Vata Skin types - Your Dosha

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vata is a moving force. It is responsible for all bodily activities and sensation. It controls the movement of blood through the circulatory system, air in and out of the lungs, excretions out of the body and nutrients into cells.

Your skin will have an increased tendency to be dry and is prone to a lack of circulation and premature aging. Nourishment is your key to success.

To rebalance we need to use herbs that create the following: warmth, oiliness, smoothness and thickness.

According to Ayurveda, the human body is governed by three intelligences - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These intelligences are commonly known as Doshas or humours. As they are the governing force behind every function in our body, they manifest through their qualities.

Vata dominant skin has qualities of the ether and air elements.

Vata skin has a tendency towards dry, rough, cold, thin and light qualities in skin composition. This will lead towards problems such as cracked, dry and rough skin, poor circulation and dark marks on the skin. The skin lacks moisture and sebum.

Poor circulation will not provide proper nourishment to skin tissues and cells, leading to faster destruction of skin cells. Lack of glow, dead skin, wrinkles, freckles, dark spots and aged skin are a few of the conditions that will naturally affect a Vata skin that is not looked after properly.

Vata skinned people also have a tendency to be anxious, worrying and nervous. These tendencies also play a role in making Vata skin rougher, drier and prone to freckles and wrinkles.

Our recommendation for Vata skin types is to follow our Nourish program.

As a Vata skin type you can select from a range of Ayurda products all designed to nourish your skin and promote healthy, radiant skin.

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