The Best Ayurvedic Skincare Routine for Women in Their 20s (To Prevent Aging)

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

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

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: