“Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less makeup and let skin shine through.” – says global makeup artist Michel Coulombe. Today, most skin experts are recommending alternative chemical-free skincare routine which addresses the issues of the skin from inside as well as outside. This is a holistic approach which is based on healing the inner soul through yoga and meditation, while taking care of the skin outward through pure, natural products and therapies. There are wonderful Ayurveda inspired home remedies and botanical products to address the various skin issues safely without any involvement of synthetic chemicals. Read on to discover the various holistic approaches for a healthy, glowing skin.
- Meditate For A Healthier Skin
It is not a hidden fact that skin issues are often rooted in mental discord. Breakouts, psoriasis, acne, and eczema are often caused by accumulated stress, disturbing the enzyme and hormone balance. Mental stress also leads to skin blisters, blotchy skin, roughening, darkening and drying of skin. Meditation works by healing the subconscious or inner self and creates mental calmness, which becomes apparent on the face and skin. You can experience a radiant, healthy glow surfacing on your facial and body skin as you practice meditation.
Many believe, visualization works wonders in speeding up the process. So, go ahead, sit in a quiet place, calm down your mind, scan your body parts to a state of relaxation, focus on your breaths in and out and begin visualizing your skin free from problems and glowing with health and vitality. You can also practice yoga postures for glowing skin. Postures like the Fish pose, Plow pose, Cobra pose, Triangle pose and Child’s pose boost blood circulation to the head and face and improve overall skin tone and texture.
2. Ayurvedic Skincare
Nature holds the best secrets to a healthy blemish-free skin and so, the age-old ancient practice of Ayurveda is in use still today and is more popular than ever.
A) To treat wrinkled, dry or combination skin, make a therapeutic ayurvedic facial massage with almond meal, dry organic milk, Brahmi powder, fresh cream and the essential oils of jasmine, neroli, and rose.
B) Oils find a prominent place in ayurvedic skincare. For example, chia oil for skin care is considered excellent due to its nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, you can treat oily skins also with these therapeutic ayurvedic oils.
C) An ayurvedic facial mask of honey and the essential oils of sandalwood, rose and ylang-ylang is great for soothing rosy, red or mildly oily skin. On the other hand, a mask of clay, sage oil and lavender oil mixed with mashed papaya or strawberries works like a charm for an excessively oily skin.
In all you do in investing in your skincare, remember to use pure, natural ingredients in your beauty regimen, follow a healthy lifestyle, and remain stress-free with yoga and meditation. Because, when you feel peaceful and beautiful from inside, it is when you see your physical beauty blossom in its fullest glory.