Ayurveda is the oldest, continually practiced form of natural medicine in the world. Originating over 5, 000 years ago, this concept focuses on body-mind wholeness and wellness of the individual, created through balancing three biological energies (doshas). Lifestyle choices that include proper diet, nutrition and hydration, physical activity and self-care, optimize digestion to maintain balance. The goal of products containing Ayurvedic ingredients is to maintain overall wellness through prevention and healing and to develop an attractive external appearance. Ayurveda establishes the highest standards in the theory of a natural, plant-based skincare routine that can restore a clear and beautiful complexion.
The Three Doshas of Ayurveda:
- Vata dosha is expressed in all motion and communication. Vata rules the flow of the breath and communication throughout the mind and nervous system. Characteristics of vata imbalance include frequent hunger, irregular sleep patterns, fast-paced gait, and emotional outburst
- Pitta dosha is expressed in understanding, metabolism, heat production, digestion and energy production. Characteristics of pitta imbalance include dominating and self-determined, punctuality and fitful sleep.
- Kapha dosha provides stability and structure and balances fluid by hydrating cells and systems, lubricating joints, moisturizing skin, and protecting tissues. Characteristics of kapha imbalance include empathy, emotional eating, sleep inertia and passivity.
Imbalances of the doshas may be caused by inadequate diet, acid reflux, anxiety, headaches, stress and/or trauma, as well as lifestyle choices that can affect skin appearance, overall health and cause disease.
How do imbalanced doshas affect skin health and how can they be corrected with Exquis Ayurvedic skincare products?
Exquis moisturizers effectively hydrate dry or rough skin associated with Vata imbalance, restoring softness.
Exquis moisturizers calm, cool and neutralize inflamed skin and rashes attributed to Pitta imbalance.
Exquis moisturizers restore oily skin, seen in Kapha imbalance, to its normal state.
Exquis Skincare products combine traditional Ayurvedic actives including turmeric, neem, aloe vera, basil, and sandalwood. These ingredients are well known and traditionally used for their extensive soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial healing properties. The potent, plant-based actives calm breakouts soothe painful skin irritations and hydrate dry skin to achieve balanced, brighter-looking and healthier skin.The wide-ranged effects of Exquis Skincare products are derived from a specific, formulated blend of antioxidants, moisturizers and vitamins that are beneficial to even the most sensitive skin. In Ayurveda, skin is considered a manifestation of inner health. Exquis Skincare products balance and support skin health to prevent signs of premature aging and achieve the appearance of vibrant, healthy, and supple skin.
Author: Allison Dooley, Skincare evaluator
A daily skincare routine and a clean diet are two of the most important tips for achieving beautiful skin.