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Three winter tips for your skin that have nothing to do with skincare products

Three winter tips for your skin that have nothing to do with skincare products

When you are looking for a solution for your dry winter skin, you probably immediately think of skincare products such as creams and oils. If you want to be one step ahead of skin problems, start from the inside with these tips.

'Beauty comes from within' can be interpreted in different ways, but from a functional medicine point of view it is about tackling health problems at the source. In the case of skin problems, this means that you look further than just treating symptoms with skin care products:you also start working from the inside out. By adjusting your eating pattern, for example. In this holistic way, your skin problems may be gone for good. We love that!

Eat more healthy fats

Your skin (and the rest of your body) is very happy with healthy fats, such as in walnuts, olive oil, oily fish and avocados (provided you tolerate these products). All superfoods for your skin, which ensure that your skin remains supple and hydrated. Try these spring rolls with salmon, avocado and mango, for example.

Go for plant-based

Many skin problems are caused by underlying inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet (also called anti-inflammatory diet ) is good for literally all processes in your body, including with regard to your skin. Make sure your bid is filled with vegetables in all colors of the rainbow. For example, carrots and sprouts are rich in vitamin A, which aids in the repair of your skin. Broccoli is also a good choice, because it is full of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E and the mineral potassium:good for the moisture balance in your body and the protection of your skin. Feel free to experiment on your own; it really can't be missed.

Water, water and water

'Drinking water' sounds so obvious, but are you really drinking enough in a day? You have about 35 ml. per kilogram of your body weight. At 60 kilos that is 1.7 liters. The air quality in your home can also contribute to a more radiant skin. A humidifier can help with that, especially during the winter months when the heating is on high and the humidity is lower.