The [tag]Pitta skin types[/tag] require nurturing and cooling. Hence individuals with pitta skin types should avoid getting tanned and protect their skin from harsh effects of sun for prolonged period of time.
Pitta skin types are advised to avoid spicy, hot foods and also deep fried foods because they add excess heat to the skin, which otherwise is already fiery in nature. Having sweet juicy fruits and rose petal jam added to cold milk regularly is recommended for pitta skin types. [tag]Coconut oil[/tag] has a cooling effect and is considered to be good for daily body massage.Â Fennel and licorice when included in daily diet has a cooling effect. Only gentle and natural products must be used for moisturizing, apart from providing lipid support with facial oils.
Certain herbs that are good for pitta skin care are Bhringaraj, Aloe vera, Amla, Red sandalwood and white sandalwood. These help in drawing out excess heat from the skin and provide nourishment to the tissues of the skin to withstand the changes in temperature and helps in keeping skin clear and healthy. Also Triphala, Neem and Manjishta are helpful for Pitta skin types as they purify the skin while retaining the moisture and youthfulness of the skin. Ayurvedic formulations for pitta skin types include combining these herbs with soothing oils that balance the pitta dosha.
A particular herb called Flame of Forest helps in protecting the Pitta skin types from the harmful effects of sun rays. But of course just like in other [tag]ayurvedic formulations[/tag], this herb needs to be used with a combination of other herbs for maintaining a balanced effect on the skin.