Winter is here along with its cold and dry qualities. Everything that affects your skin starts inside, so think of now as the perfect time to upgrade your daily rituals so they synch with the profound physical changes happening in the environment.
According to Ayurveda, everything that exists in the universe is made up of the five elements; earth, water, fire, air and space (ether). There are three doshas or constitutions: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of these doshas has a tendency to increase within the physiology during its season. Thus, cold winter aggravates Vata in the body (especially in people who are predominately that dosha) which can cause physical and emotional imbalances which may manifest in the body as dry skin, brittle hair, insomnia and anxiety.
By adjusting your diet and implementing some new steps, you can stay energized, grounded and glowing during winter. Here's how: