Top Tips to Banish Dull Winter Skin

As we say goodbye to cold mornings and hello to the warmer days we all want that healthy, bright skin glow to match the sunny season. If your skin is looking a little dry and dull from the icy winter weather, don’t worry.

We believe that healthy, glowing skin really does come from within. Here are our favourite easy tips to ensure your skin is bright and glowing in time for Spring.

1. Hydrate

Keeping hydrated throughout the year is important for overall skin health and general wellbeing. Sometimes, our skin needs a little extra hydration especially after a few months of cold, dry weather. Drinking enough water is important for helping to clean and flux out toxins to keep your skin well hydrated and moisturised at a cellular level. Keep a glass or bottle of water close to you at all times so it's easy for you to keep hydrated all day long.

2. Prioritise gut health

Digestion is affected by many factors including stress and diet which can disrupt the delicate balance of our gut flora. When this happens, inflammation increases in the body as well as the skin.

There are many studies linking gut health, probiotics and skin health. Probiotics are microorganisms that help replenish the good bacteria in your gut to support digestion. Including a high-quality probiotic supplement like our Raw Nutrients Pre-probiotic is one of the easiest and best ways to help balance gut flora.

Not only does a healthy digestive system promote the high absorption of nutrients, but it also minimises collagen degradation and promotes collagen synthesis. Collagen is the main protein found in the skin and connective tissues and is extremely important for maintaining skin elasticity and structure for youthful, glowing skin.

Cherry Acai Bowl3. Antioxidants 

We have all heard of the numerous benefits of antioxidants, especially for our skin health. Including foods, drinks, spices and teas high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties help to protect your skin from free radicals that can lead to unwanted damage on your skin.

Our Raw Acai Freeze Dried is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants in particular Anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are known for their anti-inflammatory properties to support collagen production and help to fight free radicals essential for youthful, glowing skin and give the Acai berry its beautiful deep, purple colour.

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5613902/

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/probiotics-what-you-need-to-know