Winter is well on its way again. While autumn’s crispy leaves are a great sight, it is also the time to start preparing for the days when the world outside will be white. The most important thing that we ladies think of is the condition that our skin will be in during the long, cruelly cold months; not only the ladies- the men are also thinking of their skins now, I am sure. While there are many kinds f creams on the supermarket shelves that can easily change your skin from looking miserable to great, at Healthy Hideout, we try to make beauty glow from within. Keep in mind that the true, and more importantly, lasting beauty is not something that you put on top of your skin, but something that becomes a part of you.
Skin and Sun
The skin cannot get enough exposure to the sun in winter, and so cannot get enough of vitamin D, which helps our skin to be at its best. Adjusting the diet well before winter, or if you have not started, changing the diet now will be a natural and effective way to fight dull, shriveled looking skin. The items in the diet should be able to aid in skin repair, have plenty of vitamins, and ingredients that will make the skin soft and supple. Let us start with green tea. If it already is a part of what you have every day, then be assured on one point at least. It has flavenoids, which are very good anti oxidants, and protect the skin from sunburns and ultra violet ray radiation, and also help maintain the skin’s structure. If you do not take green tea as yet, start now! It benefits the human body in endless ways. Another kind of the super foods is blueberries. A handful of them at breakfast will help your speed up your skin repair, due to plenty of vitamin C in the fruit, an abundance of anthocyanidins, which help the skin to feel plump and fresh, and the highest known levels of anti oxidants. Do get them while shopping!
Another great fruit is tomato. Yes, it is a fruit, not a vegetable. All red fruits and vegetables contain a powerful anti oxidant called lycopene, regular intake of which will make your skin clear and soft; and lycopene works better when cooked, so if were thinking of putting the juicy red fruits under the grill, then go ahead. Another great substance for the skin is zinc. This metal is essential for fighting infection and makes the healing of the skin faster. Pumpkin seeds have a lot of zinc, along with essential fats, which reduce acne and help the skin stay soft and supple.
Talking about fat, let us come to fish. Having oily fish like mackerel, herring, salmon, tuna and sardines twice or thrice a week can help the skin get rid of its dry and shriveled look. Oily fish have omega three, which has a compound in it that makes the skin stay conditioned and supple. So there is no point in staying indoors or hiding that beautiful skin. Enjoy nature’s gift and look great!
Article written by Andrew Ellis from www.howcanigetmuscle.com online fitness and health site