Ayurveda Secrets to Get Beautiful Skin
December 13, 2016This century can be considered a revolutionary time for the beauty business. New, high-tech, modern products and methods come out every day for all kinds of treatments, such as creams to soften the skin, pills to become thinner, products with special ingredients to get perfect hair, you name it. However, regardless of all the modern technology, nowadays there has been a growing tendency to incorporate alternative medicine methods – such as traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, or Ayurveda – into beauty treatments, especially into skin care.
Among the most popular alternative trends, Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that has been practiced in India for the past five thousand years, has gained a lot of respect in the beauty world to the extent that modern companies have been developing and launching products that are based on Ayurveda medicine, such as ayurvedic hair removal products, lotions, and other cosmetic products. Experts agree that this tendency occurs because alternative treatments are much healthier than conventional ones. Moreover, while conventional treatments are good at treating skin problems, alternative medicine excels at preventing them. And in the beauty world, preventive care is essential.
For Ayurveda, beauty just means a perfect balance between the body, the mind, and the spirit, which are all connected according to this practice. Now, even though ayurvedic skin care is a complex practice and experts often advise to work with an ayurvedic beauty professional who can personalize the treatment to your needs and skin type, there are a few ayurvedic principles that can be followed by anyone. Here we summarize four simple tips that you can include in your daily routine; they will help you get radiant skin and will also contribute to your health and wellbeing.
- Keep your skin clean The secret for proper daily cleaning lies in eliminating all the dead skin cells and toxins that the body cannot get rid of on its own, as well as removing every day all traces of makeup, dust, or dirt. We often used soaps and creams for said tasks, but Ayurvedic experts agree that those products alter the skin's pH, making it dry or excessively oily. Instead, they recommend to use ubtans (pastes made from herbs, flours, and legumes) and herbal face masks once or twice a week for a deep exfoliation. In short: always go for the natural option. To moisten the skin, they advise to put some plain water in a bottle and spritz the face a few times a day.
- Watch your diet As stated by ayurvedic skincare pioneer Dr. Pratima Raichur, one of the principles of Ayurveda states that health and sickness are holistic; that is to say, what happens anywhere in our body affects our entire system. Taking this point into account, we can understand why healthy eating is important. Skin conditions are often related to nutrient deficiencies, so make sure to choose food with plenty of vitamin C and D, and avoid refined and processed foods. You'll be surprised by how much your skin changes with just a few adjustments to your daily diet.
- Know your skin type Have you ever tried a moisturizing body cream that just make things worse? Ayurveda medicine has an explanation for this. According to this ancient practice, there are three different life forces of energy, and each one of them describes a different body type, they are called doshas and are divided in pitta, vatta, and kapha. Everything, from the things you eat, the time you wake up or the type of skincare you need changes according to your dosha; knowing your type will help you plan a better daily beauty care routine. You can consult an Ayurveda specialist to help you find your type.
- Practice meditation Don't think about it twice; you don't have to be a yoga enthusiast or a monk to meditate. Stress and anxiety reduce the lipid barrier of the skin, making fluids evaporate and causing dryness; so, taking a few minutes a day to sit in a quiet place while closing your eyes and just breathing deeply can help you calm down and take things easily. If meditation just isn't your thing, Ayurveda also advises to do regular exercise, any kind you have fun with like walking, jogging, and boxing, for example. Getting your body moving improves blood circulation and that will help your skin look more radiant.
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