Ayurvedic Wisdom on Skin

A key aspect of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic skin care is decoding your constitution or dosha (doe-sha). Doshas are made up of a combination of the five elements of air, ether, fire, earth and water. You may have heard of people being described as fiery, flighty or grounded, which is describing their constitution. There are three main dosha types, and each is made from a combination of the elements: Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). Knowing and living in harmony with your constitution will help prevent general disease, which is the very aim of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda explains how dosha types detail your personality and physical constitution, and how each dosha has different characteristics. In addition to your physical appearance, behaviour and emotional feelings, your dosha also describes your skin type.

Due to the drying air and ether, Vata types tend to have dehydrated and dull skin; fire and water result in Pitta types tending towards sensitive skin; whilst water and earth result in congestion and oily skin in Kapha types.

Vata

Due to the drying elements of air and ether, Vata types tend to have dehydrated and dull skin. Vata can sometimes show signs of premature ageing and can feel dry and rough to touch. Skin can sometimes experience flaking and can also feel tight.

Vata skin is best suited to Urban Veda’s Radiance range.

Pitta

Due to the hot element of fire, Pitta types tend to have sensitive skin which burns easily when exposed to the sun. Pitta skin can have red patches and feel hot to touch. Rashes and irritation are common and skin needs a lot of TLC!

Pitta skin is best suited to Urban Veda’s Soothing range.

Kapha

The elements of earth and water combine and result in congestion and oily skin. Kapha types tend to have a youthful complexion and can experience breakouts when out of balance.

Kapha skin is best suited to Urban Veda’s Purifying range.

In order to achieve healthy and balanced skin, a healthy and balanced lifestyle must support a dedicated skincare regime.

Urban Veda has created the perfect skincare and bodycare range to balance your dominant dosha type.

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