There is no surprise that we recommend treating skin from within to keep it healthy, plump and hydrated this winter.
Here are 3 tips that will help hydrate & preserve your skin this winter and prevent premature ageing, acne scarring and dehydration
1. Eat for increased collagen and elastin production
Collagen helps retain a health skin barrier and studies have shown how a healthy skin barrier can actually lock moisture into skin's cell structures for longer, preventing dry, chapped skin.
In order to upkeep your collagen production ensure you are consuming enough proteins this winter, as protein contains the amino acids that are needed to make collagen.
If you eat meat, try eating smaller livestock (goat, lamb, duck) and organ meat for a diverse source.
Fish, eggs and marine collagen supplements are a rich source of proteins and aminos.
If you are vegan virtually all nuts and seeds provide a rich source of protein. We would also recommend supplementing with pea protein or a vide variety of amino acids this winter.
2. Nutrient deficiencies peak during this time so here is how to supplement for skin health
Quality over quantity is our rule every time. What you want to look for in your food is an organic and free range high quality meat and fish source. Eat as many variants of vegetables and grains as you can find.
We always recommend supplementing with a high quality multivitamin and probiotic source. The Radiance Powder is formulated specifically for this, and as you already know side effects include clear and radiant skin. Vitamin C, B3, B12, B6, B2 and B1 are particularly important for women however you can also find a diverse probiotic selection and enzymes within our Powder.
The Reforming Liquid contains sources of copper and magnesium which are extremely beneficial for nutrient deficiency during winter too.
3. Internal and External Hydration is Key
Topical Hydration is just as important during the winter months as internal nutrition here. The skincare you use is the fastest way to support a healthy skin barrier, which in turn will help reduce water loss from the skin and protect it from damage.
The Universal Serum is our go to to support skin's barrier function, mornings and evenings. It essentially consists of only 5 active ingredients, 4 of which are already found within skin's cell structures so it is literally supplementing back into skin what is lost with age, dehydration, damage or inflammation.