According to Ayurveda, glowing skin and a clear complexion is a sign of overall good health. Skin conditions are usually a sign of Vata or Pitta imbalance.
The skin becomes rough, dry and irritated due to an accumulation of excess Vata in the body which is aggravated by the Fall and Winter seasons as well as age. Pitta types tend to have more blemishes, acne, spots and freckles on the skin.
To reduce Vata skin conditions, add oil, seeds and nuts to the diet to hydrate and nourish the skin. For Pittas, avoid spicy and fried foods to reduce blemishes, as these foods add fuel to the already hot burning flame that is Pitta.
An external oil massage is great for Vata type skin conditions while a nice exfoliation massage with Ayurvedic herbal powder softens the skin and can work wonders to detoxify the Pitta skin and reduce blemishes. Book an appointment with a West Coast Ayurveda massage practitioner for a massage suited for your skin type.
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Stay away from commercial skin care products with added chemicals. In Ayurveda, it is said that if you can't (or wouldn't) eat it, then don't put it on your skin either!
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