Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “Science of Life.” It is one of the world’s oldest practices for holistic healing, and has been modernized in the Western world in several ways. One way you can incorporate Ayurveda into your own lifestyle is through your skincare routine. Here is a simple guide increasing self-love and relaxation through therapeutic practices and Ayurvedic rituals.
1. Facial Massage while Cleansing
Did you know most people are not cleansing their face properly? We often rush through cleansing, rubbing on some soap and rinsing it off before hurrying out of the bathroom. But for proper cleansing, it is best to take your time (30 seconds minimum) so the cleanser can emulsify dirt and bacteria out of your pores. Allow yourself to slow down and focus on the task at hand, so it is a soothing experience instead of a quick chore.
Grab the cleanser of your choice and follow these steps:
Gently stroke upwards on your neck to your jawline. It is important to not skip the neck area, think of it as an extension of your face.
With two of your fingers, make small circular motions on your chin, then the sides of your mouth.
Wipe back and forth across your upper lip
Massage large circles around your cheeks, eye area, and temples
Scrub the sides of your nostrils and upward on your nose until you reach your forehead
Massage your forehead with zigzag motions, from the center out. Don’t forget to reach all the way up your hairline.
Circle around your eyes one more time. Hold at your temples, take a deep breath, and release.
Rinse and pat dry.
2. Spray with Rosewater
Pure White Rosewater
is extremely gentle and good for all skin types. The delicate scent of white rose petals has therapeutic properties to promote love, happiness, and peace. As a skincare product, it is wonderful for balancing your skin’s pH levels and oil production. It is also very calming for sensitive or breakout-prone skin. All of this makes rosewater an excellent natural toner.
After cleansing, spray it liberally across your face, as well as your neck and collarbone. Allow yourself to be enveloped in the scent for a few seconds and imagine it bringing you love and clear skin. Let it absorb into your skin before moving to your next step.
3. Finish with a Facial Oil
No matter your skin type, you need a moisturizer to nourish and protect your skin’s barrier function. Our Luxury Face Oil
is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. As it is very rich and potent, you only need a few drops. Squeeze a few into your palms and rub them together, just enough to warm up the product, but not so much that your hands absorb it all. Then gently press into your skin, making sure to cover both of your face and neck. Enjoy this simple practice twice daily and don’t forget to protect your skin with sunscreen.