So, the practice of Ayurveda, which is the the holistic system of a balanced lifestyle and philosophy of healing the body and mind through meditation, yoga, diet, and select herbs, has been around for at about 5,000 years.
Ayurveda means life science, and is a combination of two Sanskrit words “Ayur” means life and “Veda” mean science or knowledge.
Since Ayurveda is a far-reaching holistic approach to wellness, I do not want to sound like an expert by any means, so I would like to talk a bit about Ayurveda for beauty.
When someone says, “You look great”, they, knowingly or not, are referring to your skin. And who doesn’t like to hear that they look great, right? It immediately makes us feel more confident.
Ayurveda says that our skin is a mirror to our health. The inner physiological functions directly affect the beauty and tone of our skin. So, diet, consumption of water, and treatment with Ayurvedic herbs, both topically and internally, will positively affect our skin’s beauty.
Let’s take a look at these herbs.
Aloe Vera – great skin healer for burns, and sores. It is an excellent skin softening agent and anti-inflammatory. Aloe Vera removes damaged skin and replaces it with new cells. It promotes cell regeneration and is a detoxifier.
Basil – A stimulator that helps with absorption. It’s oxygenating and an antioxidant, an anti-aging agent, and is high in Vitamins A and C, and phytonutrients.
Chamomile – Contains the essential oil azulene. It is skin calming, soothing, and an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It helpS to prevent blemishes as well as helping stop deterioration of cells that lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation.
Evening Primrose – contains Omega 6 essential fatty acid and gamma- linolenic acid. Beneficial for skin ailments such as eczema, and psoriasis, and roseacea.
Jasmine – arguably one of the finest aromatics on the planet, Jasmine is an astringent and cooling agent. Jasmine contains salicylic acid and is a good cleansing agent as well as helps to heal skin abrasions.
Neem – Known as the tree that purifies, it has more than 100 unique bioactive compounds. A purifier that is very effective with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. A Very effective antiseptic
Sandalwood – Besides being a great base note in many perfumes, Sandalwood enhances skin complexion, is an anti-acne agent and is used as a treatment for dry skin. It’s also an excellent anti-aging complex.
Turmeric – a natural healer for skin conditions such as eczema, acne, dry skin, and psoriasis. It helps to naturally slow the appearance of aging and restore youth. Decreases the formation of deep creases and wrinkles. Evens skin tone and color.
Now these are just a few of the many Ayurvedic herbs that promote a balance Ayurvedic life style. The herbs listed above are proven extremely effective in the development and maintenance of healthy, beautiful, and radiant skin.
Do you have any comments, suggestions, or experiences with Ayurvedic herbs to share?
That’s all for now…
Here’s to feeling beautiful in your skin!