Ayurvedic Skincare Rituals with Leahlani

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Today we're bringing India to the tropics! Thousands of years before modern medicine, doctors in India developed a mind-body health system known as Ayurveda. This word translates to ‘the science of life’ and is still, to this day, a sophisticated practice designed to help individuals maintain a vibrant and healthy life by maximizing their full potential. 

We have borrowed some of the wisdom and knowledge from this complex holistic practice to make recommendations in our skincare collection. There are five elements found in all living things – space, air, fire, water, and earth. These are the building blocks of life that form three unique doshas to differentiate our individual qualities and strengths. These five elements uniquely combine within each of us to create a distinct blueprint that Ayurveda refers to as a 'doshas'. You will most likely find yourself fitting nicely into one of the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. For more information and to learn what dosha you are, take this online quiz created by the Chopra Center.

Learning about your dosha is key to understanding yourself and creating an optimal lifestyle that will benefit your mind, body, and spirit. It will provide lifestyle clues for what you should eat, what type of exercise is most beneficial for your body, how to deal with stress, etc. The more you know about what causes certain reactions or tendencies in your life, the easier it will be to create balance. Today we’re talking about balancing the skin and finding the right products to help you reach a radiant aloha glow!

Have fun creating Aloha Alchemy rituals that are unique to your dosha! 

Vata (Space & Air)

This delicate individual finds it hard to stay warm and grounded. They enjoy vast open spaces and lots of freedom/adventure. They are quick in thought and action with a creative soul and a light and slender body type.

Skin type: Thin, dry, cool skin with smaller pores. Their goal is often to improve dehydration and fine lines to work against premature aging. Multi-purpose skincare with less commitment is ideal. Think easy to use, dreamy blends, with grounding and hydrating properties.  

  • Bless Balm | Moisturizer, lip gloss, makeup remover, our sunshine girl was made for you Vata.
  • Mahina Evening Elixir | This dreamy blend of oils will work in harmony to deeply nourish, soften, and plump dry skin.
  • Kalima Cleansing Powder | She is a ritual of beauty creating the most exotic and whimsical cleansing powder you have ever experienced. 
  • Honey Love 3-in-1 | This earthy triple threat will smooth your complexion and ground your mind.
  • Mahana Coco Infusion | Endless summer captured in a bottle!



      Pitta (Fire & Water)

      This fiery and intense individual enjoys the occasional power trip. They are known for their passionate and determined nature and sharp intelligence. A born leader, typically with a toned and sturdy body type.

      Skin type: Combination skin with redness and prone to inflammation/acne/sensitivities. A Pitta will be looking for soothing and cooling blends to balance their T-zone. The pitta individual will enjoy creating a comfortable ritual. They are disciplined (can follow directions well) and appreciate luxury, high-tech, advanced formulas. We like your style Pitta and we have some great blends for you.

      • Aloha Ambrosia Morning Elixir | Her feather-light consistency and silken texture absorbs effortlessly while filling the skin with antioxidants and vitamins derived from exotic fruits.
      • Mermaid Mask | A green superfood smoothie for your skin, enjoy often Pitta!
      • Bohemian Ruby | This beauty will hydrate and balance the complexion while reducing redness and inflammation. 
      • Champagne Serum | Happy hour for your skin starts now! A potent antioxidant blend that will help to strengthen the skin cells while helping to calm, balance and soothe the complexion.



          Kapha (Earth & Water)

          This content individual enjoys quality time on the couch making phone calls to loved ones and giving advice. They have a calm and grounded presence with a loyal personality. Usually a strong full figured body type.

          Skin type: Thick, oily, smooth complexions with larger pores and more prone to congestion. Kaphas will benefit from invigorating blends to uplift their complexion and bring out their natural glow. The Kapha individual is loyal to their skincare ritual and has many favorite products. They enjoy a spa-like environment that is relaxed and comfortable. We have some delicious formulations for you Kapha.

          • Kokoleka Ritual Dessert Detox Mask | This is what Kapha skincare dreams are made of! She's a chocolate dessert, she's very luxurious, and she balances oily skin to create a beautiful vibrant complexion.
          • Siren Serum | The scent alone will lure you in. Siren will tone and brighten the skin, unveiling a balanced and illuminating glow. 
          • Citrus & Citrine Regenerating Toner | A refreshing and revitalizing quench to liven the skin and senses. 
          •  Meli Glow Nectar Mask | Deeply nourishing and gently exfoliating, Meli creates the ultimate 'aloha GLOW'! 




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