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Do you suffer from body ache, flatulence, joint pain and anxiety? Do you have dry hair and skin, brittle nails and scanty hair? If yes, it is quite likely that you belong to what Ayurveda classifies as the Vata woman. Using this information, it is possible to set up a diet and body care routine to ensure you stay healthy and fit and preserve what nature gave you in the best way possible. Here is a beauty guide that will help you understand the type of care you require, tips on how to provide this nourishment and things you must avoid to take good care of yourself.
Caring for Vata skin
Vata is made up of space and air; skin in Vata women is generally delicate, thin, and dry and has fine pores. If there is an imbalance, it could turn excessively dry, flaky and rough. In order to restore the balance, it is important to take the following steps:
Diet for Vata skin
The most important reason for the dry and lusterless skin of Vata women is a problem with digestion. Realizing this underlying cause and dealing with it is as important as using beauty aids on the skin. Here are a few diet tips for the Vata woman:
Spices for Vata women
The best spices that help to pacify vitiated Vata include ginger, cumin, fennel, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and asafetida. Use these spices in your daily cooking to keep your digestive system functioning well. Since warm milk is also good for the Vata woman, you could make it a practice to add a little of any of these spices into a glass of warm milk and drink before going to bed. (Read: Vata, Pitta or Kapha which dosha type are you? (Video))
Lifestyle tips for the Vata woman
Lifestyle factors play an important role in deciding one's state of health. Vata women must ensure they follow these tips to keep their hair and skin healthy.
Along with all these measures, you may require the use of certain herbs such as triphala, ginger and ashwagandha to deal with vata imbalance. However, these herbs must be used only under medical supervision and therefore, it is wise to consult an Ayurvedic physician who can guide you in their use.
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