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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Eat Mindfully & Stoke Your Metabolism

When eating food, it is important to make it a ritual. That means to turn off the t.v., sit down, chew your food mindfully & honor the food that is giving you life. Properly spicing your food is key in Ayurveda. Utilize spices like Cumin, Coriander, Fennel & fresh Ginger with lemon to aid in proper digestion.

  1. Practice Self-Abhyanga or Ayurvedic Massage Daily

This morning practice detoxifies, promotes circulation & nourishes the skin. Learn more about the Abhyanga ritual.

  1. Get Quality Rest

The amount of rest necessary 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! Learn more about Ayurvedic evening rituals to ensure your beauty sleep.

  1. Manage Your Stress

Stress produces free radicals in the body that can lead to dull, wrinkle prone, dry & tired looking skin. Each day, strive to balance your time between work, exercise, self-care & play.

  1. Develop a Daily Skincare Ritual

Cleanse + Tone + Moisturize + Restore. This Ayurvedic routine is recommended twice per day in AM & PM. PAAVANI offers a 3-step skincare ritual created using pure, all-natural, organic ingredients that encourage you to develop a daily skincare routine. Shop our skincare products.

  1. 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 Remedy, Lay Down, Rest, Rinse & Radiate your Natural Beauty. Read our blog post: DIY face mask recipes.

  1. 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 and we see it in others as an effortless poise, grace and vibrancy: the individual totally at ease from deep within the skin and radiant”. Let Ayurveda inspire you to discover your own power, self-love & divine beauty.

You can learn about even more Ayurvedic beauty tips by reading our blog post: 5 Ayurvedic Tips for Lasting Beauty .

“Enchanted Beauty” by Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar