27
Mar
2014

Top 6 tips for healthy skin during winter

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During winter months, skin is more prone to damage due to harsh weather, lack of sunlight and also nutritional deficiencies. Here are ten six tips that will help you survive winter months and help keep your skin hydrated and glowing from inside out.

Top 6 tips for healthy skin during winter:

  1. Drink water

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]Drink water[/custom_frame_right] Hydration is a very important factor. We tend to drink fewer liquids during cold winter months but water is vital to skin health as it purifies the organism and helps to keep skin from getting dehydrated and becoming dry.

2. Plenty of vitamins

During these months the skin needs vitamins more than anything in order to keep its smoothness and be fresh looking. Try to incorporate as many C vitamin rich foods (such as citric fruits, peppers, kiwi, berries, and tomatoes), A vitamin foods (carrots, dark leafy vegetables, squash, dried apricots, mangoes, tuna) and E vitamins foods such as broccoli and different sort of nuts.

3. Fiber

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]fiber[/custom_frame_right] Fiber rich foods help with having a healthy bowel movements which are crucial in maintaining a healthy, glowing skin. These foods eliminate toxins and help combat constipation. So try to have lots of fiber rich foods such as fruits, green leafy vegetables which are also full of antioxidants, sprouted nuts and seeds, wheat bran, brown rice.

4.Essential fatty acids
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]Essential fatty acids[/custom_frame_right] Even more important than fiber and vitamins are essential fatty acids. They are called “essential” for a reason because your body needs them. They represent a key element for skin health because omega-3s and omega 6-s are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes and they help produce the skin’s natural barrier which acts like a filter. Omega 3-s are found in: walnuts, salmon, eggs, flaxseed and omega 6-s are found in cooking oils (canola, sunflower, grapeseed, soybean oils), grains, .

5. Avoid coffee and alcohol

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]Coffee[/custom_frame_right] Try and avoid as much as you can alcohol and coffee consumption or at least reduce the intake as they lead to fluid retention and act as a diuretic which in return causes dry, flaky looking skin.[clear]

6. Salt

[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”]salt[/custom_frame_right] The presence of refined salts in the organism creates unwanted side effects such as bloating and skin dehydration. Try and replace refined salts with seaweeds or with salts found in their own natural state such as Himalayan salts, Celtic sea salt. Not only these are the healthiest forms of sodium available but they also contain trace minerals and are easier to assimilate and to use by your body.

How do you prevent skin from dehydration and what tips do you use for optimal skin health during winter months?

 

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