INTRO TO AYURVEDA

Ayurveda
Shaffali Skincare is proud to present products infused with beautiful blends of herbs and spices found in Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, to benefit your skin, mind, body and soul. Although you’re familiar with dry, sensitive, and oily skin types, Ayurveda, looks at skin types in a different way: connecting your body’s outer layer to inner and overall mind-body health. Knowing your Ayurvedic skin type can help you unfold your skin’s natural beauty and radiance, slow aging, and heal problem areas from the inside out
The principles ingrained in Ayurveda have long been used to assure eternal beauty. Ayurveda does not limit the scope of physical beauty to superficial, skin-deep beauty alone. It maintains that true physical beauty can be achieved only in a healthy body with a healthy mind and a realized soul. To find out the Ayurvedic ingredients and benefits of each Shaffali product, look for the [Inspired by Ayurveda] section on any individual product page.

The key to Ayurvedic skincare is as simple as vata, pitta, kapha – that is, knowing the three guiding principles, or doshas, that rule your mind, emotions, and body, including your skin. The doshas comprise varying amounts of five underlying elements – space, air, water, fire, and earth – and thus have very different qualities. Shaffali products are tri-doshic, and meant to bring all types of skin to a balance, through our special Ayurvedic and aromatherapeutic blends.

Depending on your genetics and lifestyle, one (or two) doshas will predominate, and their qualities will reflect in your skin. For instance, if your airy vata dosha dominates, your skin may be dry, delicate, and cool to the touch, while someone with more of the fiery pitta dosha will have reddish, warm, and slightly oily skin. A predominance of earthy, oily, and cool kapha dosha creates – you guessed it – skin that is firm, oily, and cool when you touch it. Take the quiz below to understand your predominate dosha(s). Our product set suggestions for your skin type give you the option to use fewer products if you would like to sample our line or want a very simple daily routine. We will not be surprised that once you sample any part of the line, you will come back for more.

 
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  What’s Your Skin Type?
Mark one point beside each item that applies to you in columns V, P, and K. Count your totals for each column at the bottom. The column in which you scored highest indicates your dominant dosha skin type. Follow the guidelines for that skin type. If a second dosha scores nearly as high, follow the skin cleanse instructions for your dominant dosha.
 
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VATA
 

 

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KAPHA
 
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  Normally, my skin tends to:
  Dryness  

Sensitivity  

Oiliness  
Fine pores

Larger pores in the T-zone

Large pores
Bluish undertone (the tone you match foundation color to)

Pink undertone
Yellowish undertone
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When problematic, my skin tends to
  Dry, flaky, or scaly patches   Rashes or inflammation   Excessive oiliness  
Cracked heels or hands Burning sensations or sunburn Itching or hives
Premature wrinkles Excessive sweating or odor Puffiness
Dark circles Moles and freckles Fluid retention
Dandruff Ruddiness or broken capillaries Deep scarring or creases
Dry eczema Rosacea Acne
Problems in forehead region Problems around nose and cheeks Problems around mouth, chin, neck
     
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VATA
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You have a dry skin and a restless nature. If vata is predominant the skin of a person is dry, rough, cold, wrinkled and thin with fine pores. Vata skin may age faster, and tends to be dry, rough and flaky when out of balance..
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PITTA
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You have sensitive skin and a passionate nature If pitta is predominant, the skin is fair, sensitive, soft, warm, and of medium thickness, less tolerant to hot food and burns easily. When out of balance, Pitta skin can flare up in rashes, rosacea,acne, or sunspots..
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KAPHA
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You have oily skin and a calm nature. If the constitution is of kapha dosha the skin of a person is oily, cold, heavy, soft, slow, dense, dull, lubricating and thick with a tendency towards large pores and proneness to cysticacne.
 
 
 
 

May we suggest: The Restore Ritual Set or The Complete Face Ritual Set
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May we suggest: The Balance Ritual Set or The Complete Face Ritual Set
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May we wuggest: The Clear Ritual Set, The Balance Ritual Set (if your acne is not open and active/sensitive)
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