In this day and age, we’re all about quick fixes. Got a headache? Pop a pill. Can’t sleep? There’s a medicine for that. Problematic skin? There is a plethora of OTC tubes and products that are full of chemicals to help you out with that. We have forgotten our roots while living in a modern lifestyle. Ayurveda, an ancient Vedic practice, has been followed in our culture for more than 5000 years. No matter what health issue you have, Ayurveda has a solution. So when I found out that I can fix my skin-related problems with the help of Ayurveda, I was pleasantly surprised! I recently visited Forest Essentials to have my skin analysed by an Ayurvedic doctor. She also helped me make a customised ubtan that’s been working wonders for my skin. Here’s how the experience went:
When I visited the Forest Essentials store, I met the in-house Ayurvedic expert, Dr Akanksha. The session started off with a quick chat about my daily lifestyle habits and that’s all Dr Akanksha needed to figure out my dosha. She classified me as a Kapha dosha. Before I get into the details of my dosha, here are the three types of doshas in Ayurveda that govern people:
I found out that I am governed by the Kapha dosha and hence we made the ubtan according to this analysis.
There was a vast variety of Ayurvedic powders to chose from while making a customised ubtan for my skin. However, since I am governed by the Kapha dosha, we chose ingredients that will suit my oily and acne-prone skin. Here are the ingredients we used to make my customised ubtan:
After having my very own customised ubtan, I was excited to use this concoction. Dr Akanksha advised me to use this ubtan to wash my face, twice a day. All I had to do was take a little bit of the mixture into the palms of my hands and mix in some rose water to form a paste. I used this paste to cleanse and mildly exfoliate my face. After using this customised ubtan for a few weeks, I have to say that my skin feels better and looks brighter! I think switching to natural ingredients and opting for traditional Ayurvedic skincare has really had a positive effect on my skin.
You can also buy products that are perfectly suited for your skin type. Head over to the closest Forest Essentials store to you and get your skin analysed by experts!
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