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Say Goodbye to Aging with This Ultimate Ayurvedic Skincare Routine

Updated: 3 days ago

The popularity of Ayurveda as a comprehensive natural health system is now well established around the world. This ancient path of wellness for the whole being emphasizes the importance of using natural treatments to restore balance to the doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurvedic skin care uses herbs and other natural ingredients in its approach to skincare, as it does with all treatments.

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The Best Ayurvedic Skincare Routine

The popularity of Ayurveda as a comprehensive natural health system is now well established around the world. This ancient path of wellness for the whole being emphasizes the importance of using natural treatments to restore balance to the doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurvedic skin care uses herbs and other natural ingredients in its approach to skincare, as it does with all treatments.

Ayurveda’s healing trifecta of plant medicine (herbs), food as medicine, and Ayurvedic lifestyle tools (mantra, meditation, mudra, yoga and more), provides safe and natural skin care.

Dear twenty-somethings, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: The best way to prevent aging isn’t with retinol and injectables, it’s by following a customized Ayurvedic skincare routine.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic whole-body healing systems. It seeks to address issues at the root, rather than just the surface (like injectables do), thereby offering users a sustainable solution to health and wellness.

In this article on the best Ayurvedic skincare routine for women in their 20’s to prevent aging, I’m going to walk you through:

  • The difference between Ayurvedic Skincare and Retinol/Injectables

  • Why Ayurvedic skincare works so well to prevent aging

  • The 3-step Ayurvedic skincare routine you should follow now to prevent aging

The Different Between Ayurvedic Skincare and Retinol and Injectables

Retinol and cosmetic injectables (such as Botox and Dysport) are frequently touted as fountains of youth. These products are said to reduce or slow the appearance of wrinkles via different routes.

Retinol, a type of retinoid made from vitamin A, works by going deep beneath the outer layer of skin to your dermis and neutralizing free radicals to boost the production of elastin and collagen. This process reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and enlarged pores.

In contrast, cosmetic injectables such as Botox and Dysport use a toxin known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. This toxin blocks signals from sending signals from the nerves to the muscles that cause facial expressions and wrinkles. In essence, it creates a ‘freeze’ effect whereby the injected areas are unable to move.

While both Retinol and cosmetic injectables do temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they are expensive, require life-long upkeep, and can be dangerous as well. For example, some Botox and Dysport side effects include blurred vision, dry mouth, trouble swallowing for months following treatment, and muscle stiffness (to name a few).

Ayurveda focuses on balancing your doshas (and therefore your internal energy) and may include safe and effective herbal formulations, facials, hydration, and nutrition. This natural approach to wellness will empower your body to function at an optimal level while providing it with everything needed to maintain vitality and health.

As a result, skin conditions such as acne, dry/dull skin, redness, and eczema are often resolved without other interventions. Plus the cells in your skin will be well-nourished meaning collagen production and elasticity will happen naturally.

Why Ayurvedic Skincare Works so Well to Prevent Aging

It works by curating a skincare routine and lifestyle based on your unique genetic makeup and doshic combination. As a result, you receive customized solutions for how to maintain your physical appearance and health. This is a key differentiating factor between Ayurveda and other skincare solutions because what works for you won’t necessarily work for everyone and vice versa.

The 3-step Ayurvedic skincare routine you should follow now to prevent aging

Ayurvedic Skincare Step 1: Take 2-minute meditation vacations

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One of the biggest contributors to premature aging is stress. Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body and may have various negative effects including high blood pressure, anxiety, chronic fatigue and headaches, skin conditions, depression and so much more.

Stress is often a result of the busyness of life, and not taking enough time to relax and unwind. Fortunately, you can reduce the stress you experience in your life by taking several daily 2-minute meditation vacations.

To get started, listen to these instructions:

Not only will this state of relaxation help you feel more energized and relaxed, but it will also help you reset your mind thereby lowering your stress levels before they get out of control.

Go deeper into your meditation practice by using our daily guided free practices. 11 minutes as the anchor of your Ayurvedic morning routine, and 11 mintues as your evening routine anchor.

Explore more about Dinacharya, Ayurveda's approach to harnessing the naturally occuring energies of the through morning and evening routines.

Ayurvedic Skincare Step 2: Detoxify and hydrated your skin

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Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s constantly at work absorbing whatever you put on it (including the chemicals in your bathwater).

What’s more, your skin has a dramatic effect on your appearance. If it’s well-maintained and regularly detoxified, it will have a healthy, youthful glow. If it’s neglected or improperly cleaned, it will look dull and result in a variety of skin conditions that lead to premature aging (such as chronic dry skin).

Ayurvedic skincare including herbs and dosha balancing will enable you to remove the impurities and give your skin the TLC it needs to thrive.

Here is a basic cleansing routine you can follow:

  1. Remove makeup with almond oil

  2. Wash your face with lukewarm water to remove surface particles from your face

  3. Use organic face cleansers (as opposed to chemical-based alternatives). When you use naturally derived face wash, you will reduce the risk of skin irritation that leads to dry/broken-out skin.

  4. Exfoliate with Ayurvedic scrub. The specific combination most suited for you will depend on your doshic combination. Some examples include cinnamon and honey, turmeric and sugar, orange peel, and apricot.

  5. Moisturize your skin with a natural product such as almond, jojoba, or sesame oil. This will enable your skin to maintain its essential oils so it stays hydrated. Which oil is best for your skin is based on Ayurveda consutlation.

Ayurvedic Skincare Step 3: Balance your body

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Lifestyle balance is key to maintaining useful skin and preventing unnecessary aging. The small decisions you make throughout the day have a massive impact on your life in both the short and long term.

For example, the decision to consistently stay up late scrolling through social media rather than sleeping will have a negative effect on your mental state, concentration, and ability to focus during waking hours. Likewise, choosing to eat fast-food options rather than whole foods will eventually impact your health, vitality, and appearance.

To keep your body balanced, there are several key areas you need to focus on including:

When you balance your body, you balance your mental and physical health too. In turn, you will enjoy higher energy levels, greater immunity, and a more youthful appearance during each stage of your life.

Above all remember, aging impacts more than your physical appearance — it also impacts your overall well-being — and you don’t start aging once you hit middle age. Instead, you already are aging (from the inside out) on a daily basis.

That’s why it’s important to establish a healthy skincare routine now — not once your skin is wrinkled and dull. By using Ayurvedic practices to maintain your skin and overall health, you will enjoy a more youthful and healthy appearance each and every day of your life.

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Ayurvedic Skincare Step 4: Saumya Ayurveda's Kukumadi Facial Oil

Kukumadi Oil, the name originates from its leading ingredient red-gold saffron, the world's costliest spice by weight. We are pleased to now be able to offer our customers this precious formulation.

According to Ayurveda, facial massage with Kukumadi Oil createds the face glow like gold. Following an ancient Ayurvedic recipe for radiant skin, our Kukumadi Oil evens skin tone and texture, repairs early signs of aging, minimize dark circles, and treat blemishes and scars.

A precious formualtion with over twenty ingredients, our formula includes, red sandalwood, lotus flower, saffron, goats milk, and rosewater. This light, fragrant, rich oil is pleasing to the senses, mind, and skin.

Thebest Ayurvedic skincare routine (ro prevent aging) is right at your fingertips. Listen to what our clients have to say!

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There is a saying, "The mind is more in the body, than the body is in the mind." The Saumya 3 Step Meditation Process shifts us from fight-flight-freeze mode, to rest-restore-relax mode. Give it a try for forty days and observe the changes. The more grounded and relaxed we are, the smoother life flows.

"The breath is the connection between the mind and body, so by training the breath, we become calm, focused, and grounded, we slow down the aging process by decreasing stress. These practices are so simple and easy to have as part of our daily life. We actually feel and look younger."

- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda

1. Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life. When we re-learn to breath diaphragmatically, we move from the flight-fight-freeze mode, to rest, restore, relaxation mode from where we want and need to live.

2. Daily Guided Practices: 11 minutes in the morning and in the evening, as anchors of your daily Ayurveda routine.

"Choose a couple of practices from the routines that provide you with the greatest support. Perform them while applying our two minute meditation technique and your mundane tasks, just transformed into a mellifluous meditation. This is meditation applied to daily life." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


“Veena was able to help me regain my energy in just a few months and I’m feeling like my “young” self again! I love the food plan she designed for me, and all the supporting practices (am/pm routines, breathing techniques, herbs, and spice mixes) are so enjoyable to incorporate into my day. I highly recommend Saumya Ayurveda if you want to feel better and have more vitality.”

-Molly Rossini, Minnesota

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“I was inflamed. I had trouble keeping weight on, I was diagnosed with incurable ulcerative proctitus, my energy was very low, and I was taking medications daily for a skin condition, and I had severe migraines.

Following Veena’s guidance, all of these conditions have been nearly eliminated! The incurable ulcerative proctitus was given a Mayo Clinic Score of 0, normal or inactive disease.

I’m very grateful to Veena for the wonderful results and the healthier quality of life we have attained together. Without reservation, I highly recommend Veena at Saumya Ayurveda.”

---Chris Schirber, Yoga Teacher, Minnesota

"Veena is an awesome partner and she really helped me investigate my issues, including eczema, and developed an Ayurveda plan that was easy to integrate into my life and now I am thankfully, eczema free."

--Rachel R., Denver, Colorado


“After six months with no period and increasing concern, I am happy to report that my periods are completely regular. With just two months of Veena’s treatment, they are almost symptomless except for mild cramping. I am feeling very good and well balanced overall. My skin has improved as well. I am looking forward to doing the cleanse with you this spring. “ – A.K,. Minnesota

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Discover the Saumya Ayurveda Way

We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.

Deep down, you already know what you’re searching for: a new framework for living – one that brings your entire being back into balance. With Saumya Ayurveda, you’ll receive individualized guidance to create the physically, mentally, and spiritually vibrant life you crave.

Saumya Ayurveda provides concierge, top-notch, award-winning Ayurveda care. We strive to keep it simple, so you can focus on you! Opt for virtual consultations and we'll come to you.

Our practice model is client focused, we’re not in the retail herb business. We’ll guide you where to order herbs directly online. Our top-shelf Ayurveda oils and herbalized ghees are the best in the land and we’ll ship your care package right to your doorstep.

Our effective multi-appointment consultation packages provide you with experienced Ayurveda care, enthusiastic guidance, and inspiring support.

Explore our personalized services and book your FREE discovery call today. Psst! Our clients say it best – so read and watch our client's stories.

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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.

She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.

Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.

These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.

She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.

An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.

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