Ayurveda's Daily Rituals for Natural Beauty

24 November 2017

According to the Ayurvedic theory, our body functions are controlled by doshas which represent life forces and have a significant impact on our health. Daily Ayurvedic rituals are truly effective in keeping us balanced and healthy which is very important for our beauty routine.

According to the Ayurvedic theory, our body functions are controlled by doshas which represent life forces and have a significant impact on our health. However, if any of the doshas are in imbalance, our mental, emotional and physical health suffers numerous consequences including stress, depression and some more visible ones like skin problems.

So, if you want to nurture your natural beauty, both physical and mental, you have to keep your body and mind in balance. Here's how we can achieve this:

Foot massage

One of the most important Ayurvedic rituals that you should incorporate into your daily routine is a foot massage. Not only will this massage help you relax, but it has a positive impact on your eyes and face. It has been proven to relieve eye strain and relax the facial muscles. Additionally, you should pamper yourself with a foot soak which will soften your skin and prevent it from cracking.

Take care of your eyes

According to Ayurveda experts, regular eye-washing is a necessary step of every beauty routine. You can even prepare yourself an Ayurvedic drink, a mix of water and Ayurvedic herbal powder called triphala which contains ingredients that support and strengthen eye muscles. Finally, kajal eyeliner, made of almond oil and flower extracts, will significantly reduce the visibility of lines around your eyes making your skin look well-nourished and much younger.

And, since we know that imbalance in our body reflects the most on our skin, we have to provide it with good skincare. For example, beauty products such as the amazing Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask will purify your skin additionally leaving it smooth and hydrated. Thanks to its special properties, Manuka honey is widely used in alternative medicine as well.

Healthy diet

Another important step on the road to a well-balanced life is a healthy diet. You can’t expect to look pretty and feel happy if you’re not physically healthy. So, before you even consider other steps of the process, you have to enrich your diet with the foods which will help you detoxify your body and consequently your mind. For example, fruits are rich in water and vitamins that will wash all the toxins away, helping your body to digest all the necessary nutrients and other beneficial ingredients from what you eat.

Furthermore, garlic has been proven to be one of the most efficient detoxifiers ever; so, don’t shy away from adding it to your favourite dishes. Other foods which should find their place on your menu are certainly seeds and nuts, fish, sweet potatoes and green vegetables. Finally, don’t forget to drink a lot of water during the day since it will accelerate your metabolism and help your skin breathe again.

Keep your teeth and gums healthy

Another Ayurvedic ritual includes gargling coconut or sesame oil. You should perform this practice every day before brushing your teeth since it has been proven that these oils have antifungal and antibacterial properties which will help your mouth stay fresh and reduce the chances of getting mouth ulcers and other infections.

Meditation 

Finally, meditation is a crucial part of every skincare routine. No matter how many high-quality products we use daily, if we’re not relaxed and at peace with ourselves, our skin will suffer. So, instead of poisoning your body with coffee every morning, take five to ten minutes to just sit by yourself and observe your surroundings. Or, if you’re into yoga, book a morning training session which will help you start your day in the best possible way and get you ready for all the upcoming endeavours. Once you’ve brought your body and mind in balance again, you’ll notice how this reflects on the outside making you look amazing again.

As you can see, daily Ayurvedic rituals are truly effective in keeping us balanced and healthy. This is very important for our beauty routine as well since we cannot expect to look good if we live unhealthy lives and if we’re not at peace with our inner selves. So, if you want to sweep others off their feet, it’s high time you started practicing these amazing Ayurvedic rituals.

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