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Your Guide To Pitta Skin Type: Combination of Fire and Water!

Yoga and Ayurveda are time-tested whole-body approach to achieving and maintaining health and well-being, that originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda defines three basic body types: Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. This classification is based on psycho-physiological principles called doshas. These doshas govern all the activities of the mind and body and determine the physical characteristics and emotional and mental tendencies of every human being that extends to your skin type as well. Common Pitta Imbalance Symptoms Those who are Pitta have an excess of fire and water. Their skin is soft and warm to the touch. The skin is one of the primary places where Pitta resides in the body, so it is especially vulnerable to imbalance. Pittas have highly sensitive skin. When in balance, Pittas have a beautiful rosy glow and dewy complexion. When out of balance their skin becomes oily and prone to breakouts. Pittas burn more easily in the sun than other doshas. They are also more likely to suffer from to rashes, rosacea, and psoriasis. Pittas have classic combination skin, with both oily zones and drier areas [...]

Your Guide To Vata Skin Type: Air and Ether

The Ayurveda is a time-tested whole-body approach to achieving and maintaining health and well-being, practiced in India for the past 5,000 years. According to the Ayurveda, there are three basic body types: Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. These body types extend to your skin type. Vata Imbalance SymptomsThose who are Vatta have an excess of air and ether. Their skin is cool to the touch. It is fine and delicate, with small pores. When young they have the perfect porcelain complexion, smooth and free from blemishes.Because of the delicateness of their skin, however, as they get older Vattas are prone to wrinkles and premature aging if they do not take care to consistently moisturize and hydrate. They are also highly vulnerable to dry, windy weather, and if their skin goes out of balance it will become dry, flaky, and prone to eczema and irritation.   How To Balance Vata Dosha SkinIf this is your type, in order to balance the cold, drying energy of your Vatta skin you need to focus on two key words: soothe and hydrate.Hydration is essential for Vatta skin. [...]