It’s amazing how your food intake affects everything. Your body, your skin, your well-being. It all matters. Your dosha matters, which is why you need to do a dosha test. That’s what I gained from my time with Manpreet Pannu, an integrative nutrition health coach who I had the pleasure of meeting at a Summer Beauty Session with TishTash, Beautiful Brands and Urban Veda.

You know, when I started out on this blog, I always thought I’d be writing about food most of the time. But then, I soon began to realise that the things I do in my daily life largely affects my writing. I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, so forgive me for my overtly healthy posts. I promise to be more balanced by sincerely cheating on my “feast days” and sharing it with you all. 😉

What’s a dosha and why do I need to do a dosha test?

Here’s the basics. Our body is made of five elements: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, Air and Space. When two of these elements clash, it causes an imbalance, or a dosha. There are three main doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

You can find it illustrated down below in my little infographic:

Find your dosha test
Find your dosha!

Turns out different doshas need different skincare! And different foods! Another way to find out your dosha is to take this test. What dosha are you? Let me know in the comments below:

The first dosha you get is your imbalance and the second is your actual dosha. For example, I have a Vata imbalance, but the dosha test revealed that my underlying dosha is Kapha.

Here’s an overview on Vata. Keep in mind that I do not possess ALL of these characteristics (For example, I’m neither thin, nor wiry and my eyes are huge…these are just some of the things.):

Characteristics of Vata
Characteristics of Vata    Image Courtesy: Raw Ayurveda

So how do I sort out my Vata issues on my body besides my diet? My skin is often times dry, regardless of the weather, so it’s important to moisturise. Urban Veda has come out with a line of skincare for each dosha, so it’s ideal to pick the skincare to settle your dosha. Keep in mind that your dosha is bound to change from time to time depending on various factors including weather and diet. There are also some people who are ‘tri-doshic,’ but Urban Veda has a skincare regime for them too!

I was recommended the radiance day cream, which was amazing. Usually Ayurveda skincare products give off an awful smell, but this brand does not. It’s absolutely pleasant and sweet smelling!

Here's the divine radiance day cream I tried for vata
Here’s the amazing radiance day cream I tried for vata

They have a day cream, night cream and exfoliator which should form a part of your daily skincare regime.

Ok, Aneesha stop being such a sell-out you say?

Hey, HEY. Hold it for just one second.

I only endorse tried and tested products. I was lucky to sample all of Urban Veda’s exfoliants and radiance creams and I can assure you that they indeed smell wonderful and feel divine on my skin. Their products are:

  1. 100% vegan
  2. Animal cruelty free
  3. Organic

Besides this, their costliest product is AED 135, so that’s super affordable. Aaaand, it’s available at your neighbourhood Spinney’s or Holland & Barrett.

Have you tried an Urban Veda product before? Let me know in the comments! Also, let me know what you got on the dosha test!

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