Happy Fourth of July! As a self-proclaimed wellness and skincare junkie, I will pretty much try any new health or beauty trend out there. Have any of you tried kombucha, ashwagandha, collagen powders, maca, the ketogenic diet, moringa, or activated charcoal this year? If you have, then you’ve also been keeping up with 2018’s most popular wellness trends! These trends seem to appear so quickly, yet the majority of them claim to have been around for centuries or have years of scientific research to back them up. The next up-and-coming wellness trend that you may have heard of is based on the Ayurvedic practice, which is a 5,000 year old science as well as India’s primary healthcare system. Although Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years, many people are not aware of Ayurvedic medicine, diet, or skincare (no shame, I was one of them)!
What is Ayurveda?
According to Sahajan.com, “Ayurveda, translated from Sanskrit, means the Science of Life. It’s a mind-body science that reminds that us we need to be in balance. Modern day stressors, the environment, and our diet get us out of balance. Ayurveda seeks to understand each person’s unique needs and looks to plant-based remedies, yoga, meditation and other practices to achieve that balance.”
Sahajan – A Natural Skincare Line Based On Ayurveda
Curious about Ayurvedic skincare, I decided to try out Sahajan’s body oil and hair oil. I instantly felt a sense of wellness and a release of tension when I opened the bottle (you know that feeling right after getting the best massage at a spa? that’s the feeling). When I went through their list of ingredients, I was familiar with the popular ones that I personally incorporate into my skincare routine (almond, coconut, honey, etc.), but I was excited to try other plant extracts that I hadn’t used before, such as amla oil, eclipta alba, and gotu kola.
How I Prepped My Hair & Body This July 4th
My hair is finally getting stronger, shinier and longer (PRAISE HANDS EMOJI), but something I started doing this summer that I have been bad at in the past is protecting my hair prior to sun exposure. I got the face and body sunscreen habit down, you’re welcome mom, but we often forget to protect our locks from the sun. The Nurture hair oil protects your hair from environmental stressors and has a very light weight texture so your hair won’t feel weighed down when styling. The Ritual body oil not only provides a protective barrier, but it gives your skin a long-lasting glow. For all over hydration, I mix the oil with my sunscreen (it obviously will change the smell, but this way you get protection and hydration), and for a night out I like to put the oil on my cheekbones, legs, and collarbone as a highlight, which I’ve received so many compliments on!
I hope I gave you all a better understanding of Ayurvedic skincare! Is this something that you would try? Let me know in the comment section below! Wishing you, your friends, and family a safe fourth of July!
Until next time,
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