Seasonal weather is something that you can never quite be content with. There is always something that you have to worry about when it comes to taking care of your skin! In the summer heat, the concern is burning and sun damage, and then when the weather turns cold and wintery, the focus switches to making sure that you don’t suffer the effects of drying and flaking in the frozen air! Sure, there are plenty of creams and skincare products that help, but did you also know that you can make an impact with your diet too? Here are twenty foods to avoid dry winter skin.
Coconut is full of healthy fats as well as antibacterial nutritional benefits that help to keep your skin acne free in harsh conditions.
Avocado contains a certain type of protein that helps to support the structures of collagen and elastin in your skin.
Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants and fibre, and fibre is good for being able to prevent the presence of dead skin and alleviate any cold redness.
4. Sweet Potato
Sweet potato can help to lock in moisture thanks to its abundance of vitamin A, and moisture is something that you need a lot of to counteract the dry wind and cold.
It’s all about the omega 3 fatty acids when it comes to salmon. They can help to reduce inflammation which can be a factor in dry and red skin in cold weather.
6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
It is full of vitamin E and good fats that help to moisturise your skin from the inside out, and it is also a much healthier oil to cook with in general!
They are, of course, loaded with vitamin C, which is a classic precursor for collagen production in skin.
8. Dark Leafy Greens
The antioxidants in leafy greens like kale and spinach help with free radical damage and inflammation.
9. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are another high source of omega 3 fatty acids, which can help your skin to regain moisture and strength.
10. Water Rich Fruits
Any fruits that are predominantly water-based are great for your skin, from cranberries to raspberries to cherries and mangos.
The high protein contact of eggs means that they are great for promoting fast cell regeneration, and they can also add elasticity to your skin.
12. Green Tea
Green tea is bordering on a superfood for me! It has the chemical makeup that helps to promote good blood flow, which will help with your rosy cheeks!
Tomatoes contain high levels of something called lycopene, an antioxidant that can keep skin looking fresh and young,
Soy is a great healthy diet option in general, but it is especially good for your skin because its isoflavones protect against sun damage.
15. Citrus Fruits
Any citrus fruit is great, but I happen to think that pink grapefruit is the best for helping to keep skin smooth and resilient.
16. Collagen Powder
You can always go straight to the source in the form of collagen powder that you can put in smoothies to do wonders for your skin.
17. Sea Buckthorn
This is like a pretty orange berry that is rich in omega 7 oil, beta-carotene and vitamin C, all things that your skin loves.
If you aren’t allergic, then shellfish can be really good for your skin thanks to vitamin A that acts as an anti-aging moisturiser.
Water! It’s not rocket science! The more hydrated your body is, the more hydrated and healthy your skin is!
Just like salmon, mackerel is another oily fish that is packed full of goodness not just for your overall health but for your skin in particular.