Winter is a beautiful time of year but cold temperatures, harsh winds, and dry air can be aggressive for your skin. Our skin goes through a lot during the winters because of the dry air, temperature fluctuations, etc and it important to take care of it as it is the largest organ of your body.
During the cold and dry winter season, vitamin C could be your skin’s best buddy. Be it in the form of using products that contains vitamin C or eating food rich in vitamin C, it helps improve skin’s natural glow and elasticity.
As much as your skin needs vitamin C throughout the year, you need to take extra care of it during the winters to help you get rid of dullness and also to give your skin the energy and power to get through the season. The cold weather calls for a shift in your skincare routines, so why not do it by making sure you’re getting enough amount of vitamin C externally as well as internally.
How to do it
1. Eat more citrus fruits
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but an orange a day keeps all skin problems away! Start your mornings with a glass of lemon juice or orange and hot water – this not only gives your skin a fresh healthy glow and increases collagen but also may detoxify your body from within. Trust us, you will get results within four weeks!
2. Add citrus juice to your green tea
We all know about the magical effects green tea has on our skin; its power-packed with amazing antioxidants known as catechins that are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, helps with metabolism and is a blessing to your skin. Adding citrus juice to green tea boosts the bioavailability of the compounds. The result? Glowing, supple skin! Although the ‘adrak wali chai’ is winter favourite, try to incorporate at least two cups of green tea with a few drops of lemon juice in your daily routine!
3. Give your skin the Vitamin C externally
If your skin needs that booster dose of Vitamin C, just a simple facial at the neighbourhood salon may not be enough. Consult a qualified dermatologist and treat yourself to a relaxing vitamin C facial. You can even put a few drops of lemon juice into your homemade face mask! Let these antibacterial heroes work their magic on your skin and help it become healthier and brighter. Remember that applying lemon juice directly on your skin can make it sting. So, it’s wise to dilute it with water or anything else that suits your skin (like honey). After any vitamin C treatment, it’s important to hydrate your skin well. You can trust the water-based moisturizer that gives your skin just the right amount of hydration.
Text by Dr B L Jangid
Dr B L Jangid, MD Skin, is one the top dermatologists of Delhi, with more than 10 years of experience in new treatments, technology and research into skin and hair problems, skin surgeries, hair transplant surgeries, Lasers and anti-ageing. He practices at SkinQure in Saket, New Delhi.
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