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hi i am having prominent dark complextion is fair.... how to reduce or remove them ....please prescibe any result orieneted medicine.
Posted Tue, 25 Feb 2014 in Ayurveda
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 1 hour later
Brief Answer: need more details Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX Thanks for approaching XXXXXXX for your health query and below are given some of the preventive and treatment measures regarding your problem A. Dark circles i.In your age (30) it could possible be due to hormonal imbalance. iii. You have not told about your occupation i.e. too much stress or environmental pollution/dirt are triggering factors. iv. knowing your skin condition is necessary as people with dark circles/pimples use medication/application consisting of alcohol and salicylic acid which makes skin dry and thereby resulting in dark spots (any history) v. You can consult or take advice from a dermatologist for second opinion (if any) TREATMENT: 1. For dark circles: - avoid prolonged sun exposure: wear hat or use a good sunscreen. - don't consume heavy diet. - drink water (8-10glasses) per day to hydrate the skin. - Avoid processed-junk-spicy-oily food, take fresh fruits and vegetables. - Skin and nervous systen has a common embryological origin, so 'psychosomatic' treatment is must (Medhya Drugs like Brahmi is effective) - Internally Arogyavardhini Vati, Gandhak Rasayan, Kaishore Guggul are used. - Externally local application of Kumkumadi Tail alongwoth use of Even Shade cream (Charak) in evening gives good result. - If hormonal imbalance is the cause, then Derclean face wash (Zydus Liva) is helpful. - In your case: age and disease, has common cause and effect relationship thus Avipattikar Churna is advised at bed time.(you can consult with Ayurveda Physician there) - Home made packs such as: ¤ Multani XXXXXXX face pack (for all skin types) ¤ Lodhra+Vacha+Dhanyak in equal quantity with milk as base. ¤ Neem patra churan+haldi (1 part each) mixed with Mudga flour (8 parts) and mustard oil (q.s.) ..... any of the above pack should be used after fomentation/steam of face which will result in opening of sweat glands pore. ¤ Avoid oily food, aerated drinks, eat slowly-chew properly-avoid over eating. ¤ Avoid peas, beans, meat, potato, excess and irregular eating ¤ You can take vinegar or coriander chutney before food ¤ Regular abdominal exercises, morning walk is essential, coconut water and raw papaya vegetable is ideal drink and food. ¤ Remain calm and stress free. ¤ Draksharisht, Chitrakadi Vati, Tab Gasex, Mahashankh vati are given to improve digestion. ¤ Drinking holy XXXXXXX (tulsi) leaves juice 10ml everyday has good effect on symptoms of bad digestion. Please revert back for further concerns Dr.Munish Sood MD. (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa Physician & Consultant
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for dark circles 2 hours later
hi, Firt i need to find out the reason for under eye dar circles....can you recomend any aurvedic cream which will help lighten my dark circles
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 17 hours later
Brief Answer: Prophylactic Aspect Detailed Answer: Dear Damanjeet Thanks for reverting back with your concern 1. since skin around the eyes are thin thus more prone to puffiness and dark circles. 2. any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them, make sure you are not suffering from any eye allergy,asthma or eczema [if any] 3. Nutritional: It is believed that a lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type [please check with your Hemoglobin level and Iron levels] PS. In Females the skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), allowing the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible and thus dark circles 4.Fatigue: lack of sleep can also cause the skin to appear darker? 5. Liver problems: if there is problem with liver function(s), it can be a cause of dark circles [check with liver function tests] 6. Externally local application of Kumkumadi Tail along with use of Even Shade cream (Charak) in evening gives good result. Dr. Munish Sood Naimittika
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