Is This Ancient Practice the Answer to Your Skin Woes?

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Call it a beauty editor’s intuition, but we have a nagging feeling that Ayurveda will be the Korean beauty trend of 2016—in other words, be prepared to start seeing it everywhere. The 5000-year-old practice has seen a reemergence in the past few years, thanks in part to a slew of celebrity disciples (hi, Gwyneth), as well as a general shift in the industry toward more natural-minded beauty solutions.

For the unschooled, Ayurveda is a practice that has been used for centuries in India to treat a variety of conditions, grounded in the belief that all treatments should be viewed as a holistic science—meaning it should treat the person as a whole, rather than separate parts. This takes on a unique view when applied to skincare—and it just might be the secret solution your problem skin has been looking for.

We asked Kiera Nachman, Ayurvedic expert and founder of Sundara Holistic, to tell us exactly how this ancient practice can clear breakouts, firm wrinkles, and more. We’ll put it this way: We may or may not be adding organic ghee to our grocery list.

Keep scrolling to find out how Ayurveda can help your skin!

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