There's lots of humidity available in hot yoga and that helps your winter skin stay moist. But how about after you leave class? Are you just out in the cold when it comes to soft winter skin?
Not at all.
Five Steps To A Softer, Smoother, HOTTER Complexion:
Hydrate your entire system with lots of water. During winter there’s a tendency not to drink as much due to cool temperatures. For winter, choose water at room temperature to encourage drinking more. Or enjoy Coconut Juice after class...more on that in Step 5.
Eat a healthy diet of mostly raw foods, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids which produce a hydrating effect from the inside out, and antioxidants which help fight signs of aging. Winter might be a good time to increase your intake of Krill oil also, for its omega-3s -- and antioxidants such as Purple Defense and Turmeric.
Take a revitalizing bath – in warm water, not hot! Himalayan salt baths are rejuvenating, and help dry skin to slough off. Hot water is damaging to your skin, so stick with warm water.
Moisturize daily with non-clogging organic moisturizers such as coconut oil or body butter. I love Hannesdottir Icelandic Seaweed masques and elixirs...and I make my own coconut oil and brown sugar skin scrub. These products nourish your skin instead of clogging it, unlike more expensive and toxin-filled skin products.
Coconuts on the inside hydrate beautifully too - try our own favorite brand of Amy& Brians Coconut Juice before or after a hot yoga class.
It’s especially important to cleanse and moisturize before you go to bed at night, to remove impurities from your skin before your revitalizing sleep time. Just be sure your moisturizer isn’t tainted with toxins!