Adding moisture to balance soft, delicate skin
Vata skin is soft, delicate, and ﬁne pored. This skin is dry and easily cracks. It needs special care and attention to prevent premature wrinkles.
To balance its inherent dry tendency, moisturize frequently and avoid any harsh or drying products. Cleanse your skin only once daily, at bedtime. In the morning, a splash of lukewarm water followed by your moisturizer is the best. Using a hydrating mask weekly will do miracles to your skin. You may also use a few drops of almond oil or olive oil on your face and body prior to showers during the winter months. Excess Vata can weaken assimilation of nutrients, resulting in a drained,aged look of the skin.
Vata skin types need warm foods and drinks like soups, sautéed vegetables, fruit compotes, steamed milk, caffeine-free teas, plus plenty of sweet, juicy fruits during the day. To relieve dryness, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, almond oil, or ghee to your daily diet for enhanced lubrication from within.