Ayurved defines all skin types broadly in 3 major categories Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They differ with each other in terms of their properties and vary by degrees within each person. Every skin is prone to different kinds of problems and needs appropriate care.
Your skin not just affects the outer appearance but it also governs the activities of the mind and body and creates physical, emotional and mental tendencies. Thus caring for your skin in the right way by knowing its type can be beneficial in a lot of ways. 1.Vata (Air and Ether)
People with Vata dosha have skin that can be described as fine or delicate yet also dry and flaky. It is cool to touch, unfortunately due to a thin skin these individuals are more susceptible to signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. The good part is that they are less prone to acne and adorn that fine porcelain look that is highly sought after.
1.Vata (Air and Ether)
Also, Vata skin types are usually prone to eczema and other skin irritations common to sensitive skin. Hydration is essential for this skin type to keep it young and nourished. Vata skin should be cared for by consistent application of antioxidants, creams and specific oils that soothe and protect. Caring for Vata skin
Vata skin needs a lot of nutrients to stay healthy & youthful to reduce signs of premature ageing. Essential oils or herbs in combination are good for nourishing the skin and rehydrating it.
Caring for Vata skin
You can also care for Vata skin by maintaining a regular clean up and moisturising routine. Adopt a healthier diet plan that includes organic milk, whole grains and green leafy vegetables. Keep your skin lubricated by applying moisturizer regularly. Alyuva moisturising cream is best for this. 2. Pitta (Fire and Water)
2. Pitta (Fire and Water)
Pitta skin type is quite different from Vatta. Pitta skin is fair, often with freckles and/or moles, and is known to emit a warm glow. Those with Pitta skin face sunburns more often and also suffer from problems like inflammation, irritation, redness, etc. They are prone to breakouts, photosensitivity and less tolerance to hot food. Support the Pitta skin type with skin care products that help reduce inflammation, soothe, and help prevent redness and rosacea. Caring for Pitta Skin
Caring for Pitta Skin
One of the most important things that Pitta skin type needs is cooling and nurturing. It is highly recommended that they use skin-care products that help enhance resistance to the sun.
3. Kapha (Earth and Water)
Avoid using harsh, synthetic cosmetics as the skin is really sensitive. Use cooling and rejuvenating products like Alyuva’s rejuvenating cream. Regularly moisturize and cleanse your skin. 3. Kapha (Earth and Water)
Kapha skin is cool and very soft to touch. It is characterized by oiliness and large pores. This results in people with Kapha skin often being prone to acne and blackheads. However, they have the benefit of thicker skin which helps delay the signs of aging. People with Kapha skin may experience water retention often and thus should cleanse very regularly to prevent breakouts as well as fungal infections.
Caring for Kapha Skin
Caring for Kapha Skin Kapha skin is naturally thick and oily, this leads to accumulation of toxins under the skin. The only way out is to detoxify regularly- both internally and externally. Exfoliating and scrubbing the skin is highly recommended for Kapha skin.
Some of the best ways to care for Kapha skin include de-toxing the body and exercising to improve circulation. Individuals with Kapha skin type should cleanse their skin twice a day.