeping habits, or immersing hands or feet in water for longer periods. The permanent wrinkles appear due to aging process like glycation, smoking, sun damage, drugs, poor hydration and many more.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF WRINKLES?
As discussed above, wrinkles could be due to some temporary causes or certain permanent causes. These causes could affect individually or in combinations. Some of the causes are:
- Age: With growing age the skin loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile. The skin becomes dry and the natural oils in the skin decrease. This leads to wrinkle formation.
- Gender: It is more common in women as women have fewer sweat glands, fewer blood vessels, and more sebaceous glands.
- UV rays: They speed up the aging process as the UV rays breakdown your collagen and elastin fibres so your skin loses its strength and flexibility.
- Smoking: Smoking damages the blood vessels and blood supply to your skin and promotes aging.
- Poor nutrition: Poor nutrition speeds up aging and promotes wrinkles.
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN WRINKLES?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda is an herbal, natural system that helps the body rejuvenate its lost vigor and youth in a natural way. The herbs for wrinkles reduce the wrinkles and prevent further wrinkle formation.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP RELIEVE WRINKLES
ALOE BARBADENSIS (GHRIT KUMARI)
Aloe has been used in several skin care products. It helps in rejuvenating the skin making it shiny and strong. It prevents wrinkles, clears blemishes and prevents aging marks. Herbs and herbal formulations that have Aloe barbadensis reduce skin inflammations effectively. In hair care products aloe is used to repair dull and dry hair. It forms an important part of several hair conditioners and shampoos. Aloe extract is generally useful in relieving hypertension. It has abundant antioxidant properties and effectively eliminates toxins from the body. It helps to overcome high blood pressure and respiration problems. It is used in the preparation of Radiant skin, hair, and nail capsules.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The herb Ashwagandha is believed to possess naturally rejuvenating properties to the body. All such medical issues related to fatigue, stress and weakness are beautifully relieved using this herb. Ashwagandha capsules are a pure Ayurvedic formulation that contains the concentrated properties of the raw herb in a small capsule to enrich the body. This capsule has worked well in cases of impotency, stress, constipation, rheumatism and many more chronic ailments. This multi-effect herbal capsule all helps reduce stress induced neurological disorders. As we all know stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weaknesses are all outcomes of unhealthy lifestyle and may result into various chronic heart and neurological diseases. To prevent such diseased state regular intake of Ayurvedic Ashwagandha capsules is a perfect solution. It is a good antioxidant. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties. Ashwagandha ayurvedic herb helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from the above, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. ASHWAGANDHA capsules can be used for its beneficial effects.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in VARA CHURNA.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product VARA CHURNA has Vibhitaki.
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare AMLA SAAR and AMALAKI RASAYAN CHURNA.
RUBIA CORDIFOLIA ( MANJISTHA)
Manjistha is an excellent herb famous for its beautiful actions on the outer skin. It has magnificent powers on the skin that nourish and replenish it in a beautiful way. It is anti-inflammatory and relieves wound and inflammations, helps in ulcers and skin disorders. It portrays astringent like properties. It can also be used as an anti-helminthic. It increases flow and it purifies breast milk. Its special role is in case of different skin disorders related with pigmentation, weakness, general debility and poisoning. Manjistha can be used in skin diseases like leprosy, erysipelas, vitiligo and hypo-pigmentation. It is used in the preparation of Radiant skin, hair, and nail capsules.