Summer Break? Yes! Summer Breakouts? No Way!
Acne can be frustrating, discouraging, and sometimes downright mystifying. There are all kinds of tips and tricks out there claiming to be the miracle solution to acne – but for some of us, it simply isn’t true.
Many acne treatments aim to treat the pimples themselves. More often than not though, the pimples are just a symptom of something deeper going on. This can be frustrating in and of itself – how are you supposed to treat something you can’t see?! As if clear skin didn’t already feel impossible enough.
Luckily, there are ways to translate the symptoms of your problems into their sources. And no, we don’t mean just regular old trial-and-error – we mean Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is a holistic health modality that deals with three energies, called doshas, in the body. There’s Vata, which is air; Pitta, which is fire; and Kapha, which is earth. Everyone contains these energies in their bodies in some capacity, but most of us are dominated by one or sometimes two.
These dominant doshas make themselves known in the ways our bodies are built, the way our personalities form, and – most importantly, here – in the way our SKIN behaves. Here’s how Ayurveda is going to help us tackle acne:
In the summertime we’re tackling Pitta, but more specifically, HEAT! Pitta manifests in the form of sensitive skin that is particularly reactive to heat. This means that Pitta acne is typically red,inflamed and irritated, often dealing with breakouts containing pus and bacteria.
Pitta acne is typically located in the center of the face, on the cheeks and nose – those places where you get the most red when you’re flushed.
Heat, particularly an overabundance of it,can be remedied through the use of cooling, soothing, and hydrating products.
Treat the source, not the symptoms! Ayurveda helps make skincare just a little simpler. And that’s how we are always striving towards Beautiful Skin,Naturally.
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