As the weather turns colder, it’s more important to take care of your skin. Maintaining that dewy, youthful look of spring even when harsh weather outdoors and dry heat indoors threatens to dry out our skin isn’t impossible. The secret is to focus on nourishing and pampering your skin from the inside out.
1. Sweet Potatoes
One of the best natural sources of beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A to nourish your skin, sweet potatoes provide pack a healthy-skin wallop. Up to 262% of your daily Vitamin A needs can come from one single baked sweet potato. Bake sweet potatoes with the skin on to preserve the nutrients and taste. Sweet potatoes also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help sooth skin battered by the chilly winter wind.
2. Turnip Greens
People shy away from eating turnip greens simply because they don’t know how to prepare them – but it’s a trick worth knowing. Turnip greens contain over 158% of your daily Vitamin A, plus a variety of other skin-healthy vitamins and nutrients. To prepare turnip greens, rinse them well, remove the center stem, and then add them to veggie lasagna instead of spinach, or sauté the leaves with olive oil, salt, and lemon juice .
The anti-oxidants found in walnuts are essential to skin regeneration and elasticity, but walnuts also include chemicals that help boost circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells quickly. Just four walnuts a day will provide you with all their skin-protecting benefits. Try adding walnuts to salads or cooked vegetables, or roast them at low heat for just 160 degrees for a tasty, nutrient-packed snack.
4. Acai Berries
The acai berry a fruit from the Amazon rainforest, is one of the best sources of antioxidants you can get. Try frozen acai berry pulp, found in your grocer’s freezer section. The thick, rich, almost chocolaty-tasting paste can be mixed into smoothies or yogurt for a delicious treat that will make your skin radiate health.
The single best source of vegetarian Omega fatty acids, ground hempseed is a guaranteed win for your body and skin this winter. Omega fatty acids strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, making it stronger and allowing your skin to hold in all the moisture and nutrients you’re offering. Adding just two tablespoons of ground hemp seed – which contains 300 mg of Omega-3 and 850 mg of Omega-6 with GLA – to your diet can even help restore your skin and repair sun damage. Add this light, nutty powder to smoothies or salads for a warm, all-over glow.
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