Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
As many of you already know, Apsara Skin Care is based on Ayurveda, an ancient system of health and wellness from the Indian subcontinent. Though Ayurveda dates back thousands of years, a lot of its knowledge is still relevant today. For example, dry brushing (garshana in Sanskrit) is encouraged to stimulate your lymphatic system, exfoliate your skin, and get glowing skin. Thus, learning more about Ayurveda can be useful if you want glowing, ageless skin.
In fact, Ayurveda contains a long list of natural ingredients that are time-tested and have been used to diminish signs of premature aging. Today, we will share with you some of our favorites. Keep reading to learn 5 Ayurvedic beauty ingredients that have amazing anti-aging benefits. Since all of these natural ingredients are found in many Apsara products, we will also include links if you are interested in using any of these ingredients on your skin. If you want to know more about the history of Ayurveda, we invite you to click here.
1. Almond Oil
Almond oil should be at the top of your list if you want your skin to look more beautiful naturally. Almond oil is a great antioxidant because it contains Vitamin E. As an antioxidant, almond oil can mitigate damage from free radicals, which may be the cause of your blemishes and signs of early aging. Almond oil is also capable of healing and restoring dry skin. It contains omega-3 fatty acids that can deeply nourish your skin and diminish skin dryness, inflammation, and swelling.
You should be cautious when using any beauty oil on your skin undiluted, even almond oil. Therefore, to add almond oil to your beauty routine, we highly recommend trying Apsara Skin Care’s Sweet Almond & Wheatgerm Facial Serum, which many of our customers love for its anti-aging benefits.
"My skin is definitely a lot better than it has been in the past. So I can come on here and show my face to the world without any makeup on my face and not feel like I need to hide..."
2. Aloe Vera
Another anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich natural ingredient well-respected in Ayurveda is aloe vera. Most of us are already familiar with aloe vera; it is by no means new to the skin care world. In fact, aloe vera’s roots can be traced back thousands of years where it has been used in ancient systems like Ayurveda to nourish and beautify the skin. Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that can intensely nourish your skin and promote excellent skin health. Besides being a great skin moisturizer, aloe vera is also capable of calming inflammation, increasing collagen production, and fading the look of lines and wrinkles.
There is a countless number of aloe vera products in the skin care market right now so why not opt for a product that is all-natural and perfect for your skin type? At Apsara Skin Care, we have a handcrafted selection of aloe-based facial lotions that contain no harsh chemicals and can suit your particular skin care needs.
Though a lot of you may use saffron mainly in the kitchen, it has beauty benefits that you can’t ignore. Saffron is a rare spice that has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties due to the carotenoids found within it. Saffron has also been used for thousands of years to diminish the look of dark spots, unevenness, and hyperpigmentation so the skin tends to look more even and glowing after using saffron regularly.
Saffron might be challenging to work with because each strand is tiny yet expensive. However, because saffron is highly potent, you should invest in a saffron-based product. Apsara Skin Care’s ROOP Saffron Bright Skin Potion not only contains saffron, but it is also a best seller that countless people have found success with.
These natural ingredients can be used on your skin, but there are some that should not be used whatsoever. There are certain natural ingredients that can irritate your skin and cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. To learn what 2 of these ingredients are, please listen to this episode of the Apsara Skin Care podcast. Enjoy and please leave us a review on our iTunes podcast page!
4. Rose Oil
If you’re primarily concerned about premature fine lines and wrinkles on your skin, rose oil can rejuvenate your skin and encourage a more youthful glow. Rose oil has been used in Ayurveda as an anti-aging natural ingredient. Rose oil can protect your skin from free radical damage, nourish your skin thoroughly, and soothe away inflammation. Plus, many have used rose oil to diminish the appearance of their acne scars, marks, and blemishes.
Similar to almond oil, you should avoid using rose oil on your skin undiluted. Instead, if you want to experience the anti-aging benefits of rose oil, we recommend trying one of Apsara Skin Care’s facial toners. These toners can refreshen, hydrate, and firm up your skin, leaving your skin looking soft, glowing, and youthful.
Last on our list is sandalwood, but you should not skip it. Sandalwood is a natural ingredient favored in Ayurveda for its magical healing and skin-pacifying properties. It has been used for thousands of years to handle any number of skin concerns, for example, acne, wrinkles, inflammation, excess tan, hyperpigmentation, and sensitive skin. Even the smell of sandalwood is beneficial; its earthy aroma can reduce your stress levels and promote relaxation.
Though sandalwood is powerful, it may be a little difficult to find and use on your skin. If you are curious about sandalwood, you should try Apsara Skin Care’s Sandalwood Facial Serum, which helps balance your skin and give it a healthy glow.
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Go natural. It is good karma!