Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, offers a wealth of beauty practices that have been used for centuries to promote skin and hair health. Here are three Ayurvedic beauty practices that you should know.

  • Oil Pulling (Gandusha or Kavala Graha):
    • This practice involves swishing oil (usually coconut or sesame oil) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes before spitting it out. It is believed to help detoxify the body by pulling out toxins and improving oral hygiene.
    • Benefits: Oil pulling can lead to fresher breath, stronger teeth, and healthier gums. It also improves skin complexion as a result of toxin reduction in the body.
  • Turmeric Lep (Haldi for Clear Spot-free Skin):
    • Turmeric (haldi) is a staple in Ayurvedic beauty treatments due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. You can make a simple face mask by mixing turmeric powder, sandalwood powder with yogurt or honey to create a paste.
    • Benefits: Turmeric face masks can help reduce acne, fade dark spots, and promote a radiant complexion. The natural anti-inflammatory properties can also soothe irritated skin.
  • Scalp Massage with Ayurvedic Oils:
    • Ayurvedic oils like coconut, sesame, or brahmi oil are often used for scalp massages. Gently massaging these oils into the scalp and leaving them on for some time before washing can help nourish the hair and scalp.
    • Benefits: Regular scalp massages with Ayurvedic oils can promote hair growth, reduce dandruff, and improve the overall health and shine of your hair. It also helps with relaxation and stress reduction.


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