Ayurvedic philosophy says we should aspire to a life of effortless harmony. This means it should be as stress-free as possible. You see, constant stress means our bodies are producing ongoing amounts of stress-fighting hormones, which have a degenerative effect on the body over time.
Ayurveda’s belief in wellness from within means a combination of diet, exercise, lifestyle and herbal applications are a vital force against all forms of stress and, ultimately, are the key to a healthy life. The appearance of your skin can be a noticeable sign that you have succumbed to stress. It may appear excessively dry, irritated, or show signs of premature ageing.
How to de-stress, naturally
Stress often results from feeling rushed or out of control. Try to purposefully slow down both your thoughts and your actions. Having a daily routine can save some time in your day, and help you feel more present in the moment.
Indulge in a bath ritual
A warm, soothing bath is the ideal way to relax your nervous system, quieting the mind and the body. Use hot water for a predominately vata or kapha dosha, and warm water for pitta dosha. Adding Sandhya Meditation Bath Salts to your bath will heighten the sense of bliss. Himalayan cinnamon berry within the salts will deepen your heart chakra, enhancing feelings of self-love while rejuvenating your skin. To continue the de-stressing benefits of your bath, plan to have a quiet evening at home.
Nurturing yourself can be the greatest gift of all to the wellbeing of your skin. Try nurturing your body and mind through self-massage and rest.
Abhyanga is the ancient practice of self-massage for hydration of the skin and relief of the nervous system. Practise abhyanga as part of your bath ritual, either before or after. Apply Zithila Multi Oil generously to the body and massage in from the extremities, working towards your body’s centre. Use long strokes on your limbs and circular motions on the joints and centre of your body. Use slow, deliberate movements and continue for up to 20 minutes.
Go to bed with an inspiring book after your bath and abhyanga for an evening of ultimate relaxation. An early night and enough sleep will work wonders on your stress levels and your skin.
Focus on facial care
The sensitive skin of the face can give away signs of stress. Therefore, it deserves some special pampering. Apply Nirvaata Calming Serum to soothe signs of stress and irritation of the facial skin. Natural anti-inflammatories and fatty acids reduce redness and restore energy, for calm and radiant skin.
Yoga can help relieve stress from the entire mind-body organism. Making time for yoga several times per week will help you reset and face stressors anew.
Follow Ayurveda to nourish your soul and see your wellness reflected in your skin.
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