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Dry Skin

Question

Recently I moved to California. I am noticing that with windy and sunny weather my skin dries more. What do you recommend to keep my skin moisturized and youthful?
~ M.K. of California

Answer

The dry skin is due to a Vata imbalance. It's probably related to the dry climate, heat and wind. It's important to create balance from inside out.

Dietary and Lifestyle Tips

  • Give yourself an oil massage before you jump in the shower. Moisturizing or Relaxation massage oil would be good.
  • When you're doing the massage, dip your finger tips in the oil. Also use more oil on the sole of your feet and palms of your hands.
  • Avoid spicy, dry foods. Favor sweet, light and heavier foods to balance both Vata and Pitta (because of the hot climate).
  • Eat lots of sweet, juicy fruits.
  • A little Ghee in the diet is a must. Use it when cooking. Also cook with coriander, cumin and turmeric.
  • Drink lots of room temperature water.
  • Avoid or reduce direct exposure to the sun.
  • Try to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
  • Establish a regular daily routine. Go to bed as early as possible.
  • Take the Youthful Skin herbal tablets.
  • Treat your face to one of our herbal moisturizers.

Please note: This ayurvedic information is education. It does not replace medical advice or treatments.

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