INNER WELLBEING AND OUTER BEAUTY Ayurveda is a very complete therapeutic science, which has been practiced for over 5000 years in India, but it is also a philosophy and a way of life. Ayurveda in Sanskrit means ayur = “life” and veda = “science” or “knowledge”. Ayurveda leads to self-discovery according to individual needs. This science reveals the interconnection between the skin, all the elements of your body and vital processes: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Ayurveda considers a person as a whole and focuses on rebalancing the person and creating harmony. Originally, the great sages of the Himalayas developed the concept of the five basic elements by observing nature, and from there the concept of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Ayurveda aims to bring harmony and balance to a person, thanks to specific habits, tastes, herbs, aromas, music, massages and treatments that engage all five senses to rebalance the Doshas of one’s basic constitution. Cosmetics must also comply with the same principles to achieve the desired long-lasting results.
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Skin type according to Ayurveda:
VATA: Soft, light or olive coloured skin with fine pores. Unbalanced Vata skin tends to be thin, dry and dehydrated.
In more severe cases the skin may be itchy and may flake or crack.
PITTA: Bright and rosy skin, with medium-sized pores and a few freckles. Unbalanced Pitta skin is more sensitive, reddish or overly freckled, and with a tendency to irritations and rashes.
KAPHA: Very soft and smooth to the touch, wrinkles appear late in life. Unbalanced Kapha skin tends to be thick and oily with dilated pores, especially on cheeks, nose and forehead; it is also prone to acne.