7 Ayurvedic tips for healthy, radiant skin

Ayurveda skin care | skin care for men | Ayurveda Parkschlösschen Health Blog

Ageing is an inevitable fact of life. Wrinkles and blemishes may not be completely avoidable, but it is important to maintain the healthy function of our skin as it is the largest organ of our body and the first protective barrier against harmful environmental factors such as pathogens, UV rays and cold.

Good skin care is not just about superficially enhancing the skin’s appearance, but much more about a healthy lifestyle. Here are our best Ayurveda tips to support the skin holistically:


Cleansing: Start your skin care regime with a thorough cleansing. Ayurveda recommends using cleansers with natural ingredients such as rose water or aloe vera. These gently cleanse the skin without drying or irritating it.

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Adequate moisturise is particularly important in the summer. Use light moisturisers or natural oils, such as coconut or almond oil, to moisturise your skin and protect it from drying out.

These oils, or our coconut body whip (see recipe), are perfect for relaxing and pampering during an Abhyanga self-massage.

Sun protection

Protection from harmful UV rays is essential to keeping your skin healthy. Use an organic sun screen with a high sun protection factor and wear a hat and light, protective clothing.

A healthy diet

A balanced and varied wholefood diet plays an important role for skin health, as it promotes collagen production and strengthens the skin’s protective function. Choose foods that are rich in vitamins, folic acid, proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, calcium, etc.

In Ayurveda, a Dosha-appropriate diet plays a particularly important role. Our explanatory video gives a brief overview of foods suitable for each Dosha constitution (subtitles in English)  >>


Ayurveda attaches great importance to deep, internal cleansing of the body to keep the skin healthy. If possible, treat yourself to an Ayurvedic cleansing programme – Panchakarma − once a year to intensively cleanse the body from the inside.


Ojas is the purest physiological essence of all body tissues, which gives us Prana (life energy), immunity and a beautiful complexion.

The following Rasayana-attributed foods, for example, increase Ojas:

* eat in moderation!

Ojas occurs as the finest end product of complete digestion, which is why it is particularly important to have a strong Agni (digestive fire). A balanced diet with sufficient soluble and insoluble fibre as well as probiotic foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, lassi, miso, yoghurt etc. is therefore particularly beneficial.

Note: according to Ayurvedic teachings, animal proteins should not be consumed with milk. More information about unfavourable food combinations in Ayurveda >>


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    Ms. Kansal completed her 6-year Ayurveda studies in India in 2006. She then worked as a lecturer and until 2007 worked as an Ayurveda doctor in Indian Ayurveda hospitals. In 2008 she came to Germany and completed her training as a healing practitioner in 2016. Ms. Kansal has been working at the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen since 2012. Her intensive Sanskrit and yoga studies give her a deep Ayurvedic knowledge.

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