Thursday, June 1

Ayurvedic Skin Care: A Return to the Roots

You can’t judge someone’s beauty by how they seem. Ayurvedic approach to healthy and joyful skincare, Ayurvedic therapies for the skin have found their way into the beauty business.

According to Ayurveda, the idea of holistic beauty encompasses not only physical appearance but long-term health. Shubhanga karanam, Roopam, Gunam and Vayastyag. That’s what this is all about!

Ayurveda seeks to correct the underlying cause of disease by addressing the mind, body, and spirit. Chronic stress, underlying ailments, hormonal imbalances, environmental pollutants, poor nutrition, and digestion are all addressed in Ayurveda. Ayurveda’s skincare products are safe, natural, and proved to be effective.

Our skin is a window into our inner selves and the state of our general well-being. Our inner beauty shines out when we are balanced and content.

While it’s normal to develop wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging as we get older, taking good care of our health and skin is a vital part of aging gracefully. 

As per Ayurvedic skincare, these are the top ten techniques for glowing skin.

1. Find Your Skin Type: You need to know what doshas (energy principles) dominate your Ayurvedic constitution to understand your skin type, according to Ayurveda.

Any ayurvedic skincare therapy relies heavily on the kind of skin you have. A person’s skin type is determined by the three doshas, according to Ayurveda. They include:

Vata: Vata skin requires frequent moisturizing from dry, harsh, and prone to wrinkles

Pitta: This type of skin is prone to acne and rosacea because of a high pitta level

Kapha: Pimples, blackheads, and water retention are common symptoms of Kapha skin, which is prone to being cold and oily

2. Modify Your Regimen: Vata skin thrives on a regular, moisturizing routine, oil pulling, nourishing, and warm oil massages. Moisturize and wash your face with a mild soap every day. Balance Vata by keeping your body well hydrated.

Those with Pitta skin should follow a light washing and moisturizing regimen.

Avoid sun exposure, harsh cosmetics, and tanners. Pay attention to techniques to balance pitta.

Toxins build up on Kapha skin, which is greasy and thick. Use a mild scrub or heated oil for a quick massage to remove dirt and grime. Make use of a dry scrub to rid your body and skin of toxins. See if you can find a method to balance the Kapha. Vata-Kapha skin types should adhere to the Vata regimen but should pay special attention to the oily regions.

3. Regular skincare does wonders for your skin. As a (Dinacharya), you must take the following measures:

  • Your face should be washed
  • Toner is what you’ll be using
  • Moisturize
  • Protect

4. For Oil Skin: Snehana, the Sanskrit term for love and oil application, means massage or snehana. To balance the doshas and improve skin radiance, a good self-massage of the entire body is recommended. Try Udvartana or a herbal powder massage if you have oilier skin.

5. For Dry Skin: Ritucharya or seasonal changes in skincare are essential for maintaining healthy skin. This time of year is when Vata (dry skin) tends to become out of balance.

The spring is a good time to cleanse, while the summer is a good time to use a Pitta (sensitive skin) soothing procedure. Keep an eye out for dryness in the winter and pitta sensitivity in the summer if you have Vata-pitta skin.

6. Do-it-yourself Recipes: Use chickpea or mung flour and milk for wonderful cleansers, lemon, and sugar for scrubs, rose water to tone, neem oil for inflammation, honey for wounds, and so forth.

7. Make a Face Pack: By adding 4 tablespoons of mung bread (chickpea flour), chickpea flour (or pale earth), or turmeric powder to a mixture with 2 teaspoons of rose water.

For dry skin – Includes milk or ripe avocado,
For Sensitive skin – Aloe vera & cucumber 

For Oily Skin – Honey & ripe papaya 

to make a face pack! Use your imagination!

8. Do Exercise: Get your heart rate up and your skin tighter by working up a sweat (be careful if you have a skin condition that flares up when you sweat). Because your smile brightens the world, don’t forget to strengthen your face muscles as well!

9. Do Yoga Regularly: Yoga provides several health advantages, detoxes your body and skin, and gives you a radiant glow from the inside and out.

10. Drink Water & Diet: Ayurveda holds that the health of your skin is directly related to the fluids, blood, muscles, and digestion that you put into your body. Consume food by ayurvedic principles. Make sure you eat at regular intervals and choose foods that are easy to digest.

Toxins can build up in the body if you eat too much junk food or overindulge. Make sure you’re getting enough fluids to avoid dehydration and maintain smooth skin.