Absolute Beauty: Radiant Skin and Inner Harmony Through the by Pratima Raichur, Mariam Cohn

By Pratima Raichur, Mariam Cohn

Publish yr note: First released in 1997

Ayurveda has develop into the main universal and revered holistic self-discipline in the US at the present time. Popularized via bestsellers equivalent to Deepak Chopra's Ageless physique, undying Mind, its ideas of operating in concord with nature and treating the brain, physique and spirit as an entire were wholeheartedly embraced by means of millions.

Absolute Beauty applies Ayurveda's ideas to create a very new angle to skincare. in contrast to different attractiveness books, which focus exclusively on developing superficial good looks via make-up or medications like Retin-A, it is helping readers in attaining the type of radiance that comes from inside a good looks that's so luminous, so important, that it transcends age, style and actual flaws.

The booklet comprises: a self-test to assist readers ensure their special epidermis style, custom-made skin-care regimens; a consumer's consultant to the dizzying array of so-called common items to be had; treatments for universal epidermis difficulties; very important meals details; directions for detoxifying the physique; and a dialogue of the religious facet of Ayurveda to teach the way it may also help readers in attaining tranquility and the ensuing internal glow.

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