Take extra care of your skin during the Vata season
Ground yourself with a daily self-massage with a warm sesame oil self-massage. Start with the soles of the feet and work up the body to the head in sweeping strokes along muscles, and circular movements around joints. Always massage the belly in a clockwise direction- up the right side and down the left side. Leave the oil on for 10 minutes then shower/ bathe. A daily massage also helps dilate the skin surface, clear toxins and aid movement of lymph.
Autumn Face Mask Recipes to moisturize and nourish the skin
Apply to cleansed face and neck on a weekly basis. Relax and rub off with fingertips/face cloth after 20 minutes in a circular motion. These masks will keep in the fridge or 1-2 days, but best to use immediately. Remember – healthy skin comes from feeding the body and skin with high-quality nutrients, and keeping toxin levels in the body as low as possible. Using organic ingredients helps ensure this.
1. Avocado and banana mask: Mash ¼ avocado, ½ banana, an egg yolk and enough clay or oatmeal to bind (green or white clay )
2. Avocado, honey & yoghurt mask: Mash ½ avocado, 2tsp honey and 1 tbsp natural yoghurt until creamy. Can also add a little almond oil for extra nourishing effect.
3. Avocado/orange mask: Mix ½ avocado, 2 tbsp orange juice, 1 tsp honey, 3 drops chamomile essential oil.