Skin Hydration and Ayurveda

WILD GRACE skincare and ayurvedic body oils

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

Ayurveda has recommended the use of herbal oils to keep skin healthy for thousands of years. The oil in our skin (sebum) naturally protects and hydrates our skin. When out of balance, we can experience dryness or oiliness. Through Ayurveda practice, using the right oils can complement our natural oiliness, draw out impurities and help keep our skin moisturized. 
Tip #1:
Moisturize your body and face immediately after taking a bath with Ayurvedic herbal oils. This is because when you moisturize while your skin’s epidermis is still wet, some of the water on the surface will get trapped in your skin, supporting hydration.
Tip #2:
Self-massage with warm herbal oils, also known as “Abhyanga” is a complementary Ayurvedic practice that can help enhance skin hydration, helps to rid the skin of toxins and even helps to increase circulation. 

Which Products Should You Use?

WILD GRACE offers specialized products that can help hydrate your skin. Using herbal oils created for a specific “dosha” is a great option for hydrating your skin and practicing Abhyanga. Learn more about the doshas by clicking here. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are known as the Ayurveda doshas—energetic forces of nature that help us to better understand who we are. Ayurveda suggests we have all the doshas within, which govern the systems of the body, however, each individual has varying degrees of each dosha, making us all unique.

WILD GRACE’s Hydrating Products

elixir skin-plumping serum formulated with hyaluronic acid

WILD GRACE’s Elixir serum

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.

crystal facial mist for total skin hydration

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.


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