Sandalwood is known for its calming properties and is cooling in nature so it is great for Pitta types whose skin can be acne prone. As mentioned in my previous post: My Facial Care, I make a sandalwood paste to cleanse and exfoliant my face as it is natural and I have found it works well for me. Sandalwood can be found in indian grocery stores and Read More »
I used to suffer from pretty bad acne for about 8 years. My skin was generally red and inflamed looking with cysts and scars. I had tried almost every product on the market with no success. I began to think that there must be something deeper than this superficial problem.
I gave up all chemical products on my face and just began using water. After doing this for about 2 months my skin started to change and instead of angry cysts I would have more superficial blemishes that would disappear after a day or 2. It was a fantastic improvement!Read More »
The hectic lifestyles we tend to lead can often result in imbalance of the mind and body. These simple Ayurvedic practices have helped bring harmony and grounding into my life:
- Waking up. It’s best to awaken before sunrise, ideally before 6am, as Vata predominates at this time making us feel light and mobile. If we wake up later, during Kapha time, we tend to feel dull and sluggish.
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There are various chemicals present in face and body products in the marketplace. When I was studying science at university it was taught to always evaluate scientific evidence for best health care practices. These studies, however, presently show inconclusive results about the risk of certain chemicals to our health.Read More »
Our agni (digestive fire) is the gateway for overall health in our bodies. If we are not digesting our foods properly, this can lead to ama (toxin build-up in the body) and thus various ailments. I used to suffer from poor digestion, my stomach would feel bubbly after eating and generally unsettled and bloated most of the time. Once my digestion Read More »