There is no better way to restore your skin’s health than through diet. So instead of slathering your body with topical creams and ointments, strengthen your body from within with these diet tips.
While our hearts welcome the cooler days after a long hot and humid season, our bodies may not be ready for them. The transition from summer to winter makes us more susceptible to allergies and common infections. While we’re busy protecting or dealing with that pesky cold or uncomfortable cough, we completely forget that our skin also bears the brunt of the seasonal changes. Do you feel your skin becoming dry and pale as the weather changes? It’s time to focus your attention on your skin and give it the treatment it deserves.
There is no better way to restore your skin’s health than through diet. So instead of slathering your body with topical creams and ointments, strengthen your body from within with these dietary tips.
5 dietary tips for skin care during weather changes.
1. Drink plenty of water The best way to hydrate your skin to restore its moisture is to drink plenty of water. Aim to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. You can also add some hydrating drinks such as lemonade and fruit juices to increase your fluid intake.
Eat foods rich in vitamin C. Foods high in vitamin C provide antioxidants to boost your immune system and flush toxins from your body. All of this is reflected in your skin. So take out the oranges you keep in the fridge and juice them, or leave them as they are.
3. Add beets to your dietBeetroot season has arrived, so make the most of it by adding it to your daily diet. Beetroot contains many vitamins and minerals that help detoxify the skin by removing dead skin cells and making the skin soft and supple.
4. Go green As winter begins, the market is flooded with a plethora of leafy greens. Spinach, kale, mustard leaves, fenugreek leaves-all of these vegetables are rich in skin-nourishing vitamin K. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties that help control skin redness and peeling.
5. Go nuts for nutsNuts and dried fruits are rich in healthy fats that make the skin glow and make it look healthy and nourished. So, make sure you have a handful of these every day to protect your skin from the harsh winter winds.
Disclaimer: This content (including recommendations) is intended to provide general information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.