The dry skin type generates less sebum than normal skin. Dry skin lacks the necessary lipids to keep moisture in and provide a protective barrier against external influences. This is mostly due to lack of sebum. As a result, the barrier’s function is disrupted. 

Dry skin can vary in severity due to external factors such as weather, for example how much you sweat in summer and how much water supply there is in the deeper layers of the skin affects the skin’s moisture levels.

Ayurveda & dry skin

In Ayurveda, the vata skin type, represents skin that is more likely to be rough and dry, requiring regular moisturising. Moisturisers with a certain amount of oil in them can be beneficial for this skin type. Ashwagandha is also known to be a useful ingredient as the roots contain Hyaluronic Acid which helps hydrate the skin.

Rose water can also be beneficial to dry skin, it can cool down irritation and help with hydration as a face mist. Rose water can also be beneficial internally, and is known to have soothing and cooling properties on the digestive system, which in turn can help with inflammation and remaining hydrated!

Browse our skin type pages and find some information on what Ayurvedic ingredients may be beneficial for your skin.

Normal skin| Combination skin| Oily skin| Dry skin

Read more about the benefits of Ayurvedic ingredients on the skin:

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