Skin Type Quiz

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 with Himalayan Mist Facial Spritzer 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 Luscious Mango 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 and Himalayan Mist Facial Spritzer to activate normal skin function. Use Luscious Mango Body Butter daily in the shower as a sun screen (SPF 4) 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 with Himalayan Mist Facial Spritzer twice daily. Luscious Mango Body Butter in the winter and as needed in summer for sun screen. Fountain of Youth Skin Serum as needed.

Skin Care Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1 – Crystal Clear Cleanser/Toner

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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.

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. 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)

Step 2 – Blooming Lotus Mud Mask

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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. 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. 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)

Step 3 – Himalayan Mist Facial Spritzer

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This is a cooling and revitalizing facial spritzer that combines the purity of water taken from the glacial source of the Ganges River with the elevating scents of Orange Blossom and Rose. In ancient times, Himalayan glacial water was used to enliven and invigorate the skin. Himalayan Mist finds a wonderful use in combination with LifeSpa’s luxurious moisturizers. Misted on the skin before the application of Luscious Mango Body Butter, Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer, or Fountain of Youth Skin Serum, the blend of mist and moisturizer creates a fine, satiny texture and prolongs the retention of moisture on the skin. Directions: Use freely as a refreshing mist or before applying Body Butter, Facial Moisturizer, or Skin Serum. Ingredients: Spring water, Rose Water, Orange Blossom Water, Glacial Water (from the glacial source of the Ganges), Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Step 4 – Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer

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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. Directions: Less is more. First, dampen the skin with Himalayan Mist, 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. 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)

Step 5 – Fountain of Youth Skin Serum

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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. Directions: Apply 1-2 drops to any problem area before bed. Concentrated Ingredients: Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), 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), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil. (*Organic)

Step 6 – Luscious Mango Body Butter

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Luscious Mango Body Butter is a full-body Ayurvedic 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, Luscious Mango 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, Luscious Mango Body Butter brings all the magic of Ayurvedic beauty care to life. Directions: Apply small amount to damp skin. Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Kumari) Leaf, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*, Rubia cordifolia (Manjistha) Root Extract*, Melia azadirachta (Neem) Extract*, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Butter, Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) Root Extract*, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Garcinia indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Cananga odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Fragrance. (*Organic)   Further questions about our skin care? Please contact our office at 303.516.4848 or info @ lifespa.com. Questions about ordering? Please contact our Shipping Department at 303.516.4848 ext. 4 or write to shipping @ lifespa.com.