Lavanya sutra is the session of Ayurveda that deals primarily with beauty care for women. Lavanya or lavanyam means beauty and sutra is a set of directions or techniques.
Lavanya sutra in Ayurveda is the technique of maintaining beauty by ensuring healthy living and addressing specific beauty issues with natural remedies.
The different sections of lavanya sutra are skin care, hair care, eye care, mouth care, nail care, foot care and keeping a trimmed and healthy body.
Physical beauty is not independent of one’s physical health. Only healthy persons can have attractive beauty. Just like the case of health care, Ayurvedic beauty care also depends on freeing body from bodily wastes or toxins (called ama), optimum nutrition to body and the balance of the three doshas of tridoshas.
Ayurveda is very much skeptical about wearing make ups. Even an inch of makeup on face can’t hide the worries of mind, period. There is one important aspect of lavanya sutra, Ayurvedic beauty care treatise. It is not only the physical aspect that gives beauty to a woman, but also her mental bearings. The happiness of mind will be easily visible on face. So is gloom and worries.
Lavanya sutra beauty care Ayurveda doesn’t stop there. It reaches spiritual levels that the person needs to be in constant touch with divine to maintain internal and external beauty. According to Ayurvedic principles, one who is self-aware will be eternally beautiful and require no physical adornments.
The cosmetics used in Ayurveda beauty care are all natural herbs like henna, Aloe Vera, hibiscus, honey, turmeric (Curcuma longa), kasthoori manjal (Curcuma aromatica), sandal wood paste and such naturally available herbs that detoxify, nourishes and tones the skin.
Possible spelling variations for lavanya sutra: lavanya suthra, lavanya sootra, lavanya soothra, lavanyasutra, lavannya sutra, lavannya suthra, lavannya sootra and lavannya soothra.