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Ayurveda Revolutionizes Skincare And Beauty Therapies

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Fazal Rahman, Founder of Cikitsa

Overview:

Ayurveda is a traditional form of alternative medicine that has been widely used for the past 3000 years. Mainly made of natural extracts of plants and herbs, this form of medicine has no side effects and results in holistic healing. It will be a myth to think that Ayurveda is obsolete now. It is very much in practice and the various combinations of ingredients are used for health and beauty. 

A plethora of Skin-care products 

Ayurveda encompasses balancing the three doshas namely the vata, kapha, and pitta. So, all the ayurvedic beauty products are dosha-specific and targeted to a particular skin type. Based on this scientific theory, you will come across a lot of ayurvedic skincare products. From facial masks, serums, and ubtans to facials and beauty therapies, all these herbal formulations make the skin glow, clean, and look flawless. By using this, you will stay away from the harsh impacts of chemicals and parabens. 

The Doshas and skin types 

According to the Ayurvedic tradition, a vata-dominant person usually has rough and dry skin. The skin is prone to wrinkles and age lines. So, the ayurvedic products meant for this type of skin should have natural moisturizing elements like honey, ashwagandha, milk, and essential oils. 

People with high pitta dosh are known for their immensely oily skin. The facial area, especially the T-zone tends to be super oily resulting in acne and pimples. Products with cooling and oil-control elements like sandalwood, and aloe vera are ideal for them. Ayurvedic products even use turmeric for pitta-specific people as it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Kapaha skin is also oily. Along with oil secretion, it also has water retention and is prone to whiteheads and pimples. Aloe vera, multani mitti, and sandalwood are the best ingredients for them. 

Ayurvedic Ingredients for a glowing and clear skin 

A plethora of natural ingredients are used in skin and beauty products in Ayurveda. It results in a flawless and glowing face. 

Honey 

Honey is known to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, that prevent excess oil secretion and acne. It also helps de-clogging the pores. Ayurvedic face products with honey brighten the skin tone, softens the skin, and check the growth of acne and other breakouts. You will feel the glow on the skin in no time. 

Neem

If you are looking for detoxification of the skin, get the natural products that need it. Loaded with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, neem is one of the most popular Ayurvedic ingredients, used in various herbal formulations. Regular use of neem keeps acne and breakouts away. 

Amla 

In the space of Ayurveda, amla is a popular ingredient. Known as Indian gooseberry, this is rich in vitamin C. In all the ayurvedic face packs and creams, amla is widely used as an anti-oxidant, that prevent premature aging. It also helps to tighten the skin and make it glow. 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is also used as an antioxidant to fight against free radicals. Beauty products with this natural item make the skin look fresh and youthful. 

Giloy

Ayurveda science also infuses giloy in various beauty products. This natural ingredient helps to get supple and glowing skin. It lightens the skin tone and removes all kinds of blemishes and dark spots and keeps acne breakouts at bay. 

Essential Oils

The use of essential oils in Ayurveda is not a recent phenomenon. It includes these oils for all kinds of beauty and therapeutic needs. There is a plethora of essential oils that are used in beauty products for various types of skin. 

1. Lavender oil helps in balancing the moisture level of the skin. It has anti-inflammatory property that repairs dry skin and wrinkles.

2. Chamomile oil comprises azulene that boosts the moisture content of the skin, making it supple and glowing. 

3. To keep the excess sebum at bay, you can use rosemary oil. Along with skin, this essential oil even promotes hair growth.

4. Sandalwood oil reduces inflammation and boosts the moisture level of the facial area. 

5. Tea tree oil is known to have antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties and controls acne and pimple breakouts.

Conclusion

Ayurveda includes all these essential oils and natural herbs in all its beauty formulations. The natural products made with these extracts are free from chemicals and toxins, so there are no side effects. Include all these products in your beauty regime and indulge in flawless glowing skin. 

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