Absolute Beauty

Absolute Beauty

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Ayurveda, popularized by Deepak Chopra in his bestselling books, is an ancient wholistic approach that originated in India. Both natural skin care and the ancient discipline of Ayurveda are tremendously popular concepts right now, and this is the first time the two have come together in a comprehensive book. The founder of her own skin care clinic in Manhattan, author Pratima Raichur is a leading expert on Ayruveda who uses classic Ayurvedic principles to develop her own completely original skin care regimen that can be tailored to all skin types. In concrete, accessible terms, Raichur shows readers how to achieve what she calls absolute beauty-a complexion so luminous and an inner vitality so compelling that our attractiveness transcends all modes of fashion and all physical ideals-a beauty that anyone can achieve, regardless of age, wealth, status or bodily imperfection. Part I outlines the principles of Ayurvedic skin care and shows how the skin, our largest organ, can reveal important information about our stress levels and overall health-if we know what to look for-and offers readers a self-test to determine their skin type from three categories. Part 2 describes each skin type's regimen, and shows the individual reader how they can achieve balance in their particular problem areas through proper nutrition, cleansing, and moisturizing. It also offers a consumers' guide to -natural' products currently available, as well as remedies for the 12 most common complaints, and natural makeup tips. Part 3 focuses even further on nutritional information such as how much is enough water, what your skin can tell you about your digestion, and how to detoxify your body for beautiful skin and hair. Part 4 discusses the spiritual aspects of Ayurveda which can aid in achieving inner peace and the outer glow that stems from it. Also included throughout the book are line drawings to illustrate Raichur's skin care techniques and exercises.aCombining the best of modern science and the age old wisdom of Ayurveda, Absolute Beauty is a complete skin care guide that not only offers the key to more beautiful skin, shinier hair, and thicker eyelashes, but to better overall health, vitality, and abody that feels as good as it looks.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 232 x 27.94mm | 771.11g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0060929103
  • 9780060929107
  • 31,541

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We all know absolute beauty when we see it-- skin that glows with health and an outer bearing that projects inner tranquillity. Yet, despite our every effort and expense, few of us know how to achieve it. In "Absolute Beauty," Pratima Raichur, a chemist and internationally recognized expert on Ayurvedic skin care, explains how the external skin tissue is the physical reflection of everything that happens within the body: the way we eat and breathe, as well as the thoughts and emotions that fill our mind and color our spirit. Here, in the first beauty and skin care guide to reveal the secret to lasting radiance through the principles of Ayurveda, Pratima Raichur offers readers:

a detailed self-test to determine their exact skin type

customized skin care plans for each skin type

proven-effective advice for addressing the most troubling skin problems

essential nutritional information

instructions for detoxifying the body.
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"Beauty is the harmonious interactive of elements and forces that comprise the human body, human mind, and human spirit. Pratima Raichur's "Absolute Beauty" is an exquisite, elegant, and practical book that will help you achieve both inner and outer beauty." -- Deepak Chopra, author of "The Path to Love" and "The Seven Laws of Success""Pratima Raichur is the most incredible healer, combining science and ancient wisdom. "Absoluet Beauty" offers all readers the key to her healing touch."-- Felicia Milewicx, beauty and health director, "Mademoiselle"
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