May 22, 2023

Practical Guide to Starting Ayurvedic Skincare for Beginners


Practical Guide to Starting Ayurvedic Skincare for Beginners

skin care, face mask, herbs, cleanse, ayurveda, physical consitution

The pursuit of radiant, healthy skin has journeyed through ages and civilizations, amassing a wealth of knowledge that, today, is embodied in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

Derived from the Sanskrit words "Ayur" which means "Life" and "Veda" which means "Science or Knowledge, Ayurveda literally means 'science of life.'  Hence, this is not just a medical system–it's a philosophy.  Ayurveda is a way of living that harmonizes our personal beings with nature.

Why should you consider an Ayurvedic approach to your skincare routine?

Ayurveda offers an integral approach, focusing on overall health and well-being as the path to naturally glowing skin. It delves deep to address the underlying cause of a problem or ailment, rather than merely treating the symptoms.

The Science of Ayurveda

Rooted in the rich soil and culture of India over 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda teaches that optimum health is a perfect balance between mind, body, and spirit. It defines three fundamental bio-energies or Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  The doshas are derived from the five elements of nature – ether, air, fire, water, and earth.

Basic principles of Ayurveda: The three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)

Vata signifies air and space, governing movement and activity in the body.

Pitta symbolizes fire and water, managing digestion and metabolism.

Kapha, the synergy of water and earth, is responsible for the body’s structure and fluid balance.

These three Doshas, in their individual and combined states, influence our physical, mental, and emotional characteristics, including our skin type.  

Understanding Your Skin Type in Ayurveda

Recognizing your Dosha or unique constitution helps determine your skin type, which is key in developing an effective skincare regimen.

Vata skin tends to be dry, thin, and prone to premature aging.

Pitta skin, on the other hand, is usually sensitive, prone to redness, and warm to the touch.

Lastly, Kapha skin is oily, and well-hydrated but can be prone to acne and excessive oiliness.

Transitioning to Ayurvedic Skincare: It's Easier Than You Think

The journey towards Ayurvedic skincare doesn't demand a drastic overhaul of your existing routine. The shift is more subtle and rewarding.

Steps to transition from conventional skincare to Ayurvedic skincare

It begins with conscious choices, like opting for natural ingredients that balance your Dosha and nurture your skin, and evolves into a holistic routine that encompasses a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a balanced lifestyle.

Why making the shift is not as hard as one might think

Many people believe that transitioning to Ayurvedic skin care involves a steep learning curve and a time-consuming process. This perception, however, is far from the truth. Ayurveda, as a holistic wellness system, is surprisingly easy to adapt to our daily routines.

You already know more than you think

Ayurveda emphasizes understanding your unique skin type or Dosha – Vata, Pitta, or Kapha – a concept not foreign to most skincare enthusiasts. Just as you would select products suited for dry, oily, or combination skin, you choose Ayurvedic skincare products that balance your specific Dosha, ensuring their effectiveness.

A straightforward approach to skin health

Ayurvedic skincare routines are straightforward. They generally consist of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and occasional exfoliating, much like conventional skincare routines. What sets it apart is the use of natural ingredients rich in potent healing properties, such as aloe vera for soothing and cooling, almond oil for nourishing dry skin, and neem oil for balancing oily skin.

A rewarding journey with Ayurvedic skincare

Adopting Ayurvedic skincare is more than just about achieving glowing skin. It's a journey towards holistic well-being, a lifestyle that supports your skin health from the inside out. This perspective makes the shift to Ayurveda not just easy, but deeply rewarding.

A reliable community

As you embark on this journey, remember that support is readily available. Websites, like Farmtrue, offer a wealth of information, and qualified Ayurvedic practitioners can guide you through your transition. The key is to take that first step.

As you experience the benefits of Ayurvedic skin care, you'll realize that the shift isn't hard – it's a natural and gratifying progression towards healthier, radiant skin.

Ayurvedic Skincare Routine for Beginners

skin care, face mask, acne

An Ayurvedic skincare routine is more than just applying products to your skin. It's a nurturing ritual that begins with internal well-being.

A detailed guide on how to follow an Ayurvedic skincare routine

Here's a step-by-step guide to incorporating an Ayurvedic skincare routine into your daily life:

Step 1: Cleansing

Begin your Ayurvedic skincare routine by cleansing your skin. Opt for a natural cleanser that suits your Dosha. For instance, if you have oily Kapha skin, neem is a great cleansing agent. It eliminates excess oil and impurities, promoting a clearer complexion.

In Ayurvedic practices, foaming cleansers are often advised against because they can remove the skin's natural sebum. Instead, Ayurveda traditionally endorses the use of cleansing oils and powders to preserve the skin's hydration and pH balance.

Step 2: Toning

Following cleansing, tone your skin to restore its pH balance. Ayurveda recommends natural toners like rose water, which suits all skin types and offers a refreshing boost.

Step 3: Hydrating and Moisturizing

Next, apply a hydrating serum or essence. Look for ingredients that align with your skin's needs. Aloe vera is excellent for Pitta skin types prone to inflammation, while almond oil suits Vata skin which often battles dryness. Ayurveda also recommends higher oils for Kapha skin like sunflower or neem.

A cornerstone of Ayurvedic skin care is thorough moisturization. Ingredients like coconut oil, ghee, and almond oil are commonly used. Choose a product tailored for your Dosha to ensure your skin receives optimal nourishment.

Step 4: Protection

Finally, protect your skin against external factors. If stepping out during the day, instead of sunscreen, Ayurveda recommends using natural oils such as red raspberry or carrot seed oil and a sun hat for protection. Avoid tanning and stay hydrated to maintain your skin's health and glow.

Special Treatments

Apart from the daily routine, Ayurveda also recommends special treatments like facial masks and gentle exfoliants once or twice a week. These treatments remove dead skin cells, boost circulation, provide extra hydration, and rejuvenate your skin.

Daily Self-Massage (Abhyanga)

Abhyanga, or self-massage, is a key part of Ayurvedic skincare. Using your choice of oil (like coconut, sesame, or almond oil), massage your body starting from your feet and working up to your head. This practice enhances circulation, promotes relaxation, and keeps your skin moisturized and healthy.

Importance of consistency

Remember, consistency is paramount in your Ayurvedic skincare journey. Our bodies thrive on routines. So make it a habit to eat a balanced diet, and take care of your overall well-being. Your commitment will soon reflect in the form of healthy, glowing skin.

If there's one golden rule in skincare, be it Ayurvedic or otherwise, it's consistency. Like any other form of self-care, skincare demands regular attention and dedication. This is especially true in Ayurvedic skincare where the principles go beyond the surface to address the root cause of skin issues.

Consistency in your skincare routine allows the potent ingredients in your products to work their magic over time. Herbs like neem and aloe vera, and oils like coconut, ghee, and almond, take time to show visible improvements on your skin. Their efficacy lies in their ability to gradually balance your Dosha, rectify imbalances, and restore skin health.

The mantra here is patience. Radiant, healthy skin is not an overnight achievement; it's a journey. Consistently following an Ayurvedic skincare routine suited to your dosha type, as well as following a diet in accordance to your body type (dosha),  paves the way for lasting skin health and beauty.

This journey might require some adjustments along the way, but with time and regularity, you will notice a significant improvement in your skin's health and glow.

By instilling consistency in your skincare routine, you're not only investing in your skin's present but also safeguarding its future. Remember, your skin is a reflection of your overall well-being, and through consistent care, you are nurturing both your inner and outer beauty.

Farmtrue Skincare Products

As you embark on your Ayurvedic skincare journey, you need trusted companions – products that honor the principles of Ayurveda and celebrate the power of nature. Farmtrue, a brand deeply rooted in Ayurvedic practices, promises just that.

What sets Farmtrue Skin Care Line apart?

At the heart of Farmtrue's product range lies the golden touchstone of Ayurvedic skincare - Ghee. Revered for its nourishing qualities, Ghee transcends the dosha boundaries as it is compatible with all 3 body types, making it an indispensable component of our skincare line, regardless of your dominant dosha

Infused within our products, Ghee serves as a powerful carrier oil, carrying the restorative herbs deeper into the tissues and providing deep hydration, and aiding in the skin's natural barrier function. It boasts a rich content of fatty acids and vitamins A, E, and K, working tirelessly to promote a radiant and healthy complexion.

Ghee's anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin, while its ability to penetrate deep into the tissues aids in cell regeneration and anti-aging processes. Farmtrue harnesses the holistic benefits of this Ayurvedic powerhouse, blending tradition and science to create skincare that truly nurtures, from the outside in.

Farmtrue Face Care Line-up

Based on the wisdom of Ayurveda, Farmtrue blends Ayurvedic principles into a concise 4-step facial ritual:

Step 1: Manuka Honey and Ghee Cleansing Balm

Begin with Farmtrue's balm, which deeply cleanses and hydrates. For enhanced results, use as a 5-15 minute pre-shower mask.

Step 2: Cleansing Powder with Probiotic and Pearl

This ancient Ayurvedic exfoliating powder balances and revives, eradicating residues left by the balm.

Step 3: Rose Quartz Facial Toner

Farmtrue's toner eliminates any leftover residues, balancing skin pH and soothing inflammation with therapeutic hydrosols.

Step 4: Ayurvedic Facial Oil Serum

Finish with Farmtrue's potent serum, a blend of antioxidant-rich Ayurvedic herbs and rosehip, which deeply hydrates and rebalances skin within a week.

In essence, Farmtrue's 4-step ritual encapsulates Ayurveda's timeless skincare wisdom, offering a simplified path to radiant and nourished skin. Now, to further personalize your regimen, let's delve into skincare tailored to your specific dosha type.

Vata Skin Care - Ground Body Care Bundle

Farmtrue’s Ground Body Care Bundle is essential for Vata skin. It provides ultra-rich hydration and transforms dry, dehydrated skin into nourished, supple skin.

The Ground Body Care Bundle is specifically curated to cater to the needs of Vata skin types. This bundle includes a body oil, body scrub, body butter, and ghee-infused soap that work together to combat common Vata skin issues like skin dryness and rough textured skin.  ?

Ground Vata Body Oil

The Ground Vata Body Oil is a nourishing blend of sesame oil, sunflower oil, and of course, ghee infused with herbs and essential oils like lavender and vanilla. This body oil is an excellent choice for a self-massage routine, promoting skin health and aiding in relaxation.

Ground Vata Body Scrub

The Ground Vata Body Scrub, a gentle exfoliant, incorporates fine-grain sugar, sesame oil, ghee, sunflower oil, and potent medicinal herbs. This scrub effectively exfoliates your skin, removing dead skin cells and encouraging the growth of healthy new ones.

Why exfoliate?

Neglecting the essential step of proper exfoliation means that the path for your moisturizer isn't clear. The remaining layer of dead skin cells creates a barrier, causing your moisturizer to become trapped instead of penetrating deeply into the skin as intended. This can lead to under-hydrated skin, despite regular moisturizing.

Not only does exfoliation ensure the removal of these dead skin cells, but it also revitalizes your skin's surface, promoting a smoother texture and healthier appearance.

Incorporating regular exfoliation in your skincare routine ensures that your moisturizers work at their full potential, delivering optimal hydration to the new, fresh skin cells underneath.

Ground Ayurvedic Ghee Soap

This soap is crafted from a nourishing base of farm-fresh ghee, coconut oil, and sunflower oil. Infused with essential oils of citrus and vetiver, it provides a revitalizing aroma. The Citrus Vetiver Ghee Soap cleanses the skin gently while ensuring it stays hydrated and pampered, making it perfect for Vata skin types prone to dryness and rough skin.  Many people actually enjoy using the soap as a shampoo as well as they see it helps to nourish, moisturize, and hydrate their scalp without weighing down their hair.

Ground Vata Body Butter

The Ground Vata Body Butter is a deeply moisturizing blend of ghee, shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil, a potent blend proven to replenish and hydrate dry skin. Essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, and vanilla add a calming aroma to this rich body butter, ensuring your skin stays nourished and soft.  This is can also be your trusty companion after a glorious sunny outing, or anytime throughout the day when your skin is pleading for hydration so you can revel in refreshed, well-hydrated skin anytime, anywhere!

Pitta Skin Care - Refresh Body Care Bundle

For those with Pitta skin, the Refresh Body Care Bundle offers a cooling, soothing effect, reducing redness and sensitivity.

The Refresh Body Care Bundle is expertly designed to address the skincare needs of those with Pitta skin type. The bundle includes body oil, body scrub, body butter, and our infamous ghee-infused soap.  This bundle will help manage skin conditions often associated with high Pitta, such as sensitivity, excess heat, and inflammation.

Refresh Pitta Body Oil

The Refresh Pitta Body Oil is a soothing blend of ghee, sunflower oil, coconut oil, and essential oils such as lavender, mint, and blue tansy. Perfect for self-massage, this oil is crafted to cool and calm the skin, promoting balance and comfort.

Refresh Pitta Body Scrub

Step right up and meet your new skincare bestie, Farmtrue’s super-refreshing Pitta Body Scrub! Packed with the sweet grit of fine grain sugar, the nurturing touch of sunflower and coconut oils, and the strength of powerful herbs, it's here to gently, yet effectively, buff away those pesky dead skin cells and reveal your true skin glow underneath.

Of course, we’ve added our holy grail to the mix - ghee! Known for its amazing hydrating capabilities, Ghee makes sure your skin isn't just cleaned, but nourished from within while you scrub away. It's like getting a spa treatment right in the comfort of your home.

Lastly, our special floral blend isn't just there to smell pretty - it plays a big role in helping you shed those unwanted skin layers, letting your refreshed skin underneath shine through. Plus, it preps your skin to absorb all the good stuff from your other skincare products even better. So, get ready for a scrub that doesn't just cleanse but truly understands and caters to your skin's every need so you can scrub your way to radiance!

Refresh Ayurvedic Ghee Soap

The Refresh Body Care Bundle for Pitta skin features a Lavender Coconut Ghee Soap, specially formulated to cleanse and soothe Pitta skin types. The soap's base is a blend of organic Farmtrue ghee, coconut oil, and sunflower oil, with lavender and coconut essential oils adding a calming scent. The Lavender Coconut Ghee Soap provides a gentle cleansing experience, maintaining the skin's natural oils and moisture balance, making it suitable for Pitta skin types often prone to sensitivity and excess heat.

Refresh Pitta Body Butter

The Refresh Pitta Body Butter incorporates shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower oil to deeply moisturize your skin. With calming essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and blue tansy, this body butter leaves your skin feeling soft, nurtured, and refreshed.

Kapha Skin Care - Revive Body Care Bundle

Lastly, Revive Body Care is a powerful solution for Kapha skin. It helps regulate oil production and has a revitalizing effect on oily and congested skin.

The Revive Body Care Bundle is intended for individuals with the Kapha skin type. This bundle contains a body oil, body scrub, body butter, and ghee-infused soap that are specifically formulated to address the issues of oily skin and skin congestion common to the Kapha skin type.

Revive Kapha Body Oil

The Revive Kapha Body Oil includes ghee, sunflower oil, and sesame oil, infused with stimulating essential oils like grapefruit and rosemary. Ideal for self-massage, this body oil helps stimulate circulation and rejuvenate the skin.

Revive Kapha Body Scrub

If you have Kapha-dominant skin, step up your skincare game with our Revive Kapha Body Scrub, a powerhouse blend of fine-grain sugar, sesame oil, sunflower oil, and potent herbs. This carefully crafted formula provides a thorough exfoliation, effectively refining your skin's texture and enhancing its appearance.

You might be wondering, "I've already got a porcelain-like complexion, courtesy of my Kapha dominance. Do I really need to exfoliate?" The answer is yes! Even Kapha skin types can benefit from regular exfoliation.

While your naturally smooth and moist skin is a Kapha perk, it can also lead to an accumulation of excess oil and impurities. This buildup can result in clogged pores and a lackluster complexion over time.

Exfoliation is a necessary step to remove this surface debris, allowing your skin to breathe and maintain its radiant glow. So, regardless of your Kapha skin's natural blessings, a good exfoliation routine is still essential to keep it at its best!

Revive Kapha Body Butter

The Revive Kapha Body Butter, a blend of herb-infused ghee, shea butter, sunflower oil, and sesame oil, provides balanced hydration for Kapha skin. Infused with essential oils such as lemon, balm, and tulsi, this body butter leaves your skin feeling revitalized and refreshed.

Revive Ayurvedic Ghee Soap

This soap features a blend of ghee, sunflower oil, and sesame oil, providing a gentle cleanse suitable for Kapha skin types. Infused with invigorating essential oils such as lemon, balm, and tulsi, this soap stimulates the senses while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Ayurvedic Dietary Considerations for Skin Health

The journey to radiant skin extends beyond topical applications. It delves into the heart of your daily routine – your diet. Ayurveda emphasizes that what you eat significantly influences your skin health. Foods rich in antioxidants, like fruits and vegetables, enhance your skin's natural defense system, providing a youthful glow.

A balanced diet, according to Ayurvedic doctors, involves consuming six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent – in every meal. The emphasis is on fresh, organic, and seasonal produce.

Avoid foods that are overly spicy or fried as they can aggravate Pitta and lead to skin issues like acne. Furthermore, drinking an ample amount of water is essential to maintain the skin's moisture levels and flush out toxins.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Skin Health

Ayurvedic skincare goes beyond maintaining outer beauty; it's an invitation to explore the healing power of herbs. Some commonly recommended herbs by Ayurvedic practitioners include Neem, known for its purifying properties, and Turmeric, acclaimed for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.

These herbs can be used topically in oils and face packs or consumed internally to support the body's digestive fire, a vital aspect in maintaining skin health according to Ayurvedic medicine.

The Role of Lifestyle in Ayurvedic Skin Care

A comprehensive Ayurvedic skincare routine extends beyond diet and skincare products to include lifestyle modifications. Proper sleep is critical for maintaining healthy skin as the body uses this rest period to repair and rejuvenate the skin cells.

In this holistic approach, Ayurveda acknowledges that your external beauty mirrors your internal health and well-being, a concept beautifully encapsulated in the idea of inner beauty.


facial care, ayurvedic ingredients, physical constitution

The art of Ayurvedic skincare is a journey of rediscovering your natural beauty. It’s a gentle nudge towards living in harmony with nature, towards self-care that goes beyond the skin, nurturing the whole of you.

As you embark on this rewarding path, let Farmtrue be your trusted partner, offering you the purest, Ayurveda-inspired skincare products. After all, glowing skin is just the beginning. The real destination is well-being, balance, and a life lived true.

No items found.