What's Your Dosha

Ayurveda is based on the belief that in order to achieve and maintain balance, we should pay attention to our lifestyle as a whole. To do this, first we must establish our dosha type. Discovering your dosha type will help you to select the best SAMAYA skincare routine for you. With that in mind, please click on ‘Discover your dosha’ below and choose the answers that best apply to your own experiences to determine which of the three types – Vata, Pitta or Kapha – is your dominant dosha.

SAMAYA’s dosha test and results are intended to help you discover your constitution. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. While our analysis will give you an indication of your dosha type, it is not intended to replace a professional analysis by a qualified Ayurvedic physician. Your preference for particular aromas can also often be a good indicator of your particular dosha as the aromas for the various products are carefully chosen to suit specific doshas.

Discover your dosha

Dosha is the name given to the energies that govern every individual. There are primarily three types of dosha: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each type corresponds to a set of physical and emotional traits. Often one dosha dominates, however some individuals find that a combination of two, or in rare cases all three, doshas best defines their character.

When our particular dosha is balanced, our mind, body and soul are in perfect harmony, which is revealed through healthy, radiant skin. Yet when our dosha is imbalanced, we notice the ill-effects, including on our skin. Being aware of our dosha type means we can make choices to help balance these energies to achieve wellness, peace and calm, all of which contribute to younger-looking, stress-free, beautiful skin.

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