Winter can really take a toll on your skin. The change from hot to cold weather can push your skin to it’s limits. Acne flair-ups are more common in the winter, and the lack of sun can make your once glowing spring and summer skin look sallow. In addition to keeping your skin moisturized during the winter, there are some foods that you can eat to ensure that your skin looks its best during the harsh winter months. Below are 5 foods you should start eating for glowing skin all winter.
Olive oil is rich in both vitamin E and vitamin A – two essential vitamins for healthy looking, glowing skin. If you don’t consume a lot of olive oil during the year, but use other vegetable oils to cook and bake, try substituting olive oil to give your skin an extra A and E boost during the winter.
Grapefruit is an all around super food when it comes to promoting healthy looking skin. It contains vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium and a toxic flushing compound called naringin, which helps to flush toxins out of your liver. One of the best ways to promote healthy skin is to maintain a healthy liver.
A great source of vitamin A, C and E, as well as monounsaturated fats, avocados are great at helping your skin lock in moisture, which is crucial when it’s so cold and dry out. It also contains folic acid, magnesium and potassium. Avocados are basically meant for your skin, and they also contribute to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Most of us have be told our entire lives about the benefits of carrots for your eyes. But did you also know that carrots keep your skin hydrated from within? They are also great for keeping your skin protected against UV radiation and their potassium will help you fight back against the dryness. If you’re not a fan of eating carrots, you can try to incorporate it into a smoothie or use it in pressed juice.
Our skin is not designed to look its best when it is cold and dry. Many people who experience seasonal skin problems such as acne and rosacea flare ups during the winter feel stressed out. You can quickly see why showing your skin some extra love during the cold winter months is important. We expose our skin to a lot, but certainly more so when it’s freezing out. Incorporate the above foods into your diet this winter and see your skin glow all winter long.