Fall

Published on September 23rd, 2008 | by Reenita Malhotra

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Entering Autumn: Beauty Tips For the Fall

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fall leavesNow that we are just past the autumnal equinox, it is time to shake up your beauty routine to adjust for the cooler months coming. The Fall is a time of change. Making small and subtle changes now will help you look and feel your best this season.

Here are some Fall beauty tips that are easy to incorporate into your routine.

Skin

As the winds change, it is likely that your skin will be exposed to dryness and chapping. Look to the produce of the season to prepare a nourishing mask for your skin. Pumpkin is ideal – not only is it high in vitamin A, C and antioxidants, it has wonderful moisturizing properties.

Prepare a mask of 2 Tbs cooked pumpkin and 1 Tbs honey. Apply it all over your face and leave for about 10-15 minutes before washing off.

Hair

Just as the trees shed their leaves you also tend to shed more hair during this season. Condition your scalp to strengthen fine, new hairs right at the beginning of their growth period.

Oiling your hair and scalp is probably the best way to naturally condition them. For more about oiling your hair and scalp, check this link: Beauty Secrets From India: Oiling Your Hair.

Nails

Your nails are likely to become brittle as the weather changes. Keep them well filed to avoid snags that lead to ripping and breakage. Also avoid fast drying nail polishes as they contains isopropyl alcohol (IPA) which causes them to become even more brittle and flaky.

Moisturize your nails and hands with a thick natural moisturizer. Sesame oil is wonderful, you need just a few teaspoonfuls. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to help keep harmful bacteria away (especially from your toenails).

Eyes

Come Fall, many Americans begin to suffer from ragweed allergies or hayfever. This invariably means hot and itchy eyes. Even if you do not suffer allergies, a daily eye care routine is advised to keep them healthy and beautiful.

A simple and extremely effective eye care routine based upon Ayurveda, the ancient healing science of India, involves washing your eyes with ghee which is cooling, soothing and moisturizing at one. Fill an eye cup with with ghee, hold it over your eye and slowly open your eye into it to bathe it completely. Your vision will be a little bleary right after you wash your eyes, so this might be a good thing to do at night before you sleep.

Body

It’s likely you will have put away your summer shorts in favor of jeans, trousers and stockings. Even though you cannot see the dry skin on your legs, it exists and will probably increase through the season. It’s an ideal time to exfoliate.

Prepare a scrub from 1/2 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Apply to your body using gentle, circular motions and then rinse off with warm water.

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About the Author

Reenita Malhotra Hora is an Ayurveda clinician, entrepreneur, writer and mom. Her experience has ranged from running Ayoma, an Ayurveda business to running a natural health practice at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center. Reenita is a published author of two books books about health and wellness: ‘Ayurveda - the Natural Medicine of India’ and ‘Inner Beauty’. She is also the Editor for Green Options Media's business blogs and a freelance writer for a variety of print and web publications. In quieter moments, she likes to spend her time hiking, swimming the warm seas, cooking with the family or writing fantasy fiction adventure stories for kids from from 2 to 92. Check out her wisdom at www.reenita.com



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