Food For the Skin

Kavita Khosa lists do’s and don’t’s based on her own sKin­care rit­u­als

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5 skin­care and well­ness rit­u­als I fol­low

I’m ad­dicted to masque-ing. I masque at least three times a week with my Mitti Clay Face Masque and Turmeric Ex­fo­li­at­ing Face Sand to re­move de­bris and dull­ness.

I cleanse with my own home­made mi­cel­lar wa­ter to gen­tly deep cleanse skin at the start and end of my day.

I’m in love with pre­cious pure plant oils that are rich in es­sen­tial fatty acids, bio ac­tives and an­tiox­i­dants. My Il­lu­mine Elixir Face oil is hand blended with oils from Hi­malayan wild har­vested se­abuck­thorn and rose­hip seeds. Mas­sag­ing skin with a pure high qual­ity oil can elim­i­nate fine lines and tone fa­cial mus­cles.

Ab­hyanga or a body mas­sage is vi­tal to boost cir­cu­la­tion, soothe the ner­vous sys­tem and re­ju­ve­nate skin. Our skin eats ev­ery time we put some­thing on it so al­ways re­mem­ber to treat it with epi­curean high qual­ity skin­foods free of toxic chem­i­cals.

Com­pas­sion and em­pa­thy soften the face and set­tle into its con­tours, lend­ing a beauty and grace that can­not be store bought.

5 things I wouldn’t do

Put any­thing on my skin with­out read­ing the la­bel and know­ing where it has come from.

Use make up or cos­met­ics with parabens, petro­chem­i­cals and toxic chem­i­cals. I’ve switched to nat­u­ral or­ganic eth­i­cal brands that i trust.

Ex­per­i­ment too much with too many prod­ucts, es­pe­cially all at one time. Give your skin some room to breathe, to ab­sorb and un­der­stand what is be­ing ap­plied on it. Keep your skin­care rit­u­als and your prod­ucts sim­ple. Never ever sleep with make up on.

Never use lasers and peels, I speak from ex­pe­ri­ence. They can burn skin and make it sen­si­tive to the sun and en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age over time. Be kind to your skin. It is sen­si­tive, re­cep­tive, sen­sual and in­ti­mate.

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