Today we have a system to achieve facts, called science. Few thousand years it was called shaastram. Both are defined as accepted, proven or accurate information by multiple experts in the state of the art methodology. Striking, right?
Check the following classification of skin in Ayurveda and compare that against modern finding. Similar?
1. Avabhasini: This is the outermost layer. It reflects the complexion and the quality of the Rasa Dhatu (nutrient fluid, the first of the seven tissues of the body). It also acts as a mirror: it indicates whether the physiology as a whole is balanced or imbalanced, and whether there is inner health or disorder. The avabhasini layer also reflects the aura of the individual — if there is inner bliss, it shows on this layer. It does not have its own color: it reflects the colors of the inner layers. Internal and external re-hydration and regular massage supports the health and appearance of the avabhasini layer of the skin.
2. Lohita: This layer supports the outermost layer. It indicates the quality of Rakta Dhatu (blood). If there is ama(impurities) in the blood, it impacts the aura of the outer layer and accentuates sensitivity to the sun. The color of this layer resembles molten iron.
3. Shweta: This is a white layer, and it provides balance to skin color, lightening the darker colors of the inner layers.
4. Tamra: This layer nurtures the upper layers of the skin. It supports the immune system. This is the layer that helps the skin perform its function of being a "barrier." Skin infections reflect an imbalance in this layer. It is copper-colored.
5. Vedini: This fifth layer sensually links the skin to the rest of the body. It is the center for transformation of sensation — feeling of pain, for example.
6. Rohini: This layer supports healing and regeneration. Imbalance in this layer retards healing and the disappearance of scars over time. A balanced diet, rich in nutritional value, supports the rohini layer.
7. Mamsadhara: This innermost layer is the platform for the skin's stability and firmness. When this layer is in balance, the skin looks young and supple. A skin product that has a vayasthapana effect nourishes this layer to help retard the aging process.