If you’ve been feeling a little hot, fiery or overly stressed-out recently – you’re not alone! Pitta season (a.k.a. summer) is dawning, and whilst we predominantly focus upon the bodily and psychological workings of the doshas, it is also vital to observe how the doshas find themselves reflected in our environment, atmosphere and overall lifestyle.

So what should you expect from Pitta season (this is Ayurvedic terminology for summer, remember) and how might this mean a change in skincare regime?

Keeping the body and mind in balance is crucial to any Ayurvedic practice, which is why during the warmer months of Pitta season it is important to keep a cool mind and soothe those summer feels…

  • Slow down – try turning your ‘routine’ into a ‘ritual’ by compassionately massaging the Urban Veda Soothing Body Oil into your skin. The ingredients, including Sandalwood and Lavender, promise to bring harmony to the mind and reduce the stressful tension often found in aggravated muscles.
  • Try a cold shower (wait, don’t run away yet!), take time every morning to practice the ancient Ayurvedic ritual of cold showers – otherwise known as an ‘Ishnan’. This will not only increase energy and blood circulation but also radically cool a cortisol-pumped body. Try using the Urban Veda Purifying Body Wash and Scrub for an extra detoxifying hose down.
  • Surround yourself with subtle smells, and inhale calming aromas such as those found within the Urban Veda Soothing Hydrating Toner. Gingerly squirt a few drops onto your palms before gliding over the face in sweeping motions. Finish by lightly tapping the energetic points found on the temples, under the eyes, along the upper brow line and down by the chin.
  • Take the heat off those pores and combat symptoms of overexposure to the sun with the Urban Veda Soothing Day Cream. Apply after your daily SPF (or even mix the two together!) and you’ll be left with nourished, protected skin that doesn’t feel inflamed or irritated by the heat.

We hope you have a wonderful start to your pitta season! To shop the full range of Urban Veda products click here.

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