Five Tips to Detox and Rejuvenate Before, During and After the Holidays

Here are 5 effective, expert-backed tips to detox + Bonus Ayurvedic skincare suggestions for the Holidays!

The Ayurveda Experience December 14, 2017

Holidays are a great time to enjoy with family and friends. But sometimes, it becomes a ‘sickness season’ due to overindulgence, lack of sleep and stress of hosting. 

Here are 5 simple tips to keep you healthy and rejuvenated, from the inside, all through this holiday season! 

1. Start your day with coconut oil pulling.

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic trick to detoxify the body. 

Right after you wake up, swish in your mouth and between the teeth one tablespoon of Pure Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil for five to ten minutes and then spit out in the sink.  

Ayurveda believes that this helps remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth. It’s also held to keep your gums healthy and your teeth ‘smile ready’ shiny. You can normally brush your teeth after oil pulling. 

2. Drink warm lemon water after oil pulling and brushing.

After oil pulling and brushing, you can take a sip of warm lemon water. The high amount of Vitamin C present naturally hydrates your body and keeps your skin looking fresh, healthy and youthful. 

You can also keep drinking this water throughout the day if desired as it helps keep the body warm and healthy. 

3. Add beetroots and asparagus to your diet.

Both these foods are known to help flush toxins from the body. Adding them to your holiday menu will help you stay even more healthy. Now you can indulge in holiday sweets and cakes without any guilt! 

4. Take a media break and spend time with your family + friends instead.

Our senses are bombarded with various media gadgets. Holidays are a great time to shut off your computers, TVs and screens and interact positively with fellow human beings. Try it at least for one or two days during or after the holidays, to help calm your mind and ground your senses. 

5. Try to maintain a regular sleep routine and end your day with warm almond milk with saffron.

During the holidays, we tend to sleep late and wake up late. While it’s okay for a couple of days, it throws our body’s rhythm off balance if continued for more than a week or so. Try to stick to the routine or get back to it as much and as soon as possible.  

A warm cup of almond milk* with a few strands of saffron helps you sleep better and correct your sleep cycle after the holidays. 

And while these internal Ayurvedic detox techniques take care of your whole body, practice these effortless Ayurvedic skincare tips for a glowing, youthful look, this holiday season.

Ayurvedic Tips for Skincare 

Holidays are coming up soon and this can only mean one thing – extra free time! Why not choose to focus this time on some indulgent, much-needed, me-time to refresh, recuperate and realign your body, mind and spirit with a few of these interesting self-care tips?! 

Ayurveda holds that this down-time, right around when the year’s ending, is perfect to invest in some essential nourishing practices. Feel free to pick and choose what works best for you! 

1. Moisturize 

For skin, the best you can do is to not skip moisturization in these times. The hurry-burry of this season may make you compromise on skincare, at times. Well, consider this a friendly neighborhood advice to not skip hydration! 

Ayurveda recommends taking at least 5-10 minutes a day to performabhyangaor self-massage, using an ultra-hydrating oil like iYURA Balaayah Black Gram Body Booster, that suits even mature/ aging skin types that shows signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. 

As Balaayah contains the Ayurvedic ‘utter-nourisher’ for skin, Black Gram, that rejuvenates all 7 tissues in the body, along with the ultra-hydrating ingredient, Himalayan Rock Salt, this power duo makes sure to seal in all that moisture with instant and intense effects! 

Learn more about Balaayah, here! 

2. Get that glow! 

Holiday season calls for more parties, get-togethers and family meetings more than any other time of the year. And if this is your one chance to dazzle your acquaintances with a natural illuminating radiance and a glowing, youthful look, why not take it, right? 

To get that dewy, rosy sheen and glass-like appearance, you can use an enriching all-natural face oil to finish off that sparkle, like iYURA Manjish Glow Elixir, the ultimate complexion-boosting, youth-enhancing, even-toning face elixir. 

Enriched with Ayurveda’s best glow-giver herb,  Manjistha or Indian Madder, this potent potion gives you the glow, beauty and grace of your dreams! Containing no chemicals, preservatives or additives, Manjish is your best go-to prep for a gold-like glow this holiday! 

Learn more about Manjish, here! 

3. Don’t forget your eyes! 

While you may be attending to adding a glow and sparkle to your face, spare a thought for your beautiful eyes too. The skin around your eyes tends to show signs of aging like fine lines, under-eye circles, bags, crow’s feet etc. faster as this area is very delicate. This sensitive nature calls for even more gentle care and support, like Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion gives. 

Prepared to give the skin around your eyes a holistic attention, this unique eye-cream focuses on three important, strategic areas that are prone to signs of aging – under the eyes, crow’s feet region and on top of the eyelids, for a doubly fortified protection against dryness, dullness and discoloration. 

Learn more about Rufolia, here! 

4. Always remove makeup before bed. 

While using Ayurveda products means that you will not feel the need to use coverage makeup anymore, however if you do choose to use makeup like an occasional mascara or eyeliner, it’s always best to remove them and clean your face before going to sleep. 

And especially if you’ve sensitive skin that’s prone to acne and breakouts, finding a soothing, calming makeup-remover can be quite a task which is exactly why Nucinel Makeup Remover and Gentle-Cleansing Fluid, an ultra-gentle milky-textured makeup remover with Ayurvedic ingredients like Lotus Seeds, Licorice and Lemon, was prepared for. 

With a soft cooling, heat-reducing and skin-calming effect, this super-gentle makeup remover combines the best of gels, creams and lotions for the easiest, no-nonsense transformation from “squeaky-clean” to “crystal-clean” without stripping away the essential nutrients off your skin. 

Learn more about Nucinel, here! 

Wish you all very happy and enjoyable holidays! 

Namaste!

 

Notes: Oil pulling should be done with caution during pregnancy. If you have any concerns about oil pulling, do it for a shorter time.

*If you are allergic to almonds, switch to regular milk or coconut milk and drink warm with saffron 


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