Although we often don’t focus on this enough, self-care is one of the best ways to nourish your body and promote your overall health and well-being,especially during the winter months.
Want to harness the power of self-care when the weather outside is frigid? Try out these holistic self-care tips:
Warm yourself from the inside out. Winter is the best time to enjoy those hot beverages, but too much caffeine in your day can have a negative effect on your body. Instead, try a healthy concoction of almond milk mixed with ground cinnamon, ginger powder, turmeric powder and cardamom powder. Nutmeg also adds that winter touch, and if you want something sweet, add a small squirt of pure maple syrup.
Enjoy an oil massage. The dry weather can ruin your soft skin, turning it into a cracked and dry mess. Kill two birds with one stone by massaging warmed organic oils into your skin. They will serve two purposes, the first being to add a layer of protection to your skin so it won’t dry out. It also helps to stimulate circulation, particularly to your hands and feet. Blood flow is so essential for good health, so treat yourself to a self-massage today! Aside from your oil massages, get an extra jar of coconut oil for your bathroom and use it regularly on your dry skin. It also smells great!
Embrace some humidity. Your sinuses may ache from all that cold wind outside and your dry heat inside. Allow yourself to breathe freely by enlisting the help of a humidifier in your home. It will add moisture back into the air, making it comfortable for the tender parts inside your nose.
What are your favorite self-care practices you use? Comment below and let me know what your go-to self-care practice is.