Anyone whose been outside lately is very aware of the effects of the cold, dry winter weather. Slathering on moisturizer is only a temporary solution – and one that doesn’t always do the trick. We’ve got the effortless answer, moisturize from the inside with these five, ultra effortless tips.
Water. It may seem obvious, but the difference is astounding. H20 keep the body hydrated - crucial to skin looking great. It also works to get rid of waste and toxins, which are the main cause of dull skin. We’re fans of adding frozen berries for a fruity-twist or cucumber slices for a spa-like treat.
Omega-3 fatty acids limit water loss in skin cells, keeping skin healthy and plump. They help to soften the appearance of wrinkles and boost skin’s natural ability to regenerate. Incorporate salmon, tuna, olive oil, anchovies, walnuts, almonds and avocado for extra glow.
Silica is a key element for healthy bones and teeth, found to help hydrate skin and maintain elasticity. It’s easily found in fruits and vegetables, but frequently gets thrown away as the bulk is located in the peels.
Always take your vitamins. Vitamin B helps to keep collagen (a protein that keeps skin firm) in line, and vitamin A amps up its production. Say yes to a high quality multi-vitamin and add oranges, strawberries, grapefruits and broccoli to the daily routine.
Forget junk food (except once in a while, of course). Foods with refined sugars dehydrate your skin, making it drier and more prone to breakouts. Combined with the winter elements, this type of diet will only lead to unhappiness. Eat clean and feel good to look great.
And if a little help is necessary, we've got the best moisturizers in the biz. Just saying. xx