Ayurveda, the Indian health system renowned as the oldest one in the world, has many lessons to teach us. Perhaps the biggest one, however, is that being in balance is the secret to staving off disease. When we aren’t in balance, everything suffers: we feel emotionally disconnected and physically ill. Because the skin is the body’s largest organ and a reflection of what is going on internally, this can also be observed in our complexion. If you follow this Ayurvedic wisdom, you can restore balance and that natural glow.
You are what you eat
Ayurveda places a lot of importance on digestion, believing that it affects all aspects of health. Therefore, you should make sure to eat foods that are easy to digest. Fat and sugar wreak havoc on digestion, so avoid them in favour of foods with a high water content. For example, a salad made with lettuce, carrot and cucumber is good for the stomach and therefore good for the skin.
Make time for meditation
Along with our diet, practitioners of Ayurveda know that in order to stay in balance, it’s crucial to cope with stress. According to Ayurveda, this is best done through meditation. Meditating clears our minds and helps us focus on the present moment, so that we cannot be influenced by the stress from past mistakes or future uncertainties.
Never skip the skin care ritual
Perhaps the most logical Ayurvedic advice concerning skin health is keeping it properly cleansed and moisturized. Again, this is about balance—cleansing removes impurities but can also dry the skin out, so you need to balance this by making sure you retain moisture. The Ritual of Ayurveda collection, containing almond oil and Indian rose, has products designed to gently cleanse and then moisturize your skin.
Turn these suggestions into daily rituals, and the balancing power of Ayurveda will grant you the glowing, radiant skin you’ve always wanted.