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What’s Your Skin Dosha? This is How Ayurveda Differentiates Skin Types

What’s Your Skin Dosha? This is How Ayurveda Differentiates Skin Types

The Ayurveda Experience January 19, 2017

VATA SKIN
Care for your skin: warm, nourish, hydrate, tone

  • Thin
  • Rare to experience breakouts
  • Tans easily
  • Not chemically sensitive
  • Fresh and alive
  • Fine-pored
  • Slightly dry
  • Doesn’t blush easily
  • Patches of very dry skin especially over the joints such as cracked heels and dry elbows
  • Corns and calluses
  • Dandruff
  • Psoriasis/dry eczema
  • Poor tone
  • Leathery texture
  • Wrinkles early especially around eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Grey tones/dark under the eyes
  • Prone to rashes from allergies

PITTA SKIN
Care for your skin: cool, soothe, cleanse, relax

  • Average thickness
  • Peaches and cream or coppery tones
  • Delicate/freckled
  • Oilier in “T” zone
  • Warm to touch
  • Dislikes oily products
  • Blushes easily
  • Chemically sensitive
  • Slightly sensitive skin – sun or soaps
  • Broken capillaries
  • Whiteheads
  • Acne rosacea

 

  • Burns easily
  • Burning feet, scalp, eyes
  • Dermatitis (eyebrows dry and flaky with redness)
  • Burning eczema all over the body
  • Hives/allergic reactions
  • Wrinkles around the eyes especially
  • Moles of many colors
  • Most prone to skin cancers
  • Changes in pigmentation
  • Sallow – yellow or greenish tones
  • Hives/allergic reactions  

KAPHA SKIN
Care for your skin: stimulate, warm, cleanse, invigorate

 
  • Thick
  • Full
  • Great tone
  • Well hydrated
  • Quickly oily after cleansing
  • Strong
  • Ages well
  • Cool and moist
  • Slightly oily skin
  • Excessively oily skin  
 
  • Blackheads
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sweats easily
  • Cystic acne
  • Eruptions with itching and oozing
  • Swollen ankles and feet
  • Weight gain with water or formation of cellulite
  • Puffiness under the eyes
  • Deep “bumps”, cysts or tumors
  • Pale/white skin tone  

DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this document may be viewed as the diagnosis or treatment of any medical disease whatsoever. The contents of this document are the opinions of the author based on his learning and experience. This document is meant only for educational purposes. The Ayurveda Experience is not liable or responsible for the suggestions made herein.
Please consult your primary care physician before implementing any change in your diet or lifestyle.

 

 


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