Body care is the requirement of our body but we neglect it at times. Our hectic and busy schedules do not allow us at times to give that much-needed attention to our bodies. The complete body cares not just comprises taking complete care of our skin but it is also inclusive of hair care and even the nails which are the most neglected element of our body. There are tremendous products available in the market today to complete this body care part, but still, there are people who wish to go in a natural and healthy way. Let us have a look into some of the healthy and Ayurvedic ways which won't even burn a hole in our pockets to complete our natural body care routine.
1. Natural Detox
Detoxification is the first step of a body care routine. It's not just the exterior parts that need cleaning and nourishment. The internal system of our body needs proper cleaning and nourishment too. The best way to detoxify our body naturally is to consume warm water the first thing in the morning. It helps one to flush out the harmful toxins of the previous day and keep our system clean and healthy. Many people prefer to have their warm cup of water along with lemon, honey, or even cinnamon. You can have it the way you want but do remember to detoxify the body to have a fresh and healthy start.
Abhyanga or self-massage is an Ayurvedic way to show care for our bodies. it involves self-massage with the help of sesame oil. One can also use mustard or coconut oil for the massage. Massaging the body helps in proper blood circulation within the body which leads to benefits like glowing skin, a healthy heart, and protection from various kinds of diseases.
While performing Abhyanga one needs to also massage the sole of the feet and nails. People do not pay attention to these parts and hence the hence isn't a complete one. It is always advised to massage the whole body in the direction of the heart because of the blood flow towards the heart. One also needs to massage the navel as it has some beneficial properties for our body too. It helps to keep the skin glowing and also protects our body from various kinds of diseases.
3. Healthy Hair Pack
We think washing our hair with a shampoo and a conditioner once or twice a week is enough for healthy hair, but sadly it isn't. Our hair needs much more nutrition than shampooing and conditioning. One of the best, natural and economic ways to nourish our hair is curd. Curd helps to naturally condition the hair and give it that bouncy, shiny, and a healthy look. One can easily prepare a natural hair pack by taking curd in a bowl and adding lemon juice to it. Apply this pack on the hair and wash it off after 30 to 40 minutes. This natural and healthy pack will surely nourish your hair without any damaging effects.
4. The Nutritional Yellow Face pack
There are tremendous face packs available in the market but might not all of them suit our skin and budget as well. Therefore here's a nourishing and healthy face pack which is completely Ayurvedic and also beneficial for our skin. Add gram flour, curd, turmeric, sandalwood powder, and rosewater in a bowl. All the mentioned ingredients are healthy and helpful to enhance the glow of our skin. This face pack will work as a toner as well as exfoliate our face.
5. Feet, Elbow, and Neck Cleansing
Cleaning feet and nails are at times not given much importance but one should give them the needed attention as well. Ayurveda states that cleansing of feet improves the longevity of a human and promotes mental health as well. To cleanse the feet naturally with the available ingredients at home one needs to add hot water in a bucket. Add rock salt or the normal salt in feet. Soak your feet in this salt water for about a couple of minutes. In the meanwhile, one can scrub their elbows and neck with a squeezed lemon and sugar scrub. This helps to get rid of the dark tone of these areas.
Nasyam is an Ayurvedic way to cleanse the nostrils. It also has various other benefits as it helps one to stay at a bay from cold and a runny nose. It also nourishes our brains naturally. One can perform Nasyam by adding few drops of mustard oil in the nostrils with the help of a dropper. This helps to nourish the brain and is a much-required procedure according to Ayurveda.