Who doesn’t want to look beautiful and feel happy about it? Humans are born with an innate desire to feel good about themselves. However, the natural aging process is inevitable and so are the issues of daily stress, pollution, and the changing weather, which affect a lot on health and beauty. To combat these issues, we try various commercial products. But these products are full of chemicals that might affect in the long run. Ayurveda, the most natural form of care, has proved that it can be quite beneficial in this regard.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, when translated literally, is the science of life (‘ayur’ is life and ‘veda’ is science or knowledge). A 5,000-year-old system of natural healing, Ayurveda had originated in the Vedic culture of India. Ayurveda is not just a system of treating illnesses; it is a system that offers holistic benefits to maintain good health and vitality in people. Ayurveda strives to remind us constantly that good health is the balance and integration of a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy environment.
Why Ayurvedic Beauty Solutions?
People across the world are looking out for natural remedies and solutions. This is because there has been some genuine concerns regarding the chemically loaded beauty products available on the market. Organic solutions such as Ayurvedic recipes help us in restoring balance in our body and have well-planned approaches to meet our beauty and wellness needs.
Ayurvedic formulas have proved to help the skin stay healthy and rejuvenate it thoroughly. This is because Ayurvedic recipes cleanse the skin inside out and provides it with goodness and solutions for acne, wrinkles, and excessively dry or oily skin.
Ayurvedic Tips For Beautiful Skin
Often, Ayurvedic remedies help the skin get maximum benefits without the fear of any side effect. If you are looking to get a healthy and glowing skin, you must use natural, Ayurvedic products. But you must remember that you are aware of where they originate from and how ethically they are sourced. While using natural products, use organic varieties that are replete with benefits to help you in your wellness journey.
A few tips listed below will easily help you get healthy and beautiful skin.
Step 1: Clean Your Skin And Detoxify Your Body
Today’s lifestyle demands us to survive in polluted cities and consume a lot of toxic foods. This harms your skin without even you realizing it. The damaging effects happen secretly in the form of skin problems and allergies and often get serious only in the long run. This makes it very important to cleanse the skin regularly inside out. Face washes should be used according to one’s skin type.
- For oily skin: Nutgrass and neem
- For dry skin: Rose and honey
Using a deep cleanser regularly effectively removes dirt and grime that block the pores. You can also thoroughly detoxify yourself by drinking enough water and eating herbs like Guggul and Triphala.1
Step 2. Do Not Repair, Heal Yourself
Ayurveda looks at beauty problems as no less than health problems. This is the reason Ayurvedic recipes seek to heal skin problems and not just repair them. Here are a few examples:
- Turmeric: It is known for its amazing medicinal and healing properties. An age-old recipe says that having turmeric with milk accelerates the rate of recovering from certain injuries.2 Applying turmeric externally on the skin can heal sun-damaged skin or damage in the skin caused by excessive exposure to wind.
- Aloe vera: Aloe vera soothes irritation on the skin and works great on sensitive skin.
- Manjistha: Manjistha or Indian madder is a perennial climber that restores radiance in the skin.
- Ghee: Ghee or clarified butter works as a natural moisturizer for the lips. Applying ghee on the lips before bedtime heals cracked lips.
Step 3. Protect Your Skin And Boost Immunity
If your skin stays healthy, you can easily fight against ageing and external factors such as pollution, harsh wind, and damaging rays of the sun. This is why we must strive to keep our skin and hair in its best health in all stages of our lives. The key to healthy skin is strong immunity. Inculcating the right habits and following an ideal regime easily replaces elements that might be lost during a stage of life. For example, oil in the skin have an essential role to play. As you age, the natural fatty acids are lost and the skin loses its softness and suppleness. Adding some oils and herbs in our diet and beauty regime can easily help us overcome this problem.
- Sesame oil, almond oil, olive oil, and coconut oil: These oils are replete with fatty acids and are great for the health of your skin and hair. They restore vitality and suppleness in the skin, while adding strength and helping the hair to grow.
- Tulsi And Amla: Tulsi is basil and amla is Indian gooseberry. These two plants are loaded with natural antioxidants and help in improving immunity.3 4 Having tulsi and amla daily and adding it to your beauty recipes ensure great skin care and hair care.
Always choose to use organic herbs and extra-virgin oils extracted through natural processes. This will ensure that you get fully protected from pesticides and heavy metals that might be used while growing the plants.
With Ayurveda to help you, looking gorgeous will only be a cake-walk!
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|↑2||Phan, Toan-Thang, Patrick See, Seng-Teik Lee, and Sui-Yung Chan. “Protective effects of curcumin against oxidative damage on skin cells in vitro: its implication for wound healing.” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 51, no. 5 (2001): 927-931.|
|↑3||Jayasinghe, Chamila, Naohiro Gotoh, Tomoko Aoki, and Shun Wada. “Phenolics composition and antioxidant activity of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.).” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 51, no. 15 (2003): 4442-4449.|
|↑4||Mayachiew, Pornpimon, and Sakamon Devahastin. “Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Indian gooseberry and galangal extracts.” LWT-Food Science and Technology 41, no. 7 (2008): 1153-1159.|