Skin care tips for this Winter
Healthy skin and hair are main representers of the healthy body. We care about our body more in summer and neglect a bit in winter. We face a lot of problems during this season which affects the way we feel and look, like dry flaky skin, chapped lips, cracked heels, joint ache and pain, dry hair, brittle nails, constipation, dullness etc.
According to Ayurveda the cold wintery weather increases Vata and is responsible for the most of above symptoms. Winter does not have to be this way.
Actually not many know, despite facing all above, this is the best season of the year to build and improve our immunity.
There are few this you could try this winter to keep you warm and fit.
Have warming food: Have cooked warm food instead of salad and cold pasta, like soups, steam vegetables, curries. Increase warming herbs & spices like ginger, garlic, amla, Tripha, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, black pepper and healthy oil like ghee in your daily diet.
Drink plenty of water: being in winter we tend to drink less water and further get dehydrated because of the internal house heating system. Drinking plenty of warm water not only replenishes lack of water and detoxifies the body and improve digestion. This helps in keeping skin hydrated and maintains the skin tone.
Daily Massage: your body with sesame seed oil or Vata massage oil before the shower. This nourishes skin, improves circulation, reduces stress and warm your body.
Face care: give a good face cleanse including neck area 2-3 times a week with milk honey and rose water and moisturize with good facial oil.
Daily exercise: it's important to get those joints moving at least 30 min in a day.
Herbs for winter:
Triphala: relieves constipation
Turmeric: helps in reducing joints ache pain inflammation.
Ashwagandha: reduces stress & Mood lifting
Chyawnprash: a rich source of antioxidant, vitamin C and many other revitalizing herbs.
Give yourself a treat for warm oil marma massage or a pampering facial at Ayuspa.
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