“The Ayurvedic route to great health involves two simple steps: doing less and being more”. And that’s exactly what a skincare routine based on ancient Ayurveda is all about!
First off, if you do want to go the Ayurveda way, it only makes sense to finally become a morning person (looking at you, night owls)! Apart from adapting ayurvedic principles in your diet, you’ll be happy to know that applying the same principles in your skincare routine is the key to healthy, glowing skin. Here’s how you can take a minimalist approach when it comes to skincare with the help of Ayurveda. This 4-step ayurvedic skincare regimen is what you need to inculcate in your morning routine:
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing the ayurvedic way involves the use of nut powder, which is both moisturising and exfoliating. To make this DIY cleanser, all you need to do is mix together one teaspoon of almond powder and half a teaspoon of whole milk. Mix well in order to make a thin paste. Apply a thin layer of the paste all over your face and gently massage using small, circular motions. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. Pat your skin dry.
Step 2: Nourish
Skin that lacks nourishment looks dry and lacklustre, and you don’t want that kind of negativity in your life, do you? It is, therefore, ideal to nourish your skin from time to time so that it does not lose its natural glow. In ayurvedic terms, a facial oil can be your best bet when it comes to nourishing your skin. You can use sesame, coconut or sunflower oil on your facial skin as these oils can balance the body’s own oil production, can be used on all skin types and can benefit people with acne-prone skin too.
Step 3: Massage
You’ll be surprised to know that pampering your facial skin with a regular massage has a ton of benefits. From improving the appearance of your skin to relaxing and toning your muscles, massaging your face and neck gently every day is something you need to inculcate in your morning skincare routine if you want to stick to the ancient ayurvedic principles of skincare.
Step 4: Spray
This ingredient is undoubtedly the beauty world’s magic potion… we’re talking about rose water. This miracle product suits all skin types—oily, dry and combination. From reducing acne and maintaining the skin’s pH balance, to strengthening skin cells and moisturising your skin, finishing your morning skincare routine with a rose water spritz will not just nourish dry skin but also create an instant plumping effect.