Understanding Skin type in the Ayurvedic Way

Understanding Skin type in the Ayurvedic Way

Your skin, or Tvacha as it is called in Ayurvedic scriptures, is the largest organ in your body. Skincare products get absorbed at the cellular level and circulate through the bloodstream. Therefore, it's vital to build awareness around the skin and the ingredients we use in our skincare.

Did you know that your skin type changes according to age, season and gut health? So, if you want healthy skin, our Ayurvedic Expert, Dr Nikhita Shere, will tell you about your skin dosha and how you need to take care of your skin.

What are Ayurveda Doshas?

Our body is made up of five elements, the combinations of which are called Doshas. The balance of these Doshas in our body is called our Prakriti. According to our Prakriti, our skin type differs in different individuals, and age also has a contributing role. To know your Prakriti, head to the Dosha Quiz now!!!
There are three doshas, made up of five elements of nature and, according to the properties of these elements, have similar qualities in the skin:

What are Ayurveda Doshas?

How can you identify your skin based on the doshas?

  • Vata Dosha
    Vata dosha is primarily observed in those with less sebum production in the skin, older individuals with mature skin, premature ageing or in colder climatic zones. People with Vata dosh have skin which is dry, prone to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, roughness and dullness.
    • Pitta Dosh
      Pitta dosha is common in the middle age group, typical of those prone to sun exposure, tropical climatic zone and hormonal imbalance. People with this dosh have a combination skin type with an oily T-zone, prone to sensitivity, redness, rashes and sunburns.
      • Kapha Dosha
        People with Kapha dosha have a skin which is oily, uneven, and prone to acne and blemishes. It is primarily observed in teenagers in hot and humid climates

        skin based on the doshas

        How to take care of different skin types?

          • For Dry Skin

        Oiling is an essential step because the skin loves moisture. Regular application of face oils such as Kumkumadi Face Oil helps boost the skin elasticity and make skin soft and supple.

          • For Combination Skin

        Hydration is a crucial aspect of skincare wherein there is more tendency to redness, irritation, eruptions and sensitivity. Cooling and Soothing steps such as using Hydrating facial mist of Rose Water or an Aloe Vera Gel are very effective as the floral water refreshes and rehydrates the skin.

          • For Oily Skin

        The skincare for oily and acne-prone skin begins with a deep cleansing face wash that purifies and balances the skin pH. Exfoliate your skin with an Ayurvedic or Natural Face Scrub to deep cleanse the clogged pores, whiteheads, and dirt impurities.

        Ayurvedic Skincare Regime

        To know your customised skincare routine, go check out the Dosha Quiz now!

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