Ayurveda believes we are composed of the same elements that make up the universe- Prithvi (Earth), Tej (Fire), Jala (Water), Vayu (Air) and Akash (Space or Ether). These elements manifest in us in the form of three doshas- namely Vaata (Air and Space), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Water and Earth). Our Prakriti- the natural healthy state- is the doshas we are born with (most are dominated with either one or two doshas); when our doshas get vitiated, we end up in the state of Vikruti (Imbalance.) Ayurveda provides us with a system to keep our doshas in balance to achieve a healthy life.
Dry, thin, cool, sensitive to touch, prone to get wrinkles fast, and easily dehydrated.
So hydrating, moisturizing and nourishing products are recommended for this skin type.
Oily, hot, prone to pimples, freckles, moles and rashes.
Cooling and gentle products are recommended for this skin type.
Sticky, thick, cool, wrinkles late, prone to pimples and dullness of skin.
Products with scraping and deep cleansing action are recommended for this skin type.