Ayurvedic Skin Care in the Cold Season

Or Vata season. Dr. Pratima Raichur is the author of Absolute Beauty, to me the bible of Ayurvedic health. I discovered her nearly 10 years ago and gave her book to all my friends who came and celebrated my birthday with me in 2003. And I had the honor of meeting her finally this past June when I was in NYC. Her clinic in Soho is amazing and I enjoyed some health promoting treatments there.

Here is a short piece on how to care for your skin during the Vata season, which is now, called “Why fall is skin-freak out season?” And Dr. Raichur says in part because….

The Ayurvedic calendar says October through February is a time when our bodies—and skin—are plagued by imbalances and change, says Dr. Raichur, who has made skin health her specialty.

Here is her clinic Pratima Spa. And here is her online store Pratima Skin Care (I love so many of the therapeutic oils but this one
Healing Neem Oil with Rose, Lavender and Sandalwood is my favorite).

If you’re lucky enough to live in NYC you can see her at

Pratima Spa
110 Green St
Suite 101