How Ayurveda should shape your skincare regime

Natural beauty reigns supreme, and as a nation, we’re saying a firm “no” to the hidden nasties that are generally found in many skincare and beauty products.

At Organic Apoteke, we’ve been leading the way in certified organic, all-natural formulations that are made for the skin. Our skincare products are not only effective, safe and natural, they’re free from the alcohol, parabens, emulsifiers and synthetic fragrances that unwittingly inhibit skin function and prevent your skin from looking its very best. And we do all this with a little help from Ayurveda!

We combine Ayurvedic medicine and modern science to create winning products that combat common (and not so common) skin concerns, including blemishes, dark spots, dryness, lines and wrinkles, oiliness, open pores, redness, and sensitivity. But how else can Ayurveda pave the way to radiant, firm and younger looking skin? Here we answer that all-important question.

Keep it fresh and clean

Supermarket shelves are filled with processed foods, but by avoiding the usual and eating Ayurveda, you can nourish your skin from the inside out.

Choose a diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables and wholegrains, and work with your dosha (a.k.a. your Ayurvedic body type) to improve your skin and wider health. You can find your dosha by taking our quiz.

Whatever your dosha, asparagus, carrot, cucumber, daikon radish, fennel and lettuce are just some of the wholesome veggies that are recommended for all thanks to their water content and easy digestion. Nuts and seeds also deliver the vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats and fibre needed for your skin to thrive with Ayurveda in mind.

Spice up your life

Herbs and spices play vital roles in Ayurvedic medicine, a fact that makes them integral to the makeup of our skincare products. That’s why you’ll find aloe vera, lemon, Himalayan salt, peppermint, rosemary, almonds, cucumber, ginger and honey in our skincare range.

Spices can also be used in the meals you eat to embrace Ayurveda, achieve a whole new level of taste, and promote better digestion. Turmeric, cayenne, black pepper and ginger are just some of the spices that can be used in moderation. These spices in particular stimulate ‘agni’ or your digestive fire to eliminate toxins from the body, a process that also means beautiful skin.

Herbs and plants can be consumed or applied topically too. Many Ayurvedic herbs are anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial. These properties provide a great foundation for clean, blemish free skin. Discover the top herbs and plants to use for glowing skin.

Drink to detox

Staying fully hydrated is the key to living your life the Ayurvedic way. But it’s not just how much you drink that makes a difference according to Ayurveda as NDTV Food details:

“It is a good idea to always sit and drink water rather than standing. By standing and drinking, you disrupt the balance of fluids in the body and this may lead to a greater accumulation of fluids in the joints causing arthritis. By sitting and drinking, your muscles and nervous system is much more relaxed and helps the nerves to digest food and other fluids easily. Your kidneys also pace the filtration process while sitting.”

Drinking water first thing in the morning – a process known as ‘ushapan’ in Ayurveda – is also recommended to help flush out the toxins that impact the tone and texture of your skin.

Along with water, herbal teas are recommended in Ayurvedic medicine. Antioxidant-rich detox teas made from herbs, spices and plants can reduce inflammation and protect the skin from damage.

Make time for exercise

Make exercise work for you and your skin by choosing a routine that complements your dosha. Practising yoga (Ayurveda’s sister science) is beneficial, particularly if you are vata.

Gentle breathing exercises also work wonders for your skin and wider mind, body and soul. Stress after all has a huge impact on your skin, but with mindfulness, meditation and deep breathing you can improve how your skin looks and feels.

Choose our skincare solutions

With the right products, your skincare routine has the power to transform your complexion. Our Ayurveda influenced, scientifically based skincare products are effective, pure and will work wonders for your skin.

Glamour magazine named us the best Ayurveda brand to buy recently, with our fusion of science, tech and tradition, and incredible results making our products a hit for people with all skin types and concerns.

For results driven, all-natural skincare solutions that really work for your dosha and your skin type, browse our range today.