Balance Your Pitta Skin - DIY Ayurvedic Face Masks

Updated: Feb 28, 2021

As spring melts away removing Kapha, summer arrives the world presenting Pitta. The excess fire, heat, and humidity that pitta evokes can be a challenge to balance especially for your skin. An excess of Pitta leads to inflammation, acne, dryness, irritation, rashes, bug bites, and sunburn. Here are 3 simple and wonderful DIY masks to balance your skin this summer.

Cooling Mask

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoon Chickpea Flower

  • 1 tablespoon Water

  • 2 tablespoon mashed Cucumber.

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1/4 teaspoon mint leaves


  1. Crush grated cucumber in bowl

  2. Add mint leaves and crush in with the cucumber

  3. Add the water, and 1/2 lemon to the mix

  4. Add the chickpea flower

  5. Create a paste by mixing together

  6. Apply to your skin and leave 10-15 minutes

  7. Wash off with cool water and apply moisturizer

Soothing Mask

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons ripe banana (mashed)

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder


  1. Mash your banana in a bowl until the consistency is mushy

  2. Add in baking soda and the turmeric

  3. Mix everything together

  4. Apply to skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes

  5. Rinse with cool water and apply moisturizer

Rejuvenating Hydration Mask

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoon avocado (mashed)

  • 1 tablespoon ripe banana

  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon


  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl

  2. Apply to face and leave on face for 10-15 minutes

  3. Wash with cold water and pat dry

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