The Ayurvedic care believes in to restore your natural radiance from within .This can be done by knowing your ayurvedic skin type and they are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


Vata skin is in general dry, thin, cool to the touch, easily gets dehydrated, and is very vulnerable to the influence of dry, windy weather.


Provide added nourishment to your skin by including organic milk, whole grains and green leafy vegetables in your diet.

  • Drink lots of lukewarm water every day for internal hydration.
  • Eat plenty of sweet juicy fruits; they help cleanse the body from within and provide hydration as well.
  • Include a little healthy fat such as ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil in your diet for added lubrication.
  • A warm oil self-massage abhangya) with a rich massage oil for keeping skin lubricated.
  • Use a gentle, all-natural moisturizer to keep facial skin hydrated.
  • Get plenty of rest so your mind as well as your body have the opportunity to recharge.
  • Use a gentle, moisture-balancing cleanser for cleaning the skin regularly.

Vata-pacifying lifestyle — like going to bed on time, eating three regular meals, and following a regular daily routine — are essential components of a holistic approach to Vata skin care, as are eating foods that help balance Vata and nourish the Vata skin.


Pitta is like a fire, that makes this skin type to have more breakouts, photosensitivity, less tolerance to hot food, and less tolerance to fieriness in temperament. Pitta skin looks ruddy, and is warm to the touch. Pitta skin types tend to be more prone to freckles and moles than the other skin types.


Stay away from harsh, synthetic cosmetics; they can damage your sensitive skin and cause breakouts.

  • Avoid hot, spicy foods and an excess of deep-fried foods; they add heat to an already fiery constitution.
  • Eat lots of sweet, juicy fruits and have some rose petals in cool milk every day. The rose is considered cooling for mind, body and emotions.
  • Use a cooling oil, such , for the daily massage.
  • Cook with cooling spices such as fennel and licorice.
  • Take extra care to protect your skin when you go out in the sun.
  • Use gentle, natural skin care products for cleansing and moisturizing.

The Pitta skin type needs both cooling and nurturing. Use skin care products that help enhance resistance to the sun. Avoid tanning treatments and therapies that expose your delicate, sensitive skin to steam for extended periods of time.


Kapha dosha is predominantly water and earth, so Kapha skin tends to have all the qualities of water and earth — it can be greasy, thick, and more tolerant of the sun.


  • Avoid too many sweet foods or deep-fried foods, as they add to the oiliness in the skin.
  • Exercise every day to improve circulation.
  • A daily warm oil massage can also help circulation.
  • Eat plenty of organic vegetables and fruits to help cleanse the body from within.
  • Cleanse your skin twice every day; exfoliate with a mud-mask at least once a week.
  • Cook with warming spices such as ginger and black pepper to stoke the digestive fire and inhibit the accumulation of ama inside the body.

Kapha skin, because of its thickness and oiliness, is more prone to accumulate ama(toxins) under the skin. People with Kapha skin need to do detoxification on a regular basis — both internal detoxification and external detoxification to flush toxins from the skin.

Scrubbing the skin with a gentle exfoliating clay such as bentonite clay can help external cleansing

To sum up what we need to do , for a glow from within is to keep our life in balance. Imbalance occurs from poor eating habits, insufficient sleep, mental and emotional stress, and a daily routine that is not in accordance with the natural biological rhythms of our bodies.

Dr.Maria Sheikh
Ayurveda Practitioner
Ex lecturer at Integral University

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