Get the Ultimate Winter Glow
For many of us this time of year doesn’t just symbolize hot cocoa and cosy sweaters. The freezing temperatures, low humidity and furnace-blasted dry air can leave your skin dry, flaky and itchy. So as we all reach for moisturisers and treatments let’s not forget what a huge importance our diets hold in skin cell renewal. Ensuring your diet is packed with skin-loving, nutritious food can take your skin from winter-OUCH to winter-WOW!
Here are our top food nutrients, which not only pack a flavour punch but also give you the power to fight winter skin.
Vitamin C – This nutrient is involved in the production of collagen, which improves skin elasticity and protects skin from free radicals. Cauliflower is very rich in vitamin C; why not try cauliflower rice with turmeric for an extra burst of flavour.
Vitamin E – This nutrient helps protect cell membranes while guarding your skin from UV and environmental damage. Spinach s a great source of vitamin E, wonderful in juices, smoothies, soups or salads.
Beta-carotene – This nutrient is involved in growth and repair of body tissues and also protects the skin from UV damage. Sweet potatoes contain a high level of this nutrient, delicious baked as wedges with a sprinkling of paprika.
Selenium- This antioxidant mineral helps retain the skin’s firmness and elasticity while also protecting the skin from weather damage. Brazil nuts have such a huge content of this nutrient you only need a couple to do the trick!
So we say go out and enjoy a crisp winter walk or brave the winds on the way to work, just be sure to rustle up a bowl of goodness at the end of the day!