Everyone desires to have beautiful & radiant skin throughout the year, I mean, who doesn’t? But the sad part is that not everyone is born with flawless skin we all yearn for. Self-care takes time, patience and a lot of tests and trials until we find what works for our skin and soul. I’m sure we all can agree that we’ve all exhausted our savings and product trials to the max. But, have you tried something different from what you were doing all along? How about taking an organic and holistic approach to nip UR skin concerns in the bud
The Ayurvedic Approach
Well, according to Ayurveda, all the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are involved either solely or work in combination when there are different skin or health conditions at play. What’s the connection between skin and dosha you ask? We find many people saying that their skin is extremely sensitive or oily and they just can’t use any product right off the shelf because it just didn’t work in the past or will in the future.
The Ayurvedic Doshas also help define what works for sensitive, dry & oily skin types by using natural remedies. This can work wonders when you know which dosha UR skin belongs to. If you don’t know which dosha then you can try taking our dosha quiz and know more about UR Prakriti, it’s skin characteristics and much more! Though every person has a unique blueprint, each dosha requires different treatment and attention. So, scroll down to know the ancient royal remedies for UR skin according to UR dosha!
What Happens When UR Dosha’s Are Imbalanced?
When your mind and body are in balance, it is much easier to make both of them feel better, and not just one or the other.
There are three primary doshic states:
- Balanced: All three doshas are present in their natural proportion
- Aggravated: A particular dosha is in excess
- Decreased: A particular dosha is depleted
Have you ever found that you can instinctively crave something green after a day of consuming too many sweets? That is UR body trying to balance itself naturally. If you find that you now feel sick after eating the same junky foods you used to consume without any issues all the time, then that’s a sign that you’re body is in balance; and it is trying to subconsciously ignore the foods that will throw you off balance. There are many foods and lifestyle choices, which can easily compromise UR dosha balance. This can affect any individual in many ways starting from skin concerns to serious health concerns, which is why it is even more important to know UR dosha.
Anyone falls under the Pitta Prakriti usually has a rosy complexion and has a sensitive skin type. When Pitta is imbalanced in the body, one may face a few skin concerns like; acne, dark spots, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.
DIY Facepack For Pitta
Gram flour: 1 tbsp
Rosewater: 2 tbsp
Aloe vera gel: 1 tbsp
Turmeric: ½ tsp
Chandan (sandalwood): 1 tsp
Lime: 3-4 of drops
Liquorice root powder (yashtimadhu): 1 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients well in a small bowl.
Apply the mixture evenly on UR face.
Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.
Wash with warm water once it gets dry with water and doesn’t forget to moisturize UR face.
Skin Tips For Pitta
Stay away from chemically-filled products that can irritate and inflame your skin. Choose natural and pure products made with plant-based extracts.
Choose ingredients in UR skincare that calm and balance the pH levels in UR skin. Look for coconut, sunflower, grape seed, licorice root, lavender, rose and tea tree.
Avoid acidic foods like tomatoes and vinegar—they create too much heat. Same goes for spicy foods, as too much of them can lead to flushing of UR skin.
Eat more cooling foods, like cucumber, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe and pears.