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Self-Care Tip: Wake Up Your Face

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Rinsing your face when you wake up is an easy way to disperse heat, or leftover pitta energy, and prepare your skin for the day, according to 9 Ayurvedic Morning Rituals. Try splashing your face seven times with cool, preferably non-chlorinated water, suggests Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, an Ayurvedic expert in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (The number seven is meaningful in Ayurveda, as it represents the body’s chakras, or energy centers.) To moisten your mouth (trapped heat dries out the mouth overnight), take a sip of cool water, swish it slowly, and spit it out when it gets lukewarm. Repeat two to three times.