Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: May 15, 2024

As the scorching summer sun beats down, our skin often bears the brunt of the heat, leading to irritation, sensitivity, and imbalance. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, skincare isn’t just about superficial beauty—it’s about nurturing the body’s natural balance and harmony. In this guide, we delve into the world of Pitta Dosha, offering insights into personalized skincare routines tailored for the summer months.


Ayurveda categorizes skin types based on the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Pitta Dosha, characterized by the elements of fire and water, governs metabolism, digestion, and transformation. Those with a predominant Pitta constitution often have sensitive, combination skin prone to inflammation, acne, and sun sensitivity. Identifying your dominant Dosha can help tailor your skincare regimen to suit your unique needs.


Pitta season, typically during the summer months, can exacerbate Pitta imbalances, leading to heightened sensitivity and inflammation. Here are some Ayurvedic tips to keep your skin cool and balanced during the sweltering heat:

Hydration: Stay hydrated internally by drinking plenty of water and consuming juicy fruits like watermelon and cucumber. Topically, nourish your skin with hydrating oils like coconut oil or soothing formulations such as UMA Deeply Clarifying Face Oil: 

Formulated with clarifying ingredients like tea tree and orange, this face oil moisturizes and balances oily or combination skin. Its gentle yet potent formula improves the appearance of blemishes and brings clarity to your complexion. With essential oils like lavender and clary sage, it regulates oiliness without over-drying, making it ideal for oily or combination skin types.


Harness the power of Ayurvedic herbs to pacify aggravated Pitta Dosha and soothe inflamed skin:



Revered as the Indian gooseberry is rich in antioxidants, Amalaki helps combat aging and detoxify excess Pitta from the body.



Known for its antibacterial properties, Neem supports healthy skin by purifying and balancing Pitta and Kapha Doshas. Bask in the goodness of Neem in UMA  Deeply Clarifying Neem Charcoal Cleanser:

This revolutionary cleanser combines the power of nature’s finest ingredients to banish blemishes and unveil clear, radiant skin. Infused with cooling herbs like neem and turmeric, it gently purifies without compromising the skin’s delicate balance. Say goodbye to breakouts and hello to a complexion that glows with vitality.

And UMA Deeply Clarifying Face Mask:

Crafted with potent ingredients like turmeric and neem, this antibacterial face mask deeply clarifies and detoxifies the skin. Its gentle yet effective formula soothes and brightens, leaving your skin radiant and even-toned. Perfect for all skin types, this mask is a must-have for achieving a clear, healthy complexion.



Aloe vera’s cooling properties make it a potent remedy for sunburns and inflammation, both internally and externally. Experience its soothing effects in a product like UMA Deeply Clarifying Aloe Alum Toner:

Experience the healing power of botanicals with this clarifying toner infused with aloe, tea tree, and rose water. Ideal for oily, acne-prone skin, it regulates oil production and combats blemishes while hydrating and protecting the skin. Its gentle but high-impact formula cleanses, balances, and nourishes, leaving your skin bright and refreshed.



With its calming fragrance and cooling nature, rose helps pacify Pitta Dosha and soothe irritated skin. Rejuvenate with products like UMA Rose Rapture Rejuvenating Body Oil for a luxurious experience.

Crafted with the essence of precious rose, it offers deep hydration and a romantic scent, perfect for your self-care routine. Experience glowing skin with this ethereal oil.

Incorporating these cooling skincare solutions into your summer routine can help soothe Pitta imbalances, leaving your skin radiant, refreshed, and balanced.


Ayurvedic dietary recommendations emphasize cooling, Pitta-balancing foods to counteract the heat of summer:

  • Cucumber: Refreshing and hydrating, cucumbers are a staple for cooling Pitta imbalances.
  • Grapes: Sweet and juicy, grapes help soothe inflammation and provide a burst of energy without aggravating Pitta.
  • Bitter Gourd: Despite its bitter taste, bitter gourd is excellent for cooling Pitta and supporting digestion.
  • Green Leafy Vegetables: Rich in nutrients and fiber, green leafy vegetables aid in detoxification and promote skin health.

In conclusion, Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to skincare that goes beyond surface-level concerns, focusing on restoring harmony and balance to the body and mind. By understanding your unique Dosha and incorporating cooling herbs, foods, and skincare rituals into your routine, you can achieve a glowing complexion that reflects inner and outer health. So, embrace the wisdom of Ayurveda this summer and let your skin shine with vitality and radiance.