We all know these long winter months can take a toll on our skin’s health. Cold weather causes our skin to not just produce more oil but also dry out. So, it is important to take those extra steps to keep our skin glowing throughout this festive season.
Our skin’s appearance and health are directly linked to the foods we eat and the nutrients they contain. To help our skin reach its full potential and be less prone to brutal winter breakouts we need an array of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin A supports our body’s immune system, speeds up the healing process of our skin to prevent new spots and blemishes appearing, and also naturally moisturises our top two layers of skin.
Vitamin B6 can regulate our moods and boost serotonin levels- inadequate levels of this crucial chemical increases stress which can lead to more breakouts and unhappier skin.
Alongside B6, Zinc is an anti-inflammatory which means it can calm down aggressive acne. Zinc is a key mineral for many growth and repair processes in the body and also helps with eczema as it decreases the redness of your skin.
Fibre helps encourage regular bowel movements and the elimination of waste and indirectly improves blood circulation which increases the supply of oxygen to our skin cells and can give your skin that natural glow.
Vitamin C promotes collagen production which can reduce wrinkles and help protect skin from UV exposure.
Though this list may seem intimidating to incorporate into our daily lives, supplementation can give us the boost we need to keep skin healthy. Our ‘Lets Glow’ product contains all of these vital nutrients- and even has some added extras. Green tea extract has been incorporated to clear clogged pores whilst reducing redness and protecting skin from ageing.
Alongside supplementation- your diet can help you access these vitamins and minerals and give you a sure-fire path to clearer looking skin. Eggs, dairy products, orange and yellow vegetables and broccoli all contain high levels of vitamin A. Oily fish like salmon and sardines can give you both vitamin A and Omega 3. Seafood, lean meat and tofu are good protein sources of vitamin B6. To get your daily dose of Zinc, opt for shellfish, nuts and seeds. Fibre can’t be left out of our diet if we want to see our skin flourish this winter- try eating oats, wholegrains and dark coloured veg such as broccoli and beetroots. A good variety of fresh vegetables and fruit provide vitamin C and additional supportive bioflavanoids for skin integrity.
I think we can all agree our skin’s upkeep and maintenance can affect our mood, wellbeing and confidence. Whilst winter can make skin care even more challenging, it is not impossible. With a nutrient rich diet, and extra supplementation, we can really make a difference to our skin’s health this festive season.