Easy Ayurvedic secrets for a beautiful skin
A healthy, glowing skin is something many of us want to achieve, but imbalances and modern lifestyle causing often the opposite of it. When you already tried everything that is available, go on to read this article and find some helpful secrets here – and maybe the skin you were always wishing for!
Having a healthy skin is not a fairytale, it is also not hard work and it does not have to be expensive. But there are some changes you have to make when you want a change and have bad skin conditions. You have to do the work.
How your lifestyle is connected to your skin condition
According to Ayurvedic skin Routine, it is not enough to just apply something onto your skin. The core philosophy is here: A healthy inside is a healthy outside. Skincare is a tool to balance our Dosha – makes sense, as the skin is our largest organ!
What causes bad skin conditions?
Lifestyle, natural tendencies and diet. I also would add a special hygiene routine for sensitive skin!
Instead of labeling our skin now to oily, dry, and T-Zone problems, let´s analyze the skin the Ayurvedic way. Maybe you will find your Dosha and yourself in the following description:
Vata skin is mostly thin, dry, sensitive, fine-pored to large pored when skin tendencies went to overdry, delicate and got wrinkle prone skin.
Pitta skin experiences the most rashes, breakouts and got a tendency to rosacea when it is out of balance, here is also the tendency for sensitive skin.
Kapha skin is often oily, got a tendency from prone to enlarged pores, blackheads and pimples, and is commonly suffering from eczema when out of balance.
As you know we have all Doshas inside of us – in a different amount. You don´t need to fit here in ONE skin type, many of us have a mixed Dosha and so our imbalances can show up in different ways. But it is good to take a closer look on the tendencies to help our skin the best possible way.
Your Dosha and skin can change also with the specific seasons. Ayurvedic skincare goes with seasons, constitution – lifestyle, habits, diet – and elements. The best thing about it – you can use your kitchen to prepare and help your skin and make it glow!
A good skincare is something you should be able to eat as well.
Let´s concentrate mostly on our face today and besides a self massage with oil before bedtime, which is awesome to balance your Doshas, the skin of our face is a sensitive area that needs a different treatment.
Here are some spices, herbs that are key in Ayurvedic skincare philosophy:
- Turmeric – is not also just awesome in your food, because of it´s antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It can be also be used in treatments for Acne breakouts as a mask.
- Ginger is another one which is packed with anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful to reduce acne breakouts. Prepare a mask by mixing dry ginger powder and holy earth with a small amount of water to a paste. Apply this onto your face and wash off with lukewarm water.
- A moisturising, anti-inflammatory ingredient that’s great for reducing sensitivity is Oatmeal. Right. You got me. That oatmeal out of your kittchen. Blend a half cup of Oatmeal and mix it with almond joghurt and one tablespoon of rose water. Apply onto your skin and feel the release…
- Neem and Vetiver – as a mask with holy earth, two times a week can help to reduce acne breakouts overnight. Neem can be very overdrying, so keep your skin nourished after that.
- Spicy tea with ginger and lemon – will help your digestion to work and will also help your skin quality.
Cultivate a daily skin routine for your face
A skin routine should also be integrated into your day, the 7 steps of Korean face routine is perfect here to keep your skin clean, glowing and nourished. There are many Ayurvedic brands which have what you need when you are not into a DIY lifestyle. I know, life get´s busy nowadays.
- Wash your face with an oil cleanser and a gentle skin soap such as neem soap in the morning and evening.
- Apply next some toner to nourish and hydrate your skin.
- Apply and tap a liquid or essence onto your skin.
- A dry face oil or moisturizer to finish the layering, just in the morning. Leave your skin overnight some space to breathe!
- Instead of Make Up, try to use BB creams and lotions – Dr. Hauschka got a very gentle one, also Dado Sense. Those brands use natural ingredients only.
- Face masks twice a week for cleansing if necessary and apricot oil treatment twice a week to nourish your skin. Leave the oil overnight.
- Gentle scrubs once a week. Two tablespoons of oat flour, one tablespoon of aloe vera jelly, one tablespoon of aloe vera water mixed with almond joghurt. Apply on your skin and massage gently. Leave it on your face for ten minutes and wash off with lukewarm water and massaging movements.
My favorite brands for skincare routine are Whamisa, Dr. Hauschka and Maharishi Ayurveda. None of those brands are sponsoring me – but with a sensitive acne skin, I had the best experiences with their products!
There would be so much more to say, but let´s stop here! 😉 So much information again! If you have got any other kind of recipes, tips and ideas for an holistic-ayurvedic skin routine, let us know in the comments!
I will also publish SOON an “Acne SOS guide” which will contain recipes, a diet plan (Kapha diet is the key!), recipes for skincare treatments and more informations on the specific doshas and skin conditions.
Have a beautiful Sunday and a great start into the new week and feel loved! Namaste!