The Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Beauty and Skin Care


“Every individual is born perfect. Inferiority is a mistake of the mind, a cloud covering the light. Dissolve the clouds by observing a balanced life with healthy habits. Nourish your body and mind. Connect with your own inner self. Celebrate your own magnificence and your beauty will always shine through.” -Dr. Rama Kant Mishra, renowned Ayurvedic physician and dermatologist

The Three Pillars of Beauty

Maharishi Ayurveda (MAV), the modern, consciousness-based resurrection of this ancient Ayurvedic medicine tradition, considers true beauty to be supported by three pillars; Outer Beauty, Inner Beauty and Lasting Beauty. Only by enhancing all three can we attain the balanced state of radiant health which makes each of us the most fulfilled and gorgeous person we are.

Outer Beauty: Roopam

The outer signs of beauty – your skin, hair and nails – are more than just superficial measures of beauty. They are direct reflections of your general wellbeing. These outer tissues are created by the inner physiological processes involved in digestion, metabolism and proper tissue growth. Outer beauty depends upon the strength of your digestion and metabolism, the quality of your daily diet, and the purity of your blood, than on external cleansers and conditioners you may apply.

General Recommendations for Outer Beauty Microblading 

As we’ll discuss, the trick to skin care is matching your diet and skin care routine to the specific skin type you have. Meanwhile, there are a number of valuable recommendations for lustrous skin, hair and nails that will be valuable for everyone, irrespective of skin type.

1. Diet: Without adequate nourishment, your collagen layer thins and a sort of wasting takes place. With the years, your skin can shrivel up like a plant without water from lack of nutrition. To keep your skin plump and glowing:

A. Eat fresh, whole organic foods which are freshly prepared.

Avoid packaged, canned, frozen, processed foods and leftovers. These foods have little nutritional value and also they’re often poorly digested which creates impurities that localize in the skin. The resulting buildup of toxins causes irritation and blocks circulation depriving the skin of further nourishment and natural cleansing processes.

B. Favor skin nourishing foods.

Leafy green vegetables contain vitamins, minerals (especially iron and calcium) and are high in antioxidant properties) They nourish the skin and protect it from premature aging.

Sweet juicy fruits like grapes, melons, pears, plums and stewed apples at breakfast are excellent for the skin in just about everyone.

Eat a huge array of grains over different meals and try mixed grain servings at breakfast and lunch. Add amaranth, quinoa, cous cous, millet and barley to the wheat and rice you already eat.

Favor light, easy to digest proteins like legume soups (especially yellow split mung dhal), whole milk, paneer (cheese made from boiling milk, adding lemon and straining solids) and lassi (diluted yogurt and spice drinks).

Oils like ghee (clarified butter) and organic, extra virgin olive oil ought to be included in the daily diet as they lubricate, nourish and create lustre in the skin.
Use spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, and black pepper to improve digestion, nourish the skin and cleanse it of impurities.

Avoid microwaving and boiling your vegetables. They lose up to 85 percent of their antioxidant content when cooked this manner. Steaming and sautéing are best.
Caring for outer beauty through knowledge of skin type

Apart from these general recommendations the key to Outer Beauty is to understand that the difference in skin types so that you can obtain the most benefit from your individualized skin care regimen. MAV identifies three different skin types based on which of the three main metabolic principles (doshas)- present in everyone, but to different degrees- is most dominant in your body.

Vata Skin

* Description: Vata consists of the components of space and air. In case you’ve got a vata skin type, your skin will be dry, thin, fine pored, delicate and cool to the touch. When balanced, it glows with a delicate lightness and refinement that’s elegant and appealing. When vata skin is imbalanced, it is going to be more prone to excessive dryness and may even be rough and flaky.

* Potential problems: The best beauty challenge for vata skin is its predisposition to symptoms of premature aging. Your skin will tend to develop wrinkles earlier than most because of its propensity to dryness and thinness. If your digestion isn’t in balance, your skin can start to appear dull and grayish, even in your 20’s and 30’s. Additionally, your skin may have a tendency for disorders like dry eczema and skin fungus. Emotional stress, such as stress, anxiety and lack of sleep, has a powerful debilitating effect on vata skin leaving it looking tired and lifeless.

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