RESEARCH ARTICLE


An Ayurvedic Based Dermal Treatment for Skin Sanitization



Pranay Wal1, *, Ankita Wal1, Rashmi Saxena Pal1, Yogendra Pal1, Nikita Saraswat1
1 Institute of Pharmacy, Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India


© 2021 Wal et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Institute of Pharmacy, Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India; Tel: 9795967709; E-mail: drpranaywal@gmail.com


Abstract

Background:

Due to the prevailing coronavirus crisis, the use of sanitizers has become an urgent need of today to take preventive care as we step out for various reasons. Many brands and varieties of sanitizers are available in the market today.

Objective:

The present study has been undertaken to develop and analyse the effects of an Ayurvedic preparation to overcome all the ill effects exerted on the skin by the chemical-based sanitizers. As there are very bad long-lasting effects on skin after continuous use of synthetically derived sanitizers. This pandemic situation has forced all of us for using sanitizers at least 10 times a day, especially for children and the Geriatric population.

Material and Methods:

Formulation was developed with the help of natural ingredients and then it was evaluated on the safety and efficacy standards to make sure about the credibility of the designed preparation. The benefits of using this formulation were observed during the health camps organised by Diabport health care at various parks in Kanpur. The texture of the skin was improved and apart from this. This was assessed with the help of a questionnaire (KAP) which was developed and validated.

Results:

The herbal based sanitizer, derived from Ayurvedic principles, was found to be quite effective against germs, microbes and it was beneficial for the care of hands also. Hands were soft and irritation free when the herbal sanitizers were applied for optimum time. We have observed that those patients who have history of high sugar level are more prone of developing rashes due to excessive usage of sanitizers. Diabetic dermopathy was also relieved. The population which used this formulation showed sign of improvement in both the texture of skin as well as decreased number of rashes.

Conclusion:

Herbal-based sanitizers are the need of the hour to combat the danger of corona, keeping the hands mild and soft. More focus on them should be encouraged on a large scale.

Keywords: Herbal, Ayurveda, Sanitizer, COVID, Anti-microbial, Skin.