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Experts From Kama Ayurveda Recommend 6 Ayurvedic Ingredients For Summer Skincare

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Summer not only sees a rise in mercury but also increased tanning, redness and sunburn. Add to this the high humidity level and excessive sweating, your skin accumulates grime and dirt, which increases your chances of breakouts. According to Ayurveda, the scorching summer heat increases heat in the body, which is one of the main irritants for your skin. So you not only need to beat the outside heat but find a way to keep your body cool from the inside heat too. Dr Aruna Purohit, the in-house ayurvedic doctor at Kama Ayurveda recommends these are some key ayurvedic ingredients to look out for in your beauty products this summer that can help you beat the heat.


Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser

Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser


Sandalwood, commonly known in India as Chandan is renowned for its aromatic and skincare properties. In ancient texts, it plays an important role in one’s overall summer skincare regime. As summer is a Pitta (bile) governing season, it is suggested to apply a lot of cooling, hydrating, healing and nurturing foods, herbs, and spices through ayurvedic beauty products and lifestyle choices. As per Ayurveda, skin care in summer is incomplete without the incorporation of Sandalwood, whether it comes to managing Pitta-related disorders or managing the effects of harsh sun rays of Summer on the skin.

Kama Ayurveda Recommends: Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser

LBB Recommends: The Natures Co Sandalwood Body Lotion


Pure Rose Water

Pure Rose Water


Roses play a starring role in Ayurvedic beauty care because they regulate the functioning of brajaka pitta, a sub-dosha that controls the biochemical processes in the skin. Among other things, roses reduce wrinkles, improve complexion, and slow the signs of ageing. Rose is also cooling in nature. Applying rose water to your skin can be a very calming and soothing experience, especially during summers when the temperature is soaring.

Kama Ayurveda Recommends: Pure Rose Water, Natural Rose Soap, Rose and Jasmine Body Moisturizer

LBB Recommends: Sadhev Rose Water Toner


Pure Vetiver Water

Pure Vetiver Water


Vetiver popularly known as khus in Ayurveda has a citrus, earthy, and cooling smell along with a cooling effect. It is most widely used as vetiver water or oil for various skin disorders. With its soothing property, the vetiver relieves stress and calms the skin. The Vetiver water cools, hydrates, and tones leaving skin scented with the refreshing scent of pure Vetiver.

Kama Ayurveda Recommends: Vetiver Water

LBB Recommends: Mirah Beller Vetiver Hair Spray


Nalpamaradi Thailam Skin Brightening Treatment

Nalpamaradi Thailam Skin Brightening Treatment


Amla in any form is extremely cooling, however as fresh amla is not freely available in summer, you could go for the powder form or eat it as a murabba (a sweet fruit preserve). When consumed, amla helps reduce heat rashes on the skin. Like the topical application of sandalwood cools skin from the outside, amla cools it from the inside—it is an excellent antioxidant and works to reduce pitta from the body.

Kama Ayurveda Recommends: Nalapamaradi Thailam can be used as a natural skin illuminator and de-tanning oil for the face and body

LBB Recommends: Atulya Amla Powder


Lavanya Natural Plant Mask

Lavanya Natural Plant Mask


The presence of glabridin in Mulethi, also popularly known as liquorice, helps in reducing hyperpigmentation. Liquorice because of its anti-bacterial properties can protect your skin against pollution, which is increasing exponentially every day, and against damaging sun rays. Liquorice contains UV blocking enzymes, which help to prevent future damage.

Kama Ayurveda Recommends: Lavanya Plant Mask for its purifying and retexturing characteristics.

LBB Recommends: Teal & Terra Kumkumadi Oil Night Serum 

Coconut Milk

Eladi Hydrating Face Cream

Eladi Hydrating Face Cream


Coconut milk is packed with vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.  The application of coconut milk over sunburnt skin aids in rapid healing because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps by cooling the skin and reducing pain, swelling and redness. The natural fatty acids in coconut milk help treat dry and irritated skin and remove harmful bacteria.

Kama Ayurveda Recommends: Eladi Hydrating Face Cream and Jwalini Retexturizing Oil 

LBB Recommends: Vedanum Coconut Milk Soap