Ayurveda & Skincare

3 Tips To Boost Hydration For Your Skin, As Vata Peaks

3 Tips To Boost Hydration For Your Skin, As Vata Peaks

As we enter deep winter, the dry and rough nature of Vata makes it increasingly hard to keep the skin looking soft, supple, and sufficiently hydrated. Your skin has been drinking in moisturizers all day, and yet it dries up as soon as you, so much as turn. So how do we hydrate our skin in a way that it stays? Here are 3 tips to give your skin the hydration boost it is longing for.

1. Stick to moisturizers that have hydrating ingredients

Look up the ingredients of your moisturizer. First, make sure these are natural, active, safe and favorable for your skin type (did you know your skin type? Find out here) and secondly make sure they are efficient hydrating agents. For example, Shankara’s Rich Repair Moisturizer, in which science and nature blend beautifully in the form of a lavish, silky moisturizer. Full of antioxidants to slow down aging, this cream deeply nourishes and moisturizes dry, flaky skin with beautiful results. It is made with the goodness of rare, exotic and extremely valuable herbs for hydration like Arjuna, that supports healthy aging with its rejuvenating, hydrating and moisturizing properties; Gotu Kola, also known as Brahmi, which is rich in antioxidant and enhances rejuvenation and oxygenation; and essential oils like jojoba, hempseed, sesame, foraha, almond, avocado, spikenard oils, kokum butter and mango seed butter, among a dozen other exclusive ingredients.

2. Drawing from nature

Make sure the skin products you use, draw generously from nature in the form of herbs and actives. Just like for your diet, experts recommend having something from all the food groups for full nutrition, similarly your skin has unique nutritional needs at different times of the day and in different seasons. Check if you are using the full benefits and power of super herbs like saffron or red gold, turmeric, lotus, Manjishtha, Crambe oil, vetiver, sandalwood or licorice in your moisturizers. And yes it is possible to have the goodness of ALL these herbs and more, packed into a single exclusive line of signature moisturizers like Shankara’s latest offering- Timeless Kumkumadi Moisturizer, ideal for you if you are looking for an ageless, well-hydrated, silky smooth skin.

Saffron has antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which make the skin appear fresh and young; Manjishta’s antimicrobial strength helps combat acne and skin rashes, and Lotus is known for its relaxing, soothing and calming qualities that generate the feeling of kindness, forgiveness and happiness.

3. Use serums and make sure they are water-based

Serums are the valuable addition to your skin care routine for the boost of hydration your skin needs apart from moisturizers, to hydrate, moisturize, cleanse and rejuvenate your skin. In Vata season, when the skin tends to dry up quickly, you can go for water based serums that soak into the skin quickly, and deliver water soluble ingredients into the skin better, like Shankara’s Daily Repair Serum (Meadowsweet) that uses structured energized water; glycerin; Algae Extract, which is rich in antioxidants, helps the skin stay hydrated and moisturized and is naturally rejuvenating; Sodium Hyaluronate that naturally delivers profound hydration and helps preserve smoothness and elasticity of the skin; and meadowsweet that is a natural astringent and promotes balance in an otherwise oily skin.

Shankara uses essential botanical blends and actives that apart from providing deep hydration, deliver the benefits of these active ingredients right into the skin cells. Result is a ravishing, young, supple and soft-to-touch skin that refuses to age.