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According to Ayurvedic principles, balancing the three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha - is the key to the health and wellness of all the systems of the body, including the skin. The secret to keeping the doshas in balance differs based on the predominant dosha of each individual. Therefore, it is pertinent to evaluate the skin type of a person before making a diagnosis or suggesting a skin care treatment.
Skin Quality: Fine, delicate, dry & flaky, easily dehydrated Common Problems: Eczema, wrinkles and fine lines
Use beauty products that nurture and moisturize the skin
Practice abhyanga (oil massage) every day
Include a little ghee in your diet to fight dryness
Skin Quality: Sensitive, prone to breakouts, irritation, and inflammation Common Problems: Sunburns, pigmentation, rosacea
Use products that are cooling in nature, like aloe vera and sandalwood
Protect your skin from the sun and use rose toner to soothe the irritation
Avoid hot, spicy, and deep-fried food
Skin Quality: Thick, oily skin, large, open pores, tends to retain water Common Problems: Acne, blackheads, fungal infections
Use a gentle exfoliant to tackle the greasiness
Cleanse your skin twice a day
Have plenty of fruits and vegetables to clean out the ama
If you’d like to know more about your skin type and what you can do to look after it better, speak to a Jiva doctor. You can also dial 0129-4040404 to reach one of our experts or Click on ‘Speak to a doctor’ on the CONNECT tab in the Jiva mobile app.
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