Ayurveda is the science of life, comprising a vast body of information about healthy living and treatment of ailments. In fact, when it comes to skincare, a lot of people swear by Ayurvedic treatment and remedies. These treatments are based on doshas and offer a holistic approach to manage skin problems.
What are doshas?
Dosha is a combination of three elements, which are known as:
- Vata (air and space)
- Kapha (water and earth)
- Pitta (fire and earth)
These elements are present in your body and are considered to be responsible for a person’s physiological, mental and emotional health. According to Ayurveda, in order to maintain and restore healthy skin, the doshas need to be balanced. Each individual is said to have a unique ratio of each dosha and they define their Ayurvedic constitution.
Linkage between Ayurvedic dosha and skincare
1. Vata dosha
Vata is made up of two elements: