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Get a healthy glow this winter

January 25, 2018

Here at Boudavida HQ we’ve been researching how you can have a gorgeous glow all year round, especially during these chilly winter months. Guess what, it may be easier than you think!

Skincare

Our skin can have a tough time in winter with harsher conditions. Exfoliating will get rid of any dry skin and moisturising will keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Don’t forget to look after your hands and lips, which are often neglected in winter, by regularly using hand creams and lips balms.

Drinking lots of water will also keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. We recommend warm water with lemon. It’s a perfect warming winter drink, that will improve digestion and contains vitamin C, needed for collagen production. Say hello to smooth and healthy skin.

Food

We’re all aware of the saying ‘you are what you eat’ and your skin needs a little help from within to shine on the outside. Eating seasonally can help give you a wonderful glow that will take you into the warmer months and it’s good for the environment! Here’s some of our top nourishing winter foods:

Beetroot:

Beets can be easily found at farmers markets and shops this time of year. They are full of amazing antioxidants and will help you glow whilst also reducing wrinkles. We love them roasted or in delicious soups.

Nuts and seeds:

Packed to the brim with goodness, nuts and seeds are regularly recommended for glowing skin. In particular, almonds are full of skin saving antioxidant vitamin E, which nourishes skin and promotes cellular regeneration. They are also an excellent source of zinc, which is beneficial for blemish prone complexions.

Kale:

Kale is full of vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene, which helps boost our immune systems - much needed during winter. Beta-carotene helps create healthy skin and converts into vitamin A for good vision and eye health. Kale also contains vitamin C and is a rich source of calcium and iron. We can’t get enough of the green stuff!

Pomegranate:

Pomegranates are harvested from October to February so are a perfect winter fruit. They contain compounds thought to extend the life of collagen-producing cells meaning line free and plump skin. Pomegranate seeds can be added to yogurt and fruit or sprinkled over veg dishes...yum!

Dark Chocolate:

It may not be a seasonal food but we couldn’t miss the chance to talk about chocolate. Good quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids) has been shown to increase blood circulation to the upper layers of the skin which can help with our skins oxidation, protection and give us that sought after glow. You can thank us later.

Exercise

Harness that New Year motivation and hit the gym to get that glow. Movement and exercise will keep your skin looking healthy by improving circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Top tip: leave the makeup at home when you work out - sweating and clogged pores won’t do any good for your beautiful skin

Why not wear Boudavida’s Cwtch hoodie to and from the gym - it's super snuggly and warm. Perfect for winter workouts. 

 

 

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