Diseases of the skin and cosmetics

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Diseases of the skin and cosmetics
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The skin is the natural covering of the body. It weighs 10% of one’s body weight and covers a surface area of 18 square feet. The skin is the sense organ of touch, temperature and pain. This book describes various skin diseases and their Ayurvedic concept and treatment. It indicates the diet beneficial and harmful to the skin. The book also discusses how to care for the hair and prescribes Ayurvedic treatment for common diseases like dandruff, lice, etc. Note: Old copy/edition
Skin is the natural covering of the body. It weighs 10% of the body weight and covers a surface area of 18 square feet. It protects the underlying organs from dust, breeze and alteration of temperature. The skin is the sense organ of touch, temperature and pain. Sunlight helps the skin to manufacture vitamin D from the fat stored below the skin. The skin controls the body temperature by release of heat and production of sweat. This book discusses various factors which control the colour, complexion and elasticity of the skin. It indicates the diet beneficial and harmful to the skin. It also suggests measures to improve the colour and complexion of the skin as well as medicines which act as tonic for the skin. The book describes various skin diseases and the Ayurvedic concept and treatment of these diseases. It also discusses the care that one has take while selecting and using beauty aids. The book also discusses how to take care of the hair and prescribes Ayurvedic treatment for common diseases like dandrufff, lice, etc.
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No of pages 218
Height 21cm
Width 14cm
Depth 1cm
Compilers H. H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale
Year of publication 2002
Binding Paperback
ISBN 81-8049-024-6
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