Having a nourished skin is a great challenge, especially during winter, when the skin pores are frozen leading to poor circulation. Your face and hands are more affected because they are the most exposed parts of the body. When your skin pores are frozen, moisture will not get to the deep layers and this will lead to a dehydrated skin.
Rubbing your skin with petroleum oil or ayurvedic oil will bring about re-hydration and improve circulation. Almond oil is a good choice because it gets into the deep layers of the skin and ideal for all skin types.
In addition, it is very important to re-hydrate from within and your diet plays a major role in this regard. A lot of emphasis has been placed on balanced diet which will make the body to function effectively. As much as possible, you should endeavor to take fresh organic foods instead of genetically modified ones. Sunflower seeds, toasted sesame seeds, almonds and other fruits as well as vegetables are very good to nourish your skin.
Furthermore, your body likes routine and this is helpful in keeping it in balance. If you skip or delay taking meals, it may have an adverse effect on your digestive system. You should take your sleeping routine more seriously. Make sure you have a regular sleeping schedule and it is advisable to stick to it. If you are having problems with sleep, you can make use of natural food supplements to calm your nerves just before going to bed.
Meditation is also very powerful for maintaining a nourished skin. You can get involved in daily meditation in order to relax your nervous system. Yoga is also very good because it enhances the detoxification of the body and opens up channels for the elimination of toxins.
Besides, you can make a natural cleanser at home that can be applied to your skin for more nourishment. For example, you can get some organic rolled oats, marshmallow root, dried jasmine flower, lavender flower and a small quantity of organic cheesecloth – you can get them in herb shops close to you or order them online.
You should mix a large quantity of 80% of rolled oats, 10% of marshmallow root, 5% of jasmine flower and 5% of lavender flower. Put two tablespoons of the mixture in the middle of a small square of cheesecloth, gather up the ends of the cloth into a ball and tie with a string.
You can make enough balls for one month and keep them in an airtight container. Every night, you should dip a ball into a cup of warm organic milk and pat your face with it. You should then rinse your face with warm water.