This holiday season especially, mamas, their babies and you need to indulge in healthy, clean skincare to make sure you’re at your best. Ayurveda is an ancient — some say, as old as 3,500 years, when the Mesopotamian and Indus Valley civilizations were developing — health and wellness system.
It’s a whole person philosophy, taking into account your body shape, personality and health, sorting folks into three general categories, known as “doshas”. Entire libraries of literature have been written about the doshas, but the concept is that you want to balance what you’ve got going on, through your food, activities, skincare, certain herbs, how you decorate, the colors you wear, etc. I have thought for many years that this makes a lot of sense. But, it’s a discipline! We’re naturally predisposed to keep on going in the direction we’ve been headed. I’m pretty sure I’d be well-considered to be a “kapha”.
Modern people that we are, it’s good to integrate the ancient teachings with today’s tech. For instance, my favorite local tv meteorologist has also deeply studied astrology. Blend the physical and metaphysical! In the same way, Dr. Natalie Geary is a pediatrician and Ayurvedic practitioner, trained at Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also the founder of vedaPURE: I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
vedaBaby is a line of skin care especially developed for babies and children, with several different washes and creams. Cool: Soothing Cream is a silky, intense, yet instantly-absorbed cream developed for people with allergies. It has the faintest floral-herb aroma from flower oils like German chamomile, Roman chamomile and lavender. It doesn’t feel greasy at all. This would be good for anyone with reactive skin!
vedaMama was created for the grownups and mamas among us. Purity: Detoxifying Body Cream incorporates green tea butter and clarity oils like evening primrose, camillia and witch hazel. It was crafted to reinvigorate and restore elasticity to the skin. It has a fluffy texture with fresh, herbal scent. I find that it provides good relief for those times when you have some slight swelling, including on your tummy after a full meal!
Refresh: Refreshing Body Cream has a rich, buttery texture and ginger-lime fragrance. This combo would be terrific for men, too. It’s great for feet! Shea and mango seed butters are among the ingredients that soften as you are reinvigorated.