Top 3 Superfoods to Make Your Skin Glow This Winter


The low temperatures and chilly dry winds come along every winter and wreck havoc on our body particularly the lips, skin, and other body parts. They leave your skin flaky and dry, and cause cracked lips and bodily irritation.

Naturally maintaining healthy and glowing skin during winter becomes a high priority for people. So along with maintaining a proper skin care routine, start to keep a check on what you eat to maintain a healthy skin glow throughout the winter season. Fortunately, certain superfoods can help nourish your skin from the inside out, combating dryness and dullness. If done properly, 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.

Following are the top 3 superfoods which make your skin always glow this winter:

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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 your bath, 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, wipe yourself dry and remove the excess oil. This way, slowly your skin becomes amazingly smooth even during winter.

2. Grapefruit


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 unique phytochemical called as naringin present in grapefruit reduces toxin in the liver, which results in healthy skin, and the amino acids present in grapefruit make skin softer and firmer.

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 will bring natural radiance  and smooth texture to your skin.

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3. Avocado


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. There’s also avocado oil is highly moisturizing for dehydrated and itchy winter 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.

Incorporating these superfoods into your diet can help nourish your skin from within, keeping it hydrated, radiant, and healthy throughout the winter season. Additionally, remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and moisturize your skin regularly with a hydrating lotion or cream to protect it from the drying effects of cold weather. With the right combination of nourishing foods and skincare habits, you can maintain a beautiful and glowing complexion all winter long.

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