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Turmeric: The Super Ingredient You Need in Your Skincare Regimen

For thousands of years, turmeric has been a prized botanical in Ayurveda - ancient Indian medical science. In recent years, turmeric has come to the forefront of western health and skincare consciousness as a super ingredient with sites like Goop and Oprah.com singing its praises.  A plant rich with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory attributes, turmeric is linked to a wide range of health benefits such as improved brain function and a lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes. Turmeric has many dietary benefits, as well as its wondrous effects on hair and skin. At AVYA, we have long recognized the...

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4 Ways to Protect and Moisturize Your Hands

With summer coming to an end, we’re saying goodbye to hot, sunny days and looking forward to cooler months. Cold weather can tend to wick moisture out of the skin and for that reason it is important to include products that work to keep skin soft and moisturized. Many of us will take extra precautions to make sure we apply the best serum or night cream to our face and neck to avoid dryness and premature aging. But, there is an often forgotten body part that needs extra care, especially when temperatures begin to drop—your hands.  If the eyes are...

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Why You Should Incorporate Snow Mushrooms in Your Skincare Routine

Everyone is always looking for the next big thing in skincare - the newest ingredient that will help take their skin to the next level. While there are always new technologies being created, there are also some tried and true botanicals that are very deserving of the proverbial spotlight when it comes to their ability to heal and nourish skin. Snow Mushrooms have been used in Asian and Eastern Asian medicine for thousands of years, but only began to really have their “moment” in recent years. The Zoe Report raved about their benefits in 2018 and since then, brands have...

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Tips for Achieving Balance in Your Daily Life

Balance as it pertains to our everyday lives can sometimes feel elusive. The ancient healing science of Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that achieving balance between the energies of the mind, body, and soul is the key to a long life. Balance is one of the core pillars of the Avya brand. We strive to incorporate it into our products through our exclusive blend of botanicals, peony, turmeric, and neem to nourish and restore the mind, body, and spirit.  We understand that achieving balance looks and feels different for every individual. With that in mind, we’d like to share...

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How to Incorporate Mudras into Daily Life

Ayurveda is an approach to life that allows us to create and experience connection between our bodies and the world around us. On a daily basis, we are bombarded with images and messages telling us what we should look like, how we should live, how we should act, what we should say or not say, and what things we should own. All of these things can cloud our minds and keep us in a state of feeling disconnected from our true selves.  One of AVYA’s founders, Deepika Vyas, grew up deeply rooted in the practices of Ayurveda. She was raised...

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The Main Differences Between Day & Night Moisturizers

It’s not uncommon to wonder if there’s really a need for a separate day and night moisturizer. After all, this is really just a gimmick to get you to buy more products, right? Wrong. There are actually several differences between the two, and each has its own benefits and uses. Differences Between Day & Night Moisturizers As mentioned, there are several differences between a day moisturizer and night moisturizer.  Day moisturizers tend to be lighter in feel and they absorb into the skin easily. A good day cream won’t feel greasy or leave residue on the skin once absorbed so...

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