Ayurvedic Skin Care
We all want to feel good in the skin we are in. A general rule in organic skin care is if you can’t eat it, then you probably don’t want to put it on your skin. The best organic skin care products start with the best organic ingredients. Here at Banyan Botanicals we take pride in offering organic and sustainably sourced herbs, which are the source for our cruelty-free skin care products. Beautiful skin starts from the inside out, and how best to take care of your skin is unique to who you are. To have a better understanding of your special constitution and how it relates to your complexion, take a look at our Ayurvedic Profile™ quiz. This insight can act as a valuable guide to your Ayurvedic skin care approach.
Herbal Skin Supplements
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is fed by many other tissues—blood, fat, nerves, connective fibers like collagen, even our bones as they contain the marrow which makes more blood. This is why beautiful skin starts from the inside out. And this is why it is important to consider the body as a whole when the goal is how to get clear skin.
Herbs that help purify and detoxify the blood are vital to a healthy complexion. Some of these skin-enhancing herbs include neem, manjistha, turmeric, and amalaki. Less well-known in the West, anantamul, the “fragrant one,” is popular in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia for its cooling and pitta-reducing qualities. It is known to act not only on the physical body but the emotional body as well, helping to relieve anger and irritability, which also affect the skin. And hibiscus¬–a beautiful, sacred flower often seen in ceremonies—is a very versatile herb that can be infused into an oil or made into sun tea! Use any or all of these herbs in your personal herbal skin care routine. With a little creativity, you can make your own organic skin care products designed with your beautiful skin in mind—or you can rely on Banyan’s skin care formulas to eliminate some of the guess work. Our Radiant Skin Bundle–which includes Healthy Skin tablets, Triphala, Soothing Skin balm, and Neem Oil– is an excellent place to start with complementary products that focus on both the internal and external physiology of the skin. And, for an altogether delightful sensory experience, treat yourself to one of our herbal soaps—Lavender for some calming and relaxation, made with real, organic lavender flowers, or try the Neem and Aloe with vetiver oil for an uplifting, yet grounding bathing ritual. You will not be disappointed!
Skin Care Tips
- Stay hydrated
- Support healthy digestion with an appropriate diet
- Exercise to get your circulation moving
- Protect yourself from the sun
- Calm the mind and emotions with meditation and pranayama
Like all things in Ayurveda, how to take care of your skin is a holistic endeavor. It is multi-faceted and creative. It means paying attention to your mind, body, and spirit. We at Banyan Botanicals are here to assist you in any way we can. For more Ayurvedic skin care tips, you may enjoy reading our Skin Care Guide.