Ayurveda & skin care

The ayurvedic way to skin care

The first step to take good care of your skin is to find out your ayurvedic skin type. Broadly, according to ayurvedic practices, there are three skin types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. You can get a better understanding of each of these skin types below:

Vata

The Vata skin type may be described by skin that is generally dry, thin, delicate and cool to the touch. It is extremely vulnerable to weather conditions, especially dry windy weather and is easily dehydrated. Vata skin may age faster and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance.

Skin care

Use products with essential oils that nurture the skin and rehydrate it to prevent wrinkles and premature aging.

Pitta

People with Pitta skin have fair, sensitive, soft, warm skin of medium thickness. It is also more susceptible to freckles and moles. When out of balance, Pitta skin can erupt in rashes, acne, or sunspots.

Skin care

Your skin needs both cooling and nurturing. Use skin care products that protect you from the harmful sun rays.

Kapha

With all the qualities of water and earth, kapha skin is oily, thick, pale, soft, cool and more tolerant of the sun. It tends to age slower and form less wrinkles than the other two types. Those with this skin type may be faced with problems of dull complexion, enlarged pores, excessive oil, blackheads, and pimples, moist types of eczema and water retention.

Skin care

Cleanse your skin from within by scrubbing and exfoliating regularly to remove toxins.

Few effective herbs for skin care

Aloe vera

Moisturizes & nourishes the skin. Relieves chapped lips, dry, itchy skin, minor infections and make the skin smooth, supple & younger looking.

Gajar Beej

(Daucus Carota) Moisturizes & nourishes the skin. Relieves chapped lips, dry, itchy skin, minor infections and makes the skin smooth, supple & younger looking.

Quince Seed

(Pyrus Cydonia) Brings out a younger looking skin.

Kheera or Kakadi Beej

(Cucumis Satius) Coolant, antiseptic, freshens & nourishes the skin. It has anti-aging properties and covers wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Tulsi

(Ocimum Sanctum) Antiseptic & natural astringent. Gives freshness to the skin.

Almond Oil

(Prunus Amygdalus) Brings out a younger looking skin.

Kumkumadi Oil

(Pharma copoeia)  Very effective for pimples and acne. Brings out fairness and for beautifying the skin.

Chandan

(Santalum Album) Has germicidal properties. It forms an invisible protective film on the skin bringing about a better balance between the surface oil and moisture content of the skin - valued since ancient times for beautifying the skin.

Manjith

(Rubia Cordifolia) Very useful for skin, especially for lessening pimples and acne.

Haldi

(Curcuma Longa) Antiseptic, useful for pimples and other skin problems. Makes skin fair, clear and glowing.

Charoli

(Buchanania Latifolia)
Provides proper nutrition to the skin cells and promotes radiance. Softens and nourishes the skin and provides elasticity.

Keshar

(Crocus Sativus) Effective in the treatment of acne, pimples, blemishes, black spot. Brings out fairness.