What is Holistic Skincare According to Ayurveda? How to Practise It? – SavarnasMantra

What is Holistic Skincare According to Ayurveda? How to Practise It?

Mar 08, 2024

Bhavini Desai

What is Holistic Skincare According to Ayurveda? How to Practise It?

The world is a fast-paced place. And in this quick-paced world, skincare is often ignored. When it is not, it is worked on in quick fixes and instant revamps. In such a blur, Ayurveda stands out. Why is that so? Because it was designed more than 5000 years ago, keeping in balance the human need for health (physical and mental), emotional, and aesthetic growth. Therefore, we call it the holistic way of life. And what about skincare? Well, that’s the subject of this blog, as we go ahead and explore holistic skincare according to Ayurveda. We will also outline a brief on how you can practice it, sitting inside your modern American home. 

Understanding Holistic Skincare in Ayurveda

Ayurveda has been called the science of life. And rightly so, as it recognizes that each individual is unique, governed by their unique combination of doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas represent the five elements and influence everything from our physical constitution to our skin type and its specific needs. Let’s understand how that comes about:


  1. Prakriti (Constitution): This is determined at birth. Prakriti represents our innate constitution, which remains constant throughout our lives. Understanding your Prakriti – whether predominantly Vata, Pitta, or Kapha – is crucial for tailoring your skincare routine to your specific needs. Furthermore, when your Prakriti is in imbalance, it is said to be a ‘’


  1. Dosha Nivarana (Balancing the Doshas): Ayurveda teaches us that imbalances in the doshas can manifest in various ways, including skin issues. By adopting lifestyle practices, dietary choices, and skincare rituals aligned with your dosha, you can restore balance and promote overall well-being. Incorporate dosha-specific herbs and spices into your diet, such as turmeric for Pitta, ginger for Kapha, and cinnamon for Vata. Additionally, herbal supplements and Ayurvedic formulations known as ‘rasayanas’ can help balance the doshas internally. What also works on skin doshas is topical skincare that is tailored to you. With Savarnas Mantra you can start picking dosha-targeted skincare. Start with the Yogi Toners. We have focused each toner on specific doshas.


  1. Yoga: Yoga, with its profound focus on breath, movement, and mindfulness, is a powerful tool for harmonizing the doshas. Incorporating asanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation into your daily routine can help you balance the doshas. This in turn promotes healthy, glowing skin from within.


  1. Diet: Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of eating according to your dosha. This helps maintain equilibrium. Foods that pacify your dominant dosha can help prevent imbalances and nourish your skin from the inside out. For instance, Pitta individuals may benefit from cooling foods like cucumber, mint, and coconut, while Vata types may thrive on warm, grounding meals like cooked grains and root vegetables.


  1. Thoughts and Feelings: Emotional well-being plays a very important role in Ayurvedic skincare. Stress and negative emotions can disrupt the doshic balance and manifest on the skin. Cultivating positive thoughts, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in self-care rituals can contribute to radiant skin and overall vitality. Aromatherapy, masks, self-massage, and many such practices have been carried over into our lives today from ancient Ayurvedic history. 



Practicing Holistic Skincare with Simple CTM

  1. Cleansing: Begin your skincare ritual with a gentle cleanser that is infused with botanical extracts tailored to your dosha. Cleansing removes impurities while maintaining the skin's natural moisture barrier, promoting a clear, radiant complexion. With Savarnas Mantra cleansers, you get tailored dosha nivarana, as well as medical-grade care.
  2. Toning: Yogi toners, formulated with Ayurveda-inspired herbs serve to rebalance the skin's pH levels and refine pores. Choose a toner suited to your dosha to harmonize and refresh your skin after cleansing. These are also recommended after every yoga or workout session.
  3. Moisturizing: Hydration is essential in Ayurvedic skincare to maintain skin health and vitality. While Ayurveda prescribes everything from coconut oil to cow ghee as moisturizers for varied skin types and prakriti, you can opt for scientifically made moisturizers that bring the essence of Ayurveda. Our moisturizers are enriched with nourishing oils and botanical extracts to hydrate and support your skin's natural radiance, all the while addressing your specific dosha.




In embracing holistic skincare through the lens of Ayurveda, we bring gentleness back to our lives. We bring mindfulness back to our busy, tiring days. Even if you work long hours and run packed schedules, take time out for three things in your day — your food, your exercise, and your skin. The rest will fall into place automatically, or so Ayurveda has been proving for five millenniums!


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