Do you struggle with dull and dry skin during winter? Ayurveda has some time-proven tricks to make your skin look soft, bright and radiant. Here are some Ayurvedic tips by Ayurveda expert Nisha Manikaran to help your skin stay glowing during winter.
Drink ginger tea: Drinking ginger tea can aid bowel movements, help remove toxins from the body and also improve blood circulation which can help your skin glow. To prepare ginger tea, simply grate two pieces ginger and add it to a cup of boiling water. Steep for around 10-15 minutes and drink 3-4 times in a day.
Eat warm foods: Avoid cold foods like salads, smoothies and sandwiches and eat more warm cooked foods. Warm cooked foods prepared with ghee can have a lubricating effect on your tissues and organs. Soups made from root vegetables like carrots, pumpkin and sweet potato can make your skin glow.
Swear by triphala: Triphala can be one of the most potent formulas to nourish and detoxify your body. The amla in triphala is loaded with vitamin C which can help keep the skin radiant. Just mix a teaspoon of triphala powder with a glass of warm water and drink it before going to bed.
Massage with warm sesame oil: Before the shower, simply massage warm sesame oil on your skin from your face to your feet and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. This can be an excellent way to keep your skin moisturised and glowing throughout the day.
Practice yoga: Yoga can help regulate a sluggish metabolism, stimulate digestion and aid in the removal of toxins from the body. Starting your day with 25 rounds of surya namaskar or sun salutations can be an excellent way to build up the heat in the body and enhance your glow.
Perform kapalpbhati pranayama: Kapalbhati pranayama is an excellent breathing technique to detoxify your lungs and bring an instant glow to your face. Aim to do this breathing technique for 10 minutes every day on an empty stomach.