Ayurvedic Treatment For Skin & Hair
As skin is the largest organ of the body and also the key to indicator of our state of health, it is extremely important to take good care of it. Gentle Ayurvedic Healing not only pampers your skin but can also relieve some of the most chronic skin conditions that affect your life.
According to Dr Tarun Gupta, Your Dosha (Body Constitution) determines your skin type:
Dry and rough skin, cold to the touch. A thin outer layer, can contribute to premature wrinkles and aging. Exposure to incompatible food, lack of water and oil, excessive mental, physical stress & insufficient rest can aggravate aging in this skin type. Ayurvedic treatments and skin care products nourish Vata skin from the inside out creating a healthy glow.
Can be fair, reddish or freckled, easily affected by heat and sun, burns easily, can be sensitive or oily and prone to acne and inflammation. Incompatible foods, stress and chemicals can agitate this skin type. Toxins can manifest in the skin as inflammation, blemishes and acne. Ayurveda eliminates these problems by detoxifying and cleansing from the inside out.
Smooth, thick, moist, pale, ages well. Can be oily and prone to large pores, black/whiteheads and acne. Excessive oil excretion combined with dirt results in the clogging of the skin pores. Incompatible food and a sedentary lifestyle can agitate this skin type. Ayurvedic treatments and remedies increase blood circulation and detoxify the skin, restoring balance.
Ayurvedic View Of Hair
Your hair, when it is healthy, reflects your constitution—your unique ratio of vata, pitta, and kapha. And because we each have all three doshas in our constitutions, it is entirely possible (common, even) for our hair to express a combination of different doshic characteristics. In other words, it is rare to find someone with exclusively vata-type hair, pitta-type hair, or kapha-type hair. You will likely recognize traits from at least two doshas in your hair, and possibly all three.
Ayurvedic Hair Types
Healthy Vata-Type Hair is relatively thin, but often a bit coarse, may be straight, curly, or a combination of the two, grows quickly, and can be a bit unruly—potentially making it more challenging to style.
Healthy Pitta-Type Hair is straight, soft, predictable, and of moderate thickness, but very fine.
Healthy Kapha-Type Hair is typically wavy, lustrous, full, strong, coarse, and thick.
Excess Vata causes the hair to be dry, frizzy, brittle, and lusterless. It also causes the hair to thin, fall out in clumps, become shorter and more difficult to grow out, and present with split ends.
Excess Pitta causes excess heat in the hair follicles, which can damage the hair and lead to premature thinning, early greying, and baldness. Heat in the hair follicles is often accompanied by a tendency to be hot-headed, short-tempered, or excessively ambitious.
Excess Kapha causes excessive oiliness, heaviness, and thickness in the hair.