When the heat is on, Silver comes to our rescue

Ayurvedic Skin Care for sensitive skin

Cooling and Calming

Summer is epitomised by the Ayurvedic Dosha, Pitta. Pitta is governed by Fire and Water. For those who have high Pitta, the heat can create problems with the skin like increased perspiration, inflammation, redness, sunburn, hyper pigmentation, and increased production of oil on the skin and scalp. Vata types bask in the heat and could not be happier – getting a tan without any issue and Kapha types tolerate the heat with some sensitivity.

For Pitta types who are very sensitive to the heat, it is important to keep the skin cool, calm and soothed. It’s easy to keep it radiant and fresh, cooled and hydrated with our famous pure Silver Collection …. Toner, Gel and Day Cream. If you have an OmVeda Salon or Spa near you, you can also opt for a Silver Facial – highly recommended.

Extremely soothing, our Silver products use food grade Silver Leaf and Silver Bhasam to nurture, cool, soothe and rejuvenate, without blocking the pores and, at the same time, helps prolong the youthful appearance of the most sensitive skin.

Silver has an awesome list of benefits like regeneration of cells for a softer, supple and a calmer complexion. It relieves and cools the tight and uncomfortable sensation often associated with inflamed complexions. In addition, pure Silver also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. With many strings to its bow, it can also relieve sunburn and acne.

It also has the power to restore the natural pH balance (reduce acidity, which is what makes the skin sensitive), returning moisture and evening out tone, tackling concerns that often show with Pitta imbalances, which in general are of an inflammatory nature.

Try keeping your Silver Toner in the fridge and use a cotton round to compress over the face and neck or soak cotton rounds in Silver Toner, squeeze out and place in a bowl) to chill in the fridge or simply use a couple of ice cubes. It will help to constrict capillaries which in turn reduces redness. Mix a little Silver Gel with our Day Cream and treat the skin to a very gentle massage.

Did you know that Pitta types are ruled by fire and water? Water extinguishes the fire and fire makes the water boil.

Excess Pitta creates excess heat in the body and is reflected visibly on the skin, scalp or eyes as an inflammatory condition. Those experiencing excess Pitta can have red eyes, or redness on the skin and scalp which is highly sensitive.
Traditionally used in rejuvenation therapy and known to promote strength and stamina, Silver is an integral part of Ayurveda as is the use of healing metals in their purest form, for example pure Silver, not sterling Silver. Pure Silver goes through a very special process which can take months. It is made into a Varak (soft leaf) which is commonly used on sweets, or in a powder form, called Bhasma.

HAIR CARE

Ayurvedic Hair Mask for Hair Loss

NEELINI HAIR MASK

While its main actions are to prevent hair loss and hair thinning, promote growth and combat premature greying, this purely Ayurvedic herbal mask offers many other benefits for both the hair and scalp. It also addresses dandruff, strengthens hair roots, helps the hair maintain and boost its colour while it nourishes dry, split ends and reduces scalp irritations and itching.

Restoring and nurturing hair and scalp, its magical line up of Ayurvedic herbs is an all-in-one treatment and the secret to lush, long and healthy locks.

This traditional recipe comes in the form of a fine Ayurvedic herbal powder that is mixed into a smooth, spreadable paste with yoghurt and applied to the scalp and dry hair.

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SKIN CARE

Ayurvedic Skin Care for dry skin

24 K Gold Range

Gilded Beauty

Not just for adorning fingers or wrists, 24K Gold as a key ingredient in skincare has amazing benefits. Gold has been used since ancient times to preserve beauty and youth. It is reported that Cleopatra slept in a pure gold mask!

From an Ayurvedic perspective, Gold stimulates circulation thereby helping build healthy tissues. It has warming properties vis Silver which is cooling. And, as it’s a Rasayana (meaning it rejuvenates), it facilitates the removal of toxins, helps avoid collagen breakdown and subsequent loss of elasticity to firm the skin, provide intense nourishment while it brightens and enlivens the complexion.

Giving mature, dull, sallow and tired complexions a new lease on life, our precious Gold products use food grade Gold Leaf which is readily, easily and safely absorbed to work at a deeper level.

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SKINCARE

MAINTAINING A YOUTHFUL GLOW

Thanks to Mother Nature, we have some of the best pro-ageing ingredients for those who prefer the natural path to beauty and a glowing complexion. All our formulas are rich in Vitamins, minerals and nutrients that have been developed to work with the skin.

In addition to maintenance of the skin, regular exercise, eating a well-balanced diet and drinking plenty of water are all important.

Developing regular skincare habits early on keep the complexion looking beautiful, balanced and vibrant. Book regular maintenance facials with your favourite OmVeda Therapist as both can help delay the need for artificial procedures later on.

investing in an effective range of products and practicing good skincare with a morning and night-time routine goes a long way in keeping our skin healthy and vibrant.

During the colder months we may want to add more nourishing elements to our everyday mix. At this time maybe switch to a creamier cleanser, more richly textured creams and add a facial oil to our routine for example.

Cleanse morning and night:
Takes care of debris, grime and make-up. Cleansing at night is particularly important as leaving make up on overnight can cause breakouts and dryness. Our Aloe Cleanser is perfect for dry skins and removing make up and it leaves the complexion hydrated and smooth. An effective cleanser for oily and combination types is our Cream Soap or Neem Facial Cleanser that respects the pH of the skin and does not leave behind a tight or uncomfortable feel. Sensitive and irritated skins, Sandalwood Cleanser.

Exfoliate regularly:
To keep pores free of impurities and the skin bright and beautiful, exfoliation is a must. Once a week for drier complexions and twice per week for oilier types keeps dullness at bay, clears away dead skin build-up and also helps our products penetrate and work more effectively. Avoid aggressive exfoliators that can damage the skin. Dry skins love our Walnut or Gold Scrubs and, oiler skins can benefit from our Scrub Grains, neither of which contain microbeads.

Add a Mask:
As they’re the perfect add-on to our skincare routine and to address specific concerns … helping to hydrate or draw out impurities. For oilier skins, our clay-based Protex Mask is a great one to purify and another is our Fruit Mask which is loaded with Citrus and healing Zinc. Both can reduce visible and clogged pores and absorb excess oils. Now some news that you may not have known, our Masks also work to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin as they’re designed to be removed with a little water which is worked in circular motions. Afterwards the excess can then be rinsed away. For skins on the dry side, our Diamond Mask is rich in Fuller’s Earth and Diamond Ash to rejuvenate and renew.

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise:
Applying a good day cream keeps the skin looking hydrated and dewy. A night cream is vital as, when we sleep, the body goes into repair mode. In turn our skin is more responsive and receptive to the active ingredients in our products, making it more conducive to rejuvenation.

When applying our day and night creams take a little extra time to gently massage into both face and neck as this will help keep the skin firm, lush and soft and, at the same time improve circulation and send nutrients deep within the cells. Our day and night creams are designed a little differently and are a little thicker in texture. To get the best from them, dot the face … cheeks, chin, neck and forehead, dampen fingertips and boost the massage in with Saffron Oil.

The eyes have it:
Squinting, smiling, sun damage and constant movement can cause finer lines and deeper wrinkles, not to mention dark circles. As the skin around the eyes is quite fragile it’s where issues first start to show. Everyday application of an Eye Cream is a beauty essential to keep the area smooth, hydrated and soft and, it can also help protect from further damage. As versatile as it is vital, our Eye Cream can also be applied to the lips and around the mouth.

Limit exposure to the sun (yes even during Winter):
Exposing our skin to UV rays can damage the collagen and elastin fibres and these fibres are the ones that keep our skin firm. UV rays can break down these fibres which leads to wrinkles and accelerates the ageing process. Get into the habit of protecting the skin with our natural protective bases like our Sandalwood Protective Base or Natural Sun Protection. Use a SPF on top for further protection if you are out in the sun for a long time. Of course, in high summer, wear a hat and take cover in the shade whenever possible.

SKIN, BODY + HAIRCARE

PURELY VEGAN RANGE

We now have a line of pure Vegan personal care products for use at home and a V-Series range of in-salon face and hair therapies.

OmVeda products do not contain animal by-products such as dairy, synthetic preservatives, artificial colouring or fragrances and, of course, are NOT tested on animals. Eco-friendly and purely organically grown herbs and other natural ingredients, OmVeda supports small farmers and their sustainability principles.

Our new Vegan range contains no beeswax.

Made with love and care, wholesome and unpolluted, as with all OmVeda products, we use traditional Ayurvedic formulations to unlock the secret to natural beauty and nurture our Vegan clients to achieve and maintain total wellness.

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