Ayurveda heals by identifying your unique dosha (skin/body type). Each dosha combines in a special way the five elements of the universe (air, fire, water, earth, space). Vata (dry skin), Pitta (sensitive skin), Kapha (oily skin).
VATA - ELEMENT - Usually thin body frame with fine skin pores. Sometimes having a tendency toward dryness and early wrinkling. Skin can chap and crack if not moisturized. Hair is curly and voluminous, almost frizzy. Vata types can be more nervous, concerned, or cautious and need water and moisture.
PITTA - FIRE ELEMENT - Medium build, has medium sized pores and sensitive skin with some tendency toward blotches and pimples. Soft, fine and oily hair with early graying. Recognized for intensity and sharpness of energy as well as intellect and confident personality.
KAPHA - EARTH and WATER ELEMENT - Skin tends to be thick, moist and acne prone. Generally has larger pores and doesn't form wrinkles until very old age. Heavy, big boned frame and full, vigorous hair. Tendency toward headaches and congestion. Recognized for relaxed, calm and stable energy.