Skin is more vulnerable in the cold months and keeping it healthy and happy takes more than a great winter skincare routine. We also need to load up on food packed with free-radical fighting molecules, antioxidant and minerals to repair cell damage, brighten skin and rehydrate from the inside out. Check out our favourite foods to get on your plate and keep your skin oh-so-glow all winter long!
These beauties pack a hefty punch of vitamin A, which helps maintain a healthy winter glow by promoting skin moisturisation. They also contain vitamin C - an incredible antioxidant and free-radical fighter! Battle dull skin by eating your way to a brighter complexion - sweet potatoes contain Beta-carotene, an orange plant pigment, that brings on a healthy glow starting on the inside.
Ok, technically not a food but you need to get green tea on your winter beverage list! Thanks to its rich content of catechins, green tea is brimming with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce irritation, redness, and swelling. These are typical signs of winter skin in distress.
A warm cup of green tea will also serve your skin Vitamin B2 which is essential maintaining collagen levels and Vitamin E which promotes new skin cell growth while serving up much-needed hydration for soft nourished looking skin.
This humble breaky option will do wonders for your skin. Oats contain silica, a natural anti-inflammatory that can help relieve the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. These skin conditions can get worse during cold months when dry winter air leads to loss of hydration for all skin types.
Oats also contain vitamin E, known for its moisturising properties and are high in an antioxidant called polyphenols which fight inflammation, oxidative stress, and cellular damage. Oh, and oats don’t have to be boring! We’re loving these overnight oats with coconut and blueberries!
Mushrooms don’t just taste great on pizza, they’re healthy skin champions too!
Common mushrooms like oyster, portobello and white button are brimming with potassium and selenium. Selenium fights free radical damage while potassium, which is an electrolyte, helps keep skin cells hydrated from the inside out. Extra hydration is crucial in winter, even for oily skin, to combat the common skin complaints at this time of year - dryness and dehydration. Moisturiser is a must, of course, but so is eating food that will boost hydration internally.
Mushrooms also contain B vitamins, protein, and phytonutrients which all play a role in healthy, happy skin.
Bone broth is incredible for your complexion, not to mention comforting to sip on during cold, rainy days. It’s one of the oldest healing remedies on the planet and is super rich in collagen - the structural protein that builds strong, healthy skin.
Bone broth gives your skin a potent hit of collagen that can be absorbed quickly and the results on your face will speak for themselves! Bone broth is also brimming with anti-aging minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Ready to get your broth on? Here’s how to make it.
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