Pitta Type

Pitta Dominated Body and Skin:

Vata Body & Mind: Energetically governed by fire and water element, the pitta personality is blessed with medium muscular curvy built and excellent digestion and metabolism. When imbalanced, pitta dominated body is the first one to show severe signs of skin sensitivity, irritation, acne, rashes, hives acidity, heartburn, indigestion, anger and impatience. 

Vata Skin: Sensitive skin, sunburn, dark burnt oily complexion is often associated with pitta personality types. A balanced pitta enjoys clear and radiant skin, warm bright skin tone, warm golden tinge and very fine hair texture. When out of balance, pitta dominated skin gets sensitive and acquires an oily skin, flushed skin tone, freckles, moles, hives, heat producing itching, sunburn, skin rashes, sores, rosacea and active acne. 

Pitta Skincare Ritual

Pitta’s mantra for skincare is ‘Cooling’ and ‘Soothing’. A skincare ritual centered around cooling, soothing and hydrating inflamed skin with ingredients such as coconut, licorice root, lavender, rose, sandalwood and cardamom, help create balance for pitta dominated skin.  

Svarasya’s pitta skincare dinacharya is designed to balance the inflamed pitta dominated skin with oils with naturally cooling properties.


Kiyomeru-The Ancient Face Wash :

Begin by cleansing skin with saponin-enriched soap-free cleanser Kiyomeru-The Ancient Face Wash. Kiyomeru gently removes dirt and grime from skin surface while protecting its pH barrier. It is imperative for pittas to protect the pH barrier that protects skin from harmful microbes and bacteria. 


Panchpushp: Follow with mild day-time hydrating lotion Panchpushp that soothes and sets the skin tone of the skin for the day.

Sukurabu-The Ancient Face Scrub : For a perfect night skincare routine, we suggest scrubbing skin with soap-free rice and clove based natural face scrub Sukurabu-The Ancient Face Scrub to remove all dirt and grime.

Tejita-The Ancient Massage Powder :Show your skin some love with gentle massage with herb-based natural massage powder.

Sumukha-The Ancient Fairness: Apply Sumukha-The Ancient Fairness for brighten up dull complexion and to cool and soothe the skin.

Kumkumadi Kesara Tailam: Complete your skincare dinacharya with sandalwood based serum Kumkumadi Kesara Tailam. Dab 2-3 drops all over the face and massage in upward circular motion to soothe agitated pitta skin.

Cold Pressed Coconut Oil: Show some love to your body with Abhyanga practice using Svarasya’s Cold Pressed Coconut Oil to cool, soothe and calm the agitated pitta skin.

Nivr-Natural Sun Protection: Pittas must protect skin from harsh rays of Sun with Nivr-The Natural Sunscreen as pitta skin is highly prone to sunburn.


Diet for Radiant Pitta:

Pitta imbalances manifest on skin as redness, rashes, rosacea, freckles, acne, burning sensation, suntan, sunburn, dullness and oily skin. This same energy manifests in pitta dominated body-mind as acidity, gastric issues, heartburn, diarrhea, fever, hot flashes and anger. 

Diet and lifestyle that keeps the fire element in control with cooling and nourishing foods helps to control the heated pitta energy. Abide by these rules of Ayurveda to attain internal balance that reflects outwards as radiance:

  • Avoid or reduce hot and spicy, fried, sour and high salt foods.
  • Avoid acidic beverages such as alcohol, coffee, vinegar and soda. 
  • Avoid skipping or delaying meals. 
  • It is best to have heaviest meal of the day at lunchtime by 12.30 PM. Dinner must be consumed by 7 pm.
  • Include sweet, bitter and astringent foods in diet that include juicy fruits, cherries, cucumbers, watermelon and avocados.
  • Ample water helps cool high internal heat in pittas. 
  • Nourishing foods for Pittas include hydrating meals cooked with grains such as barley, jasmine white rice, oats, wheat and quinoa. Good oils for pittas include coconut oil and olive oil. Potent herbs for pittas include cilantro, basil, black pepper, fennel, cardamom, saffron, turmeric and cumin. Fruits are cooling in nature and are great addition for pittas. Include bananas, mangoes, sweet grapes, melons, coconut and pomegranate in diet regularly. Cooling vegetables for Pittas include cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, potato, asparagus, sweet corn, kale and zucchini. 

Pitta Dinacharya – The Selfcare Ritual:

Think cooling, soothing, pacifying practices if pitta dominates your personality. Practice these dinacharya rituals to bring unsettled pitta back to balance and to support the inflamed pitta skin condition inside-out: 

  • Maintain discipline in your waking up and sleeping routine to keep pitta manifestations under control. 
  • Cooling foods and deep breathing practices are the key to keep pittas in balance. For external cooling, Shata Dhauta Ghrita is just perfect for pittas due to its cooling properties.
  • Consume triphala at night to tonify the colon and support elimination. 
  • Mid-work deep breathing breaks help pittas get back to balance. 
  • Listening to soothing music at night and using infused cooling aroma oils of sandalwood rose and jasmine also help balance the heated pitta dominated body. 

Yoga & Pranayama Practices

Yoga and Pranayam practices for pittas must support restoration, coolness and calmness. ‘Moderate’ is the key when it comes to body movement for pittas. Yogasanas that include heart-opening postures are great for pittas. Pitta energy accumulates in the center of the body, hence, it is important for Pittas to work on abdominal area. Forward bends and heart opening postures are quite balancing for pittas and help to reduce internal fire. Pranayama practices support pittas considerably, specifically due to its cooling thermal effect on the body. Yogasanas and pranayams to suit pitta body type include:

  • Warm up exercises
  • Surya Namaskar (done slowly)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Sheetali Pranayama
  • Sitkari Pranayama
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