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    "Do I apply the face oil and leave out my moisturizer, or should I apply the oil, then the moisturizer or the other way round?"

    "And why do the directions on the body oil say that I have to use it before taking a shower?"

    "And let’s not even get started on using a hair oil because who knew oils for hair were even a thing! How am I supposed to use a hair oil? And wouldn’t that make my hair too greasy?"

    We collated some of the most commonly asked questions about our oils and our Ayurvedic experts have answered the most popular why’s, how’s and when’s of using Ayurvedic oils for your face, hair and body.If these were the thoughts that have run wild in your head after you decided to get one of iYURA’s amber bottles, then read along. 

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      HOW TO USE AYURVEDIC FACE OILS

      Ayurvedic face oils are one of the most versatile skincare products as they can be used in a multitude of ways for various benefits. Besides, oil is to your skin as rain is to parched earth, and it not only physically “feeds” your skin but taking that much needed ‘me time’ to massage it onto your skin equally nourishes your soul too!

      to learn some of the Do's and Don'ts of using these oils!

      FACE OIL

      BODY OIL

      HAIR OIL

      To use an Ayurvedic face oil properly, follow these steps:

      Your Face Oil

      1.

      Cleanse your

      face and neck

      2.

      Take a small amount of oil to massage gently

      3.

      Gently massage

      into your skin

      Use a natural face wash to cleanse your face from dust, dirt, or accumulated sebum. Gently pat dry, and follow with a toner, if you use one. If you're doing a full 5-step routine, start with cleansing your face, then use a scrub, then use your mask. Follow with a toner, and move on to the next step.

      • The instructions on your bottle will tell you how much you need, but it’s usually between 3-6 drops, depending on how dry your skin is, the climate you live in, and whether you’re doing just your face or also your neck and décolletage.  
      • Take these drops in your palm, gently rub your hands together, and continue to the next step. 
      • Use the palms of your hands to spread the oil across your face, neck, and décolletage.  
      • Don’t simply dab it on but take the time to massage your skin so that the oil gets absorbed deep into the layers of your skin.  
      • The added benefit of doing this daily is that massaging the skin improves blood circulation and gives you that healthy, plump look and rosy glow! 

      4.

      Done!

      You won’t need an added moisturizer after this, but make sure you apply SPF before stepping outside. If you’re applying the oil at night, you can simply go to bed and repeat the same process in the morning!

      This routine applies to all our face care oil range:

      Yauvari Amplified Youth Spring

      Manjish Glow Elixir

      Kesaradi Oil

      Prinourish Skin-Enriching Superfood Serum

      Turmerisa Double-Tumeric Facial Essence

      Vetrivera Plush and Pure Skin Enhancer

      Varanya Pure Black Seed Even-Toning Facial Potion

      Dyumati Brilliant Face & Body Dew

      Paraania Oil

      Pro tip:

      Ayurveda recommends massaging your face with a special technique, focusing on Marma points or Ayurvedic energy points. 

      How do I layer my oils?

      You can get as creative as you want with how you want to layer your oils. However if you want some ideas, read below

      With Creams

      One of the best ways to use oils differently is to combine them with moisturizers for extra moisture and to lock in hydration. Together, their light-heavy textures complement each other and you can ensure that your skin gets the best of best, especially if it dries too quickly or too much when you just use a serum or moisturizer. This also suits aging and mature skin types which tend to need more than usual hydration. 

      Yauvari Amplified Youth Spring

      Blavana Ultra-Rich Youth-Boost Face Pommade for Aging Skin

      Your best bet is to use a potent, deeply moisturizing face oil like iYURA Yauvari Amplified Youth Spring which is designed to impart a more youthful and livelier look to mature skin that appears ‘saggy’ or ‘crepey’. 

      Along with Yauvari Amplified Youth Spring, Blavana Ultra-Rich Youth-Boost Face Pommade works best because of Black Gram 

      With Serums

      Serum is a concentrate of active and powerful ingredients which targets specific skin concerns, and deeply hydrates. On the other hand, face oils are moisturizing in nature.

      As serums are for hydration and oils for moisturization, a combination of these two would be immensely helpful for aging skin that’s prone to dryness and dehydration or Vata-aggravated skin types. If your skin needs extra support with these two qualities, apply a serum first to hydrate your skin followed by an oil to lock in that hydration. Together, serums and oil provide an all-round effective layer for lasting softness and velvety smooth skin.

      Kesaradi Oil

      Neroli Orange Nutritive Serum

      (For Dry/Vata Skin)

      Using a serum and face oil is never an either/or situation and most times, by adding a few drops of face oil, you can ensure that your skin is also enriched with all the natural and herbal essence needed to enliven your look such as with iYURA Kesaradi Oil. This oil is light and non-greasy and will give you a soft, supple look.

      Along with Kesaradi Oil, Neroli Orange Nutritive Serum works best because of 

      Do I need a cream or moisturizer after using it? 

      Typically, face oils prove to be intensely hydrating and moisturizing by themselves. Most of our customers don’t feel the need to use a cream after applying their oil.

      However, if your skin is extremely dry and you live in a dry climate, you might feel the need for added hydration. In this case, make sure to use a 100% natural cream or concentrate that doesn’t negate all the Ayurvedic goodness you’ve just applied through your oil. 

      Turmeric Tangerine Youth Concentrate

      An excellent choice is Ajara’s Turmeric Tangerine Youth Concentrate. It is formulated specifically for dry, mature, aging skin types. 

      When should I use it?

      Depending on their ingredient combinations, face oils can be used both in the morning and evening, meaning you'll have round-the-clock care. While day-time face oils (like Kesaradi Oil) give you optimal and lasting moisturization along with skin that appears glowy, night-time face oils (like Manjish Glow Elixir) help to fight away tiredness and fatigue by clarifying your look for a rejuvenated appearance, thus refreshing and nourishing it while you sleep. 

      Any time Face Oils

      Yauvari Amplified Youth Spring

      Kesaradi Oil

      Prinourish Skin-Enriching Superfood Serum

      Turmerisa Double-Tumeric Facial Essence

      Vetrivera Plush and Pure Skin Enhancer

      Varanya Pure Black Seed Even-Toning Facial Potion

      Dyumati Brilliant Face & Body Dew

      Paraania Oil

      Night Time Oil

      Manjish Glow Elixir

      At which step of my routine should I use an oil? 

      A face oil acts as a moisturizer, so you would use it to replace creams, as the last step of your skincare routine. The most common skincare steps are: 

      1. Cleanser

      2. Scrub

      3. Mask

      4. Toner

      5. Serum

      6. Oil

      7. Cream (Optional)

      8. SPF

      Whether you do this full routine every day or only have a 2-step routine, oils are the last step before SPF, and after the face wash. 

      Still have questions? Find the answers here: 

      FAQs

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      HOW TO USE AYURVEDIC BODY OILS

      abhyanga

      One of the pillars of Ayurveda is “abhyanga” or self-massage. The reason Ayurveda pays such importance to abhyanga is because the act of self-massage not only moisturizes your skin through the oils, but it also strengthens the body, improves blood circulation, and improves stamina, better sleep, and overall health!

      All these together cater to provide you with a better and more focused and balanced mind-body-spirit connection to always channel the best of your potential.

      To use an Ayurvedic body oil properly, follow these steps: 

      1

      Warm the oil

      For the perfect abhyanga body massage that gives you the best results and better absorption of the oil, warm the oil slightly just until it’s a little above room temperature. Use a double boiler method, where you take some oil in a bowl and place it in another bowl filled with hot water. Make sure that it’s just warm to touch and not boiling hot.

      Warming the oil helps relax your muscles much better and is also believed to improve blood circulation that will facilitate proper working of all your internal systems, according to Ayurveda.

      However, you don’t need to perform abhyanga every single time. Sometimes, you might be in a hurry or simply want to nourish some dry spots. In this case, you don’t need to warm the oil. Simply use the pump to spray it directly into your hands and apply it on the skin. 

      2

      Massage the skin

      As you start your abhyanga, rub the oil slowly between your palms and fingers to maintain the warmth. Start from the extremities and work your way inwards. Begin from your neck, shoulder, fingers, toes and ankles towards the center – stomach, chest and back.

      If you’re not doing abhyanga, simply gently massage the oil into the skin until it has absorbed

      3

      Use longer strokes for limbs and circular motions for joints 

      The motion to be followed for abhyanga or self-massage is longer, gentle strokes for limbs and longer areas in a back-and-forth direction, and circular motion in a clockwise direction for joints such as on the knees and elbows. Take at least 2-3 minutes of continuous motion with each stroke/motion so that the oil has time to absorb into your skin and provide you with the best possible results. 

      4

      Spend extra time over areas that are more susceptible to dryness

      As you end your abhyanga session, remember to give extra care, time and attention to those areas that are prone to intense dryness and dehydration such as your elbows and knees and the soles of your feet. Since these areas have rougher skin usually and are farther away from the center of your body, adding an extra layer of moisture and intense hydration always helps it to stay smoother and healthy. 

      You can also massage the cuticles of your nails, both on your fingers and toes using an Ayurvedic body oil to enhance healthier nails that shine on their own. 

      Pro Tip: Just like with your face, Ayurveda recommends that you can carry out body massage following your marma points too. 

      Still have questions? Find the answers here: 

      FAQs

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      HOW TO USE AYURVEDIC HAIR OILS

      Hair and scalp oils have for so long dominated a crown position in Ayurveda not just because they are good for your hair but are also believed to ease stress, improve brain function and clarify your thinking.

      Frequent hair oiling is the secret behind many Indian women's long, lush, thick, shiny, smooth hair!

      To use an Ayurvedic hair oil properly, follow these steps: 

      1

      Warm the oil

      Just as with body oils, when hair oils are slightly above room temperature, it can be greatly beneficial for the hair and scalp. Use a similar double boiler method, where you take some oil in a bowl and place it in another bowl filled with hot water. Make sure that it’s just warm to touch and not boiling hot. 

      But, if you choose to, you can also skip this step by pumping the oil directly onto your scalp or in your hands first

      Also allow your hair to be lose. Brush it before you begin so it's knot-free.

      2

      Massage from the front to the back of your scalp

      Using the tip of your fingers dipped in the oil, massage from the front of your scalp to the back in a gentle straight motion. Apply enough pressure for a gentle yet firm touch. 

      3

      Use circular motions

      After about a minute of straight motion, continue in the same way but using smaller circular motions. Keep it steady with the same amount of pressure. And keep dipping your fingers in the oil, as and when you need, to keep the movement smooth. 

      4

      Reverse the direction and massage the sides too 

      Take at least 2-3 minutes with each step and then change direction, ie. go from back to front, before moving onto the sides of your head. 

      5

      Finish by oiling your hair strands 

      After the scalp massage is over, use either the praying hands or stroking motion to oil your hair. Use more on the ends and any specific parts that may be drier than others. When you’re done, you can keep your hair tied up in a lose bun to keep it out of the way. 

      Let the oil sit for at least 20-30 minutes before washing it off using a mild herbal shampoo. 

      Still have questions? Find the answers here: 

      FAQs

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      Now you know how to use Ayurvedic face, hair and body oils! If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us at care@theayurvedaexperience.com or +1(678)-498-7248.

      If you're wondering which oil would suit you best, get a FREE 15-minute product recommendation with one of in-house Ayurvedic Experts here: https://theayurvedaexperience.com/pages/skincare-consultations