Be Kind To Your Skin This Autumn
Here are some tips to satisfy inner nourishment which will reflect in outer radiance this autumn season.
Autumn is a time when your skin could use some extra care. Just as the air turns crisp and the leaves change from gorgeous greens to gleaming golds, our minds and bodies are also subject to the change of season. Your skin may have suffered through summer’s exposure to sun and salt water. Coupled with the dry weather associated with autumn, your skin needs help for a healthy and radiant balance.
As air-dominated vata begins to take hold, it’s important to introduce grounding measures in your life to counteract the mobility associated with vata. Implementing routine into your day and regularly practicing yoga helps stabilise the mind and body. Protecting your skin from drafts and the quickening changes of autumn with clothing such as scarves and gloves is beneficial. But there is a lot more that can be done. Ayurvedic philosophy offers an understanding of caring for your skin, from within.
Eat to pacify vata
Follow these tips to satisfy inner nourishment which will reflect in outer radiance:
- Eat mindfully and with purpose. Chew well and slowly for improved digestion.
- Warm meals should be prevalent in your diet.
- Implement grains into your diet such as brown rice, quinoa and amaranth.
- Pair grains with root vegetables for grounding nourishment, such as turnips and daikon radish. Boost the benefits with cauliflower and mushrooms.
- Complement your diet with room temperature water for intense hydration and herbal teas such as chamomile and valerian root. Turmeric infused tea will help to boost immunity.
Nourish your skin with abhyanga
Abhyanga is the practice of self-massage by anointing the body with oil. Target the aging effects of vata by using self-massage and zithila Multi Oil on the face and body. It features jojoba, pomegranate and raspberry seed oils for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Set aside at least five minutes to ensure patience and calm are achieved throughout the massage. When performing abhyanga, it’s important to begin with the extremities and work towards the centre of the body.
Before self-massaging the feet, try a warm foot soak for grounding and rejuvenation. As well as relieving tension and softening the skin of the feet, a foot soak also benefits eye health. Try sandhya Meditation Bath Salts with Himalayan cinnamon berry oil to evoke feelings of self-love and alleviate inflammation.
Facial treatments for intense moisturisation
Facial masks are ideal for intense hydration of the skin before and during sleep. For a home remedy, try rose water, aloe vera or milk. Alternatively, try the rasadana Hydrating Mask to soothe the skin and replenish with organic honey and papaya ferment extract.
To alleviate chapped lips caused by the crisp air and dry wind, apply a little ghee which has been just slightly warmed. Rose petals soaked in milk for three hours and then crushed make a soothing paste for the lips.
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