Each individual has a dominant dosha that determines its own psycho-physical constitution. Any imbalance in doshas can cause more or less serious disturbances, which may manifest as health problems. Ayurveda therefore proposes to balance the three energies, according to the constitution or temperament of the person, thus harmonizing the body and the mind in order to regain inner well-being and external beauty.
Discover your Ayurvedic skin type according to your dosha
Vata Ayurvedic Beauty
You are vata type if: The skin is dry or mixed, cold, pale complexion, tendency to premature wrinkles, fine, thin, soft with almost invisible skin pores. The vata skin ages more quickly. The hair is fine, supple, rather dry and fragile, slowly growing. The nails are dry, brittle and often streaked. Here are some ingredients to use for a vata skin: sesame oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil for daily body massage, essential oils of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang to massage morning facial skin And evening or for a fragrant bath.
Pitta Ayurvedic Beauty
You are pitta type if: The skin is sensitive especially to the sun, it needs protection to maintain its balance, fairly clear complexion, warm, soft, freckled and may have an acne tendency. The hair can be greasy, fine, supple, shiny, usually clear or coppery (red pigmentation), and tend to gray prematurely. The nails are delicate and well hydrated. Here are some ingredients to use for pitta skin: coconut oil, sunflower oil or ghee (clarified butter) for daily body massage, essential oils of rose, lavender, sandalwood, lemon or basil to Massage the facial skin morning and evening and for a fragrant bath.
Kapha Ayurvedic Beauty
You are of the kapha type if: The skin is rather oily, cold, supple, heavy, elastic, soft, thick, without brightness with large pores and a tendency to cystic acne. It is resistant to heat, sun and cold. The hair is very thick, supplied and shiny. The nails are strong and healthy. Here are some ingredients to use for kapha skin: Mustard oil for daily body massage, essential oils of bergamot, myrrh, eucalyptus, sage or mint to massage the facial skin morning and evening and for a bath fragrant.
Home Ayurvedic Beauty Rituals
Taking care of yourself and feeling beautiful is not superficial
To reveal the inner and outer beauty, Ayurveda uses a lot of massage oils that sublimate the skin, haunting and restorative essential oils, honey, cream, spices, plants, flowers, fruits and Of ghee (clarified butter).
Massage your skin with oil (adapted to your dosha - see above) every morning before the shower for a deep absorption of the nutrients and specific active ingredients of each oil. This daily massage of 5 minutes will give you relaxation, softness and suppleness of the skin and force of seduction.
Oil massage recipe with flowers
Place a handful of lavender, rose or jasmine flowers (depending on your dosha - see above) in a large jar and cover with two cups of massage oil (depending on your dosha - see above) slightly preheated. Let the preparation stand for a week in a dark and dry place, then filter this oil. You can also replace the fresh flowers with a few drops of essential oils.
A bath taken according to the rules of art will have a balancing effect on the doshas, and an influence on beauty, well-being and health.
Recipe for Sweet Milk and Honey Bath
Mix 2 cups of whole milk with a cup of honey plus a few drops of essential oil corresponding to your dosha (see above). Add this preparation to the water of your bath which should be lukewarm. This revitalizing bath improves the radiance and suppleness of the skin. Prolong this moment of well-being for 30 minutes. To enhance the soothing benefits of this bath, then enjoy a cup of warm almond milk, spiced with anise and cardamom.