What is Ayurveda?
We believe in time-tested ingredients and strive to unearth ancient knowledge to bring out a radiant, more confident you. At Apsara Skin Care, our motto is “Go natural. It is good karma!” It’s such a fun slogan to say, and it’s a great way to remind you all of how we take pride in using natural ingredients to make every single one of our skin & hair care products. However, our motto is deeper than you may realize. “Go natural. It is good karma!” is a summation of our philosophy as a skin & hair care company. Apsara Skin Care was built on the basis of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of health and wellness.
Ayurveda has been used for thousands of years to promote good health, but it has also provided a template for achieving beautiful skin and hair. We have used the principles of Ayurveda to help reshape what it means to get glowing, youthful skin & shiny, gorgeous hair naturally. Moreover, through Apsara Skin Care, we continually encourage others to embrace clean, natural, and mindful lifestyles, where it is possible to achieve glowing, beautiful skin from within. There are many Ayurvedic teachings that a lot of us can make use of today, especially if you want stunning skin and hair.
One of the foremost tenets of Ayurveda is the connection between your internal health and your external health, between your mind and body. Ayurveda believes that your mind has a powerful impact on how you feel, how your body functions, and how your skin looks. If, for instance, you are currently under a lot of stress and are experiencing negative thoughts and emotions, your health and your complexion may take a toll. For some, this can manifest as acne while for others, signs of premature aging may become more apparent. Conversely, a calm, happy state of mind can help your body function properly and promote youthfulness, both inside and out.
What can help you keep your mind-body system in proper balance is by understanding your dosha, which is an energy that exists in your body. Ayurveda believes that the composition of your skin depends on a dosha. There are 3 types: Vata (space and air), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (earth and water). Those with a Vata dosha have dry skin and small pores. Those with a Pitta dosha have sensitive skin and may be more prone to rosacea, inflammation, and eczema. Finally, those with a Kapha dosha have soft, oily skin and may be more prone to clogged pores and acne.
These 3 doshas sound similar to the 4 main skin types (normal, dry, oily, and combination), but you are capable of having more than one dosha as well as a seasonal dosha. This means that taking care of your skin requires you to be attuned to your dosha in order to understand its particular needs. Doshas encompass more than just your skin, though. They also have an impact on your personality and digestive habits. For example, given the element of fire, people with a Pitta dosha are passionate and occasionally arrogant; they should avoid spicy and acidic foods to keep their dosha balanced.
Preserving the harmony between your body and mind is critical. The balance can be tricky, and exposing your body and mind to the wrong element can disrupt the entire system. As a result, Ayurveda generally discourages the use of harsh chemicals. This includes your skin & hair care routine as well as your diet and your environment. Harsh chemicals in your diet like artificial flavors and preservatives can interrupt your digestion and your dosha. Similarly, harsh chemicals in your beauty products and in your household products like phthalates and petrochemicals can damage your skin & hair cells and worsen your appearance in the process.
Knowing what to avoid is one thing while knowing what to use is another thing altogether.
It is not just about maintaining a positive outlook on life. Ayurveda believes that natural ingredients should be a part of your lifestyle because those living in harmony with nature can reflect both inner and outer beauty. Ayurveda contains a comprehensive list of natural ingredients that have been time-tested for thousands of years to promote good health. Some of these natural ingredients like turmeric and aloe vera can not only be used internally but they can also be used on your skin and hair to promote radiance and vitality. Furthermore, Ayurveda stresses the importance of an oil massage in your daily and weekly skin care routine. Oils such as sesame, coconut, and sunflower oil can nourish the skin and balance out your dosha.
To sum up, Ayurveda is more than just a buzzword; it is a way of life. Natural ingredients are essential to Ayurveda and Apsara Skin Care’s philosophy, which is why all our beauty products are completely natural, no harsh chemicals wanted here. If you haven’t already tried our products, we want to encourage you to try at least one and see how Ayurveda and Apsara Skin Care can benefit your skin and hair. What are you waiting for? Just remember: “Go natural. It is good karma!”