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Vata is defined in Ayurvedic literature by the elements air and ether. These elemental effects transpire to dry and age Vata skin, so the most vital part of a Vata skincare regime is moisturising. As one would imagine with the Vata elements air and ether, Vata types tend to spend, or dissipate, their energy rather than store it. A balanced Vata type is full of creativity and vitality, but when unbalanced, Vata types can suffer from hyperactivity, fear and anxiety and indigestion, as well as dry and uneven skin tone.
Skin Vata skin can be dry, delicate, cool, rough and flaky, and can be vulnerable to exposure and dry wind. It is important to use replenishing moisturisers, and to boost hydration by splashing your face several times when you cleanse.
Stress Stress can have differing effects on our skin, as mental stress is most likely to induce Vata-like symptoms, it is wise to follow a Vata routine when mentally over-worked and seek out Vata botanical remedies. Reduce stress by massaging with essential oil aromatherapy; add grounding and warming essential oils such as Ginger, Anise, Rosewood, Angelica and Basil to carrier oils such as Sesame, Flax and sweet Almond.
Diet Diet is absolutely central to the system of Ayurvedic healthcare (as Hippocrates declared, 'let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food'). To maintain Vata balance, sweet, sour and salty tastes with food warm or hot in nature are best at preserving doshic balance. Vata foods include warming spices such as Cinnamon, black Pepper and Ginger. Foods that are unbeneficial to Vata and distort balance include bitter, pungent and astringent flavours, such as bread, Neem, and millet. It is wise to avoid foods which are too dry in nature.