Articles for: Ayurvedic Health

IIn Ayurveda, the appearance of the skin covering our bodies depends on the health of the skin on the inside of our bodies. Most importantly, it is a reflection of the skin that lines the intestinal tract. This section is comprised of articles that offer techniques to support optimal health of the internal and external skin, including diet, lifestyle, and skin care habits that encourage vibrant, glowing skin.

The Great Soap Debate Part III: The Wisdom of Oils on your Face

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds In the first two installments of this series, I have discussed the tremendous benefits offered by applying vegetable oils to the skin. They include: Moisturization of the deeper layers of the skin, while soaps can dry the skin out. Feeding the good microbes on the […]

The Great Soap Debate Part II: How to Restore your Skin’s Function

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 36 seconds In my last article I reported on the benefits of cleansing your skin using oil rather than soap. To remind you, they are: Moisturization of the deeper layers of the skin, while soaps can dry the skin out. Feeding the good microbes on […]

The Great Soap Debate Part I: Is Your Soap Killing Essential Microbes?

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 18 seconds Surprisingly, soap may not be your best cleanser. For thousands of years, oil massage techniques have been used to cleanse the skin as a part of Ayurvedic medicine. The Somewhat Gross Origin of Soap The first use of soap was recorded in ancient […]

Ayurvedic Home Skin Care Recipes: Moisturizing Care

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Last week, in Part One of this series, I discussed home recipes for cleansing and toning the skin, how to determine your Ayurvedic skin type, and how to adjust your skin care recipe accordingly. Today, I would like to invite you to take my Skin Imbalance Quiz to find out […]

Ayurvedic Home Skin Care Recipes: Cleanser and Mask

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We all want younger, healthier, more radiant looking skin. In the past, I have written extensively on how to restore the function of the inner skin, by which I mean the epithelium that lines the heart, gut, lungs, and arteries. Today I want to discuss how to care for the […]

Beauty Secrets for Healthy Skin


For years, dermatologists would pooh-pooh the idea of putting vegetable oil directly on the skin, citing that the skin was unable to absorb these oils, and therefore unable to derive any real moisturizing benefits. In Ayurveda, certain oils have been emphasized for thousands of years as crucial nourishment for the […]

Find Good Fats for Longevity and Skin Health

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In a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2692 men and women with an average age of 74 were followed for 16 years. The members of the study group were generally healthy with no past heart health issues. Over the 16 year period, 1625 members of the study […]

The Secret Link: Radiant Skin and Immunity

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One’s immunity for winter starts many months prior, in the spring and summer. According to Ayurveda, this is accomplished quite effortlessly by eating in line with each seasonal harvest. In short, nature’s prescription for optimal health, longevity and immunity starts right now, so don’t miss out! While nature offers a […]

Got Ojas? Nourish Your Vitality


What if there was a special substance in the body that governed aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength? According to Ayurveda, there is. This substance is called ojas (OH-djas). In Sanskrit, ojas has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, […]

How Stress Can Damage Your Skin

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Reducing overall stress may play a significant role in improving the health and condition of the skin (1). Perhaps the most documented mechanism of stress on the health of the skin is free radical damage. While the sun may be the biggest source of free radical skin damage, research has […]