Much has been written about skin care in winter. Yet it will not be out of place to revisit some important activities before the approaching winter.
Depending on the climatic zone you live in itâ€™s important to understand the factors affecting our skin. Whilst most people immediately think of low humidity, dryness as major concerns, the sun and its UV radiation continues to play a major role. People forget that whilst the winter sun is not as warm as the summer sun, but the UV radiation is just as strong and in the colder climes, people often spend more time in direct sunlight than they normally would in summer.
Whoever heard of sun block in winter? But that still an important application if you are going to spend hours in the direct sunlight.
Hydration internally is important, and locking in moisture with the help of natural moisturizers is important since using chemical agents that give a perception of softness and hydration are actually causing the skin to lose moisture. Nature has provided man with every conceivable tool, you just need to know where to find it.
The first step is to ensure you stay hydrated internally, warm water drunk every hour, a greater in-take of dietary fats is good for you.(Yes FATS ARE GOOD FOR YOUâ€¦DONâ€™T LISTEN TO THOSE FASHIONISTAS THAT DONâ€™T CARE ABOUT OR UNDERSTAND HEALTH).
Our digestion in winter gets stronger and is capable of digesting any food irrespective of its heaviness and quantity. Ayurveda explains this concept quite well. Digestive strength is compared to fire in Ayurveda. Because of the weather, our body heat is not expended as it is in summer and is retained inside body, hence, the fire within is ignited, leading to improved digestive strength.
Eating well, stocking up on FAT is a basic process in nature, animals put on weight , their coats get denser, nature has always provided us with simple answers which modern man tends to disregard trying to be fashionable, Well try this GOOD HEALTH IS FASHIONABLE!!
If your body has been provided sufficient nutrition then you are set, however the external environment is harsh and needs to be addressed as much as the internal environment. Like we have said before, hydration is important, not just water but liquids that contain proteins ( milk), Fruit juices ( fiber and essential minerals). Tea and Coffee in the same quantity as drunk in summer is NOT recommended as these are diuretics and actually remove more liquid from the body.
Now get started with our special winter skin program: