Skin care in winters
Winter not only takes a toll on the immunity but also ushers in several skin and hair issues. Cold temperatures and low humidity suck out the moisture out of your skin rendering it dull and lifeless. Dry, itchy skin and dull lifeless hair are those little things which keep us agitated for the entire season.
Just loading your skin with different fancy products doesn’t always help or in some situations may even aggravate the problem! So, now the question arises – how to prepare your skin for the tough times and still maintain that glow and radiance for the entire season?
Skincare means applying on your skin and putting into your system. As a result, it also influences your hair and skin to a great extent. Food provides a powerful line of defence against the cold and flu. It also helps you restore your charm for all the season long.
Now, let’s take a sneak peek into the healthy eats for this season for healthy and glowing skin.
Fish – Fatty fishes such as salmon, mackerel, and herring are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help combat dry skin and hydrate, supple and moisturize the skin. It is also a great source of vitamin E which confers protection to the skin against the free radical damage and inflammation. Fish is a rich source of zinc, which is vital for overall skin health.
Carrots – It is a rich source of β-carotene and vitamin C. β -carotene (which is converted to vitamin A in the body) promotes the repair and maintenance of the skin. It also provides potent antioxidant protection. It thus prevents the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Citrus Fruits – It includes fruits like oranges, sweet lime, lemon, gooseberry etc. They are a rich source of vitamin C, which in turn promotes collagen formation. Also, it is a potent antioxidant and provides protection against free radical damage. So, a good intake of Vitamin C is likely to keep your skin supple and firm, even in winters.
Nut and seeds- They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B, and E, monounsaturated fats, minerals, and antioxidants. Vitamin E helps retain moisture within the skin. Because of their nutritional density, ability to hydrate the skin promotes its elasticity, helps regenerate cells, and protects against pollutants and free radicals; nuts are amongst the winter superfoods.
Eggs – These not only high in protein, but also provide for a good dose of nourishment for your skin and hair. The high biological protein in egg promotes cell regeneration and helps tighten pores. It also contains, sulfur and lutein, which helps keep the skin hydrated and provides elasticity.
Green Leafy vegetables – Leafy vegetables like spinach, amaranth, fenugreek leaves, radish leaves etc. are loaded with several types of Vitamins and minerals that help prevent free radical damage in the skin and helps boost immunity.
Berries – Berries such as Strawberries, gooseberries have powerful antioxidants. These help fight free radicals, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. So, don’t forget to grab a handful of berries and relish your way to a healthier looking skin.
Sweet potatoes- They help lock in moisture, give your skin a healthy glow and protect it from free radical damage owing to the abundance of vitamin A. Vitamin A is vital for skin function repair and can help with skin renewal and prevention of dry and flaky skin.