During winter, dry skin is a common complaint. As the air freshens and warms with spring, our skin is crying out for detoxification. This is because Ama, the toxins that accumulated in winter, are melting and blocking your body’s energy channels. So to bring your skin back into shape this spring, follow these practices to cleanse your body from within and exfoliate your skin.
Always consume warm lemon water before you eat to stimulate digestion and improve elimination. You were probably drinking less water in the cold winter weather, so now is the time to ensure you increase your water intake throughout the day.
Springtime is considered to have a Kapha nature, therefore reducing sweet, salty, and sour taste profiles are best. It’s also helpful to reduce dairy, eggs, and fatty meats in your diet. Eat these detoxifying foods, rich in water-soluble fibres for glowing skin:
- Foods with astringent, bitter, and spicy flavours
- Spices such as fennel, coriander, cumin, chilli, black pepper, and turmeric
- Warm herbal teas with ginger, mint, and cinnamon
- Leafy green vegetables
- Vegetables from the cabbage family
- White daikon radish
- Whole grains such as quinoa, barley, and millet
- Legumes like black beans, lentils, and kidney beans
- Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
- Juicy fruits
- Cooked prunes and figs
It’s important to exercise for at least 30 minutes daily to boost metabolism and aid the detoxification process. Brisk walking or even cycling is an excellent way to get back in the habit of exercising and become reacquainted with the beauty that nature offers. You could also try yoga first thing in the morning, incorporating asanas to keep the chest open.
No napping I’m afraid! Ensure you have a good sleep routine to get eight hours of rest each night. Go to bed no later than 11:00 pm.
Help detoxification along with a light peel using the Parinati Passion Flower AHA/PHA Peel. If you prefer to use a mild exfoliant, then try the Samskrta Skin Polish with refreshing essential oils.
If your skin tends to suffer from pigmentation, it’s an excellent idea to start using Kaanti Lightening Serum now. This will help your skin control melanin production before the harsh summer sun has a chance to affect it.
Daily Abhyanga, or self-oil massage, is another way you can help your skin cleanse the toxins from your body. Plant-based oils, such as those found in Zithila Multi Oil, are the best choice because they are non-comedogenic.
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