Vata is the Ayruvedic name for the universal force that causes dryness and coldness. So skin that is thin, dehydrated and shrinks in cold weather needs warmth, nourishment, and moisture.
Recommended essential oils: Lavender, Ylang Ylang
Pitta is the Ayruvedic name for the force that causes heat, acidity and irritation so when out of balance the skin is patchy with frequent sensitive outbreaks of redness and inflammation. This skin requires cooling, soothing and stability.
Recommended essential oils: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender
Kapha is the Ayruvedic name for the force that causes oiliness, water retention and heaviness. Kapha types have oily skin with a tendency for congestion and clamminess and require invigorating and clarifying.
Recommended essential oils: Lemon, Orange, Geranium
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Sources: Hylunia Product knowledge training manual