Do You Know Your Skin Dosha?

Do You Know Your Skin Dosha?

Could learning your unique Dosha type help you regulate skin care issues and exude radiant skin? Ayurvedic wisdoms thinks so! Here, we explain the idea behind doshas, and give a detailed description of what each skin dosha needs. There are many quizzes online that you can take to find out yours.

In Ayurvedic teaching the world is clearly regulated with five elements: space/ether (Akasha), air (Vayu), fire (Agni), water (Jala) and earth (Prithivi). The five elements combine in pairs to form the three bodily humours (doshas): Vata (space and air), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). The doshas are types of energy: they are present in every cell of the body and are responsible for the processes which take place there. At any given time, your body will gravitate towards a mix of these energies, and finding out where you measure up could help with everything from physiology and digestion to body structure and personality.

Kapha skin type is oily, dull, thick, has a tendency of enlarged pores and is proneness to cystic acne.

People with this skin type should deeply cleanse their face, at least two times a day because the oils attract more impurities in the environment. Kapha skin needs both internal and external detoxification on a regular basis.

Pitta skin type is extremely prone to getting tanned as it is sensitive, soft, warm and of medium thickness. Their body type is less tolerant to hot and spicy foods. When out of balance, this skin type can flare up with a sun burn, acne and sunspots.

Pitta skin type needs sun protection to stay balanced. Cooling and healing herbs like Aloe Vera and Rose help soothe and nurture their skin.

Vata skin type is dry, uneven toned, prone to fine lines & wrinkles. It is likely to have a thin texture with fine pores. This skin type is likely to show early signs of aging as their skin tends to get dry, dehydrated and flaky when imbalanced. It tends to lose plumpness prematurely, so it needs to be nourished on a regular basis.

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