The dry and chilly winter wind is here to play havoc on your skin. With cracked lips, dull complexion and flaky skin; maintaining the natural glow all winter long may seem a dream and the winters a nightmare. Well, without losing point, here are the ten winter wonder foods for a radiant, glowing and healthy skin.
Amla – Popularly known as the Indian gooseberry, amla is a great food for skin, hair, eyes, nails and almost every body part. But most importantly, amla increases the collagen production which helps the skin remain taut and naturally glowing. Amla reduces pigmentation, helps fight acne, exfoliates, cleanses, repairs damaged tissues and delays premature ageing; would you still need reasons?
Beetroot – A rich source of powerful antioxidants preventing appearance of wrinkles, beetroot is the best ingredient for pink and glowing skin. If eating raw beetroot is a task for you, then add a dash of lemon juice for the right tangy flavour.
Carrot – The must eat vegetable of a regular winter diet, carrot is a rich source of vitamin A which keeps your skin healthy, glowing and wrinkle free. And the best part is that you can eat them in any form; salad, juice, boiled or cooked as delicious gajar ka halwa. Sounds yummy!
Orange – This delicious citric fruit is the best source of vitamin C in winter. Apart from being a great health remedy; rich and juicy oranges help improve the skin texture and colour along with being a very effective wrinkle preventer. Even the peels are a great face pack ingredient. What else can you ask for!
Eggs – Winters are the perfect time to indulge in eggs. High in selenium, copper and vitamin A; eggs help tissue repair, promotes skin elasticity and ward off skin infections. A triple winter treat in short.
Sweet potato – Apart from fighting acne causing bacteria and healing pimple scars, sweet potato is a great remedy for improving skin tone. Not to mention that it prevents skin cancer.
Spinach – Apart from shielding wrinkles, spinach is loaded with antioxidants that strengthen skin tissues and flushes out toxins giving clear and glowing skin. And we thought all spinach did was make Popeye muscles!
Olive oil – When the skin loses its moisture in the dry winters, olive oil can work wonders. With rich minerals and natural fatty acids, it hydrates the skin maintaining its softness and elasticity and prevents skin aging, wrinkles and fine lines protecting the skin from any damage. Rub olive oil gently before a warm bath and see the change for yourself.
Fish – With omega-3 fatty acids and selenium, regular fish diet nourishes your skin from within and helps maintain plumpness and moisture in the harsh winters. It not only protects skin from harmful UV rays but also stimulates the production of new skin cells. So if you are a non-vegetarian, fish is definitely your winter wonder food.
Tomatoes – And last but not least, the regular tomato is the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Being a staple Indian diet ingredient, tomato is a perfect sunscreen for the winters.