One thing I hate about winter is the fact that it makes my skin dry and dull. Dabs of moisturizing lotions and creams help to keep my skin hydrated, but not for a long time. I need to keep on applying cream and lotion on my body to keep it nourished. But if I need an extra smooth skin, then I have to give my best efforts to keep it hydrated from inside.
Foods to keep your skin supple
Here is a list of foods that nourish your skin naturally, keep it hydrated and smooth even during hard winters.
- Drink lots of water: Drink as much water as you can. It will keep your skin hydrated. Water helps to release toxins from your body and adds a glow to your skin.
- Salmon: Oh! I can die for Salmon. It’s so yum and tasty. I just love it. Anyway, getting back to the main topic. Salmon contains Omega-3 fats in it, which can help to reduce the redness in your skin. It saves your skin from sun damage. What’s more, you don’t have to endure inflammation. If you don’t like salmon, then try sardines, mackerel, walnuts.
- Yellow and orange veggies: Not many people are aware of the fact that yellow and orange veggies are full of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant. This helps to safeguard your skin from the ultra-violet rays and harmful environmental damages. Plus, these veggies are full of vitamin A and C, which repair body tissues and generate collagen.
- Avocados: Do you know avocados contain vitamin E and C, which are great for your skin? This amazing thing called avocado contains lots of monounsaturated fats. This nourishes your skin as well. So add lots avocados in your diet every day.
- Cucumber: Eat lots of cucumbers since they boost moisture and elasticity. Add cucumbers to salads and eat them. You can even cut cucumber into small pieces and add lime juice to them. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and sugar. You’ll get an instant tangy and juicy dip is done. You can serve this dip with snacks.
- Olive oil: Olive oil is enriched with Vitamin E and good fats. It helps to moisturize your skin both internally and externally. So, cook food in extra virgin olive oil. You can even apply olive oil to your body and make your skin glow.
A tip from my mom. Try to roast and saute veggies before eating. You’ll get extra beta-carotene from them.
Last but not the least, eat lots of nuts and seeds. These are power food. They contain vitamin A, B, E, minerals, omega-3, antioxidants, monounsaturated fats, etc. These ingredients repair cells, boost skin elasticity, save skin from harmful pollution, etc. So, eat them every day in small quantity to have a beautiful and radiant skin.