Skin Care tips to Balance Kapha Dosha

According to Ayurveda, individuals with a predominance of Kapha dosha tend to have oily and smooth skin that can be prone to dullness and lack of energy. To maintain balance and support the Kapha dosha in skin care, Ayurveda recommends the following:

  1. Cleansing: Use a mild, exfoliating cleanser to remove excess oil and impurities from the skin. Avoid using heavy, oily cleansers.

  2. Toning: Use a toner that is astringent and stimulating, such as witch hazel, to help reduce oiliness and improve circulation.

  3. Moisturizing: Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to hydrate the skin without clogging pores.

  4. Exfoliating: Gently exfoliate the skin 2-3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote circulation. Use a gentle, natural scrub made with ingredients such as sugar or oats.

  5. Sun protection: Apply a daily sunscreen to protect the skin from UV damage and to avoid discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

  6. Herbs: Use herbs such as neem, turmeric, and licorice in your skincare routine to purify and brighten the skin.

  7. Avoiding heavy oils and creams: Avoid using heavy oils and creams on the skin, as they can clog pores and worsen dullness.