Facial Rejuvenation Tips for Summer
With the unofficial start to summer underway, you may be thinking about ways to boost your skin health. Many of us become more aware of our skin quality during the warmer months when we aren’t bundled up. Wearing tank tops, shorts, and maybe even going lighter on the makeup in the summertime makes us take a good hard look at what’s been hiding under those layers all winter!
The good news is that there are steps you can take to improve the look and overall health of your skin this summer.
Here are four summer facial rejuvenation tips to get you started:
- Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation: When you think about acupuncture, what comes to mind? For many, facial rejuvenation may not be the first thing you think of. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation involves a full-body acupuncture treatment that helps you heal from the inside out. There are many areas of the body that may present with skin issues that indicate a deep rooted internal imbalance. For example, darkening around the mouth usually indicates a digestive health issue. When you treat the body, you will heal from the inside out, which can then translate to drastic improvements in tone, texture and quality of your skin. Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation also uses different techniques to help improve muscle tone in the neck as well as the face. To learn more about the Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation service we offer at the Juhi Center, click here.
- Infrared Sauna Therapy: Maybe you don’t like getting sweaty at the beach, but you want to work up a good sweat to help detox your body this summer. Infrared Sauna Therapy is perfect for that and can drastically help improve the look and health of your skin. The infrared light will heat up your body, and help boost circulation, purify the skin, help detox the body, and also promote relaxation. This makes an excellent addition to any wellness program this summer! Check out more here.
- Make Your Own Mask: There are many creative and cost-effective ways to take care of your skin. Whether you need some added moisture or are looking to tighten up your skin, there are things you can do.
Egg Yolk Mask: Egg yolks are excellent for tightening the skin. They are rich in fat making them great for keeping your skin supple and hydrated. Mix together an organic egg yolk, almond oil, and raw honey, apply to your face for 15-20 minutes then rinse. This is also great for acne prone skin raw honey works as a wonderful all natural antimicrobial topical. You can also make an egg yolk facemask for aging skin using an egg yolk, mashed banana, and avocado oil. Bananas are rich in vitamin E which is an antioxidant that can help fight off wrinkles as well as stretch marks. This mask can also be used on other stretch mark prone areas of the body.
Avocado Mask: Avocados are a terrific addition to any diet, and many of us are used to enjoying them in guacamole or even in a smoothie for added creaminess. On top of all the health benefits avocados have to offer, they are also ideal for skin health. Due to their rich fat content, they serve as the perfect moisturizer for the skin. The oils present in the avocado can get deep into the skin helping to hydrate your face, but also leave your skin feeling super soft.
Mash a ripe avocado and apply it to your face, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse. You can also use this anywhere on your body as it works great on rough patches of skin. Rich in antioxidants, Avocados help soften fine lines and address other age-related skin complaints.
- Enjoy Pitta Pacifying Foods: One of the three Doshas in Ayurveda, Pitta is derived from the elements of fire and water and is also the energy of digestion and metabolism. Pitta locations in the body include the small intestine, stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, blood, eyes, and sweat. When Pitta is in balance, it allows for courage, drive, as well as an overall feeling of happiness, and Pitta out of balance is usually accompanied by a skin rash, an indication inflammation and or infection. Many of the Pitta pacifying foods which help to restore balance are in season during the summer months, also happen to be great for skin health. The key to rejuvenating the skin is healing the body from the inside out, so it is essential to look at the foods you are eating and to consume foods that will help to bring balance your body.
To help balance Pitta, here are some Pitta pacifying foods:
- Mung beans
If you want to improve the health of your skin, remember that healing starts from within. The better we take care of our bodies, the more we will see the results on our skin. If you are looking to boost your overall health and feel better in your skin than you ever have before, try implementing these tips this summer! Your skin and health will thank you for it.
The Three Doshas of Ayurveda: If you are not familiar with the three doshas of Ayerveda, I want to break it down for you here! This is a very important component of Ayurveda, and will be a recurring theme throughout some of our newsletters, so I wanted to share what these were with you if you were not familiar.
According to Ayurveda, a person’s constitution is made up of the three doshas and they determine what someone is attracted to as well as what causes an individual to move out of balance. A person’s constitution will help determine what type of diet they need to follow as well as how someone may relate to the environment, and what type of healing treatments they should receive. Understanding your constitution will help to create a more balanced body, mind and spirit.
There are three different doshas or constitution types, and everyone has their own unique mix.
- Vata: Those who are predominately Vata in nature are often cold, weigh less, and have a long and lean figure. They also tend to have dry skin, dry eyes, suffer from constipation, and are often very talkative but also become nervous easily.
- Pitta: Those who are predominately Pitta in nature are often hot, they have moderate builds, so not heavy or too thin. Their skin is more prone to redness as well as acne and they are very clear in their communication. They are often very direct and passionate.
- Kapha: Those who are predominately Kapha in nature are often stocky in build, but this does not always indicate being overweight! They are often very laid back and easy going and move more slowly than those of Pitta nature. They are often very gentle and may have a hard time getting motivated.
The Three Doshas. http://www.eattasteheal.com/ayurveda101/eth_bodytypes.htm
Ayurveda: What is Your Constitution? http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/drhalpern/Ayurveda_your_constitution