Ayurvedic Skin Care and types of skin

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Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is a barometer of an individual's health. It is the clue to one's Ayurvedic constitution. This can be understood by the types of skin that one has. Example: The person with rough, dry, cold, thin skin with fine pores and wrinkles has vata predominant constitution. If it is of pitta constitution, the skin is delicate, fair and red toned with freckles, moles or acne and burns easily. In case of kapha dosha constitution, the skin of a person is oily, smooth, moist and thick with a tendency towards large pores.

In case, the skin is neglected from proper care it suffers from premature aging, becomes dull and blemished. Premature aging can be prevented by regular and proper nourishment.
Learn to know your Ayurvedic skin type
In the holistic Ayurvedic approach to skincare the first step is finding out your ayurvedic skin type.
Vata skin: Skin is generally dry, thin, delicate and cool to the touch, may age faster, and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance. Vata skin easily gets dehydrated, and is very prone to the effects of windy and dry weather.

Pitta skin: Skin tends to be more prone to freckles and moles than the other skin types. Pitta skin types tends to be fair, sensitive, soft, warm, and of medium thickness. Pitta skin can come up in rashes, acne, rosacea or sunspots when out of balance,
Kapha skin: Kapha skin tends to have all the qualities of water and earth -- it can be thick, oily, soft, cool and more tolerant of the sun. Kapha skin is less prone to wrinkles and ages slower in comparison to other types. Complexion can be dull with enlarged pores, excessive oil, blackheads, moist types of eczea and water retention.
Combination: skin is both dry and sensitive in Vatta-Pitta, Kapha-Pitta skin is oily and sensitive, and skin that is generally dry with some oily zones is of Vatta-Kapha type.

Skin types and taking care of them.
Vata Skin Care
Using proper Vata nourishing products is very important for Vata skin to stay youthful. A specific combination of some essential oils or herbs, is used to prepare vata specific products which can nourish the skin and prevent wrinkles and premature aging.

Discipline in sleeping, eating, and following a regular daily routine are essential components of a holistic approach to Vata skin care, as are eating foods, that help balance Vata and nourish the Vata skin.
Caring suggestion for Vata skin:
Vata skin type people should normally eat more warm, food, sweet, sour and salty tastes to balance the dry, rough, moving Vata dosha. Additional nourishment to your skin must be provided by including organic milk, whole grains and green leafy vegetables in your diet. Drink lots of lukewarm water everyday, eat plenty of sweet juicy fruits for internal hydration and help cleanse the body from within. Have some healthy. a warm oil self-massage is also useful, to keep skin lubricated. Using all-natural youthful beauty serum keeps your facial skin hydrated. Plenty of rest to give your mind as well as your body the opportunity to recharge is suggested. When you cleanse your face uses some moisture-balancing skin specific cleanser and splash your face with water several times.
Pitta Skin Care
Pitta skin not only needs nurturing but also proper cooling. Sun resistance enhancing products are recomened like the skin therapy aloe gel. Treatments and therapies, that expose your delicate, sensitive skin to steam must avoided for extended periods for example Tanning treatments.
The ayurvedic herbs formulation specifically prepared for the pitta skin types helps in balancing the pitta skin. However, like other ayurvedic herbs, it needs to be used in combination with other herbs formulation for a balanced effect on the skin.
Taking care of Pitta skin:
Avoid hot, spicy foods. Harsh, synthetic cosmetics. It can damage the sensitive pitta skin and cause breakouts. Pitta is a fiery constitution, excess of deep-fried foods, may add further and disturb the normal functioning. Eat sweet juicy fruits. Rose is considered cooling for mind, body and emotions, having rose petal jam in cool milk helps. Use pitta specific oils in your daily massage. Cook with cooling spices such as fennel and licorice. Use aurasa skin therapy aloe gel moisturizing and protecting every day. Apply the gel on your skin when you go out in the sun.
Kapha Skin Care
Kapha skin is thick and oily in nature. It needs regular detoxification on regular basis to flush toxins from the skin, as it is more prone to accumulate ama -- toxins under the skin.
Regular use of ubtan for external cleaning by gentle exfoliation is recommended along with botanical masque.
Taking care for Kapha skin:
Kapha being oily and heavy in nature needs a diet that is warmer, lighter, less oily, and free of heavy, hard to digest foods. Bitter, astringent and pungent tastes to stimulate digestion and balance are recommended in diet. Avoid too much of sweet or deep-fried food as it adds to the oil in the skin. Daily warm oil massage and regular exercise improves circulation. Its good eat plenty of vegetables and fruits to cleanse the body from within. Cleanse your skin twice everyday; exfoliate with face ubtan at least thrice a week. Cook with warming spices such as ginger and black pepper for proper digestive fire and inhibit the accumulation of ama inside the body.

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