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Your skin may be a glowing porcelain whitish color, like the moon. Your skin will be prone to clogging and will need more cleansing than other skin types. Be careful to avoid greasy, clogging creams. Kapha complexions can also become dull and lacking in color due to slow circulation.
When balanced, your skin has a slightly rosy or golden glow. Your complexion tends toward pink or reddish, and you may have lots of freckles or moles. Your skin will be sensitive to the sun, so it is important to avoid excessive sunlight, tanning treatments and highly heating therapies
Moisturisers chosen for each type will help to keep the skin soft, plump and moist and therefore helping to keep the skin smooth and reducing wrinkles and lines from the face, it also acts to keep moisture in the skin by behaving as a barrier.
Vata is the air Dosha, and according to Ayurveda, this energy manifests in the skin tissues as dryness, dehydration, a thin, delicate texture, and fine pores. Your skin will be predisposed to symptoms of early aging, which is made worse by mental stress such as worry, fear and lack of sleep.
Our skin is the most important part of your personality and also the most susceptible to damages from factors such as pollution, stress, lack of a balanced diet etc. Therefore, maintaining a good skin care routine is essential, especially on the face for revitalisation and rejuvenation, this is Rasayana.
Don't you love a warm, hearty bowl of stew in these winter months, almost everyone loves to eat something warming and filling. This is a delicious recipe made with combining, spices, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and coconut to fill you full of goodness.
Everyone likes a curry and especially in the winter season. You will find lots of masala recipes on this site but I've included a simple curry mix, so easy to make and keep in a jar to use again.
Sweet potatoes are a lighter food than most other foods that we chose when we need something more substantial and they are kind to the digestive system, they are rich in complex carbohydrates so they are less likely to add extra weight if you are careful in quantities.
Another delicious winter warmer and using cumin means that you get lots o health benefits, too many to mention but here's a few cumin particularly promotes a healthy digestion and is a rich source of iron.
This is a take of a veggie chili, but without the Quorn mince. Its packed with protein and should satisfy everyone's appetite. Its such a good winter warmer and for those who like it extra hot, not Pitta types, you can add extra chili flakes or add a fresh one for extra punch.
All you need to do is crush your mint leaves or grind them in a mortar and pestle and apply the mint leaves like a face pack on areas of the skin that is sensitive. This is good for the care and prevention of acne, it also takes care of keeping your skin cool and oil-free in the summer, perfect for Pitta skin.
Chamomile tea toner is one of the best skin toners for dry and damaged skin that provides deep nourishment to the skin. It is also one of the potential home remedies for dark circles and bags around eyes.
Lemon Juice may be readily available and really inexpensive, but this doesn't mean that it isn't a potent fruit for putting onto the skin. Diluting with water in a spray is really effective and will last quite a while, with its antibacterial properties.
Natural skin care tips for oily skin which will always include the Kapha skin and sometimes the Tzone of Pitta skin must include skin toner because it tones the open skin pores and reduces the secretion of sebum and oil from the skin.
A good toner will remove any remaining residue of oil, dirt, and debris left behind by your cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.
Kapha skin is oilier than the other 2 types. Characteristics are cool, moonlike, oily, large pores, prone to acne, blackheads, deep wrinkles and tans easily. Kapha is concerned with earth and water and governs structure, bodily stability, lubrication and cell structure.
The Pitta skin will be warmer than the other two types. Characteristics of the Pitta skin are, warm, reddish, glowing with larger pores in the T zone. Pitta skin will burn easily and be prone to skin allergies and irritations. Pitta is concerned with Fire & Water and governs the body's balance of chemical and transforming energies.
Pilaf or Plau is often seen in Indian Restaurants and is a very popular way to eat rice, making your own is rewarding and much more delicious and nutritious.
One common combination that can challenge our digestive capabilities is yogurt and fruit. This pairing can impair the digestive fire and create ama. Ayurveda tells us that mixing yoghurt with fruit is challenging to our digestive system and should really be eaten separately, of course, we now have the advantage of non-dairy yoghurt which is less problematic.
You can just eat them on their own as the masala mix and fresh herbs make this recipe. Spelt is pungent, heating, light and dry, so it has an effect on all doshas, its great for Kapha, ok for Pitta and ok for Vata in smaller quantities.
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