The Ayurvedic skin care system combines the use of spices, massage, proper eating, and detoxification to balance skin health. In Ayurveda , beauty is neither a mask you hide behind , someone else’s idea, nor the latest trend. It is the outer reflection of the inner you, so it is ultimately honest, individual and timeless.
As my patients have discovered, Ayurvedic tools and techniques used to cultivate beauty are effortless in the sense that their actions are going with the flow of nature-not against it. The practice involve discipline, but it is discipline with a great deal of pleasure. These practices are enjoyable themselves- eating good food, inhaling delicious aroma, enjoying oil massages, — and lots more. Ayurveda’s unique perspective helps you see yourself in a fresh, new light and provides you with the joy, and fulfillment of making a commitment to your self that exemplifies the love you feel for yourself and your body.
Why do we care about beauty? Why do so many of my patients come in with complaints not only about fatigue, digestive imbalances, insomnia but also about pimples, wrinkles, and stubborn pounds that are irritating to daily happiness. Are we being self indulgent or obsessive? No, definitely not. We human have sought physical beauty and delighted in its blessing since the dawn of time. The urge to be thought beautiful and desirable, to groom and decorate and embellish ourselves to achieve that goal , stem from a deep primal need to be noticed , accepted, and loved.
Does health create beauty or beauty create health? The answer is both. Just as mind and body are so inextricably connected as to be one and the same thing, so are health and beauty intrinsically related. Effortless Beauty by Dr. Helen Thomas gives the complete ayurvedic approach to take for each body type.
The following herbs are the Ayurvedic recommendations for restoring good fat metabolism. But, please consult an Ayurvedic professional if you decide to use them; in Ayurveda every body is different and you need expert advice as to how to apply them to your unique needs. Trikatu, cumin, coriander and fennel are excellent for restoring healthy fat metabolism. If you cook with them regularly they are like a miracle for a person with fatty deposits and obesity.
Ayurveda recommends as a daily chant: “Exercise,Exercise, Exercise.” This is the mantra for the person who has this beauty issue. Also recommended is the breathing exercise known as the lion, in which you open your mouth like a lion, roars and breathe out ,stick your tongue out and shout out. The other breathing type is Bhastrika which is forceful exhalation and inhalation.
Emotional stress is a direct link to fat. The neuro-emotional science explaining stress and fat metabolism in the body has been mapped. So, there is not a discussion as to whether this is true or not. You could spend the next five years reading all the material already on the subject in modern science today. Just be aware of your need to exercise, eat spicy foods, light foods and do the breathing exercises I have mentioned. Fatty deposits in your eyelids are definitely a beauty challenge and it is a wake up call about the health of your fat metabolism.
The body types Ayurveda zeroes in on if you have fatty deposits in eyelids are KaphaVata, KaphaPitta, and predominant Kapha, and Vata body types if their fat metabolism is imbalanced are also affected.