5 Tips for Beautiful Skin in the Winter
To prevent dehydration and keep your skin healthy and nourished throughout the winter, drink a minimum of 8 glasses or water/day. We need to keep our body hydrated from the inside as well as from the outside. If you are a tea drinker enjoy a nice herbal, caffeine free tea such as peppermint, chamomile, or rooibos.
Apply apricot seed oil or jojoba seed oil to your face and hands before going to bed. These oils are full of nourishing fats and antioxidants and will keep you skin radiant and hydrated.
Apply a clean, non-chemical moisturizing sunscreen in the morning. See http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ for different options.
Focus on a whole foods diet – vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and whole grains such as quinoa and brown rice. All of these foods are rich in antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals needed to support healthy, beautiful skin.
Use oil based bath soaps and shower gels as they won’t dry out your skin so much. And avoid too hot showers as they will dehydrate your entire body leading to dry, itchy skin. Check out the skin deep database for non-toxic soap options – http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
Dr. Kristy, Naturoapthic Doctor San Francisco