Ayurveda Skincare with Effective Herbs as per the Skin Types
|Ayurveda Skin Care Tips|
The first step to take good care of your skin is to find out your ayurvedic skin type. Broadly, according to ayurvedic practices, there are three skin types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. You can get a better understanding of each of these skin types below:
Vata Skin Type
The Vata skin type may be described by skin that is generally dry, thin, delicate and cool to the touch. It is extremely vulnerable to weather conditions, especially dry windy weather and is easily dehydrated. Vata skin may age faster and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance.
Use products with essential oils or herbs in combination which can nourish the skin and re-hydrate it, otherwise it may be susceptible to wrinkles and premature aging.
Here are some skincare tips for Vata skin type:
- Provide added nourishment to your skin by including organic milk, whole grains and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
- Drink lots of lukewarm water everyday for internal hydration.
- Eat plenty of sweet juicy fruits; they help cleanse the body from within and provide hydration as well.
- Include a little healthy fat such as Ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil in your diet for added lubrication.
- A warm oil self-massage with a rich massage oil such as the Banyan Botanicals Vata Massage oilis excellent for keeping skin lubricated.
- Use a gentle, all-natural moisturizer like to keep facial skin hydrated. Provide added deep lipid support with Skin Facial Oil.
- Get plenty of rest so your mind as well as your body have the opportunity to recharge.
- Use a gentle, moisture-balancing cleanser and splash your face with water several times when you cleanse.
People with Pitta skin have fair, sensitive, soft, warm skin of medium thickness. It is also more susceptible to freckles and moles. When out of balance, Pitta skin can erupt in rashes, acne, or sunspots.
Your skin needs both cooling and nurturing. Use skin care products that help enhance resistance to the sun. Avoid tanning treatments and therapies that expose your delicate, sensitive skin to steam for extended periods of time.
The ayurvedic herb Flame of Forest can help protect Pitta skin from photosensitivity. But like other ayurvedic herbs, it needs to be used in combination with other herbs for a balanced effect on the skin.
Here are some skincare tips for Pitta skin type:
- Stay away from harsh, synthetic cosmetics; they can damage your sensitive skin and cause breakouts.
- Avoid hot spicy foods and an excess of deep-fried foods; they add heat to an already fiery constitution.
- Eat lots of sweet juicy fruits and have some Organic Rose Petal Spread in cool milk every day. The rose is considered cooling for mind, body and emotions.
- Use a cooling oil, for the daily massage.
- Cook with cooling spices such as fennel and licorice.
- Take extra care to protect your skin when you go out in the sun.
- Use gentle, natural skin care products for cleansing and moisturizing.
Kapha Skin Type
With all the qualities of water and earth, kapha skin is oily, thick, pale, soft, cool and more tolerant of the sun. It tends to age slower and form less wrinkles than the other two types. Those with this skin type may be faced with problems of dull complexion, enlarged pores, excessive oil, blackheads, and pimples, moist types of eczema and water retention.
Cleanse your skin from within by scrubbing and exfoliating regularly to remove toxins. People with Kapha skin need to do detoxification on a regular basis, both internal detoxification and external detoxification to flush toxins from the skin.
Scrubbing the skin with a gentle exfoliating clay can help external cleansing. Kapha skin types may also need to take herbal formulations to cleanse the skin from within.
Here are some skincare tips for Kapha skin type:
- Avoid too many sweet foods or deep-fried foods, they add to the oiliness in the skin.
- Exercise everyday to improve circulation.
- A daily warm oil massage can also help circulation.
- Eat plenty of organic vegetables and fruits to help cleanse the body from within.
- Cleanse your skin twice everyday; exfoliate with a mud-mask at least once a week.
- Cook with warming spices such as ginger and black pepper to stoke the digestive fire and inhibit the accumulation of amainside the body.
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