Key Features of Vata:
- Directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination
- Principle of movement
- Vata skin needs to be nourished and hydrated.
- It is at risk for premature aging due to a deficiency of well-nourished tissues in the body.
- Skin tends to be dry, cracked, and thin. Because of its thinness, Vata skin types have easily seen blood vessels.
- Lips and fingernails tend to be somewhat pale due to poor circulation.
Key Features of Pitta:
- Transforms food into nutrients
- Metabolism in the digestive system
- Pitta skin types need to stay cool
- Their skin tends to burn easily and they are more sensitive to sun exposure
- A Pitta imbalance can result in rashes, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Key Features of Kapha:
- Growth and protection
- Mucosal lining of the stomach
- Protection of the brain and backbone
- Kapha individuals tend to have naturally beautiful skin that ages slowly
- Their skin tends to be plump and full of moisture
- However, out of balance Kapha skin tends to accumulate more toxins that predispose them to large pores, skin growths, skin eruptions