In India, ancient healers perfected the art and science of natural beauty millennia ago. Ayurveda is the oldest continually practiced form of medicine – holistic or otherwise – in the world, originating over 5,000 years ago. As we are exposed to seemingly endless stress, toxins and chemicals in our contemporary lives, many of us are looking to ancient beauty therapies and Ayurvedic remedies to cope.
Ayurveda sets the highest standards for the concept of “natural” skincare. In classical Ayurveda, only food-grade ingredients are used in Ayurvedic skincare. This is because the skin “eats” anything applied to the skin, which gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream in a matter of seconds.
As holistic knowledge spreads, conscious consumers are increasingly seeking out natural beauty and body care products. This is what inspired me to create The wild turmeric plant-based, non-toxic, Ayurvedic skincare line – a mission to spread this ancient wisdom in our contemporary age.
Knowing your ayurvedicdosha can give you valuable clues into how to manage diet and lifestyle to thrive, as well as what to steer clear of to avoid imbalances that can lead to discomfort or disease. Here’s what you need to know about the skin profile of each dosha and how to manage associated flare-ups. (Not sure of your dosha? (Here are the characteristics of all)
Vata skin is typically dry, a bit darker, and has a tendency for roughness. Cool to touch and often thin, this type of skin is especially likely to be worse for wear in times of stress, breaking out in rashes that disrupt the skin’s texture like excessive dryness, flakiness, even eczema.
This skin type needs most nurturing and protection on account of its delicate nature. Cleanse carefully and be mindful of overdrying or overexfoliating. Use our skin brightening powder cleanser with Rice water,carrot juice, milk, yogurt or rose water, can provide great natural alternatives to chemical-based exfoliants that can particularly aggravate vata skin.
2. pitta skin.
Pitta skin is typically soft, oily, and fair to pale with a warm complexion. Medium-thick, this type of skin is more prone to rashes, acne, and sores when experiencing an imbalance.
How to care for pitta skin.
Pitta skin type tends to be most sensitive and prone to redness, aggravation, and sun-sensitivity. Apply The Wild turmeric organic face brightening cleanser as a face mask to the skin for five minutes twice a week and remove it with cold water it can provide the much-needed “cooling” for pitta skin.
Kapha skin is thick, oily, typically very light, and cool to the touch. Kapha skin tends to most show enlarged pores, blackheads, and water retention in times of imbalance.
How to care for kapha skin.
For this skin type, gentle cleansing and exfoliation is the key to maintaining skin health. Try gently scrubbing the face with “The Wild Turmeric “-face brightening powder face cleanser and mix it our favourite ingredients like any fruit juice, green tea etc.of sea salt and honey followed by an herbal steam with mint leaves two to three times a week for keeping pores clear and maintaining the optimal oil balance.