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Support your skin type with Ayurveda. Part 3: Kapha

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is the barrier between the body and the outside world. The health of the skin is important for overall health, immunity, and everyday comfort. Use Ayurveda to heal imbalances in our skin as well as support skin’s natural radiance and vitality.

Kapha skin is moist and cool to the touch. Kapha skin is smooth, firm, and a little oily. While prone to greasiness, Kapha skin is less sensitive than other skin types.

To care for Kapha skin, focus on detoxifying and invigorating skin and body. Foods like ginger tea and spicy peppers help enliven Kapha. Aerobic exercise that induces sweating helps Kapha skin detoxify more easily.

Kapha skin has slow cell turnover. Weekly exfoliation keeps Kapha skin healthy and vibrant. A with a coffee scrub. Mix 2 tablespoons used coffee grounds with 3 tablespoons sunflower oil. Vigorously rub all over before getting in the shower. A drop of lemon or eucalyptus oil added to the scrub will make this experience even more enlivening.

To use the oil cleansing method for Kapha skin, pick a light, warming oil like Macademia Oil. Macademia oil is similar to skin’s natural oil. This oil can help reverse the overproduction of oil sometimes present in Kapha skin.

A face mask for Kapha skin: 2 Tablespoons raw honey mask 2 teaspoons French green clay and 2 teaspoons ground oatmeal. Massage in circular motions on face and let sit for 15 minutes. This mask will not dry but will absorb excess oil, kill bacteria that cause pimples, and exfoliate for a ridiculously smooth complexion. Oats and homey moisturize too!


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~dana~ believes that we all have to learn to take care of ourselves in the best way possible so we have extra to share with those around us. As we all take care of ourselves and the people around us there is an abundance that drips into the earth as we care for the plants and animals and our Mother Earth. Sustainability on all levels starts with self care.

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