Posted by: sakalaradiance | December 15, 2008

Glowing Winter Skin!

DoshaCare

Customized Ayurvedic Skincare

 

Around this time of year, the ravages of dry winter weather begin to take their toll on skin. Many of us, in an attempt to combat this dehydration, lather on the heavy moisturizers, which isn’t the most effective solution. Often, it’s the built up dead skin  cells on the top layers of the skin that can hinder moisturizer from reaching the deeper layers. An effective exfoliating regimen can be the boost your skin needs in order to get all the benefits of a good moisturizer, and the side effect of a gorgeous glow doesn’t hurt either. DoshaCare’s founder, Patty Schmucker, has created this 3 step regimen to give you that healthy radiant glow that could rival any microdermabrasion treatment out there.

 

Use this Exfoliation Ritual as an effective anti-aging system that will address hyperpigmentation, boost radiance, and keep blemishes at bay. 

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Exfoliation Ritual

Day 1 – Apply Sakala Ama Release Tonic to dry skin, massage gently over the face, neck and décolletage.  Apply your DoshaCare Cleanser over the Sakala Ama Release Tonic and massage gently.  Remove with a warm terry or chamois wash cloth.  Follow with elixir and moisturizer.

 

Day 2 – Apply your DoshaCare Cleanser and massage gently over the face, neck and décolletage.  Remove with a warm terry or chamois wash cloth. Apply Sakala Exfoliant, as vigorously as your skin will tolerate over the face, neck and décolletage.  Pay special attention to the sides of the nose, the cleft of the chin, cheek area where blush is applied, and around the hairline where makeup and body oils accumulate and create build up. Remove with a warm terry or chamois wash cloth.  Follow with elixir and moisturizer.

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Day 3 – Apply your DoshaCare Cleanser and massage gentle over the face, neck and décolletage.  Remove with a warm terry or chamois wash cloth. Follow with elixir and moisturizer.

 

Day #4 Repeat Ritual steps 1-3

 

Should I do this ritual morning or night? 

It can be done either as part of your morning ritual or night ritual, but not both.  Choose which you will be more consistent with and incorporate this ritual at that time. 

 

Can I just repeat Day 1 and 2 Ritual every day?

No, because over-exfoliation is the number one reason (second only to a lack of liquid intake) for the skin having a shiny, oily appearance by mid afternoon.  Over-exfoliation breaks the acid mantle of the skin (a thin protective film naturally made by your body) and forces the skin to overwork to replenish this protective barrier. 

 

My skin is very sensitive and manual exfoliation irritates my skin.

Follow this ritual and pay attention to your skin’s reaction.  If redness or irritations occur, try these options.  Apply Ama Release tonic on wet skin or mixed with your cleanser.  If irritation still occurs, discontinue use of this product.  Apply Sakala Exfoliant over your cleanser, massage very lightly, or apply just in areas were there is build up.  If irrational still occurs, discontinue use of this product. 

 

I am oily by mid-afternoon every day.

Make sure you are getting enough liquids into your body.  Water is good, but any type of liquid found in foods, like soups, fruits, and vegetables also count for liquids.  The more clear the liquid you consume, the better.  If you are following this advice and practicing the DoshaCare Exfoliation Ritual, repeat the Day 3 Ritual for two or more consecutive days, until you see a balance restored to your skin.   For example, your Ritual might be Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 3, Day3, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 3, Day3.

 

Do I need to clean my skin at night?

Cleaning your skin at night before you go to bed is VERY important as your skin is most active at night when other organs are resting and as a result, whatever is on your skin at night is deeply absorbed. 

 

What if I have active acne?

For active acne conditions, apply Sakala Ama Release Tonic at night as a spot treatment to dry, clean skin.  Follow with elixir and moisturizer.  

Customized Ayurvedic Skincare

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