Are you looking for an all-natural solution to your problem skin? Using harsh soaps and cleansing gels with alcohol or other chemicals can hurt the skin you are trying to help. Ayurveda has the solutions for any skin maladies, you just need to identify your Dosha. Ayurvedic medicine teaches that there are three energies that influence our body, the Vatta, Pitta and Kapha Doshas. By identifying with Dosha is dominant, you’ll know which types of treatments and ingredients you should be using.
Identify Your Dosha by Skin Type
Use this handy guide to identify which Dosha is most dominant with you based on skin type, and then learn about the appropriate remedies, treatments and diet is recommended by Ayurveda. People can be influenced by one, two, or even three Dosha. Most will be ruled by two energies, with one being more dominant. Use the guides for all of the Dosha that you feel match your body.
Vata Dosha is associated with wind, meaning it never stays still. The Vata skin type is very thin, dry and usually dehydrated. Winter is often a difficult season for this skin type, due to the dry weather that tends to make the skin very flaky. Since dry skin does not produce much oil, people with Vata skin tend to get wrinkles earlier, thus hastening the onset of general skin aging. The lack of a natural oil barrier means the skin is exposed to cuts and other related damage as well.
Do you think this Dosha is dominant with you? Our guide for skin care on the Vata Dosha can help you.
Pitta represents fire and water. Being responsible for your body’s metabolism, Pitta dosha’s main task is to keep our digestive system in order. Pitta skin tends to be sensitive but oily, often characterized by acne, skin inflammations and freckles. Pitta skin also tends to overheat, causing skin irritation.
If that sounds like you, then visit our guide on skin care for the Pitta Dosha.
Kapha, represented by earth and water, is the energy responsible for the flow of fluids throughout our body and for its general stability. Kapha skin tends to be thick and oily with large, visible pores. Thanks to dense layers of the skin, people with Kapha skin tend to develop wrinkles on the face much later on than with other dosha. However, this soft skin is prone to cystic acne. This is due to an excess of sebum, which mixes together with dirt and clogs pores. Kapha skin generally has a cold and damp complexion and if not addressed properly can often lose its glow.
If this best describes your skin type, continue to our guide on skin care for the Kapha Dosha.
In most cases, there won’t be a single dominant dosha, but two. One will take prominence, with a second one with less effect, but also requiring attention. Our helpful Dosha Quiz can help you identify which are dominant with you, by answering simple questions about your skincare issues.
Have you identified your dosha? Do you think Ayurveda can help you solve your skincare challenges?