The natural sheen and glow of our skin get affected due to stress, pollution, and the different harsh chemicals we lather upon ourselves, thinking they are suitable for the skin. But then, the ancient holistic approach, Ayurveda has other notions that help us achieve healthy radiant skin.
Ayurveda provides us with oils and ubtan that help nourish and pamper your skin. You can also use products readily available at your pantry. Try using
Turmeric: Turmeric is one Ayurvedic ingredient that finds its place in our kitchen. The benefits of adding to our food are numerous. But then you can also use it by making a paste and applying it to your face and neck. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help eliminate the free radicals providing the skin with the much needed glow. If you wish to go authentically, you can opt for Shesha Ayurveda’s yellow Kasturi Manjal face pack. In case you do not want to stain yourself, you can also opt for a Musk Turmeric face pack from Shesha Ayurveda. Unlike our yellow turmeric, Musk turmeric does not stain the skin, nor does it irritate the skin. It provides a cooling sensation.
Rose water: Rose water is a readily available product and primarily used in desserts. Rose water has exceptional properties. Rose is considered a tridoshic flower. It calms and soothes both the mind and the aggravated skin. Apply a few drops of rose water onto your skin; this acts as a toner, removes impurities providing a natural glow. For natural steam distilled rose water, you can try Shesha Ayurveda’s rose water.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is one ingredient that all of us have handy. Coconut oil was used in cooking centuries back, and its therapeutic uses proved. The world now acknowledges the same. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Applying a few drops of the same and massaging it into your face and body proves a good moisturizer. Coconut oil suits most skin types and is recommended even for newborn. Shesha Ayurveda cold-processed extra virgin coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil available to date.
Kumkumadi thailam: This is not a regular pantry ingredient. Kumkumadi thailam is an authentic ayurvedic product that addresses most of your skin issues. With around 21 to 26 ingredients, this beauty elixir proves a cure to most of your skin issues. Apply a few drops of Kumkumadi thailam and massage it gently into your skin. Make sure to use it as part of your night care routine, not advisable during the day time. You can leave it overnight or wash it off after an hour if you have oily skin.
Ubtan: Ubtan helps maintain healthy glowing skin. An ubtan is mostly made of ingredients at hand, mostly chickpea flour, turmeric, red lentil flour, rice flour, etc. You can also enrich your ubtan with manjishta, vetiver, or other ayurvedic herbs. Suppose if you do not want to take the pain of searching for the same, you can opt for Shesha Ayurveda’s range of ubtan powders – this includes Kasturi Nalpamaradi Body Ubtan, Kumkumadi Suvarna ubtan, Multani mitti facial ubtan, etc. These are authentic products and helps nourish your skin restoring the glow and brightness.
Along with the above-said ingredients, healthy skin requires adequate sleep, nutrition, and a simple daily routine.