If you’re into Ayurveda and want to start beauty care in line with its principles, why don’t you first test it for one day? Find out how to care for the body both in the morning and nighttime routine according to Ayurveda.
Morning skin care
After waking up, get started with tooth and tongue brushing. Take a shower and keep water neither too cold nor too warm. Use a beauty oil for your shower to pamper the skin and coat it with a nice, protective layer. Massage the body with a glove or sponge to stimulate it for the entire day, give skin a nice tone and enhance the blood circulation.
Once you finish showering, apply a moisturizing body lotion and spatter some cool water over the face to freshen yourself up. Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type and the season of the year. If you stay home, glide coconut oil to the hair to keep it moisturized and nourished.
How to care for your skin throughout the day?
During the day, you can freshen your breath through coconut or sesame oil pulling. You can put some oil on your lips too. Spray a mist or thermal water over the face to keep it fresh and make your make-up last longer. Leave the mist for a moment and gather the excess with a tissue.
Evening skin care routine
Start by clearing face of makeup, sebum, dead cells and other impurities. You can use an oil, apply a thin coating, then rinse it using cotton pads and warm water. You may as well use oils for cleansing the skin all over your body. Remember to warm the oil up and then massage it into the skin.
Taking a milk bath is a good idea. Milk has a soothing, softening and moisturizing effect. Before sleep, apply a face serum with highly-concentrated ingredients (e.g. rose oil or grapeseed oil) and smooth nourishing lotion or cocoa butter over the body.
Nasya, that is nose cleansing
There’s an Ayurvedic practice known as nasya. It involves pouring from 3 to 5 drops of warm oil into each nostril and letting it penetrate. Later on, you blow your nose to get rid of the oil residue. You tailor the oil to your dominant dosha:
- vata: sesame oil, ghee butter, calamus oil;
- pitta: ghrita butter (ghee butter with herbs), sunflower oil, coconut oil;
- kapha: calamus oil.