Leaves are turning auburn, pumpkin-scented everything is sneakily taking over our lives. Fall is coming… and we love it! In Summer we are ripe, full, at our peak and ready for action. We are open to the world, out in the sun, having drinks with friends on rooftops, barbecuing by the pool. It’s a time to be outgoing. As the leaves fall, we naturally begin to direct the heart and mind inward. Fall is a time for containment, balance and introspection, to come back to a place of peace and tranquility as we let go of what is no longer needed.
At Uma, we see Fall as a time to cultivate self-love and to lay the foundation of our well being for the rest of the year. Just as the trees are drawing in and letting go of their leaves, it’s time for us to let go of our tension so that we can make space for that which nourishes us and strengthens us. Through the month of September we are proudly launching three new products! Each new arrival will help still your mind and heart as you take time to practice self-love.
Absolute Anti Aging Face Mask
Do we have a treat for you? The Absolute Anti Aging Face Mask concentrates 12 of the most powerful youth-boosting ingredients in the world to fight all signs of aging in a short 7 minutes. Saffron is the primary ingredient in this indulgent mask. Did you know it takes over 4k crocus flowers to make just one ounce of saffron?! This miracle spice was the secret behind the luminous, baby-soft skin of the royal women of India who were known for complexions that never seemed to lose their luster. Papaya and watermelon extracts deliver a robust dose of vitamins, while tightening pores. Rich yogurt extracts boost cellular turnover while pure almond extracts deeply nourish and hydrate skin. Deeply antioxidant honey and turmeric fight environmental damage, and potent doses of Vitamin E restore elasticity and firmness. Shop the New Absolute Anti Aging Face Mask.
Absolute Anti Aging Eye Oil
The eyes have long been considered the windows to the soul – and in the ancient Indian world of silken veils and secret glances, they were beacons of depth, knowledge, and strength. However, despite its powerful symbolism, the delicate eye area is often the first to give away signs of stress, age, and environmental damage. We’ve bottled a time-honored Ayurvedic formula of potent botanical extracts and luxurious oils to rejuvenate and refresh the eyes – so they can do justice to the mind and soul they embody. Frankincense and Sandalwood essential oils prevent signs of aging, as rich Rose essential oil deeply hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Geranium essential oil stimulates circulation, while eucalyptus oil invigorates the under eye area, eliminating puffiness and other signs of fatigue. Coming to you late September.
Ultimate Brightening Mask
With a silky smooth texture, this delicate yet indulgent blend is abundant in the sweetly scented and deeply hydrating rose oil that was prized by Indian royalty – and will be cherished by your skin. This fast-acting mask instantly promotes radiantly healthy skin, creating a luminous complexion and a dewy glow for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin. Rose extract deeply hydrates. Sandalwood powder calms inflammation. Saffron fades dark spots and evens tone. Honey and almond extract repair skin cells while providing nutrition. Vitamin C-packed tomato extract rapidly brightens the skin and reduces the appearance of acne scars and sun damage. Powerful botanicals like cinnamon and lemon work to deliver antioxidants deep into the dermis, and combat the effects of free radicals and the toxins that lead to uneven pigmentation, fine lines, and other signs of aging. Launching late September.
Ayurveda Tips to Remember for Fall
Ayurveda considers a seasonal routine an important cornerstone of health. Fall is considered a vata season: crisp, dry, windy, cool, subtle, and erratic. By making diet and lifestyle choices that counter the effects of vata, you can better navigate Fall and maintain a sense of inner balance.
Acting in Autumn as we did in Summer can lead to sickness and imbalance. The outgoing activities of Summer are over, it’s time to start saving our energies. Instilling small and easy self-care practices at the beginning of Fall will prepare you for the changing seasons and for the cold to come. Take time to gather and collect your spirits, to turn inward so that you are nourished once winter comes around.
A practical rule of thumb for day-to-day life is to follow the Ayurvedic principle that opposites balance. Vata season’s cold and unpredictable nature can be neutralized by filling your life with warmth and stability. Loving date nights by a fire, sipping on a warm cup of tea with a good read… think of activities that make you feel nurtured and grounded. As women we often battle with the thought that self-care is selfish or too time consuming as we glorify the busy in our lives. The truth is, without self-care you can’t care for others. Find the self-care practices that make you feel full of life, and commit to honoring them. Masking is the perfect weekly indulgence, as it encourages you to carve out time solely focused on nurturing your needs. Make yourself the homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte you’ve dreaming of all Summer, slather on your favorite Uma mask, sit back, relax and indulge in your not-so-secret Scandal obsession. What a better treat than to feel instantly refreshed and beautiful?
Your diet is a powerful way to soothe seasonal imbalances. Remember to eat what is in season and focus on nourishing foods that are high in protein, high in fat, and served warm. Have fun with warming spices and oily garnishes like clarified ghee. Breakfast of hearty grains like oatmeal and quinoa porridge topped with apples and dates are perfect for Fall. Lunch and dinner should be hearty and grounding – think soups, steamed root vegetables, and stews. In general, you want to eat less raw, frozen and cold foods.
Savor the simplicity of Fall by establishing a daily routine. Wake up early to enjoy the stillness of the early morning hours. Awaken your senses and uplift your mood by massaging Pure Bliss Wellness Oil between your toes, onto the bottom of your feet, pulse points, and temples. Take a deep inhale from your hands and enjoy the aromatic experience as it stimulates confidence and mental energy, and preserves physical and emotional balance. Further your sense of wellness and stability with some gentle yoga and ten minutes of meditation.
Finish your day with an indulgent night routine. Take your time washing the day away and spoiling your skin and hair with your favorite oils. Gently massage the Absolute Anti Aging Eye Oil around the eye using your fingertip, move from the outer corner to the inner corner of the eye. A blend of Clary Sage, Lavender and Chamomile sets the tone for a peaceful evening as it calms and soothes the skin, while promoting stress relief, alleviating tension and reducing anxiety. You should feel warm, cozy and relaxed just like wrapping yourself up on your favorite chunky scarf on the first crisp day of Fall. Ahh...
As Summer turns to Fall, remember to be kind to yourself. Maintain a daily routine, be gentle to your body, give it enough sleep, nourish it with hearty foods, and stay warm with your favorite cozy sweaters. Make self-care practices a regular part of your day. Give yourself the love and time you need to relax, recharge and enjoy life!