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Ayurvedic Skin Care Tips for Beautiful Glowing Skin

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Ayurvedic skin care tips

Being a universal science, ayurvedic skincare tips are relevant and beneficial for all skin types and all races on the planet. Based on Nature, Ayurveda is natural and organic by default, and using Ayurvedic ingredients and techniques give us the best organic face products without making much effort. It makes use of locally available herbs, flowers, grains, vegetables and oils/fats to enhance skin quality. Primarily Ayurvedic herbs work on the lymph and blood called Rasa and Rakta dhatus that improve the quality, complexion and skin function in the body.

When it comes to finding the best beauty products in India, Ayurvedic skincare tops the chart. Universally appealing, herbs like Saffron, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Sandalwood, Rose, Frankincense, Neem, Tulsi, Manjishtha have helped heal and brighten skins of trillions of people across the centuries. Ayurveda has remedies for anti-aging, skin pigmentation, wrinkles, premature greying of hair, dullness, and lack of luster, dermatitis, eczema, acne etc. and the efficacy of Ayurvedic herbal treatments is much higher compared to conventional methods.

Practicing ayurvedic skincare tips also helps in avoiding skin problems and delay the aging of skin and hair, and also minimize the effects of external pollution and sun damage, factors that wreak havoc on the skin.

For Acne, cleansing and blood purification, Neem is the herb most revered. Active components of Neem, Margolone, and Mahmoodin have strong antibacterial properties that kill P. acne, the bacteria that causes acne and safe in long-term usage. Salicylic, oleic, stearic, palmitic and linoleic acids found in Neem reduce inflammation; redness, aid exfoliation and aid in improve skin elasticity. Neem based organic skincare products are not only beneficial in healing acne, scars, and inflammation but also minimize the effects of pollution by removing dirt and debris from the skin. As a home remedy, neem leaf juice can be mixed with curd and applied on the face to pacify Pitta, cool and purify the skin and improve skin elasticity.

Another Ayurvedic herb also renowned as a superfood is Moringa or Saihjan. Moringa is a storehouse of vitamins, calcium, iron, oleic acid, carboxylic acid, ascorbic acid, chlorophyll and exhibits anti-inflammatory, wound healing and antibacterial properties. Extensively used in Indian and African countries Moringa is known to prevent photoaging, reducing pollution damage. Phytochemicals in Moringa are found to have anticarcinogenic properties; therefore Moringa can be used in prevention and damage control from harmful chemicals, environmental pollutants and UV radiations from the sun. These properties of Moringa make it beneficial for use in cleansing and face care products. Moringa leaf decoction can be used on face and hair and Moringa based organic skincare products can be used frequently to prevent the skin from external aging factors.

Gotu Kola is a blood purifier and nervine. It acts as a toner for the skin and speeds up healing of wounds and burns. Gotu Kola is also known to enhance blood circulation in the scalp and promotes hair regrowth. The leaf decoction of Gotu Kola can be used as a hair rinse and on a face for cleansing and toning. Gotu Kola is rich in amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals that help production of collagen, reduce inflammation, improve circulation and help keep the skin young and plump.

Aloe Vera might sound familiar or repetitive but this is one herb that is indispensable in organic, Ayurvedic skin care. Deeply hydrating and healing, Aloe Vera has over 20 mineral compounds with salicylic acid, lignins and proteolytic enzymes that aid healing and rejuvenation of the skin. Aloe penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and often acts as a carrier of herbs combined with it. Daily application of purified aloe gel (without the yellow sap) is an elixir for the skin. Aloe is equally beneficial for application on hair and scalp, to aid the delivery of herbal oils and essential oils.

Licorice is a natural skin whitener. Ayurvedic skin care products that are aimed to lighten and brighten the skin often contain Licorice as a whitening agent, a safe alternative to harmful hydroquinone. The active compound glabridin in Licorice prevents darkening of the skin and reduce photo damage. It is also useful in reducing pigmentation, dark spots and scars from the skin.

Licorice can be mixed with milk to make a face-mask to enhance complexion and glow. If you are a vegan, you can use almond milk instead of dairy for an even better effect.

It is important to keep your skin hydrated at all times, light face moisturizers, hydrolats and herbal toners help retain moisture in the skin. Needless to say sun protection plays an important role in preventing photo aging and dehydration of the skin that causes wrinkling and loss of elasticity.  These ayurvedic skincare tips have been tried and tested over the years and are safe for use for any skin type that is not broken by cuts or abrasions or suffering from a chronic skin condition.

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