The most visible signs of aging could be seen in the skin. In fact, long before we experience poor muscle tone, thinning hair and a weakening immune system that is associated with the aging process, our skin becomes wrinkled and fine lines start to develop. This is why people hoping to turn back the hands of time turn to facelift treatments to instantly bring that youth and shine back into their skin.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing systems developed in India. It has been practiced in India for thousands of years and is still being used as an alternative treatment for disease and illnesses. Ayurveda comes from two words, “Ayu” means life and “veda” knowledge. Ayurveda or the science of life is based on three basic principles.
- Diseases is preventable by practicing healthy habits
- Food is medicine
- Treatment and recommendations should be tailored according to the individual’s mental, emotional and physical traits
Abhyanga (Daily Oil Massage)
Massages are great for relieving stress and removing toxin buildup in the body. These two factors are responsible for premature aging and treating them prevents the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Daily massages restore the elasticity of our skin and improves the flow of nutrients. Dead skin cells are removed and growth of new skin is encouraged.
Organic and cured sesame oil is commonly used for daily massages. However, if side effects of using sesame oil include rashes, inflammation or redness it is advised that you use organic coconut oil. Massages are usually done for 5 to 30 minutes. The oils are pre heated by placing them in a bottle and soaking it in boiling water. Massage the oil over the face and neck areas using gentle circular and long strokes. Repeat the action and wash with soap and water.
Searching for a natural alternative to facelift surgery? A sandalwood facemask gives you a quick way of rejuvenating old looking skin. Sandalwood removes toxins and impurities in the skin. It also promotes circulation helping the body remove toxins and supply the skin with nutrients naturally.
To create your sandalwood facemask, mix water with 5 teaspoons of sandalwood powder until you can turn it into pasty consistency. For people who are high risk for developing rashes or have highly sensitive skin, adding a quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder is advised. You could also add castor or almond oil to the mixture if you have dry skin. Leave the sandalwood facemask for an hour or overnight to rejuvenate the skin.
No one can stop the signs of aging. Even the best health tips and advice will never prevent your skin from developing fine lines and wrinkles. The problem however is when these fine lines and wrinkles develop prematurely. These are often the result of toxins building up inside the skin leaving it looking old. Tea has been proven to be a powerful anti-oxidant that flushes away impurities in the body.
To create your very own skin tea, boil 5 cups of water. Add these ingredients into the boiling water. Half a teaspoon of coriander seeds, half a teaspoon of fennel seeds and half a teaspoon of cumin seeds. Let the mixture boil for another 5 minutes. Strain the seeds and pour the contents into a thermos.
Nasya is an Ayurvedic treatment that uses the administration of oils through the nostril. The aim of treatment is to eliminate toxin from the head that results to better mind clarity and lesser stress levels. This is usually used in Ayurvedic treatments to treat high levels of stress, headaches, sinusitis, sleep disorders, depression and allergies.
Two common oils used in Nasya treatments are clarified butter (ghee) and sesame oil. Apply small amounts of these oils and breathe intermittently whiles pinching the nose. This action allows the oil to go up the nasal passages. Do this a few hours before bedtime or first thing in the morning.