Make Ayurveda a part of the everyday ritual with these beauty tips

Replenish and cleanse
Start the day by drinking at least one glass (if not two) of warm water with a squeeze of half a lemon and some thinly sliced ginger. The lemon will alkalize your gut and the ginger will stimulate the agni or fire we sometimes need to help our digestion on cold winter mornings.

Get oily
We lose water content and fluidity in our bodies with age. In Ayurveda this is known as shukhra and a regular oil massage (or Abhyanga) keeps us juicy and supple inside out. After a morning shower, take some almond oil in the palm of the hands and using long, gentle strokes, massage the oil into the body, moving from the extremities toward the heart.

Breathe and move
Do five sun salutations or a longer yoga practice.
Meditate to help calm the mind and focus.

Exfoliation
The granular powder called “besan” is used to slough off dead skin and relieve oiliness. Besan can also be used in place of soap to wash/cleanse the face or mixed with milk and turmeric powder and applied as a mask to the face. After the mixture dries, it is removed with warm water and a washcloth. While the besan scrubs skin, turmeric (an anti-bacterial) cleanses and milk adds moisture.

Fragrance:
Natural fragrances can calm, energize or relax, depending on the scent. Sandalwood, called chandanam, is offered as a stick, powder or paste. With natural cooling properties, as well as a woody, sweet aroma. When applied to the skin, it also can moisturize or alleviate stretch marks and scarring.
Dried sambraani, a tree resin, is toasted over an open flame and the smoke is used to scent the hair. The rich, woody smell helps the hair dry faster and may discourage colds and sinus congestion. Other common Indian fragrances include jasmine, hibiscus, coconut and lily.

There are various useful effects apart from the fragrance it imparts to hair. It aids in drying the hair faster. Also, it tends to draw the excess water in the head & face, being a good treatment for those with a heavy head from cold and sinusitis.

Sambraani smoke is also applied to new born babies, after each bath, to assure that the child does not catch a cold.

Special holders in various patterns are available for burning the coal. When sambraani powder is sprinkled on the burning coal, the smoke drifts out through the nozzles on the cover of the holder. Thus it is safe to hold it near head and face.
Ayurvedic Beauty Treatments
Ayurveda is the Indian system of philosophy developed over thousands of years. Ayurveda uses herbs and botanical ingredients to balance the skin, hair and body.

The all natural ingredients used in traditional Ayurvedic beauty care maintains health and keeps the skin vibrant and beautiful.

AMAZING INDIAN MADDER

Found in the hilly areas of India, Indian Madder (or Manjishta, its Sanskrit name) is a herb whose roots, leaves and seeds are widely used in traditional medicine for a variety of ailments including detoxification and to boost circulation. It helps to relieve arthritis and to get rid of build up around the joints and to maintain overall health. It is used in many of our herbal oils and creams to help reduce joint aches, skin disorders such as uneven pigmentation, irritation, freckles, acne and eczema. This amazing herb imparts a colour, dyeing cloth red as well as shades of pink, orange and brown. OmVeda products made using herbs which means that products take on these colours eg Honey Sandalwood Moisturiser, Raksha oil, Pinda Tailum.

Traditional Ayurvedic Beauty for our lifestyle today

Shining hair and sparkling eyes: Indian women are associated with beauty traits beloved worldwide and the Ayurvedic beauty formulations and rituals are a time-tested and totally natural solution.

Beautification became and is a daily ritual, Dinacharya – for cleansing, healing skin problems, covering up imperfections and oral hygiene.

There is a traditional ritual for every stage and age of life which has become a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.

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Ancient remedies in a modern world

Ancient remedies are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. More so with the increasing knowledge that artificial and chemical ingredients can be detrimental, not only to the skin but for general wellbeing. What is put on the skin is absorbed, as the skin is the largest organ of the body. Skin is an outer protective covering which protects the face, body and scalp.
One of the main reasons that Ayurvedic skin care products and protocols are taking the spa and beauty worlds by storm is the availability of numerous potent skin rasayanas in the Ayurvedic herbal treasury.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Pigmentation

Treating Pigmentation with our Vegetable Peel Mask

Our Vegetable Peel Mask masterfully targets the signs of hyper-pigmentation we all recognize as brown spots, darker, dusky markings, freckling and other discolourations. In addition, it offers remarkable results in minimising the appearance of scarring (acne, chicken pox etc) and boost suppleness and skin smoothness.

“While wrinkles, dehydration and loss of firmness are still major concerns, pigmentation is an ever-growing complaint for many women.” comments Yasmin.

This specialized Ayurvedic mix of active herbs features key ingredients of Wheat, Barley and Jambul.

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