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Tanuj Nakra, MD

AVYA Skincare Co-Founder


Great Skincare starts with Knowledge

The importance of including a face serum in your skincare routine

Keeping your skincare regimen simple and balanced with the right skincare products can sometimes seem like a task in and of itself. With all of the new types of products coming to the market it’s easy to get overwhelmed with options. You may feel daunted by the task of figuring which types of products will be best to invest in, but one particular product that we believe should be a part of every morning and evening routine is face serum. Serums are so beneficial to your routine for many reasons, so we wanted to share with you our take on...

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Ayurveda: 5 of the best Ayurvedic Ingredients to incorporate into your skincare routine

In today’s world, there is no better time to incorporate practices into your daily life that reduce stress and increase personal, physical, and spiritual wellness. Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest healing holistic systems, originates in India and focuses on creating balance in the mind, body, and spirit. Famous beauty blogger, Akanksha Redhu, in an interview with StyleCaster states that there’s a rising interest in Ayurveda because people are starting to have the desire to move away from chemicals not only in their diets, but in their skincare products as well - rightfully so. An article published in The Guardian...

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Incorporating Ayurveda into your everyday skincare routine

In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda means “Knowledge of Life”. An ayurvedic lifestyle is based on the healing science that originated in India thousands of years ago. Its main goal is to create balance in all areas of life and so its practices promote harmony in life in terms of thinking, diet, and lifestyle, in other words, mind, body, and soul. Mindfulness practices like meditation and body/mind practices like yoga are combined with an emphasis on being thoughtful about the food we use to nourish our inner bodies and the products we use on our skin. It is this full-body approach...

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How to care for your skin while wearing a face mask

With prolonged wearing of face masks due to COVID-19, some people are experiencing breakouts in the areas that the mask touches the most. Inflammation, hyperpigmentation, redness, and breakouts are among the most common reactions to masks. These breakouts have been dubbed “maskne” by major publications like and Elle Magazine. Maskne is characterized by tiny whiteheads that pop up after wearing your mask or other face protection. Especially impacted areas are the chin, the under-eye area, and cheeks. While conditions like inflammation and redness can heal and don’t have long term effects, hyperpigmentation and skin damage from breakouts can last...

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How to protect your skin from the sun

With summer just around the corner, sun protection is on the top of everyone’s skincare list. Year-round sun protection is necessary to avoid premature signs of aging and hyperpigmentation that can appear as a sign of sun damage from UV Rays and UVB Radiation. However, with increased outdoor activities, we become more susceptible to these skin issues during the warmer months of the year. Sun damage can have a major impact on skin, both seen and unseen. Not all damage is visible. Some of the most severe damage can only be seen with UV photography. However, dermatologists are trained to...

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Our Commitment to Racial Equity

Dear AVYA Family, Our hearts are heavy as we reflect on the inequities, brutality and violence that persist in our world. AVYA stands behind the Black Lives Matter movement. We support those who are raising their voices in protest. The existence of racism is unjust and contrary to humanity. AVYA was created with the vision of inclusivity, that women everywhere feel recognized, valued and respected. From the beginning, the AVYA team has worked to break down barriers, have difficult conversations, and transform social constructs. Our own experiences give us the opportunity to look deeply at the role we play as...

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