In recent times, the principles of anti-aging (Vayasthapana) in Ayurveda are gaining importance in the cosmeceutical industry. Dosha balance occupies a central place in skin health- optimal moisture balance ensured by Kapha balance, prevention of hormonal reactions of the skin by balanced Pitta, and a balanced Vata ensures efficient circulation of blood and nutrients in the skin. Ayurveda can help to delay and reverse signs of aging and promote healthy and youthful skin.
- Moringa: Your Daily Dose of Revitality - Moringa has proven to be extremely effective in dealing with anti-aging owing to its detoxifying properties. Moringa can help in controlling acne and fighting blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
How to use: Applying a face pack made out of dried moringa powder can help in treating wrinkles, blemishes, and acne.
- Ashwagandha: Source of Regeneration and Rejuvenation - Ashwagandha is a superfood that helps in rapid cell regeneration and rejuvenation. It also helps in boosting collagen within the skin by promoting firmness and plumpness of the skin.
How to use: Drink a glass of warm milk with Ashwagandha, dried fruits, and nuts before going to bed at night.
- Neem: Boosting Collagen Naturally - Neem has excellent anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties and is one of the best herbs for improving skin health. Neem can help in boosting collagen, treating wrinkles, and also preventing trans-epidermal water loss.
How to use: Massage Neem oil diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil into the skin. You can also apply a paste of Neem leaves infused with eucalyptus oil.
- Amla: Rich Source of Vitamin C - Amla is an excellent source of Vitamin C and has amazing anti-oxidant properties. It helps with skin aging by preventing damage from free radicals and improving skin texture and glow.
How to use: the benefits of Amla can be best utilized not by topical application but ingestion of the fruit itself. Drink a cup of amla juice every morning for glowing and healthy skin and hair.