Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, 2 seconds How much faith do you put in your sunscreen? According to a report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there is surprisingly little proof that sunscreens prevent most skin cancers! (1) According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, “Sunscreens should […]
Articles in: Skin 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.
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 29 seconds One’s immunity for next 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, […]
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 10 seconds Research on this small perennial, herbal creeper with cute, kidney-shaped leaves called Centella asiatica or, more commonly, Brahmi in Ayurveda, has new and well-documented special effects. Long known as Ayurveda’s premier brain tonic for mood, clarity and memory, Brahmi is now understood as a […]
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 […]
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 […]