5 Holistic Health and Beauty Practices to Try
Tongue scraping. Nasal cleansing. Eye palming. These are—no joke—the hottest new treatments promising radiant skin and a gleaming smile. Only they’re not new. In fact, they’re ancient ayurvedic practices dating back more than 3,000 years. Why the resurgence now? From juice cleanses to meditation, holistic health and beauty ideas have become far more mainstream. And it doesn’t hurt that celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth have been known to sing their praises. Although there are few studies that support the effectiveness of these practices, both ayurvedic pros and many traditional M.D.’s believe in the beauty benefits. “Brushing the teeth wasn’t studied when people started doing it, but we suspected it was beneficial,” says Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D., director of neurology at Wellspring Health at Scripps Memorial Hospital, in La Jolla, California. “Common sense and empirical knowledge stand the test of time.” Experiment with these rituals and see if they help turn back time for your face and body.