It's not just about what you are putting on your skin but it's also about what you are eating. There are many foods that are good for your skin but there are some essential that should be included in your winter diet. Below is a few foods and drinks that will keep your skin healthy, hydrated and glowing during the cold season. 🍵
🍓 Low-sugar fruits like berries and kiwis contain a high level of Vitamin A and C and act as antioxidants that protect and replenish the skin as well as promoting collagen production. In order to maintain your skins elasticity, hydration and strength, these fruits will stimulate the collagen production which will help keep the wrinkles away.
🥕 Carrots are packed with Vitamin C which is also great for stimulating collagen production. It also contains Vitamin A which is good for fighting free radicals and can help prevent uneven skin tone and fine lines. Carrots help to protect the skin from UV rays and promote skin regeneration.
🍠 Sweet Potato will give your skin a healthy glow by helping it retain moisture. Vitamin C is found in Sweet Potato which promotes skin cell renewal and helps with dry skin. It also helps protect the skin from environmental factors as it contains Vitamin A and E.
🍵 Green Tea contains anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the appearance of blemishes. According to Lauren Slayton MS it has been known to help eczema sufferers. Green tea also has anti-bacterial properties that help fight off bacteria that leads to acne.
🥑 Avocado is great for your skin in a number of ways. Not only is it for consumption but you can blend it up and apply it as a face mask! The proteins within Avocado support skins structure through collagen and elastin, which helps to keep the skin strong and plump while the fats work to moisturise.
🐟 Salmon is full of Omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation that can lead to helping the skin retain is natural moisture. It also contains Vitamin D which is essential for skin cell renewal.
🥤 Water, which of course you should be drinking all year around. The hydration provided helps prevent dry and flaky skin. It also flushes out toxins and is important for generating new skin cells.
If you haven't already included these within your diet then you need to! Make sure you are getting those Vitamin A's, C's and D's as well as anti-oxidants. Make what you eat a part of your skincare routine.