In the realm of the monsoon, when the heavens open and raindrops descend upon the earth in a delicate symphony, a poetic transformation takes place. The gentle patter of droplets becomes nature's tender caress as if celestial tears kiss the ground. In this ethereal dance of water and earth, a soothing grace envelops us, and our skin finds solace amidst the rainy embrace. With its whimsical allure, the monsoon season brings a unique set of challenges and blessings to our skin. As we navigate this watery realm, it is essential to delve into the realm of Ayurvedic skincare and discover nature's secrets during this transformative time.
Challenges that the Varsha Ritu Brings
The arrival of the monsoon season brings forth an abundance of humidity and moisture, which can profoundly impact our skin and hair. The increased moisture in the air tends to attract unwanted dirt and pollutants, posing a nuisance to our skin. For individuals primarily influenced by the Kapha dosha, the rise in oiliness can further contribute to breakouts and blemishes. The excess moisture may also lead to clogged pores, blackheads, and acne, affecting the skin's overall clarity. Additionally, the Vata dosha, responsible for imparting vitality and radiance, might become imbalanced, resulting in a lacklustre skin tone. Moreover, those with sensitive skin or a predominant Pitta dosha may encounter heightened skin sensitivity and allergies during the rainy season. These can manifest as rashes, redness, or itching, requiring extra care and attention. Even our hair follicles suffer, and there can be an increase in frizziness, dryness, and hair fall.
Therefore, it becomes crucial to adapt our skincare routine and take necessary precautions to ensure our skin remains healthy and vibrant despite the challenges presented by the rainy season.
Ayurvedic Super Ingredients
Indian Rose, also known as Rosa Centifolia or Shatpatri in Ayurveda, is a wonder ingredient that has innumerable benefits during the monsoon season. It has always been an essential ingredient in ancient skincare due to its soothing properties. The rose is beautiful inside and outside with wondrous therapeutic properties, it is Varnya (radiance enhancing), Shrothar (anti-inflammatory), Varnropan (wound healing), anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral.
Our Indian Rose Face Wash with Turmeric & Honey is prepared with the fresh and potent extracts of Indian Rose and Turmeric, it is specially formulated to support the elasticity of your skin and keep it nourished. Anti-oxidant properties of honey and nourishment provided by Aloe Vera make it the perfect companion for the monsoon weather. It removes excess oil but does not strip your face of moisture, keeping it soft and supple.
According to Ayurveda, Hemp has properties that can help balance Vata and Kapha dosha, an excess of which causes dry and oily skin, respectively. Further, it has anti-inflammatory properties, helps control and prevent acne, is anti-ageing, and has antioxidant properties. It also regulates excess oil and acts as a humectant, sealing moisture in your skin and rejuvenating it.
Our Hemp Soothing Elixir Facial Serum is a non-greasy, lightweight serum, ideal for moisturising and rejuvenating your skin during the monsoon. It leaves your skin plump and radiant, just like the rain-kissed petals of a flower. Enriched with the purest Organic Hemp Seed Oil, it goes beyond mere hydration to calm inflammation, promote deep repair, and rejuvenate your skin from within. Turmeric works diligently to manage and prevent acne while effectively diminishing the appearance of acne scars. Licorice is renowned for its ability to manage hyperpigmentation and combat the signs of ageing. Use it as an overnight treatment and wake up to dewy, luminous skin.
Saffron is one of the most expensive herbs used in Ayurvedic practices. It is a powerful botanical known for healing and regenerating. It is considered beneficial for Vata and Kapha-related skin issues as it has moisturising and nourishing properties and helps in cleansing and purifying skin by unclogging pores. Saffron also aids in calming inflammation, reducing redness, and alleviating conditions like acne or rashes associated with Pitta imbalance.
Our Nourishing Cream - Saffron & Almond Oil with Natural Vitamin E hosts a unique blend of powerful ingredients which have transformative powers. Enriched with natural Vitamin E, Saffron, Sweet Almond oil, Ashwagandha, and Shatavari, this exceptional blend is brimming with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and rejuvenating properties, making it the perfect elixir for dry, damaged, or mature skin. Experience the magic of monsoon skincare as this cream stimulates collagen production, enhancing your skin's natural suppleness and youthfulness.
Licorice is another ideal botanical that can be utilised during this season. It promotes hair growth by stimulating blood flow and also reduces hair loss by hydrating the scalp. It has Pitta-pacifying properties, which can help alleviate dandruff. Licorice also strengthens your hair reducing breakage. Our Licorice (Mulethi) Hair Repair Shampoo with Strengthening Bhringraj is enriched with a blend of seven ancient Ayurvedic herbs. The potent blend of Organic Licorice, Henna, Bhringraj, and Shikakai work harmoniously to strengthen your hair from root to tip. They minimise breakage and help reduce premature greying.
Hibiscus is renowned for its usefulness when it comes to hair care. It possesses cooling properties and is able to balance the doshas, particularly Pitta, which is associated with excess heat and inflammation. It has healing properties, and studies have even shown its ability to aid in complete recovery from dormant hair follicles and bald patches.
Our Hair Conditioner - Hibiscus & Henna with Nourishing Shikakai, is a moisturising conditioner crafted with the freshness of Hibiscus. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Shikakai work in perfect harmony, restoring essential moisture to your strands. Leaving your hair feeling beautifully soft, taming the frizz, and unveiling a sleek and polished look. Each application becomes a moment of indulgence, where your hair is pampered and protected against the whims of the weather.