Transitioning Into Pitta Season
Summer Tip 1: Breathe Better
Keep cool and calm by avoiding overexposure to direct sunlight and hot, spicy foods. Regular yoga practice, followed by pranayama breathing will help release negativity. Meditation, massage and gardening are ideal rituals to encourage a loving, compassionate attitude for self and others.
Summer Tip 2: Balance Your Agni
Summer exacerbates the pitta dosha, so it’s important to eat foods that are the opposite of fiery pitta—think sweet, bitter, astringent, cold, and even a little oily. Staying away from spicy food, having your meals in regular intervals and calming exercises will all also help to manage pitta imbalances from the inside out. Stick to an abundance of fresh, green salads, vegetables, sweet fruits and sipping cool water and mint infusions throughout the day will help restore balance.
Summer Tip 3: Protect And Hydrate.
In the heat of summer, a healthy and hydrated skin barrier is vital. Throughout the season make sure you drink plenty of water. Accompanied by keeping your insides hydrated, it is key to maintain hydration on your face with a good hydrating skincare ritual. The summer months make your skin prone to sun spots, dehydration, and dullness if not properly protected. So of course, put your favourite natural sunscreen on after using hydrating products like our Supreme Skin Serum and Supreme Skin Rose Mist to help keep your body cool, thus reducing inflammation in the body.
Summer Tip 4: Soothe Skin
If you are pitta dominant or in pitta season, skin tends to be irritable with a tendency towards rashes or acne. More time enjoyed outside also means extra exposure to environmental aggressors like UV, pollution and most likely a little more sunburn. End your day out in the sun with soothing rituals that aim to cool your body down and balance the environmental stressors that you have encountered in the day.
Summer Tip 5: Clear Out Congestion
Ensuring pores are properly cleared of excess sunscreen or sweat build-up keeps unwanted skin issues, like breakouts, at bay. Drinking tea daily can be a perfect way to purify the blood, to help with lymphatic drainage and to keep clear any unwanted excess from the body. Choose a refreshing herbal infusion with skin detoxing herbs like nana mint leaves, roasted chicory root and cactus blossoms, which combine to help pacify inflamed skin, emotional outbursts and digestive imbalances.