Hello Beauties! So how is winter treating you? Now listen up you all. Beautiful skin requires commitment, just like a beautiful relationship. Consistency, love and care. Season as well s the climatic changes, impact the skin adversely and exacerbate some existing skin conditions. Especially for the ones who are suffering from eczema, psoriasis and acne, the colder months can be particularly problematic.

There are five types of skin. Dry, Oily, Normal, Sensitive and Combination skin. In winters especially, dry, sensitive and combination skin types faces the worst thrash of winter breeze! It is absolutely necessary to start taking extra care of your skin on the onset of fall season itself.

To make is crystal clear and comprehensive let’s put the tips into two separate category. But mind you, the two categories are absolutely interwoven and interdependent.
1. Skin Care from inside
2. Skin Care from outside

Yes! The best foundation you can wear is, ” Glowing Healthy Skin”. That is possible when you are caring for your hide, inside out! Today we are going to talk about skin care, “INSIDE OUT”!

Here are few speedy skin care tips from inside:

• Drink Plenty Of Water
We don’t feel very thirsty in winters. Therefore our water intake depreciates to a very less amount. Drink water deliberately. Consciously. Water not only hydrates your body but even flushes out unwanted toxins from your body, efficiently.

• Cut Down on Dairy Products
Winter brings an urge to intake more of chai ( tea) or coffee. Did you know caffeine dehydrates you? These hot beverages do much more harm than good for your skin in the long run. Prefer to take green tea or coffee without milk. In straight words, cut down on dairy which is directly responsible to disrupt bowel function. the toxicity that milk products create, shows on your skin.

• Befriend Omega-3
All fats are not bad. Omega-3s laden food are actually the nutrients that your healthy glowing ( and not shining) skin requires. Walnut, flaxseed, salmon, herring, sardines, albacore tuna are few of the Omega-3 rich food which impacts healthily to your skin.

• Check your sweet tooth
Sugar isn’t good for the skin. It has a pro-inflammatory effect on the skin which can lead to signs of premature aging. Too much of sweet intake disrupts the harmonious flow of the hormones and that leads to acne irruptions.

If you feed your skin a heal and hearty, revitalizing diet each day, it will quickly show its appreciation. Here are some of my favourite food items you ought to look out for in the kitchen:

Antioxidants : Vitamin C, beta-glucan, green tea, grapes.
Skin-replenishing ingredients : Omega rich plant oils, ceramides.
Skin-restoring ingredients : Peptides, retinol, niacinamide.
Soothing ingredients : Oat, willow herbs.
Skin-brightening ingredients : lemin, bearberries, mulberry, arbutin.
Omega-enriched ingredients for hydration : Waltnut, shea butter, passion fruit, olive, lum
Acne- and blackhead-minimizing : Low glycemic food like vegetables, whole grains, sweet potatoes, and most fruits.

Of course there are many factors that contribute to a healthy and glowing skin. Diet is just one of them.

“Hey! How about few #FUNFACTS about skin!?”

  • Skin is human body’s largest organ.
  • An average skin, when stretched out, measures about two square meters.
  • Skin accounts to about 15% of our body weight.

Your skin is the best indicator about what is going on, inside of you. SO, do not ignore the indications. Take care of yourself. Until then, Obrigada Amiga! ? XO

Puja Mj

A corporate trainer by the day. A slow fashion campaigner, social media creator and a mindful lifestyle blogger by moonlight. Through her work in advocacy and environmentalism with non-profits like the Slow Fashion Movement and Remake, she has lead multiple campaigns in the landscape of sustainable and ethical fashion, establishing a robust outreach program for the global slow fashion community.