Thank goodness Spring is here! It looks like we made it through winter, despite all the challenges that cold, dry, windy air brings to the skin. Now spring is here, and it is probably not wrong to assume that you expect your skin to look great again.
With every season, even spring brings its skin-care challenges too. Just when the air gets warmer and softer, you will notice your skin is a little less radiant, heavier, more oily. You may notice in some cases that you have acne breakout more often, and more prone to sunburn, and have dry patches on your skin.
Maharishi Ayurveda has an explanation for these spring skin conditions that may seem puzzling to you. In spring, toxins are liquefying, and your whole body is working to cleanse itself of impurities. In this season, the cool, wet, oily, moist, heavier qualities of Kapha dosha predominate, which is why skin might be more oily and more prone to breakouts than before.
Eating cleansing foods, such as sweet juicy fruits, can help, although they should be eaten before sunset, as they have a Kapha-increasing effect after the sun goes down. Detoxifying your skin is essential, and this is achieved by adding spices to your food-such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, and fennel-to help stimulate the digestion.
Do oil massage regularly, but be sure to leave the oil on for twenty minutes and then follow with a warm bath to allow the impurities to liquefy and flow out of the body tissues. To keep the skin youthful and fresh, try a rejuvenating massage oil.
Your skin condition speaks volume about how healthy you are inside out. It is likened to having a mirroring effect to what is happening inside your body. Sometimes we get it all back when it comes to looking radiant and enjoy a glowing skin.
Good skin does not begin on the outside, the best place to start from is by cleansing the inside of your body.
Herbal detoxification is an amazing place to explore what is possible with many of gentle, but effective herbal detox products that cleanse the liver.
A healthy liver is critical for healthy and glowing skin, because when toxins build up, and the liver is overwhelmed, then the impurities show up through acne skin break-outs, pimples, and other skin ailments.
To achieve a fabulous and good looking skin, it’s also important to keep the detoxifying system running smoothly, for that’s the way for impurities to leave the body.
On the other hand, be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day to help flush out the impurities. In spring you can sip hot water to help melt the ama (digestive impurities) that have accumulated.
There are natural skin care products that gently cleanse toxins from the skin yet are nourishing. If you don’t cleanse the skin properly in the spring season, then the hypersensitivity to sun, breakouts, and dry patches will become even greater in the summer season.
To wash away that heavy or oily feeling in spring, use a herbalized clay to eliminate the toxins that will leave the skin feeling fresh and youthful.
Because spring is the season in which the skin and the whole body is in the detox mode, it’s important not to put anything on the skin that would clog the pores. Use an all- natural skin moisturizer that nourishes the skin without being greasy or clogging. This moisturizer should also neutralize oxidants, and replenish moisture, balance, and natural skin elasticity.
So give your skin a break this spring. Help it to shed stored up impurities while restoring youthful look and radiance at the same time.