Skin is the largest organ of the body. Also, it is the body part that defines your beauty. Here is an Ayurvedic skincare routine that can help you to retain a naturally healthy and radiant skin.
The sanskrit word “tvak” describes skin is Ayurveda, which means something “that preserves by the act of covering”! Therefore, skincare in Ayurveda can be aptly defined as tvak paricharya, where paricharya refers to the process of taking care.
Understand your constitution
Ayurveda says that your body is unique and so is your skin! There are three main types of Ayurvedic constitution Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You can discover your unique skin type here (quiz).
Your skin needs are Unique to you!
According to Ayurveda, everyone has a unique skin type and each skin type has distincive characteristics and needs special care tailored for you to naturally improve skin health, glow and prevent skin diseases. In Ayurveda, each of us has a unique mind-body type, known as a dosha. Think of a dosha as your individual blueprint that describes your unique personality, tendencies, and physical nature. Understanding your dosha reveals how to keep yourself in balance to stay happy, healthy and disease free.
Ayurvedic Skincare Routine for Face
Step 1 - Face Massage
Massage your face with Radiance Facial Oil, moving your fingers gently in circular motion. Pre-cleansing face massage help to loosen the cellular debris and dirt. Thus, it helps to open the pores and helps the facial skin to breathe.
5-10 min of gentle facial massage makes your face ready for the next step - deep cleansing.
You must not wipe out the massage oil before deep cleansing. The oily layer on your face helps to rub out the herbal paste in the next step. So, let the massage oil stay on your face.
Step 2 - Deep Cleansing
Ayurveda has the unique concept of “ubtan” or the herbal cleansing powder that helps to gently extract dirt, sweat, and oil from the skin. This process is the safest and the best way to exfoliate. As an added benefit, it also removes the unwanted hair from the face.
These Ayurvedic cleansing powders are devoid of preservatives and other chemicals that are normally required to preserve a herbal paste or liquid.
Facial Mask and Cleanser according to your body type
- Vata body type - Facial Mask and Cleanser Vata
- Pitta body type - Facial Mask and Cleanser Pitta
- Kapha body type - Facial Mask and Cleanser Kapha
If you have a mixed constitution, use Facial Mask and Cleanser - Tridoshic.
How to use Facial Mask and Cleanse?
- You need to dilute the Ayurvedic herbal powder with milk/coconut milk/water to a paste-like consistency.
- Gently spread a thick layers of herbal paste all over your face. Let the paste sit on your face for a 5-10 min, covering your eyes with cool cucumber slices.
- If the paste dries up before 5 min, gently dab it with few drops of water.
- After 5-10 min, rub out the herbal paste gently. This process of rubbing is important as it helps to remove the cellular debris and dirt from the skin. It also effectively removes extra facial hair.
- After removing the dried paste thoroughly, wash off your face with normal water.
- However, if you do not have time to rub out the paste, you can also wash it off.
Step 3 - Toning
The intense process of deep cleansing rips off the skin from its dead cell, sweat and oil. However, the new skin layer needs protection, nutrition and hydration. This is the reason why toning is a crucial step after deep skin cleansing.
You can use following toners according to your constitution -
- Vata body type - Facial Toner Vata
- Pitta body type - Facial Toner Pitta
- Kapha body type - Facial Toner Kapha
For a natural party glow, you can use Brighten Face MAsk for all body types. With its intense charcoal cleansing action, Glow Face Mask may work better for a dull or extra-oily skin.
For acne prevention and tan-removal, nothing beats the results of Anti Blemish Face Mask. This mask is also very effective in case of dark spots and scars.
For early prevention of aging signs like wrinkles, spots, sagginess in the skin etc. use Anti aging Serum everyday. Apply this serum after bath as a toner for best results, but avoid keeping it overnight on the facial skin.
Step 4 - Eye Treatment
Eyes are the hallmark of beauty. Therefore, to prevent dark circles and baggy eyes, use Glow Eye Serum as a special toning agent for the under-eye skin.
Ayurvedic Skincare Routine for Body
Step 1 - Body Massage
Body massage is the first step of traditional Ayurvedic skincare. Even if you have 5-10 min everyday, try to massage your body with Revitalising and Hydrating Body Booster. This massage oil will intensify the blood circulation, open the skin pores and facilitate toxin removal from your skin.
Step 2 - Deep Cleansing
Once your skin pores are open, it is time for some strong and deep cleansing. Bath Powder with the powerful antibacterial properties of wild turmeric and neem not only helps to purify the skin, but also helps to prevent skin infections.
Chick pea and mung dal in the Bath powder ensures a mild exfoliation everyday and keeps your skin youthful and shining.
How to use bath powder?
- Keep the massage oil sitting on your skin.
- Make a semi-solid paste with water and gently scrub your body with it.
- Wash off with normal/lukewarm water.
Step 3 - Moisturization
After bath, you can use Antiaging serum for moisturization. If you have a dry skin, you can also go for Revitalising and Hydrating Body Booster.