Many of us face the phenomenon of dry skin, especially in winter. Cold. Wind. Dry air. In winter, our skin needs careful care. In particular, women are the most concerned about this aspect and take more care when the skin starts to sting and tighten, whipped by the wind and cold.
You can protect your skin with the help of creams, but it is not enough. Internal care, with the help of proper nutrition and natural supplements, is very important.
What causes dry skin?
You must know that besides cold and wind, you can attack your skin even more if you have unhealthy habits.
Alcohol and coffee dehydrate the skin, and sugar and flour can contribute to the destruction of collagen, which is so necessary for maintaining beauty and a youthful appearance. Tobacco, pollution and stress are also aggressive factors for your skin.
What do you do to help your skin in the cold season?
A wide range of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, healthy fats, and antioxidants are required for optimal skin health.
Green tea has been shown to improve overall health as well as the skin, preventing ageing and protecting against external aggressors such as cold and pollution.
You can replace coffee with green tea and notice immediate improvements. Frozen berries can be used to increase your antioxidant intake. You can eat them on their own or blend them into vegetable juices or smoothies.
Vitamins and minerals
The amounts of vitamins and minerals we get from food can be lower than the optimum required for beautiful and healthy skin under modern nutrition, weight loss regimes, and food processing conditions.
Foods high in zinc (seafood, fertilised eggs, pumpkin seeds) and other essential minerals are expensive and difficult to come by during the winter. As a result, the foundation of any supplement programme should be a “multi,” preferably one designed specifically for women. Warm chicken, fish, or beef soups can help to restore collagen (sources of amino acids that make up collagen and elastin).
If you want something more potent, try a dietary supplement containing hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, controitin, and MSM. You will also require vitamin C to restore collagen. You can eat more of the foods rich in this vitamin: parsley, peppers, apples, citrus fruits, pickles, pineapples. If necessary, add a supplement with vitamin C from the natural or buffered (non-acidic) source.
For vitamin E, which will protect you from the effects of pollution and stress and increase your skin’s elasticity, eat nuts, flax seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, all raw and unsalted. There are creams with vitamin E, but also nutritional supplements that contain it.
Coconut oil is commonly used as a natural cream, but it also has numerous health benefits when consumed. Choose an organic product that was obtained cold. Lecithin will also help to protect your cells from external aggressors, so include organic egg yolk, raw sunflower seeds, or lecithin supplements made from sunflower at a younger age and soy at menopause in your diet.
Omega 3 has numerous benefits for the skin and joints, especially during the cold season. Recent research indicates that Omega 3 can help to prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as soothe reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin.
Increase your consumption of ocean fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. Cod liver and marrow are also rich in omega 3. Eat fish, only boiled or baked, not grilled or fried.
An interesting supplement is Coenzyme Q10 with Omega 3. By improving blood circulation, you help your body to cope with the cold and help nutrients reach the upper layers of the skin better. For this you need hot peppers, garlic, ginger, horseradish, cinnamon and natural supplements with gingko biloba and pycnogenol. Ginkgo Biloba also helps combat the effect of cold hands and feet. It also helps cerebral circulation, being used as a supplement for memory and concentration.
Hydration from the inside for dry skin
Hydration is still important. Hydration is done with water, teas, vegetable and fruit juices, soups, soups, foods rich in water. Even if it is winter, you still have at your disposal some vegetables that can be kept in their natural state.
Use carrots, pumpkin, beetroot, celery, turnips, red cabbage (source of compounds rich in sulphur), blueberries, pomegranate.
The health of the skin comes primarily from the inside. This is why it is very important to eat properly before thinking of applying cosmetic methods or masking the damage caused by the weather.