‘All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’
— Charles Schultz
We’ve got good news! That bite of chocolate you were feeling guilty about? Your skin thanks you for it. #TrueStory
Cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolates, is rich in a compound called flavonoids, which prevent UV rays from filtering into your skin and causing sun damage. And, as certain studies suggest, coffee and dark chocolate are the most significant sources of antioxidants in a typical Western diet.
But what are these antioxidants we keep talking about, and asking you to eat, drink or apply?
By definition, an antioxidant is a compound that inhibits oxidation, or removes potentially-damaging, oxidizing agents from a living organism.
What are Free Radicals?
Your body is a giant, complex machine, wherein multiple processes are taking place simultaneously. These metabolic processes lead to the creation of certain particles in the body, called free radicals. While some...
“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Taking care of your skin isn’t just about taking care of that glow, but also about ensuring your skin does well what it was intended to do: Protect your internal organs from environmental damage, serve as the first line of defence against infections, and facilitate that all-important sense of touch. For it to do that, your skin needs to be healthy. At amaiaa, we believe that good health is essential to good looks. When your skin is healthy, it will look healthy and that radiant glow will be yours to own.
According to research, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, wholegrains and vegetable oils has been associated with lesser photo-ageing and skin wrinkling, when compared to a diet that’s heavier in red meats, whole...
‘A different spice is the most interesting thing to me!’
— Nobu Matsuhisa
Ever wondered why a pumpkin spiced latte feels like TLC in a cup? Or what it is about that perfect apple pie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy?
In India, this is called the magic of spices. Gourmands call it the play of delicate flavors on your palate. Science calls it the power of antioxidants. So not only do spices add that touch of exotic to your food, they’re incredible for your health—and for your skin.
Also, spices in India have long been used for their medicinal qualities. We’ve had home remedies for just about everything from common cold, cough, and nausea, to zits, dandruff, and dry skin.
Over the last few decades, modern science has backed many of these claims. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants—those miracle compounds...
‘Eating well is a form of self-love.’
You are what you eat. When your body’s nourished, you look healthy. That is the power of proper nutrition. It works from the inside, in a holistic and natural manner, to help give you a healthy, wholesome life that then reflects in the way you look. At amaiaa, we believe wholesome wellness is a cornerstone of beauty. For what is beauty, if not a healthy, vibrant, glow!
According to the ancient Indian medical treatise, Sushruta Samhita, which also laid down the foundation for Ayurveda, your body is composed of the three doshas (elements) of air, fire and water. When the three are in balance, your body is full of health and vitality, and when they’re not, it affects your metabolism, your hormones, your joints, and it shows on your skin. So for instance, if there is an excess of air, your body will...
“Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart.”
There are beauty secrets that come in a bottle. And then, there are beauty secrets that work inside out. Secrets that have come down to us through the centuries, through ancient Indian scriptures and that have been proven by science and are no longer secrets, really. These are a way of life, to help us overcome the challenges of modern life: Yoga, meditation and the power of proper nutrition that work from the inside, in a holistic manner, to help give us a healthy, wholesome life that then reflects in the way we look.
When you feel calm, you radiate a calm glow; when you are rejuvenated, you look vibrant; when your body’s nourished, you look healthy. At amaiaa, we believe wholesome wellness is a cornerstone of beauty. For what is beauty, if not a healthy,...