During the winter months, physical alterations such as reduced sebum output and reduced skin hydration can occur. Cold, drying winter weather not only takes a toll on our immune systems, but on our skin.
When the moisture is low in the air, it impacts our skin and can make it dry, flaky and even irritable. In order to avoid this, hydration is a key tool during the winter months.
Water not only plumps the skin but it encourages collagen production, which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin.
In addition to drinking plenty of water throughout the day, eating foods high in water content can help hydrate your skin from the inside out. Consume water rich foods such as watermelon, apples and oranges.
Key nutrients to ingest during the winter months include, vitamin C and zinc to support the healthy production of collagen and elastin and omega and selenium to support healthy skin.
Consider supplementing taking a nutritional supplement daily, such as Beautifully Nourished’s 360 Mutivitamin seeing you through from autumn to spring.
Alongside this, eating lots of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables along with healthy fats, grains, seeds, and nuts can keep your skin soft and supple. Try these skin nourishing, protective, winter warming foods to support your skincare regime: Carrots and Butternut squash, Beetroot. Green-leafy vegetables, broccoli and berries.
The skin has its own microbiome, the natural levels of bacteria which work with the oils and natural hydrators of your skin to keep a strong barrier from the outside world.
Opt for natural, gentle skincare to protect this barrier. Avoid harsh cleansers and products that will strip the skin of their natural oils. The skin should not feel tight or dry after use.
Use natural creams that rebuild a healthy skin barrier such as those containing those hyaluronic acid. We recommend Beautifully Nourished’s Skin rejuvenating night cream.