Why Ayurveda is Essential to Your Beauty Routine

By Linda Bretherton on 13th of April 2020 — Share on Facebookwww.ayurvedaapothecary.co.uk / blog / ayurveda-the-comprehensive-science-of-wellbeing / why-ayurveda-is-essential-to-your-beauty-routine

Why Ayurveda is Essential to Your Beauty Routine

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Ayurveda, or "the science of life," is a centuries-old holistic approach to health and wellness. At its core, Ayurveda says health is a balance of environment, mind, body and spirit via three governing doshas, or body types: Vata (Wind), Kapha (Earth) and Pitta (Fire). While the proportion of these elements is naturally different from person to person, health thrives when they're balanced. When there's an imbalance, however, our bodies are thrown out of whack ... including the state of our skin.

To help incorporate Ayurvedic principles into your beauty routine, you first need to figure out what your dosha skin type is: Vata skin is often dry, Pitta is sensitive, Kapha is oily/combination. Once you know this, you'll be able to eat to best support your dosha and in turn, the health of your skin.

If you're not sure how to figure it out, try taking the Ayurveda Apothecary Skin Questionnaire.

This is a general skin questionnaire to help you determine which skin type you are according to Ayurveda. Once you have completed the questionnaire it will help you to understand which products are best for you. You can do the skin and face questionnaire for the purpose of understanding your specific skin at this moment in time, becoming more aware of your complete dosha/body constitution will help you in the long term towards optimum skin health so you may wish to complete the full Dosha questionnaire here.

Once you know your skin type you can explore our fabulous range of products, knowing that the very best of Ayurveda concepts have been incorporated into our range of Organic Face & Body Natural Beauty Products to suit your specific Dosha - Vata, Pitta or Kapha.