Beauty is more than skin deep according to Ayurveda. It is the most obvious external manifestation of overall well being. It is a mirror to your physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Ayurveda is considered as one of the ancient sciences of Health & Medicine. This complete health includes cosmetic aspects as well. In Ayurveda the concept of beauty has an age-old origin as well. Ancient scriptures like Abhijnana Shakuntalam and Meghadootam of Kalidasa and many mythological epics mention the reference of cosmetics like Tilak, Kajal, Kumkum, Alita and Agaru that were used for cosmetic purposes. In fact, the concept of beauty and cosmetics is as old as mankind and civilization. Safe solutions, no side effects, use of natural herbs, long lasting impacts etc. have made Ayurveda as choicest cosmetology.
Hair care and skin care treatments basically include Lepam
(paste application, face packs), Thalapothichal (hair pack), Kashaya Dhara
(medicated water pouring) and many more treatments with natural Ayurvedic herbal
Skin is our body’s biggest organ and any imbalance has an impact on our skin. Various skin problems like acne, dryness, wrinkles, marks are a result of imbalance of doshas or deficiencies. One has to identify various herbs which benefit the skin and address the imbalances.
Skin care at Swastha Life includes:
Natural Herbal facials
Treatment for Dry Skin
Treatment for Acne
Treatment for Skin Infections
Skin care during pregnancy and post pregnancy
Skin care treatments are available for ageless skin, tonifying it, smoothing imperfections and increasing hydration level, thus restoring a radiant and healthy look.
Today hair care is one of the most important areas of concern. The presence of strong chemicals in shampoos and hair coloring systems has caused damage to our natural hair and scalp. In addition these products contain ingredients which are not easily bio-degradable and hence harm the environment. Proper selection of Ayurvedic herbs which address problems like falling hair, premature graying, dandruff and dryness needs to be done.
Hair care treatments at Swastha Life include:
Treatment for hair fall
Natural Protein treatment for Hair growth and strength
Treatment for Premature greying
Treatment for Scalp Infections
Use Of Ayurveda For Beauty Care In Ancient India
Around 6000 years ago, one of the greatest sages of India, Vyasadeva wrote down the Vedas for the first time. The Vedas, regarded as Sruti (“that which is heard”), form part of an oral tradition in the form of an ancient teacher-disciple tradition. As per Hindu tradition the Vedas were ‘revealed’ to the Rishis referred to in the texts, not composed or written by them.
The four main Vedas are the Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Veda. The Vedas are the main scriptural texts of the Sanatana Dharma. The Vedas are arguably the oldest surviving texts in the world. Ayurveda was a sub section attached to the Atharva Veda. Ayurveda is the oldest and most holistic health system available to human beings today. This ancient wisdom of healing, prevention and longevity was a part of the spiritual tradition of a universal religion before it was written down in texts.
The famous depictions in the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Khajurao prove that not only women but men also adorned themselves with jewelry, scents and cosmetics. Enscripted in history is the Aryan period that witnessed the use of Turmeric- Haridra, Saffron, Alkanet, Agaru, and Chlorophyll green from nettle plants and Indigo, Raktachandan, Chandan for beautification. Using Mehendi (henna) for dying hair in different colors and conditioning was also practiced in the olden times
Skin According to Ayurveda
Skin has special status in AyurvedaAs skin is an Upadhatu of the Raktadhatu, it is a mirror that reflects the qualities of the Raktadhatu (blood) and the Rasadhatu (body’s plasma tissue). Hence it is a common saying that ‘glowing skin is the result of good quality Rasa and Rakta’.
The first step towards the balance is to determine your leading dosha, that is, the type of energy that is dominant over two others doshas. Usually this dominant type of energy tends to push the whole body to imbalance.
Vata dosha (ether and wind)
This dosha is the most susceptible to change. People with this type of dominant energy are light, lively and cheerful. They have great imagination, but their behavior is often unpredictable. They usually are tall or short, thin, have dry skin and thin body structure. They are sensitive to cold. They are eager to start something new, but rarely bring anything to fruition.
Pitta dosha (fire and water)
These people are fiery. They tend to rush into politics or business. They want to be first everywhere and in anything. Hot climate and spicy food are contraindicated.
Kapha dosha (water and earth)
These people are usually burly, they are unhurried, even slow, yet steady and confident – they are the most reliable friends. They dislike cold and wet weather. This dosha is hardest to budge and least susceptible. But illnesses that are triggered by the lack of this dosha are the most difficult to treat.
Thus Ayurvedic Cosmetics can be defined as Cosmetics that uses actives having Ayurvedic references and are effective in delivering promised result.
Lipsticks rich in Ghee and other organic vegetables oils and butters which keep the lips moistened all the time are in the market. The colors used therein are of mineral origin, so the lipsticks are completely natural and safe.