How to nourish your skin during the winter?



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The beauty of the body and face starts from the table. To compensate for the negative effects of the cold weather you must not forget to include in your menu the following products: yellow, red and orange vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, dates) which contain beta-carotene and vitamin A.

 

The deciduous vegetables (leaf of beet, spinach) and the different types of nuts (walnut, peanut, almond) are useful in that they protect the cell membranes.

 

The fresh milk used in raw form (and of course in limited quantity) is an invaluable product for the body because it contains selenium – a substance that has an active an antioxidative action.

 

The oranges, grapefruits and lemons are rich in vitamin C, needed to maintain the elasticity of the blood vessels, which are subjected to severe testing in the cold.

 

The water both in summer and during the cold weather is needed to maintain the necessary level of hydration of the skin surface, so it is necessary to drink at least 1 liter of water a day.

 

Apart through the food, we can protect the skin and with natural nourishing masks.

 

Lemon mask

 

Use the crust of half a squeezed lemon, which to serve you as a cup. Place in it 1 egg yolk and a few drops of lemon juice and let it sit for several hours until the yolk gets dry. Smear your face with it. After 20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. The mask works well on all types of skins, with the exception of the very dry ones and those which are prone to acne.

 

Oat mask

 

To 500 ml. boiling milk add 2 tablespoons of oat flakes. Stir until you get a thick mixture. Remove it from the heat and add 2 teaspoons of rose water. Apply the mixture on the face, keep it so for nearly 20 minutes and wash it off.

 

Keep in mind that during the cold winter days the skin gets dry and needs extra hydration. Use more oily and moisturizing creams and lotions for the face and body.

 




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