If you are concerned about your skin and its future, you must understand the basic skin concepts. We were also newbies once, but certain philosophies and lifestyle problems led us to see the right side of the skincare concept. Through rigorous introspection and research over the years, we realized that the skin is more than just a layer on the tissues. There are many secrets buried deep inside a human body and mind that affect our skin significantly.
We want to share these secrets with the world as they have the potential to unravel multiple beauty, skincare, and health benefits for everyone.
Ayurveda, one of the world's most ancient medical and lifestyle practices, mentions all of it. Originated in India, it is practiced in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, and other South Asian countries. It’s primary texts include Atharvaveda, Charak Samhita, and Sushruta Samhita, providing deep descriptions of over 700 herbs. For example, Holy Basil treats skin inflammation and bacterial infections, helping to soothe acne. This species is native to India and can be grown only in the Indian subcontinent.
Since 2005, there has been a significant development inAyurvedic skincare products and brands. These products have been utilized by millions of millennials and Gen Z’s to date. The science of Ayurveda developed around the Indus Valley period. Interwoven with seasonal and daily rituals,Ayurvedic skincare practice is more than just outer beautification. It is directed to attain longevity and well-being (Aayush andAarogyamin Sanskrit). This is a highly advanced concept of self-beautification followed by numerous ancient people.
- Modern science:
We thought about all the current skin problems related to modern lifestyles and the environment that were not present in ancient times. Be it photoaging through excessive screen time or skin fatigue due to high levels of pollution. Natural AHAs and BHAs like Salicylic, Glycolic, and Lactic acid, help in face cleansing and exfoliation. Cleansers, serums, and creams have AHAs and BHAs for such effects, but in regulated amounts.
- Secret blend:
Experimenting with Ayurveda and modern substances has been an enlightening journey for us. We focus on natural substances as they are safer and strikingly effective. (Mixing natural acids, fruit extracts, and flower extracts with Ayurvedic ingredients like Holy Basil, Neem, Turmeric, Fuller’s Earth, etc.) As a result, our blend with Indian turmeric and natural citric acid turns out to be an excellent cleansing ritual.
- Yogic skincare:
You may know some of Yoga, but this Ayurvedic formula of exercising is unique and targeted. Practicing Yoga for beauty benefits is also not a new concept. Skin is, after all, a reflection of your overall health.
Yoga is designed to bring harmony between the mind and the body, the effects of which are visible on your skin. For example, Forward Fold orUttanasana is Sanskrit, promotes blood circulation to your face and head. Improved blood flow ensures that your skin gets proper oxygen, which is needed to maintain its elasticity. And the relaxing effect of Yoga decreases the level of a stress hormone called Cortisol, which causes acne and breakouts. There are many such yoga poses, but this easy one is suitable for you if you are a beginner.
Yoga also enhances digestion which is a necessity for body and skin health.
- Modern routine:
Indoor gyms for cardio or weight training are popular among every age group. You may resort to joining one, but if you give it a break, you might not maintain the results. You can also dance to the beats of aerobics and Zumba exercises, but they might result in sagging if you don't do weight training along with it.
A routine with cardio + weight training for at least 30 minutes is exemplary, but always exercising within closed doors may not be suitable for your skin. You need to breathe in the fresh morning air and sweat a bit. All of this might sound scary or confusing.
- Hybrid secret:
This is a more accessible and most effective plan to adopt for healthy skin.
Outdoor: 20 minutes of Yoga poses for skin and digestion, ideally in the morning.
15-20 minutes of breathing exercise + brisk walk in the park.
Indoor: 20 minutes of weight training in a gym.
20 minutes of Personal weight training at home.
- The Indian or the Vedic food system is based on the concept of Ayurvedic medicine, which is directed to balance different types of energies within the body. These energies are said to affect our health. Unlike any other diet, the Ayurvedic diet is created for a healthy body and mind, and it provides personalized plans based on your body type.
- Modern diets like Keto, Vegan, and many others include extensive restrictions difficult for some people to adopt. And if the diet does not suit their body, it will do more harm than good. Creating correct eating habits and diet may seem terrifying, but it is one of the most important aspects of having healthy or problem-free skin.
- Diet secrets
It can be any ingredient or cuisine that includes components and a recipe designed to fight your Dosha. Don't know about Doshas? Here is a short and crisp explanation. Your food can be green or not. It also depends on season and availability. Packaged food should be avoided at all costs to balance your Dosha for healthier skin and body.
Everything depends on your efforts. Results do not appear overnight. You can get healthier skin if you give your best. Follow at least the basics of these 3 points for around 2-months for visible results. So, start today and don't give up easily. We didn't.