Ayurvedic skincare is certainly not just your regular run of the mill skincare. And with an exotic name like Ayurvedic, it better be a spiritual experience! If you like your skincare to stimulate the senses and give your mind, body, and soul a sense of zen, all while healing your thirsty skin, then you have found food for your skin.
Ayurvedic skincare was born from the wisdom of ancient Indian healing traditions. Ayurveda means “the science of life,” therefore Ayurvedic skincare combines therapeutic herbs and oils to provide youth restoring effects and balance the mind, body, and spirit. The 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic Indian tradition is based on balancing the five elements; space, air, fire, water, and earth and the three principles or doshas; vata (air and space), pitta (fire and a little water), and kapha (earth and water). Ayurvedic skincare is designed to maintain that balance and help correct any imbalance resulting from diet, stress, climate, etc. Sounds too good to be true, but it is in fact the complete and fabulous truth!
A great product line by Shankara called Shankara Bio Regenesis Skin Care System is the epitome of western skincare meets Ayurvedic. Their line features an amazing Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment that refines, retextures, and rejuvenates the skin on face, neck, and hands; and is good for any skin type. This fabulous anti-aging product will leave your skin hydrated and radiant. Best of all it is completely vegan and cruelty free.
Other things to look for in Ayurvedic skin care products are:
Paraben Free- parabans are chemicals used as preservatives that are linked to cancer.
Vegan- plant based with nothing coming from animals.
Cruelty Free- no animal testing on product or on any ingredient included in product.
Article Written By: Jenny Karl; Jenny Karl is a Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist in Los Angeles. Jenny always wanted to be a shrink, so now she prides herself in giving the best beauty advice she can give! She is also major product junkie and absolutely loves to make people beautiful.