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Ayurvedic Beauty Tips For Healthy Glowing Skin

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For glowing skin, follow these top 5 Ayurvedic secrets: 1) Avoid or cut down on any sea food intake 2) Do not mix milk with fruits, meat, salt, vegetables, or honey 3) Go to sleep and wake up early 4) Stop sunbathing 5) Do something to be of service, without any strings attached. In Ayurveda, selfless service is one of the ways to awaken your inner beauty.

Do you ever feel like you’ve tried every skin-benefiting lotion and potion known to man, and yet, do not see any benefits to your skin? Are you sick and tired of spending tons of time, money, and energy on complicated 10-step skin care regimens that are yielding no results?

Ever feel like giving up altogether on the possibility of healthy skin?

Fret no longer. Thanks to the ancient science of Ayurveda, which is the sister science of Yoga, it is possible to not only have healthy, but glowing skin, which truly radiates from the inside-out. Learn about a few ayurvedic beauty tips for healthy glowing skin.

Ayurveda’s Approach to Healthy Skin

In Ayurveda, we work to actively promote health primarily by what we put into, versus onto, our bodies. Ayurveda, which is comprised of the words “Ayur,” meaning “life,” and “Veda,” meaning “knowledge,” is known as the science of life. As such, Ayurveda truly touches upon all of the myriad aspects of life that make it as full and rich as it is. From digestion to psychology to sexual health to spirituality to skincare, Ayurveda, as a spiritual science of life, really covers it all, with incredible precision, clarity, and insight.

In the modern era, we work so hard to cover up our skin with various products, from moisturizers to toners to serums to lotions and creams that often deliver limited results, at best. At worst, these products, because they are all chemically based, cause our skin to react, which means we resort to wearing to makeup, which then further ruins our skin, creating a vicious cycle.

5 Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Glowing Skin

Here are five surprising Ayurvedic beauty tips that I have truly benefited from, which you, too, can begin to employ from within to activate your inner glow.

1. Avoid or Cut Down On Heavy Seafood Intake

In one of the classical Ayurvedic texts called Charaka Samhita Nidanasthana, Chapter 5, Verse 6 outlines the causative factors of skin-related diseases and imbalances. One of these factors is “continuous intake of fish in large quantity.”

Because everything in Ayurveda is customized per individual, one person may be able to safely consume more seafood than another and actually benefit greatly from the seafood. As a general rule of thumb, however, it would be best to cut down on heavy seafood intake, especially if you are seeking to improve your skin in any way.

2. Do Not Mix Milk With Fruits, Meat, Salt, Vegetables, or Honey

Ayurveda teaches that are some things that simply do not go together. The above list are called incompatible food combinations, which hinder the digestive process. Healthy, balanced digestion is considered the cornerstone of optimal health in Ayurveda, as healthy digestion reflects solid overall physical health.

And digestion is not just something that happens in the stomach only. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is more vulnerable to disease, infection, injury, and imbalance than any other bodily structure. When we don’t digest our food properly, it not only affects our body internally; it is also reflected in the quality of our skin. That is why we focus so much in Ayurveda on avoiding those foods that cannot be easily digested, such as the incompatible combinations listed above.

I can clearly see how my skin and digestion have improved since I stopped eating incompatible foods in particular.

3. Go To Sleep and Wake Up Early

Sleep is considered one of the three pillars of health, according to Ayurveda. The body actually heals itself as we sleep at night, ideally by 10pm. When we miss the ideal time for sleep and try to compensate by sleeping excessively during the day, our health suffers, and it shows up adversely on our skin. Excess daytime sleep is also one of the causative factors of skin-related conditions.

Going to sleep and waking up early, between 4-6am, has changed my life in countless ways, giving me tremendous willpower, insight, and clarity, in addition to better skin.

4. Stop Sunbathing

This one should come as no surprise. Ayurveda is all about addressing the root causes of why health problems manifest in the first place. No matter how much sunscreen you may liberally apply to your face and body, excess sun exposure will definitely damage your skin. It is therefore essential to protect yourself with a hat and/or sunglasses. Whenever you feel the temptation to soak in the sun, ask yourself, is it really necessary?

5. Do Something to be of Service, Without Any Strings Attached

Mental stress is a huge causative factor for skin problems. From Ayurveda, we learn that Sadvritta, a noble code of social and moral behavior, is an essential part of health that is just as important as what we put into and onto our bodies. So much of our stress in life comes from the kinds of relationships we have with others, as well as our own worries about our current and/or future security, whether that be physical, emotional, financial, etc.

Whenever we are able to step out of our own suffering enough to help another, we are automatically filled with joy. Even if all we can do is spend an hour a week serving soup in a soup kitchen, that one hour can help us connect with our inherent goodness, bringing out our inner glow and light of Sattva (an auspicious, peaceful, noble, and joyful state of mind that Ayurveda psychology teaches is our true state).

Beauty is as beauty does, after all.

All the spiritual traditions of the world stress the importance of selfless service. Ayurveda is no exception – in the Charaka Samhita text, in addition to food and lifestyle corrections, and developing better mental equanimity, it actually lists selfless service as one of the ways to recover from disease.

When we act in beautiful ways, we are able to connect with the most beautiful part of ourselves, which is our own ever-glowing, eternally radiant soul.

Following all of the above secrets has changed my life in countless, wonderful ways. I am thus delighted to invite you on this amazing journey of awakening your true beauty, from within.

This article was first published in the Elephant Journal. 

Ananta Ajmera

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor. She teaches at Stanford School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program, Stanford Health Care, across California Probation Departments, and at Vedika Global, a leading school of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic Medicine in the U.S. She is a California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Division of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Certified trainer. Her company, Whole Yoga & Ayurveda, was recognized as one of the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs by the Institute of the Psychology of Eating. She will release an introductory Ayurveda book with Storey Publishing in 2017. Ananta's writes for leading online wellness magazines Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post.

Ananta Ajmera

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor. She teaches at Stanford School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program, Stanford Health Care, across California Probation Departments, and at Vedika Global, a leading school of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic Medicine in the U.S. She is a California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Division of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Certified trainer. Her company, Whole Yoga & Ayurveda, was recognized as one of the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs by the Institute of the Psychology of Eating. She will release an introductory Ayurveda book with Storey Publishing in 2017. Ananta's writes for leading online wellness magazines Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post.

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Mehwish Bilal
Mehwish Bilal 5pts

What about milk shakes if fruit should not mix with milk? Like I give apple peach with milk powder to my baby she is one year old... Is this not good?

Reema Arora
Reema Arora 5pts

Plz tell me also.. What r d ingredients??

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thank you, spread the word

Seema Goel
Seema Goel 5pts

Mr. Bhupendra if sheershan is not possible ???

Bhupendra Singh Dev
Bhupendra Singh Dev 5pts

Do sheershasna and along with some prayanams and if you can not then can take Indian gooseberry (amla) juice with aloe vera juice in the morning empty stomach with lukewarm water.... It can give you clear, spotless anf and radiant look, try this it has many more side benefits.

Shyam Dhamecha
Shyam Dhamecha 5pts

Hahahah ur always in about ur skin and hair common

Neha Shah
Neha Shah 5pts

Lol Shyam Dhamecha very funny arghh

Arun Kumar Thinaharan
Arun Kumar Thinaharan 5pts

Apply Alo vera gel for 15min and wash with warm water. Apply thick layer of milk mixed with turmeric powder and apply. Drink lemon juice aft food.

Arun Kumar Thinaharan
Arun Kumar Thinaharan 5pts

Take a lemon it might b green or yellow, no issue with the color.... Take a glass of water of abt 150 - 200ml mix lime and sugar with bit salt and drink aft 30min once u done lunch #Dhevashni

Dhevashni Maistry
Dhevashni Maistry 5pts

and HOW MUCH LEMON MUST DRINK AFTR WE EAT? Wat amount? Half a glass? And wil drinkn lemon juice in hot water work also(is it the same thing?)

Dhevashni Maistry
Dhevashni Maistry 5pts

Arun Kumar Thinaharan are u talkn abt yellow lemon or the green lime dat turns yellow??

Archana Singh
Archana Singh 5pts

Plz tell me about under eye dark cercle plz plz im so worry for this

Sharen Sohal
Sharen Sohal 5pts

Plz tell me anything for pimples n scars...

Lakhvir Kaur
Lakhvir Kaur 5pts

Turmeric stings my face and I love lemon water

Arun Kumar Thinaharan
Arun Kumar Thinaharan 5pts

K Lee... All d best... Tablets could cause side effects to our liver... Take care frnd. Ask me if u need anything... Bye...

Millie Lee
Millie Lee 5pts

This is great. Will try. Thanks once again, Mr Thinaharan, for your time and info. I'm more into natural remedies and ingredients than capsules and tablets, so this sort of information is much appreciated. Ayurveda, thank you too for sharing this.

Deepak Yadav
Deepak Yadav 5pts

Good that you didn't write fair skin :-)

Arun Kumar Thinaharan
Arun Kumar Thinaharan 5pts

Oh yes... Mosambi juice daily 200ml. One lemon 200ml mixed with sugar and little bit salt. Atleast follow this for 48days for best result.

Millie Lee
Millie Lee 5pts

Thank you so much. If you have another minute, can you pls give us the measurements of these three ingredients roughly, or are we to use them separately? Never used such a combination before.

Gareema Gurung
Gareema Gurung 5pts

Mix yogurt , lemon juice and turmeric and apply a paste for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off...

Arun Kumar Thinaharan
Arun Kumar Thinaharan 5pts

Mix 2 table spoon of milk powder with 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of almond oil and apply on hand. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing off with water.

Dona Majhi
Dona Majhi 5pts

It is an internal treatment..... discard oily & spicy foods....consume more fluid like water...fruit juice... Soups.....& should always try to keep the facial skin clean.....daily cleaning of face by rose water & branded cleanser before going to bed at night.....never use powder .....& use only that product. that suited you.....( lotion , foundation , compact , cream ) .......always wear water- based cream & lotion.....if you follow these....you can permanently get rid of your mentioned problems......

Priyanka Reddy
Priyanka Reddy 5pts

Pls tel me some causes for tan removevable on hands ..