See how beautiful her skin is!!!! It’s so glowing and soft!!! Social media has set up beauty standards that every human finds himself or herself inferior in his or her skin. “Try this serum….Try this face cream…..Try this toner…have a radiant skin” are some of the attractive quotes of advertisements and people go around and try on new products to have glowing skin rather than thinking about whether it will bring a positive change or whether it is healthy for the skin. From time immemorial, having a beautiful and glowing face has been a concern and people try many remedies, so let’s know how self urine can be used to cure skin problems and more about our skin.
Let’s Know About Our Skin
Every stimulus around us is identified with the help of our sense organs and the largest sense of our body is skin. The skin has three layers and they are epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer and has keratin cells, the dermis is the middle layer and has collagen and elastin, and the hypodermis is the innermost layer, it is also called the fatty layer.
As per Ayurveda, acharya Sushruta has classified skin into 7 layers. They are, the outermost and the layer which gives complexion is Avabhasini, it reflects the attribute of rasa dhatu. The second layer is Lohita, it supports the upper layer and its appearance indicates the attributes of rakta dhatu. The third layer is Shweta, the Fourth layer is Tamra, it is copperish and nourishes and supports the layers which lie above it. The fifth layer is the vedini, this layer perceives all sensations. The sixth layer is an important layer, it plays a crucial role in healing and the last layer that is the seventh layer is mamsadhara, it is the innermost layer and it provides stability to the skin.
Layers Prone To Diseases
We know skin has three layers and affect or change in any of the layers causes different kinds of conditions. The dermal layer has proteins such as collagen and elastin, any effect that is decreased or abnormalities in the count of collagen can cause wrinkles whereas any change in the protein elastin causes wrinkles and sagging of the skin. Some skin conditions are vitiligo, psoriasis, acne, cellulitis, skin cancer, eczema, scars, warts, measles, hives, lupus, latex allergy rosacea, carbuncle, etc.
As per Ayurveda, any condition is caused due to an imbalance of doshas and bhrajaka pitta is the type that is present in the skin, and Kapha dosha moisturizes it.
The diseases afflicted in each layer are, sidhma, padmakantaka, etc in Avabhasini. Diseases in the second layer are tilakalaka, Nyaccha, vyanga, etc. The third layer is the seat of carmadala, Ajagalli, Masaka, etc. The fourth and fifth layers are the seats of kilasa, kushta, visarpa, etc. The sixth layer forms the seat of Grandhi, Apaci, Arbuda, Shlipada, Galaganda, etc. The last layer that is the mamsadhara forms the seat of Bhagandara, vidradhi, arshas, etc.
Urine and its Constituent
We all know urine is a byproduct produced by the human body. It helps to get rid of the waste products as well as helps in maintaining water and electrolyte balance. Its constituents are mostly water, urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, etc.
The constituents of urine change as per the kind of food we intake. The color, odor, and concentration of urine change based on the diet. For instance, when an individual eats food items such as dark brown color when blackberries, fava beans, etc. In some cases when an individual intakes carrot and supplements containing vitamin C, the color turns orangish. Calcium content increases in some cases and as well as protein-based on the kind of food taken. Therefore, urine produced after eating a healthy diet can be used in a useful manner. Let’s know-how…
How To Use Urine in Skincare
When we think of urine, the first thing that strikes our mind is, it’s a metabolic waste. How can it be used in treating a diseased condition? But if it is formed properly and with correct constituents, it can be a very useful medicinal medium or can act as medicine itself. Since ancient times, urine has been an inseparable part of treatment in Ayurveda, cow urine has been widely used but it is not much different from that of human urine.
One of the main constituents of urine is urea, the mind runs through the train of thought thinking, urea is a compound used in fertilizers and as a pest control chemical, but an interesting fact which rarely people will be knowing about it is that it acts as a good moisturizer and helps in curing conditions that dry up the skin. It has exfoliating properties and helps in removing the dead skin. This makes the skin brighter, makes it glowing, smoother in touch, and looks healthy. It is seen that the urine produced has constituents that have compounds based on the food taken in. Apart from urea, urine has other compounds like salts, minerals, enzymes, hormones, antibodies, etc. These can be very useful for treating skin disorders as enzymes and antibodies help to destroy microbial infections.
The bacteria present in the gut imparts important components while urine formation which is beneficial in skincare, in some places urine is used as toners to make skin glow and keep it hydrated.
The urine produced in the morning hours is considered more potent. After having medicinal plants as diet, for example, herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Haridra (Curcumin Longa), Spinach (Spinacia oleracea), etc have antioxidant, antiseptic, and many other properties which help to get good healthy skin. Spinach has Vitamin B3 which is very beneficial for the skin so intake of these helps to cure the body internally and the urine roduced after eating them can be used externally, like skincare products.
Urine is thought to be a gross by-product but in reality, following a proper healthy diet can make this by-product a useful medicine. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com . For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id email@example.com.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.