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Four Quick Tips For Skincare And Wellness During Winter

Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)

Winter can bring its own set of challenges when it comes to your skincare and your wellness routine, depending on where you reside in the world.

Beauty, wellness and self-care can look different during the winter season; in some areas in the world, many cultures practice their own wellness routines and rituals that are designed to help preserve how one looks and feels both internally and externally.

Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)
Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)

SELF-CARE PRACTICES

Straddling two or more cultures can be a complex feeling at times for many of us, which is why it’s imperative we continue practicing and embracing a diverse range of self-care practices; from meditation, yoga, sound bowl hearing, qi gong, capoeira and more.

Beauty, wellness and self-care can look different during the winter season.

You can draw so much inspiration within your own culture(s) and background or research cultures that may be of interest to you. Embracing your beauty during the colder season involves tailored self-care and wellness practices that cater to the specific needs of cross-cultural and multicultural skin.

Let’s dive right in and explore some multicultural-inspired, self-care and wellness tips that you can utilize during the winter months. Always remember to strive to hit all of your senses if you want to create an ultimate experience in your practice.

Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)
Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)

Ayurveda combines yoga, dietary guidelines, herbal remedies and various cleansing practices to maintain harmony within the body. Originating in India thousands of years ago, this practice is designed to help one focus on achieving total balance.

Remember, hydration is key always, so always having sufficient amounts of water is important for so many reasons. Explore the many ayurvedic-inspired herbs — such as ashwagandha which is for stress reduction or triphala which is for your digestive system.

Detoxing to eliminate toxins so you can rejuvenate your body for the upcoming seasons. Connect with nature, go on a brisk walk and enjoy the winter climate.

Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)
Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)

Breathwork along with yoga are practices you can do on your own, but also originate back to India.

Qi-gong was developed in China as a part of Chinese medicine, designed to regulate your mind, breath and posture. Movements in this practice are aimed for relaxation so they are very smooth.

Many believe that self-care and wellness have to be this grand experience all the time, like a luxurious day at the spa or receiving in-home pampering services. In fact, it’s the opposite, and the historical practices found globally on a multicultural level are designed specifically for the make-up of the Third Culture Kid (TCK), cross cultural and mixed-race community.

Generations have practiced those routines in their own way, so we must continue to make it a habit to practice the things that were left here from each culture. Often times, though, these conversations are not always discussed frequently enough to enlighten those that would like to create better practices but don’t necessarily know how.

Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)
Winter Self Care (Photo via Envato Elements)

By Patricia “REIGN” Reign

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