Ayurvedic Remedies for Dry & Dull Skin

Dry & dull skin

Dry & Dull Skin

A clear, healthy and glowing complexion is the sign of good health and good skin. Every individual need is to have excellent, glowing and smooth skin. Sometimes the skin becomes dry and dull due to less moisture content in the skin which is not maintained well due to washing of the face and body with harsh cleansers or it could be due to ageing or some other medical conditions. The most important thing is that no one likes itchy, flaky and dry skin.

Generally in the winter season, the skin becomes delicate and have much higher chances of damaging the skin as the skin may start peeling and become dry and scaly. And hence it becomes very hard to understand or identify the underlying cause for skin dryness, whether it is due to climatic changes, ageing, medications or due use of harsh products or cleansers. If dry skin is left untreated without knowing the exact cause the skin may result in skin infections and further cracking of the skin. The untreated dry skin is also known as Vata skin in Ayurveda. So here we will see the ayurvedic treatment for dull and dry skin, also find some dull skin treatments and dry skin remedies as per Ayurveda.

Reason for ayurvedic remedies for dry and dull skin

Dry skin is the most irritating type of skin and many over the counter products are not effective on such skin. Few ingredients and chemicals present in the products may harm the dry skin making it drier and triggering more skin irritation. The products that are available in the markets contain fragrances that may irritate dry skin.

The natural or homemade products or you can ayurvedic products do not contain any chemicals or fragrances that would irritate the skin and make it drier as they are pure and free from any chemical ingredients in it. These ayurvedic or homemade products help in the nourishment of the skin and can be easily available in your kitchen itself or easily available in nearby stores and can be easily prepared to keep in mind the skin conditions.

Causes of dry skin and how ayurvedic medicines help?

As the skin has the ability to produce sebum (oil) which is natural oil produced from the skin by the sebaceous gland protecting the skin barrier from any damage and retaining the moisture level in the skin. But some factors like climate change to the dry climate, excessive washing of the face made the skin drier and scaly. Excessive washing of the face with harsh cleanser strips the protective layer of the skin and makes the skin lose its moisture content and damage the skin. And so treating the skin with ayurvedic remedies will help restore the moisture level in the skin and protect the skin barrier from causing any harm to the skin.

Some steps or tips to help the skin to look radiant 

  • Monitor your diet
  • Have a healthy oil massage every week
  • Use moisturizers and moisturizing lip balms
  • Use shower gels containing essential oil in it

Consult ayurvedic skin expert about skin problems

Though ayurvedic products or remedies help in treating the skin conditions, finding the root cause of the skin condition and taking proper treatments help in finding the long-lasting solutions for the specific problem.  Some skin conditions or issues include:

  • Skin rashes cause allergic reactions leading to redness, itchy eyes and a runny nose that is built up by the digestive impurities.
  • To treat dry and dull skin it is very important to have lifestyle changes and a diet that improves the digestive impurities.
  • Dry lips are caused due to some symptoms like constipation, anxiety, headaches, menstrual cramps etc.
  • Undereye bags are mostly due to digestive issues causing the body's ability to detoxify the body to become weak.
  • Doing facial exercises, yoga, mudras or breathing exercises help improve your dull skin and also improve its texture and also prevent acne breakouts by using plant-based products.

Ayurvedic methods to get rid of dry and dull skin


Abhyanga is also known as the ayurvedic form of self-massage, this massage is an old tradition that helps in detoxifying the skin and cleanses the skin from the body's deeper tissues. This ayurvedic self-massage soothes and nourishes the skin and cleanses the sweat gland by maintaining the nervous system of the body, also helps in enabling the hydration of all body tissues and helps in blood circulations.

Abhyanga strengthens the energetic, emotional and spiritual awareness of the skin and the body. Abhyanga may help in reducing the stress level and any emotional issues that efficiently work in minimizing the worst skin conditions.


Exfoliation is very important for getting clear and healthy skin. As you age, your skin doesn't shed dead skin cells by itself effectively and hence ayurvedic exfoliation plays a vital role in contributing to the gap for shedding the dead skin cells. The best chemical exfoliant and ayurvedic scrub are known as fruit acid help to be the best exfoliator to remove the dead skin cells.

Neem Leaves

Neem leaves help in treating dry skin due to their antibacterial properties by applying a fine paste of the neem leaves.

Aloe vera

For all skin issues and skin conditions, aloe vera in the form of natural gel from its leaves helps in treating all skin conditions and moisturizes the dry skin instantly.


Chamomile helps in treating various skin problems like allergies and bruises and scrapes. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties. 


Calendula oil is very beneficial for treating dry and dull skin with its blooming petals by making the fine paste, applying it to the skin and leaving it for drying. 

Take Away

Ayurveda always helps any disease whether it may be treating skin conditions or dry and dull skin, it helps clear the disease from its root cause. Though Ayurveda may take a few treatments it can be a long-lasting treatment for your skin or any disease.