They like to tell you that there’s a scientific reason why were attracted to people with beautiful skin – beautiful complexion and clear skin point to healthy genes, and we are genetically designed to be attracted to potential mates who have great genes to give our children and so on and so forth. Well, whether or not there’s any truth to all that genetic mumbo-jumbo, there is no denying that we just fall head over heels for beautiful skin. The major cosmetics companies have a funny way of going about telling you how their products help give you beautiful skin. On the one hand, they’ll tell you how their products are all about natural skin care with all those great fruit extracts and natural oils and so on.
On the other hand, they’ll list a bunch of unpronounceable chemicals on their ingredients labels. Well, unless your idea of natural skincare is a face full of petroleum derived chemicals, you really should try Ayurveda.
When the cosmetics companies promote natural skin care through using almond oil or jojoba or aloe vera or something or the other, they’re just promoting natural skin care. Regular chemical-based skincare is bad, and so they give you a few natural things that are supposed to be good for you. What it does though, is nothing like the system the way Ayurveda does.
Let’s first try to understand why Ayurveda is a system and not just a few natural things thrown at your skin. The thing is, according to Ayurveda, a lot of skin aging comes from skin dryness. And that happens because the body accumulate something they call Vata. The older we get, the more Vata we accumulate. Basically, you need to device a system that keeps your Vata accumulations low.
How do you do this? Well, try the following Ayurvedic natural skin care lifestyle tips.
Let’s get the easy advice that of the way first. You need to ensure that your diet includes all the important vegetables – lettuce, cabbage, radish, cucumber, carrots, asparagus tips and so on. Make a salad everyday with these dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, and you will be halfway there with your skincare regimen.
Who says that all these great natural ingredients have to go on your skin? You could eat them and help the problem from within.
There’s more that you could do for you diet, too. Flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds – all these oily seeds and nuts are important as a way of countering the drying effects of Vata. You don’t even need moisturizer. Moisturizing doesn’t have to go on the outside, you see. And to top it all off, start a tea habit. Tea flavored with ginger and lemon is great as a way of keeping your digestion humming and your body hydrated.