The mesmerizing sight of descending snowflakes, foggy mornings, bond fires, descending leaves, nature playing its cards with festive around the corner, winter is a time to cherish. But the tenderly disguised winter winds can cause a lot of harm to our skin.
Dry – dehydrated skin, hair fall, dandruff, and chapped lips can be really stressful. Winter is the time when our skin craves for our attention and what’s better to do it the ayurvedic way!
The old sages knew the forest’s secrets and they formulated facile natural remedies from the extracts of trees, fruits, flowers, grasses and other elements. Here we share the ayurvedic techniques to armour the winter plight.
Religiously following a regime of ayurvedic massage before drenching in the morning shower releases toxins, purifies the body and improves circulation. Abhyanga enhances transdermal absorption of the healing qualities of the oil releasing stress and lending a radiant glow to the skin.
Fight the dry scalp.
Dandruff is often an indication of dryness caused by the lack of blood flow to the scalp. Let your fingers do the magic by massaging the scalp for a few minutes every evening. This improves blood circulation in the scalp and strengthens the roots combating hair fall and dandruff.
Face masks made from natural elements are a good way to keep the skin moisturized and glowing. Rose water, turmeric, aloe vera or amla coupled with milk and cream is generally used to prepare a simple face mask.
Ayurveda suggests avoiding the use of hot water and harsh chemicals in winters; as they steal essential oil and moisture from the skin. A fusion of cream, turmeric, besan and milk will keep the skin soft, supple and glowing.
The way you eat is the way you look. This is so true when it comes to our skin and body. A healthy diet ladened with a variety of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and spices works like medicine. Ayurvedic herbs like triphala, amla, ashwagandha and shatavari absorb toxins and flushes them out through the natural process.
Foot care is very essential to avoid the pain of cracked heels. Rejuvenate the feet by soaking them in warm water with any combination of rosemary, eucalyptus, or lavender essential oils. Use a moist pumice stone to remove any dead skin and end the routine by rubbing a few drops of castor oil on the feet.
Apart from the above, indulging in a few lifestyle adjustments that can make a whole lot of difference to your health and appearance.
- Sleeping well
- Practicing Yoga and exercising
- Drinking enough water
- Eating lots of veggies
- Soaking in the sun
- Applying glycerine and lime juice
Why spend a thousands for something that the nature offers for free. It does not take much to accommodate these little care tips in your daily routine but they can make you a whole new person.