My top 3 skin saviours for winter

15.08.04_benjamin combs winter hydration

Do you notice a change in your skin lately?

Are you dreaming of getting your Summer glow back?

Today you are in luck beauty because I have 3 little changes you can make that will bring back the glow. And I know they work!

With the cooler months well and truly upon us here Australia, our bodies respond to the weather in a few different ways. If you are like me, I feel my skin getting dryer, my lips, my hair and internally my body echoes the same as I do anything to keep warm.

Perhaps you are also like me and you’re hiding those unshaven legs under your yoga pants? lucky my husband hasn’t said anything yet!…shhhh it’s our little secret. But I’m sure you know there’s nothing worse than peeling off your clothes to realise that your skin could do with a good buff and polish.

While you can lather on the moisturiser, a few simple changes to your diet can also go a long way. That’s where my 3 secrets come in.

1. Hydration:

This one sounds obvious but this is often the first thing to go as we reach for warm caffeinated drinks, coupled with a cool external environment and dry heat internally. Although your water intake is relative to your size, typically most adults will need in excess of 2-2.5L per day minimum.

Adequate hydration also increases the effectiveness of your digestive system which can get a little sluggish in the colder months. Other ways you can add water to your diet is by consuming hydrating vegetables and soups, and opt for caffeine free herbal teas over coffee or soft drink. The lovely Lizzy of Primal Junction also wrote about hydration here if you want a little expert knowledge.

2. Bone Broth:

I don’t know where I would be without my bone broths this winter. If you haven’t tried your hand at a bone broth yet then I suggest you do. It is the ultimate nourishing liquid for your whole body inside and out. By using the part of an animal that many discard – beef, chicken or lamb bones – you access essential goodies like gelatine and collagen. I’ve got more on bone broths here if you want to get a little fancy this week.

3. Get those good fats into you:

Last but no less important are GOOD FATS. Yes I did say the word FAT. I put the absence of dry skin in my life largely down to the consumption of quality saturated fats. Some of my favourite sources of good fats are Avocado, Coconut Oil, and activated nuts.

So beautiful, I would love to know if you have any favourite ways of nourishing your skin? How are you getting your glow back this winter? Leave a comment below – because sharing is caring.

And for my bonus tip – try your hand at dry brushing followed by a nourishing all over body scrub like this one.

Image by Benjamin Combs.

Ruby Marsh

Ruby Marsh

Ruby Marsh is a mentor and the creator of The Unstoppable Woman transformation program. She believes that when a woman is confident in her own skin, she is free to create herself on her own terms. Through her 1:1 work with women and workshops she is supports women to clear their minds and open their hearts.

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