AYURVEDIC BEAUTY TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN
1. Respect Seasonal Rhythms
If your skin is balanced, meaning you are not experiencing any specific issues like acne or eczema, Ayurveda advises to follow the protocol of seasonal rhythms. In the fall & winter it is important to nourish the skin with organic oils to protect & moisturize deep within the skin’s layers. The spring provides a perfect opportunity to detoxify the skin through Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage) & cleanses are ideal at this time. Lastly, in the summertime, we must keep our skin cool with herbs like Coriander, Rose & Aloe Vera, while also protecting it from excess UV rays.
2. Do Not Use Synthetic Products
It is truly simple. If you wouldn’t eat it, do not put it on your skin! Establish an Ayurvedic skincare routine using all-natural, organic skincare products.
3. Eat Fresh Food
Eating the freshest organic foods will provide your skin with the phyto-nutrients it needs to return back to its radiant beauty.
4. Eat Mindfully & Stoke Your Metabolism
When eating food, it is important to make it a ritual. This means, sit down, turn off the television, put down your phone, remain present & mindfully commune with the food that is giving you life. For optimal digestion, properly spicing your food is key in Ayurveda. Utilize spices like Cumin, Coriander, Fennel & fresh Ginger to aid in proper digestion.
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5. Practice Self-Abhyanga or Ayurvedic Massage Daily
This morning practice detoxifies the lymphatic system, promotes circulation & nourishes the skin.
6. Get Quality Rest
The amount of necessary hours of rest is dependent on your specific needs; yet, 6-8 hours of sleep is recommended for glowing beautiful skin. While sleeping, our body is able to repair itself. Beauty sleep is REAL!
7. Manage Your Stress
Stress produces free radicals in the body that can lead to dull, wrinkle prone, dry &/or tired looking skin. Each day, strive to balance your time between work, exercise, self-care & play.
8. Develop a Daily Skincare Ritual
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize. Restore. This Ayurvedic routine is recommended twice per day in the AM & PM. PAAVANI offers a 3-step Ayurvedic skincare practice formulated with pure, all-natural, organic ingredients that support you in developing a daily skincare ritual that will enhance your natural glow.
9. Take Time to Make Your Own Skincare Remedies
Ayurveda is all about taking time out for YOU! Play with adding fresh fruits, oils, honey & vegetables to your facial cleanser & mask. Take time for self care & offer yourself an at home spa day. Apply your remedy, lay down, rest, rinse & radiate your natural beauty.
10. Define Your Own Concept of Beauty
In this modern age, we are bombarded with objectified, shallow images of beauty. Ayurveda teaches us a more holistic view on what it means to be beautiful. According to Dr. Raichur, author of "Enchanted Beauty", beauty is a “profound experience of wholeness & we see it in others as an effortless poise, grace & vibrancy: the individual totally at ease from deep within the skin & radiant”. Let Ayurveda inspire you to discover your own power, self-love & divine beauty.
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Works Cited: "Enchanted Beauty" by Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar