Mostly Bs= pitta
“Pitta skin is typically smooth, oily and warm. It tends to be most sensitive and prone to redness, aggravation and sun sensitivity,” says Holecek. When healthy it will have a rosy glow. When it’s imbalanced, signs of inflammation and redness will occur. To calm it, use products with cooling, anti-inflammatory ingredients such as rose and cucumber. “Aloe vera is [also] great for pitta skin, as are essential oils of sandalwood, jojoba and moringa, with their nutritional content but lightweight nature,” explains Holecek. “Pitta types should choose sunflower or coconut oils for body moisturising, and look to honey and chamomile compresses for flare-ups such as rosacea.”
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RASASARA PITTA MOISTURISING MILK
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