Skin Type Quiz

Knowing your skin type can lead to a healthier glowing complexion inside and out.

Quiz: Skin Type

What type of skin do you have? How can you best care for it? Find out by taking this quiz.

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In Ayurveda, the appearance of the skin covering our bodies depends on the health of the skin on the inside of our bodies.

Most importantly, it is a reflection of the skin that lines the intestinal tract.

In my Skin Health category of articles, I provide numerous techniques to support the optimal health of the internal and external skin, including diet, lifestyle, and skin care habits that encourage vibrant, glowing skin.

As the large majority of your skin’s health is due to internal factors, take the Internal Skin Health Quiz to help target the cause of your skin concern.

Learn how to make your own Ayurvedic Skin Care treatments:

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Use 4-6 drops of the Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer after Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner in the AM and PM to restore normal skin function. Use Fountain of Youth Skin Serum with herbal vitamin C every morning and evening for wrinkle treatment and prevention. Do Garshana Glove massage daily for lymph flow, exfoliation and to boost alkalinity. Use Ayurvedic Body Butter daily in the shower to support lymphatic flow.Use Blooming Lotus Mud Mask 2-3 times per week for the first month to detox the deep tissues of the skin. After the first month use Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner daily and mask once a week. Follow Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner with 3-5 drops of Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer to activate normal skin function. Use the Ayurvedic Body Butter daily in the shower as a lymph mover and deep moisturizer for the skin. Use Fountain of Youth Skin Serum as needed.Blooming Lotus Mud Mask every day for the first month after first month use Mask 1-2 times per week and Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner daily. Use 1-2 drops of Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer twice daily. Ayurvedic Body Butter in the winter and as needed in summer. Fountain of Youth Skin Serum as needed.

Skin Care Step-by-Step Instructions

Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner

Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner is a revival of an ancient Ayurvedic cleansing formula. Chickpea flour is employed as an exfoliating scrub that removes oil, dirt, and make-up, leaving the skin looking soft and nourished. Ayurvedic herbal stars Neem, Amalaki and Triphala combine with a coconut lipid extract and glycerin to create a delicate, non-drying lather. The soft scent of tangerine lends a crisp, clean finish.

Concentrated Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cicer arietinum (Chickpea) Seed Powder, Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract, Melia azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Powder, Terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaki) Fruit Powder, Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) Fruit Powder, Citrus tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil. (Organic)

Directions: Apply a quarter-sized amount to the palm of the hand and gently massage onto face with warm water. Rinse and repeat if desired. Follow with Blooming Lotus Mud Mask and/or Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer.

Blooming Lotus Mud Mask

Blooming Lotus Mud Mask is moisturizing and gently exfoliating all at once, combining chickpea flour with Ayurvedic skin-loving herbs Neem, Turmeric and Triphala. Honey and bentonite clay serve to tighten the appearance of pores and leave the skin looking restored and rejuvenated. Softening pectin is included to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Honey, Cicer arietinum (Chickpea) Seed Powder, Bentonite, Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract, Melia azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Powder, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, Terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaki) Fruit Powder, Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) Fruit Powder, Pectin. (*Organic)

Directions: After using Cleanser/Toner, mix small amount in hand with water, apply, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse. Follow with Facial Moisturizer or Skin Serum as needed. Use Mask 1-3 times per week.

Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer

Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer is a concentrated moisturizer in the tradition of Ayurvedic beauty care containing vitamins A, D, and E, as well as the tonifying Ayurvedic herbs Bala, Brahmi, Turmeric, Amalaki, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Tulsi. According to Ayurvedic legend, these herbs promote a glowing and lustrous appearance of the skin. A light, silky texture and subtle floral scent give this moisturizer its fine, delicate feel.

Concentrated Ingredients: Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ocimum sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract*, Sida cordifolia (Bala) Root Extract*, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Root Extract*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*, Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract*, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract*, Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) Root Extract*, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil. (*Organic)

Directions: Less is more. First, dampen the skin with water mist or rosewater, then apply. For dry (Vata) skin, use 3-5 drops. For medium (Pitta) skin, use 2-3 drops. For oily (Kapha) skin, use 1-2 drops. Follow with Skin Serum.

Fountain of Youth Skin Serum

Fountain of Youth Skin Serum is designed to be applied to target areas of the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combining time-tested Ayurvedic herbs Neem, Amalaki, Vacha (Calamus), Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Bala, along with vitamins A, C, D, and E, Fountain of Youth Skin Serum brings Ayurvedic beauty solutions to the areas of your skin most vulnerable to the signs of aging.

Concentrated Ingredients: Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Melia azadirachta (Neem) Extract*, Acorus calamus (Calamus) Root Extract*, Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract*, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract*, Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) Root Extract*, Sida cordifolia (Bala) Root Extract*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C). (*Organic)

Directions: Apply 1-2 drops to any problem area before bed.

Ayurvedic Body Butter

Ayurvedic Body Butter is a full-body moisturizer that, when used daily, will offer deep moisture and promote a glowing and rejuvenated appearance to the skin. An opulent blend of Ayurvedic herbs and plant butters, our Body Butter leaves the skin looking richly nourished and radiating the delicate and intoxicating aroma of vanilla and ylang-ylang. Carefully crafted from a blend of Ayurvedic skin care treasures, including Shatavari, Neem, Manjistha, and Turmeric, our Body Butter brings all the magic of Ayurvedic beauty care to life.

Ingredients: Shea Butter,* Squalane, Avocado Fruit Butter, Kokum Seed Butter, Holy Basil Leaf Extract, Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, Brahmi Leaf and Plant, Turmeric Root,* Manjistha Root,* Neem Leaf,* Shatavari Root,* Aloe Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sea Fennel Extract, Sesame Seed Oil, Amla Fruit Extract, Curcumin, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Balsam Peru Oil (Myroxylon Balsamum), Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Tonka Bean Extract. (*Organic)

Directions: Apply small amount to damp skin.

Further questions about our skin care? Please contact our office at 303.516.4848 or info @ lifespa.com.

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Dr. John