Skinveda simply translates to “The Science of Skin” where “veda” means knowledge or science. Before we begin to introduce Skinveda, we have to first dig down deep into its roots. Based on the principles of Ayurveda where Ayus (Long Life) + Veda (Knowledge or Science) = Knowledge or Science of Longevity in Sanskrit (the ancient language spoken in India by scholars). Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medicine considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, it originated in India and is more relevant now in our present day modern life where stress is the new norm.
According to Ayurveda, we can all achieve optimum health if we have a balance between our mind, body, and inner self or soul. As defined by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), in line with the World Health Organization’s definition of health, wellness is: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” This is unlike the way modern medicine approach is - Absence of disease equals good health. The root causes of imbalances in our lifestyle that lead to problems later in life, can be addressed by knowing our current state of balance or “vikriti”. If there are any lingering imbalances after removing the root cause, balance can be attained by using opposites. For example, if it is winter season and body is feeling cold, you treat it with warm foods and warm clothes. It is simple approach, yet we are unable to listen to our body ques. We are distracted all the time and this is where Ayurveda comes into place.
There are three distinct energies or dosha – vata, pitta, kapha. They are the essential building blocks for all forms of life and are composed of the five elements - air, space, water, fire and earth. A combination of these elements makes up the three doshas. Just like we have a unique DNA, we all are born with a unique combination of these elements (or prakriti). Our dosha changes continuously in reference to external factors like the environment we live in, our lifestyle, the food we eat, our social and mental health. This leads to imbalances and health issues. By knowing our current state of health, and following the diet that is right for our dosha, doing the exercises and sleeping at the right time, we can get back to our homeostasis.
Skin is the largest organ! Skin is like a sponge and is affected by our inner health. Stress can affect your whole body, including your skin, hair, and nails. Your emotions have a powerful effect on your skin. Since stress is a part of life, what matters is how you handle it. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.
You may have noticed that when you are stressed, you break out more? This is because stress causes your body to produce cortisol and other hormones, which tells your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. Part of the problem is our lifestyle that forces us to have a deep disconnect with our bodies, including our skin. We neglect our skin and then cover up our flaws with make-up which leads to more skin issues like clogged pores, acne, rashes, and inflammation. It is imperative that we look after our skin by nourishing it with skin food both externally and internally based on our current mind-body profile or dosha. This is the foundation of Skinveda – a completely customized approach towards your skincare based on your lifestyle, your current state of mind and body balance. We incorporate adaptogens, like Ashwagandha and Tulsi, that reportedly promote homeostasis, for example by reducing cellular sensitivity and immune suppression. We target towards addressing stress related skin problems using a sustainable approach where less is more and products are multi-tasking for the multi-tasking women and men. It is cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free.
"I have really enjoyed using Skinveda Products. I am 53 and my face is clearer and more even toned than it's been since my 30's; I especially love that my face and neck are moisturized without the shine I have seen in the past. As I work towards better health I'm looking forward to using other products that will improve the appearance of skin on my body. Thank you Shilpi, for your passion for people and to provide a quality product. May you have continued success." Sheila,Dallas, Texas
"I've used drug store to high-end firming cremes and lotions, nothing worked on my skin. Skinveda's firming and Moisturizing Creme is the best! I love Skinveda's passion to use best ingredients and a great customer service is a bonus!Diane C., Carlsbad, CA
"I've come across the Skinveda line in a local Whole Foods, and as I was looking for a product to help me reduce my cellulitis before bikini season. After some research on other brands, I gave this one a shot... And I'm so glad I did! I've been using it once daily for over a month now. I apply it right after the shower, so it penetrates very easily and requires very little product to cover the treated area - back thighs and glutes. Within a couple of weeks, I could already appreciate the results!!! Less orange-peel appearance skin, no more sensitive-achy skin where the cellulite used to be and even the texture of the skin has changed! My skin is more even and firmer in the areas where the cream is applied. Based on the results, and due to the small amount required for the cream to work, I'm considering now to apply it to other areas of the body for a firmer and more even skin.
I sooooo love this product, I've already recommended it to several friends, and my mom is using it too! I highly recommend Skinveda's products (I'm also using other products of the line)." Douchka L, Dallas, Texas
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Adult Acne-Fight it out!
Yes, adults get acne! We mean adults in their 30s, 40s and even 50s. You may wonder why am I am I getting the teenager syndromes? Well, there are several reasons and this is more common among women than in men. (excerpts taken from the American Academy of Dermatology)
1. Hormonal level imbalances: Women often experience fluctuating hormones:
- Around their periods
- During pregnancy, peri-menopause, and menopause
- After discontinuing (or starting) birth control pills
2. Stress: Researchers have found a relationship between stress and acne flare-ups. In response to stress, our bodies produce more androgens (a type of hormone). These hormones stimulate the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin, which can lead to acne. This explains why acne can be an ongoing problem when we find ourselves under constant stress.
3. Family history: Does a close blood relative, such as a parent, brother, or sister have acne? Findings from research studies suggest that some people may have a genetic predisposition for acne. People who have this predisposition seem more likely to get adult acne.
4. Hair and skin care products: If you have adult acne, you should read the labels on your skin care and hair care products. Some ingredients to stay away from in your skin care products may include comedones (e.g. cocoa butter, Isopropyl myristate, pigments and dyes, coal tar) to name a few as well as ingredients that cause severe dryness.
Contrary to popular beliefs that adults with acne condition should stay away from products containing oil of any sort, is a fad!
This is because oils (that are hypoallergenic) help to treat many skin problems that occur as our skin matures, such as sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and loss of tone. So many of my customers in their 30s and late 40s are relieved when they learn they can address pimples while preventing wrinkles, ending the daunting dilemma between treating their acne or aging.
Conventional acne solutions involve harsh, drying acids, peels and astringents that lead to dehydrated, devitalized and sensitized skin. Using nourishing natural facial oils actually feeds, protects and supports our skin tissue, helping to restore its balance and ward off pimples while promoting moisture and hydration. Other ways to reduce stress related acne is by using adaptogens that help balance out the onset of stress on your skin and contain similar to the popular salicylic acid derivatives to combat acne without making your skin dry, irritated and more prone to sensitivity.
Still not sure? Take the quiz (https://www.skinveda.com/pages/quiz-1) and learn about your skin and read about our Kapha Dosha Collection at https://www.skinveda.com/collections/kapha-dosha