The Types of Human Skins and Their Concerns In Ayurveda

There are many skin types, and each style has its unique concerns. However, all kinds of skin take care of specific basic needs. Every person should pay attention to these needs to maintain healthy-looking skin.

Vata Skin

Vata skins are dry, rough and delicate. It tends to break out. It is also prone to wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Kaphas tend to have soft skin that easily gets sunburned and quickly becomes tanned. Pitta skins tend to wrinkle, especially around the eyes and mouth. It has a reddish tint and is oily. Kapha skins tend to be oily and prone to acne. They also tend to have large pores, blackheads, tiny whiteheads and blemishes on their face. Pitta skins tend to be oily and acne-prone with a reddish tint.

Pitta Skin

Pitta skin tends to be oily and is prone to breakouts. To keep the skins healthy and glowing, it is essential to understand the skin type and its concerns.

  • Tendency of Pitta Skin

Pitta skin is oily and tends to be more prone to pores and blackheads. The best solution for Pitta skin is to regulate the oil production by using an astringent and drinking plenty of water, and eating green leafy vegetables.

According to Ayurveda nutrition, the ideal diet for Pitta types must include lots of cooling foods such as cucumber, tomatoes, green apples, pears, chia seeds, yoghurt etc. Pittas tend to have a more sensitive stomach than other body types. Hence, they should avoid spicy food items like Indian spices, red chillies etc.

Pittas should avoid dairy products as their higher fat content will add more oil to their skins. Dairy also increases Kapha in their body, which will cause further problems for them. They should try goat milk instead as it has less fat than cow milk and is easier to digest. 

Kapha Skin

Kapha skin is thick, oily, and smooth. People with this skin type can have beautiful skin resistant to blemishes and wrinkles. However, they do not fare as well in dry or harsh climates.

  • Treatment:

The skin of this type requires a gentle cleansing routine that cleanses without over-drying the skin. Dry oils are best for this skin type since they help balance the oil production from within the skin. Sunscreen is also essential for protection from harmful UV rays.

A nourishing moisturizer made for Kapha skin will provide your face with lasting moisture and softness throughout the day. Use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning and a heavier moisturizer at night since Kapha skin tends to be oily or combination in texture. A cream with SPF is a good choice if you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is skin that tends to have oily patches and dry patches. It can be either acne-prone or acne-free. Acne-prone skin is more likely to break out under stress, sun exposure, and if you’re not keeping up with your skincare routine.

Treating combination skin is different from treating oily or dry skin because it mixes the two types. Therefore, you need to find products that will help balance the oil production on your face without drying out the rest of your face.

  • Skin Concerns for Combination Skin:

Acne Breakouts: Since combination skin has a higher chance of getting acne, you want to make sure your use a gentle cleanser (one that will not strip the natural oils from your face) and apply a moisturizer that has salicylic acid in it. If you get excess fat on your T-zone area, you want something to absorb it and keep it from clogging pores. If you have dry patches, you want a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid so that it can retain moisture in your skin.