Skin Care Tips for Pitta Skin — vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda

Skin Care Tips for Pitta Skin — vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda


Within each of us, we have a natural indicator
for our current state of balance or of imbalance. This indicator is tied to all aspects of health
— mental, emotional, and physical. And it may surprise you to know that this
indicator also happens to be the largest organ in your body. It’s your skin! And this is why Ayurveda tells us that it
is so important to use only natural skin care products, practices, and to formulate a routine
that is uniquely balancing for your skin type. If your skin is sensitive, if it is warm to
the touch, if you are prone to overheating, if your skin is maybe rosy in color — in
Ayurveda, this is considered Pitta skin. This corresponds to the Ayurvedic dosha Pitta. Which governs all things heat-related within
the body. This is metabolism, transformation, heat within. And too much Pitta, meaning there is out of
balance Pitta within the skin — that can appear as redness. So not rosiness but redness. You can have skin breakouts or even rashes. That is too much heat in the body and in order
to balance, you want to bring in a cooling aspect to it. To calm and soothe your Pitta skin here is
a couple of Ayurvedic tips. Our first tip, Tip Number One, is to cool
from within. Avoid those hot, spicy dinners, avoid that
overheating food and favor cooling foods, cooling fruits, cooling vegetables, whole
foods. Things like cucumber, sweet juicy fruits,
melons, watermelons, and especially coconut. Pitta loves to be balanced with coconut. Add in that coconut water, coconut oil. There are a number of recipes available that
include coconut to help balance Pitta from within. Our Tip Number Two is to gently cleanse, and
use only natural ingredients. To protect your Pitta skin, you especially
want to avoid harsh chemicals or synthetic ingredients in your skin care or even in your
cosmetics that can lead to imbalanced skin. So you want to avoid all of those. We do recommend something gentle and formulated
for Pitta, this is our Cedar Sandalwood Creamy Herbal Soap. This one is especially balancing for Pitta,
which includes cedar and sandalwood, as well as flame-of-the-forest and it can be incredibly
balancing for Pitta. Also, a part of our creamy herbal soap line
is this Rose Herbal Soap. Now this one has rose oil in it as well as
gotu kola and holy basil, and peppermint. Now all of these are known for their cooling
effects. And this one has an absolutely heavenly smell
to it! We get comments all of the time about how
people love this Rose Soap. Now, remember, when you do cleanse, when you
take your shower, or even just when you wash your face, favor cool temperature water. So avoid those hot showers, hot baths, because
that can really start to overheat your sensitive skin. Our third tip is after cleansing, use a gentle
toner. Now we absolutely love using just pure, organic
Rose Water as a toner. It is very simple to use. You can either spritz your face or spritz
a cotton round and then rub that cotton round all along your face within the creases to
help pull off any kind of dirt that may have accumulated on your face. It is very gentle and very balancing and cooling
for Pitta. Now after you have cleansed after you have
toned, then our fourth tip is to soothe your skin. Now our Youthful Skin Cream can do just the
trick. This has absolutely no chemical preservatives
in it, so you know that it is balancing for sensitive skin. It is just a blend of potent botanical extracts
and restorative vitamins and it can also help with photo-sensitivity. Which can be incredibly important to be mindful
of with Pitta skin. Our fifth tip is to cool your digestion. So Ayurveda tells us that digestion is connected
to so many aspects of health including the health of your skin. And with Pitta, or excess Pitta, there can
be firey digestion which can show up in your skin. So a couple of ways to help cool from within
is to add that rose — we love that Rose Water for Pitta — we also love internal rose. So cooling digestion — Digest Tone Triphala
Plus is our formula. This is a traditional Triphala formula of
three berries and to add the cooling element and also for synergy of all the ingredients,
we actually add Cabbage Rose which is what makes it Triphala PLUS. This formula is incredibly balancing for Pitta
to help cool from within. Our sixth tip is to practice Abhyanga, self-massage. Now, daily Abhyanga is oil massage and for
Pitta, it can be done very simply with a cooling oil like coconut oil — there comes that coconut
again that Pitta loves. Now you can also try our Soothing Pitta-balancing
oil. This one is specially formulated, it has that
cedar and sandalwood to help balance your gentle Pitta skin. Now our last tip is to protect your skin,
when you do go out in the sun if you are out in the heat of the day wear organic clothing
that covers your skin, maybe a large brimmed hat or sunglasses, wear some sunscreen, or
just find a shady spot so that you don’t disrupt your gentle skin. Now if your skin is sensitive or it is dry
or it is oily that could be an indication that you have Vata skin or Kapha skin. If that resonates with you, we’ll provide
links down below this video to help you learn balancing tips for those different dosha types
of skin. Now we hope that these Ayurvedic tips help
you formulate a skin care routine that is just as unique as you are. For more information, more ayurvedic tips,
more recipes, dietary recommendations, visit our website at mapi.com or subscribe to this
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