“By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch,
trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.”
— Charaka Samhita
Ayurvedic medicine, also known as “Ayurveda” is one of the world's most ancient and treasured holistic healing practices. Developed over 3000 years ago in India, Ayurveda understands health as a balance between the mind, body, spirit, or soul. We are learning more from science about this fascinating interconnection.
Our health is dependent on and affected by the ebb and flow of our environment, including the changing seasons. Now that winter is here, you might be feeling the effects of dryness, particularly with respect to your skin. Your age can also affect your skin. Our largest organ and essential for good health, the skin is a vital component of your immune system and bodily protection. Skin keeps body fluids in and harmful microbes out. Keep your skin healthy and hydrated by keeping it moisturized. Ayurveda skin hydration practices have been shown to keep skin healthy, and as a result, facilitate a state of balance and happiness.
It is important to choose the right products to hydrate and moisturize your skin as much of what you apply to your skin can get absorbed into your bloodstream. Keep away from products that contain questionable or harmful additives and preservatives, such as parabens (often added to lotion) which have been shown to negatively affect our health.
How to Nourish Your Skin with Ayurvedic Practices
Which Products Should You Use?
WILD GRACE’s Hydrating Products
helps to hydrate the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid, which is a botanical ingredient that our body produces naturally, especially in our skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its main job is to maintain the skin's elasticity, however, as we age, hyaluronic acid production slows down, which explains why it is used in anti-aging skin care products. Hyaluronic acid also draws moisture from the environment, thereby stimulating the hydration of all skin types.
is also wonderful for hydrating and toning the skin. In addition, it acts as a conduit to help serums penetrate your skin more effectively. This phytonutrient-dense product is enriched with 3 types of botanical extracts: rosehip, grapeseed, and green tea. As a result, the skin has been shown to be hydrated and toned while providing skin protection against environmental aggressions.
Other Ways to Hydrate Your Skin
Take care of your skin by being mindful of what you eat and drink. Incorporate lots of clean, fresh, nutrient-dense, and colourful plant-based foods (whole foods) into your diet. Consider a wide range of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, herbs, nuts, and seeds. This will nourish you with the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients your body (including your skin!) needs. Also, drink lots of water throughout your day, particularly if you exercise or perspire frequently, as most of us do not get nearly enough.