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If you have a Kapha skin then you will have the wonderful benefits of the most youthful skin type of all. Kapha retains its moisture and its plumpness longest, because of its water and earth elements it keeps youthful looking.
I have a typical Pitta skin, but with some Vata tendencies, my skin which is warm, olive looking and also prone to white spots, this is due to the oil component of the Pitta skin, which can hold onto pockets of oil and create these spots.
Snehana is the name for treatments that are based on oil therapies creating a nurturing, soothing and balancing effect. Oils are a wonderful carrier for other ingredients, herbs and spices, and in this case the essential oils that I am suggesting.
Castor Oil is considered to be the purgative oil it draws impurities from the body, its thick and gloopy but when we add the almond oil it will be more easily manageable. Castor Oil will draw the dirt, toxins and any impurities from the skin. It actually adds heat but also helps with inflammation as it has the energetics of sweet which is cooling and pungent which is heating. For this purpose its fine for all body types.
We continue with learning the Ayurveda facial routines for rejuvenation of the muscle s and skin. This week we look at the way oil is used for nourishing and cleansing the skin and tissues. Oleation is part of the system of therapeutics in Ayurveda called Snehana experienced as love actions for the body and in this case the face.
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