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Ayurveda Beauty Therapies for the glowing skin

Ayurveda Beauty Therapies for the glowing skin

Dec 12th 2020

Are you the bride-to-be? The feeling of anxiety and butterflies in the stomach is quite normal. It’s a dream of every girl to hold the hand of his man and walk down the aisle.

In this wedding season and we are always busy with pampering our bride and groom wishing them a good and happy life. As we focus more on enhancing the outer glow and beauty, its very important to pay attention to the inner beauty and work towards that as well.

There are several Ayurveda therapies that can be done to get you the inner strength and help glow you from within. Overall marriage is a big commitment and every exciting at the same time post-wedding depression or blues is real. In Ayurveda we have some Panchkarma treatments to help brides and grooms with anxiety, stress and post wedding depression. These treatment needs to be done 4-6 weeks before the wedding in order to be effective.

Ayurvedic skin treatments use natural ingredients to restore the skin’s balance and give it a glow from inside. Try anything from healing oils to massages and facepacks treatments.

Here are the 4 most popular Ayurvedic treatments that you can to brings your Vata and Pitta to balance but will also reduce excess Kapaha

Here are the 5 top pre-wedding Ayurveda treatments for brides and grooms.

1 Herbal Lepam /Body Wrap 

Lepam is a Sanskrit term that translate into “Herbal paste” this therapy is really good for who are dealing with skin issue like dryness, dullness and uneven skin tone.

This therapeutic body wrap is exclusively developed with the combination of licorice root powder, turmeric and grain powder, which acts as a natural purifying agent. This paste is applied all over the body and it soothes the skin and nourishes the entire body resulting in the radiating skin complexion inside out for both men and women. Neeta Naturals powder masks are used for it . I personally like Guava Bliss or Ubtan

2. Abhyanga /self massage

Abhyanga is the best at home treatment you can do for yourself to attain healthy glowing ailments free skin. This ancient treatment leaves skin feeling nourished and soft. It also lubricates the joints and helps moves lymph fluid, aiding in detoxification and overall adds to a calming feeling. It also reduces skin allergies and reduces insomnia. Starting as early as 1 month before your wedding. As a bride and groom you are running around to get the perfect dress and matching shoes, we forget to be mindful. Abhyanga treatment is specifically made for that. With our lives being so stressful and living in the environment that is constantly exposed to pollution, there are toxins build up under the skin. This leads to acne and inflammation and can lead to larger issues.

Use Eladi oil or Canna Beauty Relief for Abhyanga to start the massage, first warm the oil , apply it first to the forehead, then the scalp, the cheeks, Jawline, neck, Jawline and earlobes, then the body (sarvanga abhyanga) and finally feet (pad abhyanga). Use the palms for the gentle massage, not the fingertips. These Eladi and Canna beauty relief oil help expel the toxins, reduce joint pain, fatigue and dryness.

3. Shiroabhyangam or Shirodhara 

Shiro means head and Dhara means flow, it is a form of Ayurveda therapy in which warm Ayurvedic oils according to your dosha. Its allows your immune system to give deep relaxation and it treats with headache, insomnia, premature hair greying and even slows down hair loss. You will find yourself able to concentrate on wedding planning much more effectively after doing this bridal treatment. This beauty treatment is said to improve vata dosha (energy pattern in the body). It is followed by shoulder massage which loosens the tight joins. The steady dhara (flow) of oil is poured from left to right contanctly for 35-45 minutes to relieve stress feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

4. Herbal Compress Massage

Its also called Kizzi or Potli massage, you body will just love it as it relaxes you to the core. Hot round muslin bags are placed on the skin to reduce swelling and any pain or inflammation, it is wonderful for the blood circulation. These Potli bags are filled with dried herbs like neem or ashwagandha powder depends on your prakriti of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It relieves tightness from the muscles and reduce stress also helps to detox . Once warmed, the bags produce heat and are placed on the specific areas of the body. Warm showers are recommended after this massage in order to feel refreshed.

5. Herbal Steam bath/ Swedena

Ayurvedic Steam bath is different than what we see in the west. We have Sauna or steam bath here where we go and sit down.

Swedana is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment which usually follows the Abhyanga treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine, the term ‘Swedana’ means sweating. This treatment is used to relieve the excess doshas or toxin from the body. This helps the person to establish a state of balance and also promote general health and well being.

Swedana is a panchkarma therapy wherein a person sits inside a box keeping their head out. This box contains a mixture of herbs and medicinal leaves. The person sits in the steam box that is filled with herb-infused steam for about ten minutes to half hour. The herbs are added to the steam therapy according to the individual’s state of imbalance. This therapy helps to drive the herbal oil deeper into the layers of the person’s skin

By Ayurveda coach and Beauty Therapist

Neeta Singh


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