One of the areas where Ayurveda can be particularly beneficial is in skincare. We at Thevarath Ayurveda Wellness Centre, Ernakulam recommend a few Ayurvedic skincare secrets to help you achieve healthy, glowing skin:
Knowing Your Skin Type: Ayurveda recognizes three main skin types – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each skin type has unique characteristics and requires specific skincare routines. Knowing your skin type can help you choose the right products and practices to keep your skin healthy.
Eating a Balanced Diet: According to Ayurveda, what you eat has a direct impact on the health of your skin. To achieve healthy, glowing skin, it’s important to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats.
Exfoliating Regularly: Exfoliating your skin can help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Ayurvedic exfoliants include ingredients such as chickpea flour, rice flour, and oatmeal. Mix the exfoliant with water or milk to create a paste, then gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions.
Getting Plenty of Sleep: Adequate sleep is essential for healthy skin. According to Ayurveda, the hours of sleep before midnight are particularly important for skin health. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night, and try to establish a consistent sleep schedule.
Staying hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Water helps flush out toxins from your body and keeps your skin hydrated and supple.
Practicing Stress-Relieving Techniques: Stress can have a negative impact on skin health. Ayurveda recommends practicing stress-relieving techniques such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels.