You may have wondered why a popular skin care line works for so many, yet has failed you miserably? In order for any product to be effective, it is a prerequisite to first determine your unique skin type. Depending on someone’s genetics and lifestyle, Ayurvedic science can help determine your skin’s constitution based on the predominance of which ‘dosha’category your skin falls into,
A product that actually works for you has been formulated with a blend of dosha-specific organic plant botanicals based on your skin’s unique type. With Puraveda Organics Dosha Quiz and this guide, here is how you can better understand your skin, and choose products accordingly:
Get To Know Your Dosha
Based on your internal and external traits, your skin can be dominant in any of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Here are some primary characteristics of these Doshas:
Vata: Dry, thin, fine-pored, matte and delicate. Prone to aging and wrinkles & fine lines faster than other skin types. Skin problems worsen in the winter season.
Kapha: Oily, enlarged pores and shiny. Pores gets easily clogged, which makes it prone to acne, blackheads, pimples and blemishes. Skin problems worsen in the summer season/change of seasons.
Pitta: Slightly oily, medium-sized pores with soft-luster. Susceptible to rashes, redness, freckles and hypersensitive skin conditions like rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Skin problems usually worsen in cool and humid weather or when the internal balance goes out of sync.
Product Selection According to Skin Type
The skin is the largest organ of the body and products that we apply to it’s surface are readily absorbed. These products are critical to your skin health if they are of poor quality or full of chemical toxins, preservatives and so forth, making it crucial to have an understanding of the ingredients found on labels and the product’s composition.
If you’re trying to convert to clean beauty, its important to understand why it’s unhealthy to use products that contain toxic ingredients like parabens, oxybenzone (used in sunscreen), mineral oil, phthalates, synthetic preservatives, emollients, fragrances and colors.
Clean beauty is an initiative that promises that the products are made with non-toxic/natural/organic ingredients and labels don’t hide suspect ingredients under an umbrella term. @PuravedaOrganics, we recommend these 100% clean and ayurvedic products according to these skin groups:
Key Requirements: Skin rehydration/moisturization, collagen boost and targeted anti-aging treatment.
- Daily Foaming Cleanser
- Daily Hydrator/Toner
- BioScience Peptide Complex + Serum of Choice (Rejuv/Collagen Boost)
- Aloe Eye Serum (Day) and Eyeline Prevention Oil (Night) for defending crow’s feet and fine lines of the delicate eye area.
- Exfoliation with Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub up to 2-3X times a week.
Key Requirements: Balancing skin pH and treating hyperactive oil glands. Toning enlarged pores. Preventing and treating blemishes/acne.
- Pore Perfect Cleanser
- Pore Perfect Hydrator/Toner
- BioScience Peptide Complex + Rejuv Serum
- Exfoliation with Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub at least 2-3X times a week.
- On the Spot Blemish Treatment (Day & Night).
Key Requirements: Reducing redness and treating inflammation at its source. Soothing skin and increasing skin’s resilience to sensitivity.
- SBR Cleanser
- SBR Hydrator/Toner
- BioScience Peptide Complex + SBR Serum
- Exfoliation with SBR Papaya & Honey Facial Mask up to 2-3X times a week.
Editor’s Pro Tip: We highly recommend that All skin can benefit from the use of eye treatments for reducing puffy eyes, eliminating dark circles and treating crow’s feet. In addition, don’t forget our SunProtect SPF 30+ – mineral based sunscreen that serves as the final step to prevent UV damage and also help in the prevention and treatment of hyperpigmentation.
Understanding your skin type enables you spend more wisely on products and is good for your skin, overall health, and the environment. Learn more about your individual skins’ requirements, and why you should be opting for clean beauty via this Quiz.