During the short summer months, we run to the sun in search of our fix of Vitamin D and nice bronzing tan. As a result our skin becomes dry and irritated particularly with age.
According to Ayurveda, the damage to our skin happens due to accumulation of Vata in the body, which is prevalent during Autumn and early winter. Predominance of any of the 3 doshas creates an imbalance in ones constitution, however the secret to staying young is keeping Vata at bay.
In Ayurveda people are characterized by three traits: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, otherwise known as your ‘Dosha’ or constitution type. Once you know your Dosha you can eat exercise and live accordingly to maintain optimum health and balance for your body, mind and soul. Ayurvedic Physicians, such as Dr. Prasanna at Ayush Wellness Spa, are able to offer consultations to assess your lifestyle, measure your constitution and then suggest the most suitable diet, lifestyle adaptations and treatment to create balance of your Doshas.
So is beauty skin deep? It is not according to this ancient holistic system of healing. Ayurveda suggests that beauty can be viewed as having three aspects; and outer, inner and deeper spiritual aspects. Outer is what is visually perceived that includes body, skin texture, hair and nails. Inner beauty relates to inner qualities of being, including mental and emotional states. Deeper spiritual beauty refers to energy, insight, inspiration and intuition.
“The secret of beautiful glowing skin is the proper circulation of vital fluids and the regular discharge of waste materials”.
Regular massage is a highly recommended lifestyle regimen along with a healthy diet. Massage offers many benefits from improving the immune system to correcting the electromagnetic energy flow throughout the body. In the context of skin, massage gives a beautiful lustre, relaxes and tones the muscles flushing out waste products and improving, building body awareness and the all important self confidence.
At Ayush Wellness, Ayurvedic therapies recommended for maintaining body and skin care include a synchronised ‘four hand’ known as ‘Abhyanga’, which uses steam detoxification. ‘Udvartana’, herbal body massage and ‘Shiropada’, a scalp and foot massage. All using a combination of different Ayurvedic herbs and spices mixed with coconut and sesame oils.
Very few of us have naturally perfect, beautiful glowing skin and most of us lead stressful lives. A regular skin care routine is not a luxury but an essential!
Vata skin characteristics tend to be dry and prone to eczema. Dr. Prasanna recommends the Ayush Soothing Vata Facial to breathe new life into the dry stressed skin using deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating factors of La Sultane de Sabas’ Argan Oil. For Pitta skin, a Cooling Pitta Facial is applied to purify the most delicate and sensitive of skins using organic plant extracts from the Sugarcane and Prickly Pear range of products, restoring balance to sensitive and irritated skin. Kapha skin on the other hand tend to be moist, cold and prone to congestion. A purifying facial with custom blended ingredients for intense exfoliation can be administered for nutrient infusion and a renewed moisture balance.
Ayush Spa has recently introduced the ‘La Sultane de Saba‘ skin care range as an essential ingredient to facial experiences. La Sultane de Saba unleashes the secrets of precious rituals and recipes that date back to the time of the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra. Cleopatra was known to have applied a gold mask using these precious, healing gold minerals to enhance her beauty and restore a youthful radiance.
Do not hesitate to Contact us if you would like more information about our La Sultane de Saba product range and how we can help you to restore beautiful glowing skin.