Thousands of years old holistic way of treating, ayurveda is the science of life; ‘ayur’ means life, and ‘veda’ means science. This science travelled from India to many South Asian countries adapted by the West given its miraculous results and healing power. Ayurveda beauty products derived from this concept are now available off the shelves in a variety of brands. But when it comes to ayurveda skincare, you must be careful about the ingredients, manufacturer, authenticity, and how the contents will react to your skin.
Ayurveda skincare routine consists of three main steps; cleanse, nourish and moisturise. Some of the ayurveda skincare products to try right now, which may not require a skin allergy test, are a face cleanser, shower gel (body wash), a body bar (soap), and a moisturising agent such as a body lotion or a body oil. Some exfoliating products such as dry scrubs and bath scrubs are also good to try at first.
Ayurvedic beauty products are mostly made with natural ingredients, and they are carefully mixed to balance the outcome. When you are selecting an ayurvedic product, think about your skincare goals. All different ingredients serve different purposes, and you might want to read their benefits before buying. Reading the ingredients to make sure the product suits you and going through the instructions as to how to use it is important.
Cleansing products that contain neem (khomba, commonly known as margosa, neem, nimtree, or Indian lilac), sandalwood, and lemongrass are good herbals that are not harsh on the skin but serves the purpose very effectively.
While hundreds of ayurvedic skincare and beauty products are in the market, it is important to pay attention to brands that may have modified the products for commercial benefit. Remember to read reviews and get referrals of personal experiences, if possible, especially if it’s the first time you are using them.