How to have great skin in winter

It’s getting cold out there, so you’re probably switching your skincare routine to include a cream that is rich in emollients. Great idea!

You know what else will make your skin look great this winter? (Besides a visit to The Woodway!) A diet rich in antioxidants.

Antioxidants get a lot of press when it comes to eating for good skin, and well they should.

Antioxidants mop up free radicals, those pesky molecules that attack macromolecules in our bodies, causing all sorts of cell damage, including skin cell damage.

We probably all know that vegetables and fruits contain antioxidants and according to Canada’s Food Guides we should be consuming 7 to 10 servings each day.

But some tasty treats like dark chocolate covered seeds and nuts also contain antioxidants. So, if you’re keen to indulge your sweet tooth, choose a handful of chocolate covered almonds instead of a chocolate donut.

That said, watch your portion size. We need only 1800 to 2000 calories a day to maintain our set weight, and a single chocolate covered almond has between 17 and 25 calories. Does anyone eat a single chocolate covered almond?

This winter, a three-pronged approach to skincare will help you look and feel your best: creams rich in emollients; lots of antioxidant-rich foods; and, regular visits to The Woodway. ; )

Thanks for stopping by and for being part of The Woodway community. I hope you know how much I appreciate it.

Wishing you a fun-filled holiday with your family and friends! I look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Heather 🙂

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