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  • Natural Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating Cystic Acne

    Natural Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating Cystic Acne

    In the long run, natural Ayurvedic remedies can both boost your health and overall balance and help keep your skin looking youthful, radiant and acne-free. 
  • Ayurvedic Remedies for Puffy Eyes

    Ayurvedic Remedies for Puffy Eyes

    Though we may be tempted to turn to topical solutions, or to simply cover dark circles up with makeup, Ayurveda tells us that the condition of our eyes reflects deeper imbalances within the body. Rather than treating the symptoms of puffy eyes, Ayurveda stresses the importance of tackling the root cause with soothing, natural solutions. 
  • How to Exfoliate for Clear, Glowing Skin

    How to Exfoliate for Clear, Glowing Skin

    A process that involves removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, exfoliation is a simple, yet effective way to rejuvenate the skin, leaving it looking brighter, clearer and more even. 
  • An Ayurvedic Guide to Menopause

    An Ayurvedic Guide to Menopause

    To be sure, menopause carries with it unique challenges—especially for those who work, raise children or have other obligations that make it hard to find time to prioritize one’s health. However, when viewed with an Ayurvedic lens, menopause is not something to be feared or dreaded. Instead, it is a natural stage of life that, like all stages of life, presents both difficulties and...
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Fennel for Digestion, Memory & More

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: Fennel for Digestion, Memory & More

    For centuries, fennel has been used for an impressively wide range of purposes. It has served as a breath freshener, a digestive aid and as a supplement for women’s reproductive health and for nursing mothers. It boosts heart health, contains hunger-alleviating properties and more. 
  • The Best Natural Oils for Dewy Summer Skin

    The Best Natural Oils for Dewy Summer Skin

     When added at the end of your moisturizing routine, they target imperfections and provide the skin with the essential nutrients it needs to shine—without leaving behind excess residue or stickiness. 
  • The Many Health, Wellness & Anti-Aging Benefits of Hibiscus

    The Many Health, Wellness & Anti-Aging Benefits of Hibiscus

    In Ayurveda, hibiscus is lauded for its anti-aging qualities, its heart-boosting properties and more. 
  • How Ayurveda Can Help Heal & Prevent Relationship Conflicts

    How Ayurveda Can Help Heal & Prevent Relationship Conflicts

    When we approach relationships from the perspective of Ayurveda, it becomes clear that trust, forgiveness and understanding are essential for the overall well-being of both parties. According to Ayurveda, our relationships are deeply connected with and have a direct impact on our mental, physical and spiritual well-being. The same is true in reverse: if our physical or emotional needs aren’t being met outside of...
  • 6 Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

    6 Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

    Here are several Ayurvedic tips for keeping Pitta in check this summer. By doing so, you can keep yourself cool, calm and collected—both physically and emotionally.
  • Support, Rejuvenate & Protect Your Hair with a Scalp Detox

    Support, Rejuvenate & Protect Your Hair with a Scalp Detox

    Scalp, like any other parts of our skin, should be cared for regularly. But while many of us have rigorous routines when it comes to caring for hair itself, we might not know where to start when it comes to our scalp. Here, we hone in on the scalp to offer some targeted tips for nourishing, hydrating and rejuvenating the scalp—and for promoting luscious,...
  • How Ayurveda Promotes Sustainable Health & Wellness

    How Ayurveda Promotes Sustainable Health & Wellness

    Now more than ever, sustainability is an important global priority. As individuals, we can also do our part to make sure that our own lifestyles support sustainable practices. Fortunately, Ayurveda as a system is based on the nourishment and care of the environment at its foundation—when we keep its fundamental principles in mind, we can begin to take the proper steps toward building a...
  • How to Exercise Properly During the Summer

    How to Exercise Properly During the Summer

    Especially as we enter into the hot summer months, it’s important to exercise both in harmony with our doshas and with the seasons.  Here, we outline several Ayurvedic tips and guidelines for exercising during the summer in order to maximize our safety, health and wellbeing.
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