To reveal your beauty, you are looking for natural and organic beauty products tailored to your skin type, hair and your specific needs. Did you know that traditional Indian medicine, called Ayurveda, understood this a long time ago?

In this article, we will explain how Ayurvedic cosmetics can help you plan a personalized skincare routine based on natural ingredients.

But first, let's start with the fundamentals: "What is Ayurveda?"

Understand Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is a traditional medicine of Indian origin, whose objective is to establish a perfect balance between body, mind, senses and soul. Following the principles of Ayurveda would ensure that everyone lives in good health, in a state of general well-being, while delaying the aging process. The means to implement to follow an Ayurvedic routine are:

    a healthy diet,
    a healthy lifestyle,
    rituals of care of the body, skin and hair.
    relaxation and meditation exercises.

What is an Ayurvedic skincare routine?

When we talk about beauty rituals in Ayurveda, we talk about care, not makeup.

Indeed, Ayurveda focuses its attention on the natural beauty care that makes you feel good in your body. Regular care that allows the skin to retain its shine and elasticity. Then installs an Ayurvedic skincare routine, which contributes to our harmony.

The beauty rituals of the 3 doshas.

Before adopting an Ayurvedic skincare routine, it is necessary to know how to differentiate the 3 doshas that represent the vital energy of Ayurvedic medicine. It will then determine the one that suits you.

Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the 3 doshas.

Each is the combination of two of the five great elements: fire, water, earth, air and ether (equated with space). Doshas determine your physical and spiritual characteristics.

Each of us is made up of the three doshas, ​​but at different proportions. It is very rare for an individual to be made up of 3 doshas in equal proportions.

Generally the constitution is mixed, with a dominant dosha, an important second and a minor last. The ideal is to find a balance between these 3 constitutions, and therefore reduce the impact of the present excess dosha, which causes disease, difficulties and malaise.

As you will have understood, the goal of Ayurveda is to reduce excess doshas in order to restore balance and harmony.

To determine your constitution, it is necessary to take into account several physical criteria:

    the appearance of the body,
    the weight,
    the skin,
    the hair,
    the teeth

And also psychological criteria:

    the sleep,
    the character…

You may discover that you have a dominant dosha related to your character, and another different, related to your physical appearance.

In the next paragraph, we will focus on this second point because it is this one that is essential to build your Ayurvedic skincare routine.

Determine your dominant dosha and beauty rituals to apply.

We have come to understand that adopting an Ayurvedic skincare routine requires determining what your dosha is.

You will now answer that according to the specificities of your skin. Find, among the examples below, the description that suits you the most, and you will know then your dominant dosha, and therefore what are the habits of life to follow, and also the beauty products adapted to your skin.

Vâta = air + space.

Composition of the vata dosha in Ayurveda

Your skin is rather dry, thin, cold, sensitive to cold and dehydrated. Optional: you have dry eczema or early aging of the face.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? You are Vata.

Excess Vita generally contributes to dry skin and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Products to integrate into your Ayurvedic skincare routine:

Prefer nourishing products with anti-aging properties. Your beauty routine should focus on moisturizing and protecting the epidermis. Choose cosmetics rich in vitamin E and anti-oxidants.

Small gestures to adopt :

     Eat and sleep at regular hours.
     Eat and drink hot rather than cold.
     Prefer creamy and nourishing foods.
     Take the time to relax regularly.

Pitta = fire + water.

composition of the pitta dosha in Ayurveda

Your skin is rather sensitive, reactive to heat or sun, and easily shows redness. Optional: your skin is prone to blemishes, such as acne.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? You are Pitta.

Excess Pitta causes hypersensitive and reactive skin, redness or rosacea.

Products to integrate into your Ayurvedic skincare routine:

In general, favor cosmetics with soothing, healing and regenerating properties, such as aloe vera, jojoba oil or coconut oil, white clay or lavender ...

Small gestures to adopt :

     Find a balance between periods of activity and rest periods.
     Prefer sweet, bitter and refreshing foods.
     Do not skip any meals.

Kapha = water + earth.

composition of the Kapha dosha in Ayurveda

Your skin is rather oily, thick, sensitive to cold and moisture. Your pores are often dilated. Optional: You have blackheads and / or microcysts.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? You are Kapha.

Excess Kapha causes oily skin acne prone, hypersecretion seborrhea, sometimes cellulite and a tendency to overweight.

Products to integrate into your Ayurvedic skincare routine:

First, choose cosmetics with purifying and astringent properties that will help regulate excess sebum. Try products made from turmeric, Neem, or basil. Regularly apply a mud mask on your face, and body wraps or capillaries made from green clay.

Small gestures to adopt :

    Practice dynamic sports and physical activities.
    Eat hot and slightly spicy.
    Get up early.
    Do unforeseen and unusual things.

So, what is your Ayurvedic constitution and your dominant dosha?