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Ayurveda: know your dosha or biotype

  • by Unique Natural Cosmetics

Ayurveda is the Science of Life that promotes a healthy lifestyle in a holistic way. It includes principles and practices that are in tune with the laws of nature.

Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is the first medical system of which there are records and is considered by the WHO to be one of the most complete health systems in existence.

This science of life is based on the concept of three fundamental energies known as the three Doshas: Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (earth and water).

It is said that these three Doshas are present from the very moment of our birth −like the imprints of a hand, unique to each individual− and that they evolve over time, our diet, our way of life, etc.

Although the important thing is to try to achieve a balance between the three to achieve complete well-being of body, mind and soul, in each individual there is usually a predominant dosha that determines their personality to such an extent that a person could be categorized according to of your dosha. That is, a person can be vata, pitta or kapha.

Vata

Those people whose dominant dosha is Vata energy, are usually people governed by change and instability, but very creative and energetic. Regardless of their height, they tend to be people with a slim build and cool, dry skin.

Recommendation: Sleep a lot, try to follow stable routines, avoid the cold, do not rush, and interact with warm and calm people. 

Pitta

They are usually orderly and very practical, brave and competitive people, but above all very passionate. Average height and normal body mass.

Recommendation: Eat a balanced diet, look for cool climates and promote calm and serenity through stable relationships and disciplines such as yoga or meditation.

Kapha

They are usually calm and stable people, reluctant to change and romantic. When they get out of balance they can fall into apathy or depression. They gain weight easily.

Recommendation: Practice exercise continuously and surround yourself with very active people so as not to fall into passivity.

 

Ayurveda states that imbalance can cause problems both physically and mentally, so it is important to stay in balance to feel good and have beautiful, clean and healthy skin. Different aspects such as a balanced diet, aromatherapy, massage, meditation or yoga can help you maintain the general harmony of the body.

in what refers to cosmetics, Ayurveda tries to provide solutions based on ingredients from nature, free of any type of harmful substance and that allow you to maintain beautiful and healthy skin. In this sense, there are three types of skin depending on the predominant dosha in each person:

1) WATER/DRY SKIN: ELEMENT: AIR

Dry and thin skin, with fine pores, is usually cold and prone to dehydration, so it ages more quickly. Tendency to eczema or psoriasis. They are usually people with dark, fine, sparse and frizzy hair. The imbalance of the doshas causes dryness problems including: dry lips, wrinkles, rough and calloused feet, brittle nails, dry and flaky scalp, dull hair and split ends.

2) PITTA/SENSITIVE SKIN: FIRE ELEMENT

Pitta people: Combination skin, that is, with oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry, sensitive cheeks. It usually has a warm temperature. With a tendency to couperose and stains. Soft, moderately thick hair with reddish or light tones. The imbalance of your doshas leads to sensitivity, broken capillaries, acne, rosacea, itchy eyes, dermatitis in the eyebrows, burning feet, hives, allergies to cosmetics, freckles, moles and pigmentation changes.

3) KAPHA/OILY SKIN: EARTH ELEMENT

Oily and acne-prone skin, thick skin with enlarged pores, with the presence of pimples and blackheads. Smooth and clear skin, sensitive to cold and humidity. The hair is usually thick, wavy and dark. Its main problem is excess secretions, which generate oily skin, pimples, acne, bags under the eyes, swollen ankles and legs, weight gain, seborrheic scalp and cellulite.

 

At Unique we promote the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda in all our products and we invite you to explore your essence and find the beauty ritual that best suits you.

 

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