Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
by Prasad Gawade on Oct 26, 2019
Do you wonder why people are different from each other in terms of the way their body reacts to different food, Ayurveda answers all of these questions with the Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha makes the difference between
Solution for skin problems is to -
Eat according to Your Dosha
Ayurveda recognizes three different types of the dosha for different skin types and suggests different treatments for them.
Vatta: Vata leads to the skin becoming rough, thin, dry, delicate with fine pores, and flaky and cool to touch. Vata skin type is prone to early wrinkles and loss of elasticity. If you have Vata skin then:
- Protect your skin from cold and windy weather.
- Start your day with a glass of warm water mixed with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon.
- Take vata specific diet. For instance, include leafy vegetables and whole grains.
- Stay hydrated.
- Since the vata skin type is delicate, use gentle skincare products.
Pitta: If you have the predominance of pitta on your constitution, you are more likely to experience heat imbalance. Pigment disorders, acne, heated rashes, and rosacea are the common complaints. If you have pitta skin then:
- Avoid oily and spicy food.
- Stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water, aloe vera juice and rose water.
- Use natural skincare products. Rose is good for people with pitta dosha.
- Consume cooling fruits such as blueberries, melons and coconut.
Kapha: Kapha skin is most tolerant of all the three skin types. But an imbalance can make Kapha skin greasy with large pores and blackheads. If you have Kapha skin then:
- You must regularly get facials done to remove accumulated toxins.
- Exfoliate your skin with a facial mask on a weekly basis.
- Eat organic vegetables and pungent spices to stoke the digestive fire. For instance, black pepper and ginger.
Ayurvedic remedies for glowing skin
- Ayurvedic herbs such as castor, aloe vera, and jojoba moisturize your skin and restore its good health.
- Never exclude green vegetables from your diet.
- If your skin is dry then a massage with warm essential oils will work wonderfully.
- Ayurvedic experts suggest that sleep of seven hours is a must for glowing skin.
- Add seeds and nuts to your diets such as almonds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds. They are a rich source of omega- 3 (healthy fat) fatty acids.
- Meditation and other relaxation techniques that require deep breathing also promote glowing skin.
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