The 9-Step Skincare Routine
At Bombay Beauty Co, our products are designed according to ancient Ayurvedic skin care traditions using natural ingredients and a time-honoured 9-step Ayurvedic skincare routine.
In India, ancient healers practised Ayurveda, the oldest holistic form of medicine in the world, originating over 5,000 years ago in India, to heal people with health and skincare issues. In today's world, we are continually exposed to endless stress, toxins, and chemicals so to solve this, we turned to our roots in Ayurveda to create simple yet effective skincare solutions.
Based on ancient Ayurveda, here is the 9-Step Skincare Routine:
No. 01 - CLEANSING
Cleansing your skin twice a day is essential to remove the environmental pollutants and dirt that clog the pores. When the skin isn’t cleaned well, the chances of breakouts increase. It is important to use natural cleansers that gently remove impurities and make-up without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Below, we’ve listed some of the best Ayurvedic ingredients for cleansing that you should look for in a cleanser.
- Aloe Vera - Referred to as the miracle plant in Ayurveda, its cooling and gently hydrating properties make it a wonderful addition to any skin regime.
- Neem - Effective in aiding in a variety of skin concerns. It’s calming for acne-prone skin.
- Tulsi - known for its cleansing and toning properties.
- Sandalwood - Ayurveda says that Sandalwood induces Mental Coherence & Placidity. It is a powerful antiseptic, that curbs excessive sebaceous gland activity and cools inflamed skin.
No. 02 - EXFOLIATING
Exfoliation is simply a process of removing the dead cells from your skin’s surface. Irrespective of your skin type, you’ll benefit from exfoliation as it removes the build-up of dead cells that cause skin dullness. Ayurvedic scrubs such as Ubtans are 100% percent natural and contain ingredients like oatmeal that are gentle on the skin. If you’re using Ayurvedic scrubs for your face and body, you can even use them regularly. When using other scrubs, exfoliate once or twice a week.
No. 03 - MASKING
The application of a moisturizing and detoxifying face mask makes your skin soft and improves your skin tone. However, it’s important to pick a suitable face mask for your skin type. Examine your skin and apply the mask over your face evenly and relax. Leave it on until it dries. Once dry, wash the mask off with cold water and pat dry. Masks should only be applied 1-2 times a week to avoid over detoxifying or drying of the skin.
No. 04 - TONING
Toning is another important step of face cleansing. It’s refreshes the skin, seals the pores, and keeps the skin hydrated. Use a chemical-free and mild toner as per your skin type.
No. 05 - HYDRATING
Our Aloe-based facial gels provide hydration to the skin, helping to lock in moisture into the skin, while also helping the top layer of skin cells bond together, ultimately smoothing and softening your skin.
Aloe vera has also been shown to increase collagen production in the skin, which helps with wrinkle reduction and a more youthful looking, radiant skin. In addition to boosting collagen production, aloe vera gel hydrates the skin and boosts the skin's elasticity, reducing the amount of fine lines and wrinkles
No. 06 - APPLYING SERUM
The age-old science of Ayurveda focuses on herbal oils as a means for treating various skincare issues. When applied on the skin, these naturally-sourced oils cure skin problems, keep the skin pores in check, and locks in moisture for a healthy glow. Serums are always applied before lotions, facial cremes, and makeup to ensure that it is fully absorbed by skin.
No. 07 - MOISTURIZING
Lock in your moisture to keep your face hydrated. Apply a nourishing lotion, face oil, or face balm on your face and neck
No. 08 - APPLYING SUNSCREEN & BB CREAMS
An extension of moisturizing, sunscreen is considered the most important skin care product for use all round-year. By using sun protection daily, you can minimize the appearance of fine lines and imperfections in skin texture.
Zinc Oxide is a naturally occurring mineral and one of the safest skin-protecting ingredients against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. It filters out both UVA and UVB rays, thus forming a shield that keeps UV radiation from penetrating the skin and causing cell damage.
Titanium Dioxide is another active mineral ingredient that works naturally to block the sun’s rays. It protects skin from UVB radiation and is considered to have no risk of skin sensitivity.
No. 09 - TAKING CARE OF YOUR BROW, LASHES, HAIR & LIPS
Taking care of your brows, lips, and hair is an important extension of skin care. Our brow hairs, lash hairs, and scalp hair follicles are often exposed to toxins, dryness, chemicals and will fall out or thin out if they are not adequately nourished. We can maintain the follicle health with the application of specific hair nourishing oils.
As for our lips, the most common problem that our lips go through is dryness and chapping. Sometimes, the build-up of dead cells on the lips leads to lips losing their natural colour. This causes dark and pigmented lips. It is highly recommended to use a natural lip balms and lip scrubs regularly to maintain beautiful and healthy lips.