Dosha analysis

Which Dosha are you?

India’s ancient Ayurvedic medical system describes three basic constitutions: Vata (ruled by the wind or ether element); Pitta (ruled by fire) and; Kapha (ruled by earth). These are referred to as “Doshas”. Most of us will have a make-up comprised predominantly of one type, with elements of one other type present too. Rarely, people can be an equal blend of all three types. Understanding our prakruti, or constitution, will open the door to the kinds of diet and lifestyle choices which will best suit our physical and mental dispositions, leading to improved health and happiness.

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Vata Skin Type

If vata is predominant in you, your skin will be dry, rough, cold, wrinkled and thin with fine pores. Vata skin may age faster, and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance.

Vata Skin Care and Treatment

Vata skin is typically dry and delicate, and tends to lose tone and plumpness prematurely unless nourished on a regular basis. For Vata skin to stay youthful, skin care products used should be very nurturing and should include some essential oils or herbs in combination, which can nourish the skin and rehydrate it. Some treatment approaches to Vata skin care include: having sufficient sleep; eating regular meals that will help balance Vata and nourish the skin and; avoiding physical and emotional stress.

Pitta Skin Type

If Pitta is predominant in you, your skin is fair, sensitive, soft, warm, of medium thickness, less tolerant to hot food and burns easily. When out of balance, Pitta skin can flare up in rashes, rosacea, acne, or sunspots.

Pitta Skin Care and Treatment

Pitta skin is generally sensitive, especially to the sun, and needs protection to stay in balance.The Pitta skin type needs both cooling and nurturing. Tanning treatments and therapies that expose skin to steam for extended periods of time should be avoided.

Kapha Skin Type

If your constitution is Kapha, your skin will be oily, cold, heavy, soft, slow, dense, dull, lubricating and thick with a tendency towards large pores and proneness to cystic acne.

Kapha Skin Care and Treatment

Toxins are the bane of people with Kapha skin. This is because of its oily nature which attracts impurities. The skin should be cleansed from the inside and the outside, or else the skin breaks out because of toxin build-up. Kapha skin needs to get both internal detoxification and external detoxification on a regular basis.