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Ayurvedic skin care

When you're struggling with your skin, your face can feel like a battleground. Whether it's a specific skin condition like acne, dry skin, dehydrated skin, or sensitive skin, finding the right products to help you feel and look your best can be demoralizing.

You try every product and treatment out there that all promise amazing results for skin related issues, and yet it doesn't help.

It can feel pretty hopeless, and like nothing will work for you and give you the healthy skin you want. You spend a ton of money and time, and end up feeling frustrated.

Glowing skin is achievable

That's right! Even if you've tried everything.

Ayurvedic skin care is a different approach to skin care. It's not trying to force your skin to be a certain way or throw on products that worked for someone else and hope for the best. Instead, ayurvedic skin care is skin for you.

It's skin care for your skin type, for your constitution, and for your specific needs. It's natural, holistic, and isn't trying to "fix" your skin, but rather find the root cause and then restore health and balance. Glowing skin is a happy byproduct, of great skin health and happy, balanced skin.

What is ayurveda?

If you've made it this far and are thinking "This all sounds great, but what on earth is ayurveda?!" let's explain!

Ayurveda is essentially Indian traditional medicine. It's an ancient practice that is holistic, natural, and takes your whole self into account. Ayurvedic medicine is still very popular in India and more recently has been gaining popularity in the West.

Rather than just trying to fix symptoms, ayurveda seeks to understand your constitution and bring you back into health and vitality. It is a complementary medicine, and has been used for thousands of years to heal wounds, improve chronic diseases, and create health and wellness.

While the West has recently become aware of ayurveda, it has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and in Indian households it's normal to make ayurvedic home recipes, and pharmacists offer ayurveda as an option.

The ayurvedic tradition understands that everyone is different, and that what works for one person may not work for another (or even for the same person at a different point in time!). It's often used broadly for promoting good health, and we have taken the best of the ayurvedic tradition and brought it to you for health and beauty.

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So, what does this mean when it comes to skin care?

It means that by understanding your constitution we can recommend products that will get to the root of your imbalances and bring your skin back to life. Ayurveda is a holistic practice that works with you and your body.

In the ayurvedic approach there are three constitutions, called doshas. They are called pitta, kapha, and vata. This is akin to your physical constitution.

There are specific skin conditions that each dosha is more prone to. Pitta skin, kapha skin, and vata skin all have different needs, and will react differently when out of balance.

When you use ayurvedic skin care, you're understanding your skin's needs, imbalances, challenges, and qualities.

Want to find out more about your doshas? Take our free quiz to start understanding your skin.

What skin conditions can ayurveda help with?

Ayurveda can support all types of skin issues. From dry skin, to oily skin, to rough skin, to aging skin, to an uneven skin tone, Ayurveda can support your journey from imbalanced to radiant skin.

Here at Shankara, we have a whole host of ranges and products to support healthy skin and bring out your inner beauty. Featuring essential oils, herbal extracts, and proven ayurvedic recipes, our skin care line has helped people just like you to have their healthiest skin yet. We even have products for your body, not just your face!

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What's in the free kit?
Your kit will contain a face cleanser, moisturizer, and other supportive products like a gentle exfoliant, facial oils, or face mask depending on your needs.
The products are made from natural ingredients like neem oil, coconut oil, herbs and herbal extracts, and are anti inflammatory, anti aging, and support all skin types.
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It's time to end the struggle with your skin. You can overcome your skin related issues with the right support. Our natural, high-quality, and holistic skin care products can help you to find balance and feel confident in your skin.
Ultimately that's what it's all about, right? Feeling good, confident, and vibrant in your skin. Healthy skin is a process that needs to take your whole being into account.
So, if you're ready to leave skin issues behind and embrace a confident, healthy, and vibrant you, you are just a couple of clicks away!
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FAQs

You can take our free quiz to find out doshas, your skin type, and which products will give you the best results. It will take 2 minutes and give you a wealth of information about yourself. 

Yes, once you've taken your quiz you can get a sampler kit with about a week's worth of supplies to try at home.

We use a variety of ingredients. Our products feature rose water, aloe vera, gotu kola, fruit extracts, Himalayan salt, herbs, and more. All of our ingredients are natural, of the highest quality, and sourced responsibly. Each product has a detailed description of the ingredients and what those ingredients do. 

No. We also have bath products, body washes, candles, and even oils and tools for self massage. Everything you need to bring ayurveda into your daily life and boost your health. 

Vata skin tends to be quite dry, pretty much everywhere and never feels sensitive or shows signs of redness (or a pink undertone on the cheeks).

Vata is a combination of air and space elements. This gives skin its dry tendency. It also makes skin cool to the touch. It will also be thinner when compared to people of the same age group and ethnicity.

When out of balance this skin type can be excessively dry and feel rough and flaky or look dull from dead skin build-up.

Bringing balance: To bring into balance the cold, light and dry nature of vata, products need to be warming, rich, highly hydrating and moisturizing. Ingredients are selected for their regenerative qualities to help slow down the somewhat accelerated aging process.

Kapha skin tends to be thicker and naturally oily everywhere (not just in the T-Zone area) and never feels sensitive or shows signs of redness (or a pink undertone on the cheeks).

Kapha is a combination of earth and water elements. This means that earth and water predominates in the skin. This gives skin its naturally oily and cool tendencies and predisposition towards congestion or water retention. Kapha skin will also feel thicker when compared to other people of the same age group and ethnicity.

When out of balance this skin type can be excessively oily or feel congested, sluggish, show signs of water retention, etc. 

Bringing balance: To bring into balance the cold, heavy and oily nature of kapha, products will be warming, light and oil-balancing. Ingredients will also have invigorating qualities to help with congestion and sluggishness. Note about very oily skin: An excessively oily skin is usually dehydrated at a deep level and tries to compensate for the dryness by overproducing oil. Kapha products will hydrate the skin deeply while balancing oil production.

There are 3 variations:

1) Sensitive skin - Skin can feel sensitive or show signs of redness. A pink undertone to the cheeks is a good indication that you have pitta skin. 2) Combination skin –Skin can exhibit more than one quality. You may feel dehydrated (and usually sensitive) with a normal T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin) or feel normal with a more oily T-Zone area. 3) Normal skin – Skin can feel quite “normal” and you may not be experiencing excessive dryness, oiliness or even sensitivity.

Pitta is a combination of mostly fire with a little water, meaning that fire predominates in the skin. This makes skin warm to the touch. Fire and water can also bring some conflicting qualities resulting in a skin that can feel partially oily or partially dehydrated and sensitive, and the skin may feel like there is excess heat.

When out of balance this skin type can feel very sensitive, have a tendency towards redness, inflammation, and in extreme cases rosacea. If fire is too high the skin may feel partially dehydrated and sensitive and if water is too high the skin may be partially oily.

Bringing balance: To bring into balance the fiery nature of Pitta, products will need to be hydrating, cooling and soothing. Ingredients will have deeply soothing properties to calm down sensitivity, irritation, and redness if present. Moisturizing and slightly balancing ingredients will adapt perfectly to the conditions of the skin and bring balance whether the skin feels perfectly normal or partially dry or oily (combination skin).

During pregnancy, one should avoid products and treatments that are too stimulating or detoxifying. The Energizing Body Oil contains ingredients in the cinnamon family that can be a little too invigorating during pregnancy. The Cellulite products are an example of products that are quite purifying so better avoided. All of our other products would be very nourishing and beneficial.

Shankara’s Blemish Support Products offer a safe and natural alternative for acne prone skin. These products will naturally support deep cleansing and balance for a healthy and clear complexion without clogging pores.

Just a few blemishes - Simply use the Blemish Support Oil in your daily skin care regime as followed: Cleanse and exfoliate as usual. Apply the Daily Repair Serum for your skin type. If using the Anti-Age Serum, avoid using it on affected (acneic) areas. Spot treat blemishes with the Blemish Support Face Oil. Follow with the appropriate Treatment Oil or Moisturizer for your skin type.

Blemished Skin: If the skin has many blemishes, use the Blemish Support program until the condition has cleared up and the skin is balanced.

Products to be used are:
• Purifying Cleanser
• Deep cleanser
• Blemish Support Serum
• Blemish Support Face Oil
• Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
• Calming Face Mask can also be beneficial for its soothing properties

Take our free quiz to learn more about your skin and get recommended products. From skin dryness to finding the proper moisture balance for your skin type, to reducing dark circles, we have natural skin care products that will bring balance and radiance to your skin. 

Everybody’s skin will get a little dryer, thinner and loose some elasticity with age but the fundamental type will not change. 

Aging skin will benefit from the Anti-Age Serum and the Daily Repair Serum and can be added to your skin care routine to boost hydration and rejuvenation.

Not if you are using the right face oil for you. Skin that is oily is actually very dehydrated at a deeper level. Once the skin begins to hydrate deeply, it will move towards balance.

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INSPIRED BY AYURVEDA Our approach is original and holistic, pairing western anti-aging breakthroughs with the eastern science of Ayurveda, the ancient “Science of Life.” It is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems
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