Ayurvedic Beauty: What Does Your Dosha Say About Your Skin?

Everything old is new again- how lucky for us. The teachings of the Indian ancient practice of Ayurveda have been getting lots of attention lately for their sage wisdom, not to mention effective solutions for dealing with age-old health and beauty issues. The key to understanding how Ayurvedic knowledge can benefit you personally starts with determining your dosha, or your unique mind-body type. You can do so easily at lifespa.com or doshaquiz.chopra.com. Take 5 minutes for the quiz and then meet me back here...

So- are you vata, pitta or kapha?

Now that you know, it's time to ask: what does your dosha tell you about your skin?

I learned quite a bit about my own dosha while writing Ancient Skin Wisdom, a beauty article in the November 2011 issue of Whole Living magazine. I consulted experts including John Douillard, Ayurvedic and Chiropractic practitioner and director of LifeSpa Ayurvedic Retreat Center, Pratima Raichur, NYC Ayurvedic physician, esthetician and author of Absolute Beauty, and Melanie Sachs, Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor and author of Ayurvedic Spa, who taught me that Ayurvedic beauty for my dosha does not stop at skin care recommendations; diet and lifestyle factor in quite strongly.

To read the entire Whole Living article, and learn Ayurvedic beauty tips from the pros that will complement your dosha, click here for a PDF.