While our heart welcomes the cooler days after a long hot and humid season, our body may not be quite ready for it. The period of transition from summer to winter makes us more vulnerable to allergies and common infections. While we are too busy protecting or attending to that nagging cold or uncomfortable cough, we completely forget about our skin bearing the brunt of the seasonal shifts too. Do you feel your skin turning drier and paler with the change in weather? It’s time to direct your attention towards your skin and give it the treatment it deserves.
There’s no better way to bring back your skin to health than through your diet. So, instead of slathering your body with topical creams and ointments, strengthen it from within with these diet tips.
5 Diet Tips For Skin Care During Weather Change:
1. Drink Water And Drink Some More
The best way to hydrate your skin to bring back its moisture is to drink plenty of water. Aim for at least 2 litres of water a day. You can also add some hydrating drinks like lemon water and fruit juices to increase fluid intake.
2. Consume Vitamin C-rich Foods
Foods with high vitamin C content offer antioxidants to increase immunity and flush out toxins from the body. All of this reflects on your skin. So take out that orange lying it in your fridge and juice it or have it as it is.
3. Add Beets To Your Diet
The season of beetroot has arrived, so make the most of it by adding it to your regular diet. Beetroot contains various vitamins and minerals that help detox your skin by removing dead skin cells and making the skin soft and supple.
4. Go Green
As the winter season begins, the markets are flooded with loads of green leafy vegetables. Spinach, kale, mustard leaves, fenugreek leaves – all these greens are rich in skin-nourishing vitamin K. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which help manage redness and flakiness of the skin.
5. Go Nuts For Nuts
Nuts and dry fruits are packed with healthy fats that lend a glow to the skin, making it look healthy and nourished. So, make sure to have a handful of these every day to protect your skin from harsh winter winds ahead.
Welcome the new season with a healthy body and skin; all you have to do is take care of your diet.
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