Before we delve deeper into the reasons, let us understand if skincare is a new age preaching or a retrospective concept.
Let’s go back in time (5000 years back per se), Ayurveda, the oldest healing science was born in the Indian subcontinent that explains that nature is the core giver, humans and nature are seen as one.
In its age-old teachings, Ayurveda explains that we perceive the world from our five sense organs, with the skin being the largest. As eyes are the mirror of the soul, skin is the mirror of your health. What’s on your insides is reflected through your skin and it needs as much care and attention as the rest of our body parts.
Each of our bodies is a unique constitution type - Vata, Pitta or Kapha. According to Ayurveda, the five elements of nature (space, air, fire, water, earth) combine in the body as three components (doshas) known as Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas relate closely to the basic elements of nature and to specific functions of the body. A balance of these doshas is thought to be required for optimal health. Every type has its own internal and external characteristics. Factors such as pollution, stress, unhealthy diet, seasonal changes and so on can disturb the whole balance of this constitution.
For our body to maintain this balance, we need to take care of three things, our diet, exercise, and skincare.
Let’s make this clear; A healthy skin is not a cosmetic achievement. The ancient Ayurvedic texts explain how good skin is a hallmark of good health. This means what we apply to it gets absorbed way deeper than we realize. So skincare can also be a tool to balance one’s constitution and achieve healthy and beautiful skin.
Even if you’re not yet convinced as to why skincare is crucial for you yet, we are sure these seven reasons will do the job.