Tendencies towards dryness, coolness and thinner texture are few of the indicators that you have a Vata skin. Here’s everything you need to know about Vata skin and its character. Knowing about your skin and the dominant Doshas greatly enables you to deal with the set of skin problems that the skin is prone to.
According to Ayurveda, an ancient system of wellness and wisdom that has existed for over 5000 years and continues to be practiced and integrated into lives by millions from all over the world, your unique mental and physiological constitution, including the skin, is influenced by Doshas. Doshas–Pitta, Vata and Kapha-are bio energies that are a combination of the five elements of nature-air, space, earth, water and fire.
A) What is Vata skin?
Vata Dosha is a combination of the air and space elements. As you deepen your understanding of Ayurveda, you will be able to see that the characteristics of the elements are reflected in the physiological and mental constitution of an individual. For example, to have Vata skin would mean that characteristics of air and space elements predominate in your skin compared to other people of similar age and ethnicity. Here’s how you know.
- Vata skin will be thinner,
- feel cool to the touch, and
- have a tendency towards dryness.
B) When the Vata skin is out of balance or the Vata is vitiated,
- your skin is likely to feel excessively dry,
- feel rough
- look dull
- build-up of dead skin
C) Skin Aging When Vata Dominates
Vata skin can show signs of aging sooner than in other skin types because it is already thin and dry. So you may need to attend more closely to problems related to premature aging of the skin.
D) Qualities Your Skin Product Should Have To Fight Vata Imbalance
To balance the cold, light and dry nature of Vata, products that you use for the skin should be warming, rich, highly hydrating and moisturizing. Ingredients should be selected for their regenerative qualities to help slow down the somewhat accelerated aging process.
E)Ideal products for Vata Skin can be
- Hydrating Cleanser or Deep Cleanse Treatment
- Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment
- Daily Repair Serum – Rich Repair (rose)
- Anti-Age Serum
- Rich Repair Treatment Oil and/or Rich Repair Moisturizer
- Anti-Age eye Cream
- Moisturizing Mask
Here are a few things you can do at home to check winter dryness of the skin.