Dosha-Specific Routines to Reduce Signs of Aging in Your 30’s and 40’s

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

The way your skin looks on the outside is a reflection of what’s happening on the inside. When your doshas are balanced, your skin will appear well-nourished and vibrant regardless of your age.

In contrast, when the energy inside of you is imbalanced, your skin will appear dry, dull, and will show signs of aging.

In this article on dosha-specific routines to reduce signs of aging in your 30’s and 40’s, we’ll explore the best anti-aging routine for each dosha.

Vata Dosha Anti-Aging Ayurveda Routine

The vata dosha is associated with space and air. As such, its characteristics are cold, light, rough, brittle, and subtle. Vata skin tends to be dryer, thinner and delicate. As such when it’s imbalanced the skin will appear dry, rough, dull, and flaky.

Here are 3 ways to balance this dosha to keep yourself looking and feeling vibrant:

Go to bed before 10 pm

Sleep deprivation is a leading cause of memory issues, weakened immunity, and mood disorders. When you don’t get enough sleep, you look and feel exhausted. Plus, you won’t function at an optimal level in your daily life.

According to the Ayurvedic clock, it’s best for the Vata Dosha to sleep before 10 p.m. in order to help the mind and body rejuvenate from the day.

Drink a glass of warm water upon waking

This might sound simple, but one of the best ways to reduce signs of aging is to stay hydrated. After all, if your skin is dry on the outside, just imagine how dry it is on the inside!

Start each day with a warm glass of water as soon as you wake up. This is a key step to keeping your skin hydrated in the short- and long-term.

Here’s why it matters: When you sleep, you lose fluids and electrolytes. What’s more, toxins from the food and beverages you consumed build up in your body, waiting to be released.

Warm water helps flush your digestive system, and kick-start your bowel movements so you aren’t walking around with yesterday’s waste in your bowels.

Eat warm, moist foods

To keep the vata dosha balanced, eat warm, home-cooked foods that are soft and therefore easy to digest. Some examples of foods that are especially healing for the vata are oats, brown rice, eggs, cooked vegetables, ripe bananas, peaches, and berries.

By using food as medicine, and eating meals that serve your body — and dosha — you will look and feel youthful in your 30’s, 40’s and beyond!

Pitta Dosha Anti-Aging Ayurveda Routine