Why Different Skin Types Need Different Skin Care, According To Ayurveda

The skincare industry's expected to hit near $180 billion come 2027 and we know why. Gone are the days that skin care's boxed into beauty, luxury, indulgence, or recreation. The world now knows that skin care's all those things but more—it's a necessity.

An ever-changing society makes for ever-growing industries. Different skin types need different types of skincare products. It's getting harder to be objective when it comes to good skin products—it's up to you and your skin.

A diverse world calls for diverse skin products and we've got the right line for them all. Here's what to know about your skin.

Skin Types

Let's start with the basics. Everyone's skin is unique. The uniqueness may come from genetics, the environment or simply from aging and the changes that come with it. Even though each person's skin is unique, many people have similar features and we can categorize skin by skin type. In fact, when putting together a skin care routine, you should always start off by determining your skin type. After that, you'll do some trial and error to fine tune your regimen. 

When it comes to skin, most people associate with these five common skin types:

Dry Skin

Dry skin includes flaking, stiffness, and irritation. Dry skin tends to have a tight appearance and looks dull, due to dead skin cells. Dry skin is also prone to premature formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The first step to properly treating dry skin is to choose the right cleanser. An oil cleanser is a good choice.

Hydration moisturizers, night creams and masks are great dry skin remedies. 

Oily Skin

Oily skin results in localized breakouts, greasy or shiny areas, and excess moisture. People with oily skin are prone to blackheads and whiteheads. Although it isn't always the case, people with oily skin tend to be acne prone.

Oily skin is a result of excess sebum production. When this excess sebum production isn't cleansed properly, it may clog pores and lead to bacteria growth/acne.

The Plus side of having having oily skin type is that it is less susceptible to aging. And just because you have oily skin doesn't mean you need to avoid skincare products that are oil free. Remember, the object isn't to dry your skin out completely, but rather balance it.

Balancing face toners and rejuvenating cleansers can balance your oil production.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is the best of times and the worst of times, with dry and oily battles happening, sometimes changing throughout the day. People with combination skin type may have oily skin around the nose, on the forehead or on the chin. Combination skin may experience both acne and dry patches at the same time.

If you have some oily spots and some dry spots, there's a chance you have combination skin type, so consider products for spot treatments and reparative toners.

Sensitive Skin

If you've been down the skincare product rabbit hole and feel there's nothing out there for you, you have sensitive skin. If you get blemishes, acne, dry skin and respond poorly to products, it's important to find the right ingredients.

Taking products off shelves can be risky and your sensitive skin may respond in a bad way. So, be cautious and read the ingredients label. All-natural ingredients like avocado oil, coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, and jojoba oil are supportive allies, so look for these when shopping around.

Normal Skin

All hail the normal skin type! Normal skin type means you respond well to products and don't experience issues all that often. Just because you have normal skin, that doesn't mean you are totally in the clear though. Normal skin is rarely seen in people over 25 years old. If you have this skin type, enjoy it now, but don't take it for granted. 

Normal skin benefits from protective products, night creams, and nutritive masks.

Mature Skin

Mature skin has a few more 'wrinkles' in the mix. Not only does your skin start to show the wear and tear of normal aging and possibly sun exposure, but hormonal changes can also affect your skin. 

As we mature, our skin typically gets drier and finer leading to a lack of luminosity and tone.

Mature skin benefits from anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams and serums. Eye and lip care also help mature skin types to improve your overall complexion. 

For some, it's easy to know your skin type. For others, you may feel chameleonic or still unsure. Nothing's more difficult than skin health if you don't know your skin type.

Skin Influences

While your skin type's always your skin type, skin does change. The following things can influence your skin texture, tone, aging, and overall skin tendencies.

  1. Weather and climate
  2. Menstrual cycle
  3. Diet
  4. Exercise
  5. Digestive health
  6. Current type of skincare products
  7. Medications
  8. Substances

Skin is the most exposed organ in the human body. As such, it responds to everything we put in it as well as factors outside it. Nothing's more holistic than that.

That's why picking products off shelves is like shooting in the dark. It can be dangerous.

Keep reading to learn about more natural skincare products that make for lasting skin health.

What Skin Care Products Do I Need?

Emkasa carries a variety of skincare products. We focus on skin needs according to skin type. We also offer an Ayurvedic approach to skin care.

Ayurveda's an ancient Indian medicine philosophy dating back 5,000 years. It encapsulates holistic health by balancing the mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda shows the interconnection between humans and the environment.

Since skin is the way we face and experience the world, it only makes sense to have Ayurvedic skincare products.

How to Choose Ayurvedic Skin Care Products

Ayurvedic medicine brings a deeper understanding of why we have different skin types. There are three doshas, or ways of being, called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. They fluctuate depending on our environment, the seasons, and our lifestyle.

  1. Vata's associated with the air and space elements, which explains their dry skin tendencies
  2. Pitta's associated with fire and water, manifesting as sensitive skin
  3. Kapha's associated with water and earth which results in an oily skin type

Understanding doshas gives insights into your way of being in the world. Knowing your dosha can give reason to any of the following things:

  • Your energy level
  • Food preferences
  • Emotional temperament
  • Response to climate
  • Outlook on life
  • How you relate with others
  • Recurring symptoms
  • Sleep patterns
  • Skin type

Ayurveda takes a sensitive, oily, or dry skin type to a holistic place. It deepens one's awareness of skin as an organ responding to life. Emkasa has an Ayurvedic line specific for your dosha, so you have all the right ingredients in one product.

Ayurvedic skincare's there for those who haven't found their answer. This is it. No more trying to fit square pegs into round holes. 

The products we sell come with in-depth descriptions of all-natural ingredients, their health benefits, their relationship to your dosha, and instructions on how to use it. 

Buying skincare products for your dosha won't just help your skin—they'll help your life.

Our Ayurvedic products were selected for all skin types.

What Skincare Products Should I Use?

It's both an easy answer and a difficult one. It's easy to find skincare products based on your skin type, but they aren't all created equal. You really need to research the ingredients and determine what is best for you and your skin. This isn't as easy as it sounds. Many of the ingredients in skincare products are chemicals, whose names aren't so common. If you have dry skin, choosing a product with a certain kinds of alcohol probably won't do well with your skin and could have adverse effects. See our article on Alcohol in Skin Care for more information.

Ayurvedic skincare products are generally more 'natural' and easy to understand. That could be why Ayurvedic Skin Care has become so popular lately. Plant derived formulas are in harmony with Ayurvedic principles, so if Ayurveda makes sense to you and your lifestyle, you should definitely look at Ayurvedic skincare products.

Our Ayurvedic products were selected for all skin types. So, take a look around and get in touch if you have any questions.

There's no such thing as a silent symptom—skin needs attention and it tells you when it needs help. Choosing proper skin care products is the way to show your skin you're listening.

There's nothing better than finding resonant skin products for your skin type. Your skin will show you that you've made the right choice.  

Our products have super fruits, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories like turmeric, and vitamins. They're certified organic, therapeutic grade and come with specific healing mantras. 

There's nothing more personal than one's skin, so why not choose a personal skincare product? Whether you have dry skin, combination skin, oily skin or sensitive skin, we carry Ayurvedic products formulated for you. But first, know your dosha. Once you know your dosha, you'll see how skin type's a manifestation of that.

Enjoy your journey into a deeper sense of self. Learn how Emkasa can help your skin type today!