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Ayurvedic approach for sensitive skins

Vata and Pitta imbalances can lead to skin sensitivity, dryness, and inflammation, but the root causes and treatment approaches can differ depending on the individual.
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Ayurvedic approach

In this guide, we'll take a closer look at the characteristics of Vata and Pitta skin sensitivities and the underlying imbalances that can contribute to skin irritation. We'll also explore Ayurvedic remedies and practices that can help to soothe and heal sensitive skin, from dietary changes to herbal remedies to daily self-care routines.

Whether you're dealing with chronic skin sensitivities or simply looking for natural, holistic ways to care for your skin, this guide will offer valuable insights and practical tips for promoting healthy, radiant skin from the inside out.

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Ayurvedic Forehead Pouring

Ayurvedic forehead pouring, also known as Shirodhara, is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves pouring a steady stream of warm oil or herbal-infused liquid onto the forehead. This therapy is believed to calm the mind, balance the doshas, and promote overall wellbeing.

Here is a simple recipe for an Ayurvedic forehead pouring that you can try at home:


  • 1 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup dried Brahmi leaves (Bacopa monnieri)
  • 1/4 cup dried Shankhpushpi flowers
    (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • 1/4 cup dried Ashwagandha root
    (Withania somnifera)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Jatamansi root
    (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Tagara root
    (Valeriana wallichii)

In a saucepan, combine the sesame oil and dried herbs. Heat the mixture over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove the herbs.

Let the oil cool to a comfortable temperature. Lie down on your back with a towel or pillow under your head. Close your eyes and have someone slowly pour the warm oil onto your forehead, starting at the hairline and moving in a slow, steady stream towards the center of the forehead.

Let the oil flow over your forehead for 20-30 minutes, or as long as you feel comfortable. After the treatment, rest for a few minutes before getting up.

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