Skinveda means the Science of Skin! Ayurveda is a holistic and the oldest surviving medical science that originated over 5000 years ago in India. Ayur means life and veda means Science or Knowledge. So, Ayurveda is the Science of life. Ayurveda was revealed to the seers of India and has been written in Sanskrit in sacred books called the “Atharvaveda” – that is said to be written by scholars and medical practitioners with over 115 formulations based on herbs and elements present in nature. We at Skinveda® believe that Healthy Skin comes from within. Based on the principles of Ayurveda, if you feel good inside, your skin will reflect your inner beauty and radiance.
Inner and Outer beauty are intimately related. According to Ayurveda principles, we are all born with a certain prakriti or constituency. Just like we all have a unique DNA that is our blueprint and distinguishes us from each and everyone, so is our prakriti. This prakriti is identified by three doshas - Vata (or Air), Pitta (or Fire) and Kapha (or Earth). The doshas govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment.
It constantly changes in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, the foods we eat, the seasons, and any other sensory inputs that feed our mind and body. These three doshas are dependent on the five elements of nature - air, ether, earth, fire and water and how we respond to these elements of nature. When we are sick or notice environmental or mental stress, our skin reveals everything. This means an imbalance of the doshas. It is imperative to bring back the balance of doshas to its original ratio - that we were born with.
The paths of Yoga and Ayurveda are intertwined. Yoga being the spiritual side and Ayurveda the healing side. Practice of yoga prepares the body and mind for self-realization or unity with the divine. Ayurveda supports the spiritual journey by maintaining the body and mind in a state of balance. Yoga, meditation, proper diet, massage are all branches of the holistic scientific approach that believes in prevention of the disease, not just treatment.