The combination of cold wind and dry warm air indoors during the autumn and winter months leads to dryness and cracks in the skin. During this period, it is necessary to use moisturizing and nourishing agents to cleanse the skin, and also nourish the skin from the inside.
To save the skin healthy, experts recommend using:
- leaf lettuce that absorbs free radicals;
- a tomato paste that protects the skin from UV rays;
- salmon and sardines, rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids;
- fruits and vegetables of orange color, containing a lot of beta-keratin. This is the basis for the synthesis of vitamin A, responsible for skin tone, protection from free radicals and prolongation of its youth;
- avocado, rich in vitamins E and C, unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants;
- eggs containing many useful substances for dry skin – amino acids, lutein, biotin, vitamins of group B and sulfur, which makes the skin supple;
- nuts containing polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They protect the skin from free radicals, maintain its tone, making your skin smooth, supple and soft;
- turkey. This dietary meat contains the amino acids necessary for dry skin, zinc and lipoic acid.
But what if the skin needs moisturizing right now? Try to apply one of these superfoods to the skin:
Milk and honey
Lactic acids and milk fats with local application have a calming effect on the irritated skin. Honey is not only a natural moisturizer, but also an antimicrobial agent.
Make a milky honey mask for the skin, mixing the milk with liquid honey and heating to room temperature. For best effect, it is better to use unboiled homemade milk or high-fat pasteurized milk. The components of the mask will remove the peeling and the feeling of tightness of the skin.
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Apply directly to the skin of coconut oil or creams on its basis.
Experts point out that people who regularly eat olive oil have fewer signs of aging. Olive oil contains plant antioxidants, polyphenols, which protect the skin from aging and disease. Olive oil can be added to salads and sauces.
Its local application is also effective. Lubricate the skin with olive oil and leave for 25 minutes, then rinse with water. The procedure should be performed twice a day and moistened with a moisturizer.
Oil from soya
Soybean oil helps to soften the dry skin. It tones, moisturizes and protects the skin from weathering and peeling. Whether you use it locally or take it inside, soy will improve the elasticity of the skin and prevent the destruction of collagen.
Green tea with local application and when brewing protects the body from ultraviolet light.
Wipe the skin with tea leaves from green tea. It moisturizes the skin, gently cleansing and leaving a feeling of softness. Antiseptic properties of green tea will also help to remove skin inflammation.