BODY OIL OR CREAM?
We are often faced with the dilemma of which to choose: body cream or oil? Some say that the cream, because it is water-based, is better absorbed into the skin, and the oil, because it has an oily texture, does not allow the skin to absorb water. But how is it really?
Our body has as many as 7 different layers of tissue. The cream is absorbed only in the firstfew and thus nourishes our skin. And according to Ayurveda, organic oils can be absorbed into all 7 layers of the skin and even reach the blood and bone marrow.
Also, oils, if you choose them cold-pressed and organic – have a much better composition. And creams have many ingredients that we don't even know about. According to Ayurveda, you can only apply to your body what you could eat. Therefore, according to the rules of Ayurveda, the oil is much more beneficial to our skin.
Natural oils deeply nourish our skin, so by using them regularly we can slow down the aging process, reduce small wrinkles, improve the condition of the skin, especially in those times of the year when the skin is in dire need of our attention: cold winter and hot summer.
In Ayurveda, the base oil that is suitable for almost everyone is sesame seed oil. However, other oils can be used: coconut, avocado, nut or fruit oil. The most important thing is to choose organic and cold pressed oils. Ayurveda says that you should be able to eat everything you apply on your body, so it is very important to choose the most natural products possible.
The best thing before choosing the most suitable oil for you – determine your personality type. According to Ayurveda, all human physical and psychological functions are regulated by three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Every person has a particle of each dosha, only their proportions are different. Depending on what dosha predominates, it is possible to determine the type of person and the oils that are most suitable for him. Vata-type people don’t like the cold, so sesame seed oil is best for them, and Pitta-type people are “hot” by nature, so they can choose more cooling oils, such as coconut.