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The 2019 Beauty Buzzword You Need to Know…

It's the wellness wonder hot on every beauty editor's lips – but what is Ayurveda, and how can you get involved in this trending tradition? We explore how this ancient practice applies to skincare – and you might just learn something about your own needs, too!

The 2019 Beauty Buzzword You Need to Know…
How much do you really know about Ayurveda? Despite being a wellness trend for 2019, this practice has been around for over 5,000 years! Drawing on the powers of nature, Ayurveda teaches us that in order to maintain good health, we must have balance in all areas of our lives; and when we are out of balance, our bodies are negatively affected by energy dips, emotional changes, skin alterations and other tell-tale signs.

Ayurveda teaches that the five elements (ether, air, earth, fire, and water) combine together to make up the doshas – a word used to describe someone’s holistic personality. Everyone has all five elements within them, but it is the combinations of these that create dominant and sub-dominant doshas which are unique to each individual. With the help of Ayurvedic skincare brand, Urban Veda, we've delved into the world of doshas to discover the key skincare considerations behind each of them. Take a peek and decide which one suits you!

1. The Vata Dosha

This type is ruled by the ether and air elements: these dominant forces mean that Vatas can become dehydrated very easily, and can lack a healthy glow. But fear not! There are plenty of moisturising, illuminating skincare solutions that Vatas can take advantage of. For example, the Radiance Day Cream is specially formulated for Vata types, ready to brighten skin all day long. Enriched with turmeric and papaya for the ultimate glow, it also features liquorice to promote skin elasticity, resulting in a youthful complexion.

The 2019 Beauty Buzzword You Need to Know…
Image: Urban Veda

2. The Pitta Dosha

Pittas are ruled by the earth and fire elements, making them quite prone to sensitivity. More often than not, Pittas have very fair, pale skin that can easily burn in the sun, so it's advised that they choose products that soothe and calm the skin. Sandalwood is known for its mental and physical soothing properties; alongside lavender and aloe vera, it features as the key ingredient in Urban Veda's Soothing range. They're all gentle ingredients included in the Soothing Facial Exfoliating Polish, which will gently scrub the skin, promoting healthy cell re-growth.

The 2019 Beauty Buzzword You Need to Know…
Image: Urban Veda

3. The Kapha Dosha

This final dosha is governed by the earth and water elements; although usually well-grounded, when out of balance, Kapha skin is very oily and acne-prone. Ingredients that combat excess sebum are key for Kaphas, such as Urban Veda's Purifying Facial Wash, which mattifies the skin whilst providing hydration. It's also formulated with antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients such as neem, tea tree, and witch hazel – this zingy facial wash is guaranteed to refresh and cleanse even the most acne-prone complexion!

The 2019 Beauty Buzzword You Need to Know…
Image: Urban Veda

4. Tri-Doshic Skin

In Ayurvedic practice, the ultimate goal is to be balanced in all three doshas; however, this is extremely rare, as environmental, physical and mental changes occur all the time. For those who are lucky enough to have achieved complete balance, Urban Veda's Reviving range is ideal. Smelling of sweet rose, the brand's multi-award-winning Reviving Facial Oil naturally plumps the skin due to an Indian ingredient called Arjuna, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. This results in youthful skin with an additional healthy glow. What more can we ask for?

The 2019 Beauty Buzzword You Need to Know…
Image: Urban Veda
Blog sponsored by Urban Veda.

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