Our skin is constantly communicating with us, but we don't always know what it's trying to say. According to Ayurveda, our external body is a reflection of our internal organs and can help us understand the state of our total health.
A key tool in practicing a lifestyle that best suits our body's needs is the dosha, a combination of energies that are responsible for your unique mental and physical characteristics. They are called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
These different energies, or doshas, exist within each person in varying proportions. The doshas also play another important role in our physical bodies, acting like captains that control different internal functions. Facial mapping can point to the captain that's out of balance internally, alerting us when certain areas need more attention and support.
Here are the four main parts of the face, what dosha each is governed by, and how to maintain balance both internally and externally through Ayurveda, which helps us understand the language of the skin, an explicit communication just waiting to be heard.