May 2nd

Quick Tips – Ayurveda

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Here at Laya we use our guest’s Ayurvedic Dosha to evaluate their skin care needs.

Dosha’s are a human’s attributes divided into three different body types; according to the traditional Ayurvedic style of healing one’s body.


The most common dosha to be pre-dominant in is Pitta. The skin is sensitive to inflammatory responses such as redness, rashes, acne, psoriasis and rosacea. The skin is also commonly combination, however, it can sway to either dry or oilier types. Pitta skin can feel warm to the touch and needs cooling to balance it out.

  • Balance the skin so that it is neither oily or dehydrated.
  • Use cooling and soothing ingredients to balance the skin’s temperature.
  • Use redness reducing/anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Some of your best go-to ingredients:

Jojoba oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, chamomile, calendula, lavender, ylang ylang, geranium, evening primrose oil, ginger, red raspberry, turmeric, and sandalwood


Vata skin tends to be the thinnest with the tendency to feel dry. The pores are almost invisible; however premature aging can persist if one does not treat it accordingly. With good skin care we can treat the lack of natural oils to prevent the common issues like: fine-lines, wrinkles and dehydration. Vata skin can feel cooler to the touch and needs good stimulation to activate the skin’s natural oils.

  • Deeply moisturize the skin
  • Use warming oils to stimulate the skin
  • Use regenerative ingredients to stimulate collagen

Some of your best go-to ingredients:

Almond oil, sesame oil, rose, frankincense, carrot seed oil, rosehip oil, honey, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, seabuckthorn berry and hyaluronic acid.


Large pores are one of the main features of Kapha’s cooler skin type. An imbalance of the skin can lead to excessive oiliness, blackheads and cystic acne. However, Kapha skin tends to age the best because of its own ability to constantly protect the skin with moisture. The key is to balance the oil production and detoxify the pores.

  • Balance the skins sebum
  • Use warming ingredients that stimulate and detoxify
  • Deeply purify the pores

Some of your best go-to ingredients:

Cinnamon, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, lavender, thyme, rosemary, neem, eucalyptus, tea tree, green tea, aloe, kaolin and charcoal.

Hopefully these tips help you discover what works best for your skin. Also, come by to the spa for a Shankara or Ayurveda facial so that myself or one of our other lovely estheticians can help you prep your dosha for this summer.



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