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Winter (Vata) Beauty techniques using Ayurveda
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Vata people could imagine this picture and how they would feel in such an environment - one would try to hunker down, settle down, warm up, moisturize the skin and have a warm steam bath.

Air and motion are termed Vata in Ayurveda.   There are Vata People and Vata Season (winter) and Vata time in the day (2 to 6 O' clock)

Vata Modalities - Vata provides the essential motion for all bodily processes and is extremely vital for health.
Mental  Attributes: alert, active, a quick mind -   flexibility and creativity - quick grasp of  things, forget quickly. Low will power, tolerance, confidence and boldness. They can earn money quickly and spend it quickly. They are poor planners.
Imbalanced Vata are fearful, nervous, and anxious and do not rest at all.
Vata remedy - Routine is very useful in assisting the Vata individual to effectively ground all this moving energy.
Physical  Attributes: Thin, very tall or very short, muscular, walk and talk fast, easily fatigued. Their appetite and digestion are variable. Vata resides in the colon, as well as the brain, ears, bones, joints, skin and thighs.
Internal Modality - strong metabolism, good digestion, strong appetites, perspire easily, lower tolerance for sunlight, heat or hard physical work, sleep well and of medium duration.
Vata Diseases - Susceptible to diseases involving the air principle, such as emphysema, pneumonia and arthritis. Other common Vata disorders include flatulence, tics, facial paralysis, twitches, aching joints, dry skin and hair, nerve disorders, constipation, and mental confusion. Their skin is dry and thin.

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Winter Living - it is important to have a routine. keeping warm with a warming diet, hot soups, steam baths not saunas, and moisturizing the skin with Bindi oils and humidifiers are recommended. Add soothing, soft music,and calm to life at this time.  Reduce air travel, salads, cold foods and drinks, loud noises, stimulation, drugs, sugar, and alcohol in winter.  If a routine and grounded foods are not followed it may result in nervousness, worries and constipation.
Winter or Vata diet consists of warm, moist, slightly oily, heavy foods. Avoid raw foods, cold foods like bananas or spice them with warming saffron. Eat warm foods and spices like garam masala. This is a good season for root veggies, beans, meats and winter fruits.
Winter beauty - (Vata people have dry shin) Usually thin body frame with fine skin pores. Sometimes having a tendency toward dryness and early wrinkling. Skin can chap and crack if not moisturized. Hair is curly and voluminous, almost frizzy.

Winter herbs - Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Chitrakadi, Triphala, Brahmi, Chandra Prabha, Triphala, Guggul, Vasavaleha, Arjuna, Haritaki, Gokshura.

COLD WEATHER TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN-
Written By: Pratima Raichur
Overexposure to dry, cold wind damages the skin. In addition to their dehydrating effects, cold and wind put pressure on the epidermis – the protective top layer of skin, which is composed of dead cells. When the cold and pressure are extreme, the dead cells burst- leaving the living, young cells of the dermis layer exposed prematurely to the elements.

The unprotected cells become inflamed, causing a tingling sensation on the skin, a problem that is particularly common in the cold season. The best protection against this effect is not face creams, but essential oils. We recommend the BINDI VATA ESSENTIAL OIL for the face during the cold season.
  • Take fewer baths and showers in cold season to avoid dryness. When you do bathe, add a few drops of essential oil to the water to provide lubrication. One can also massage with the BINDI BODY OILS or the BINDI BATH OILS before and after showering or bathing.
  • Keep the temperature of your home as low as you comfortably can and use a humidifier or keep a bowl of water on your radiators to add moisture to the air.
  • Take an occasional steam bath, but avoid saunas, which are dehydrating.

BINDI products are based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda - the original healing science of India. Ayurvedic wisdom holds that providing the skin with the purest nourishment possible not only allows for total self-correction of the skin, but also has profound healing effect on the entire person.


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