Mature Skin. Joyful Outlook.
At some point in the course of everyday life, the inevitability of old age appears before us, causing many to panic. Why do we react this way? Because we are an eternally young living being, a jiva atma, a soul enclosed in a temporary physical body. An eternally young soul wants an eternally young body. Although it is impossible to look like an 18-year-old when 80, traditional techniques such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine provide practical ways to help keep the body in tune with the eternal soul.
It is very important not to panic because there are many who want to take advantage of your fear and capitalize on it. Cosmetic surgery, fillings, harsh chemicals, and expensive “magic potions” are ready for those who do not have the common sense to work daily for a more reliable and lasting result.
Let’s check out what ancient beauticians from the East have in store for residents of the modern metropolis. They provide hundreds of practical recommendations with clear and concise instructions to lead a healthy, balanced life, to be well-rounded and happy.
Here are the main practical conclusions that I made after many years of analysis and practical application of the ancient teachings on skin care:
- The face is part of the body and very much depends on the health of all of our other organs.
- Most nutrients are delivered to cells through the inside of the body. Therefore good blood vessel quality and blood purity are necessary for the skin to remain young.
- To look young, proper posture and a healthy spine and neck are essential.
- Foundations, powders, and concealers make mature skin look older and wrinkles even more noticeable.
- Artificial additives and chemicals should be avoided at any age, but they are especially harmful to mature skin, which is tired from all the challenges of a long life.
- Surgeries will make you neither young nor happy.
- Using several products in a row is not good for the skin. The use of one herbal oil in the morning and one in the evening is more than enough.
- The skin is an organ of absorption and we should not apply to it what we would not place in our stomach.
The last paragraph invites us to prepare our own cosmetics using knowledge of skin types and the qualities of various herbs and oils. In my early articles, I described skin types and daily routines for the three doshas, and for a long time I myself used homemade ubtan (cleansing paste), oils, and masks.
Recently, I discovered a cosmetics brand that shares my beliefs about what skin care products should be made of and how they should look. This makes it easier to take care of yourself without sacrificing results. They offer a simple duo of products specially designed for mature skin, one for the morning and one for the evening. They call them the “Double Gold Mine of Skin Care,” and user reviews confirm this. It is made without cruelty and chemicals. I recognize every ingredient used and understand its purpose and action. Some of the main components: sesame oil, cow’s milk, rose, saffron, turmeric, etc. are all edible, so they nourish our skin just as they do our body.
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TODAY’S TIP: Whatever dosha we have in our young years, when we mature, more and more qualities of Vata manifest in our appearance and character. This means that our cosmetics should contain more soothing oils and herbs than the products we used in youth.