The low temperature and chilly dry wind comes along with winter damages lips, skin, and other body parts.
It leaves your skin flaky and dry and causes cracked lips and skin irritation. Along with maintaining a proper skin care routine, also keep a check on what you eat to maintain a healthy skin glow throughout the winter season.
Your diet can also protect your skin against ultraviolet (UV) sun damage, dryness and it minimizes wrinkles on skin and other aging signs, and promotes glowing and smoothing skin.
Certain foods can also help to keep skin healthy, and even glowing during the winter months.
Following are the top 3 superfoods which make your skin always glow this winter.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil is good for skin, mostly during the winter season when the skin becomes drier. Foods rich in Vitamins A and E and several other natural fatty acids and minerals help in hydrating the skin to maintain its softness and elasticity.
It also prevents skin aging, when there is an appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it protects the skin from free radical damage.
Before taking bath, always rub warm olive oil over the face, elbows, arms back, and knees. Massage gently for a several minutes, before taking a warm bath. After that, make your skin dry and remove the excess oil. This way skin will become amazingly smooth.
Grapefruit contains vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that protects skin from free radical damage. It also contains lycopene which helps in keeping skin smooth.
The potassium present in grapefruit prevents age spots and wrinkles and also protects the skin against harmful UV rays of sun. The amino acids present in grapefruit make skin softer and firmer.
The unique phytochemical called as naringin present in grapefruit reduces toxin in the liver, which results in healthy skin.
You can further prepare a face mask with grapefruit and use it once in a week. Mix the juice of 1 tablespoon honey, ½ grapefruit, and ½ cup of oatmeal powder. Apply it on your face, and allow it to dry and then wash off the face with lukewarm water. This face mask provides natural radiance and smooth texture to skin.
Avocados soothe dry skin in winters. Avocado is a good source of vitamins A, C and E along with monounsaturated fats, it helps skin lock in moisture. This fruit also contains magnesium, folic acid, and potassium, which are essential for healthy skin.
In addition to eating avocados, you can also make a hydrating face mask with the fruit. Take out the flesh of a ripe avocado and crush it properly. Mix 1 teaspoon olive oil and honey and apply this paste on your face. Now allow it to dry, then rinse off the face with warm water. Now use this face mask a few times in a week.
Avocado oil is highly moisturizing for dehydrated and itchy winter skin.