Beauty on the outside begins on the inside:  this core belief is at the very heart of Bharti Vyas’s holistic beauty treatments. Bharti is arguably one of the first to adapt this concept in the world of western skincare with her holistic treatment approach to beauty therapy.  She remains a pioneer in our understanding of the pivotal role inner health and wellbeing has on our outer glow.  I’m delighted to be able to share some tips on simple ways to feel fab naturally with Bharti Vyas.

Bharti VyasFrom a tender age, immersed in an eastern upbringing rich in Ayurvedic principles (an ancient Indian system of health and wellbeing based on phytomedicinal or plant based healing), Bharti understood the natural connections and flow of energy that exists within the body, something that western beauty treatments overlooked.

Bharti explains: “I have been bought up around Ayurveda.  Ayurvedic medicine is perhaps the greatest form of healing and natural healthcare the world has known. It is based on 3,000 years of Indian wisdom passed down through generations. This medicine became a saviour in a country that did not have a national health system so people searched for natural ways to prevent and treat their minor ailments. It focuses on treating the body as a whole, and going to the root of a problem instead of just treating the symptom.  It is important to keep the mind, body and soul balanced in order to create total wellness and harmony.

“Here I share some of my top skincare tips that can be done in the privacy of your own home:

Harmonise and balance the inner body through acupressure points

As an acupuncturist, I have designed my therapies to incorporate acupressure points.  They are a gateway to inner health and wellbeing by harmonising and balancing the inner body. Here are a few that can really make a difference. Stimulate your points 2 x a day with a firm pumping action: 

Large Intestine 11  (LI11) –  Traditionally used for reducing heat in the body, this point will help clear your gut. So if your skin is flaring due to sluggish digestion, this will help to clear it. It is also great if you are getting menopausal hot flushes!

The Large Intestine channel travels from the index finger, up the arm, shoulder and neck and onto the face to the nose. Large Intestine 11 is a point located at the elbow. The easiest way to locate it is to bend your arm and look for the end of the crease on the outer side of your bent elbow.

Large intestine 4  ( LI4)  is also known as the aspirin point ( do not use in pregnancy)

This point is great for pain on any part of the body, particularly the face and headaches. It’s located at the highest point of the muscle when the thumb and index fingers are held together. Locate the point between the web of the first and second finger.

Governing Vessel (GV 20) is located on the highest place of the head, imagine you are marking a cross there and the centre of that point is the GV20. It is great for treating stress, high BP , relieves headaches and  dizziness.

Looking FabSip water throughout the day

In India, it is not unusual to be offered a glass of water wherever you go whether it is visiting friends or in a restaurant. This is because the hot weather;  it prevented your guests from  getting dehydrated. In the UK, we are never really programmed to drink water, although this is definitely changing.

Apart from helping to prevent dehydration, drinking water is a wonderful way of flushing out built-up toxins. Try drinking a glass of water every hour you are awake as opposed to two litres in one go. This way, water can effectively flush the system and once the body is used to getting that quantity of water, it automatically tells you when it needs more by making you feel thirsty.

Sinus problems or hay fever

Drinking a ginger tonic every morning will help clear mucus membranes.  Just cut up some fresh ginger and boil it up with a cup of water until the liquid is reduced by half. Use as much ginger as you like in this. Allow the liquid to cool before drinking it on an empty stomach.

Healing spots

Turmeric has amazing healing qualities as well as being antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and is a great way to heal your spots without causing scarring.  Mix 2tsp of honey, ½tsp fine sea salt and ½tsp turmeric. Blend into a paste and use a cotton bud to dab it on the spots. Leave it on overnight and wash off in the morning. Only dab it on the spot itself and allow to dry before getting into bed because it does stain clothing and skin yellow!

Another great way to avoid using harsh products on your skin is to mix two heaped tsp of gram flour (chick pea flour) with 1tsp honey and 1tsp water. Blend into a thick paste and apply to the affected areas for five to seven minutes. It has a wonderfully drawing effect on toxins and clears away dead cells. When removing the mask, dampen it first and do not drag the skin as this can damage it. Apply once a week.

Holistic therapyThe beauty of holistic therapy is that as well as being able to go and have therapies based on science, you can also take control of your own health and wellbeing yourself.”


Thank you Bharti for sharing some of your tips with us.  I have been lucky enough to have had some treatments with Bharti and I can vouch for how effective they are and how good your skin looks afterwards. I am a great believer in using natural, scientifically proven products, which is why I activate my body to produce its own antioxidants again so that I have better sleep, more energy and reduced inflammation.  As a result of having better cellular health, I now feel more like me again.  To find out more, please visit

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