Healthy skin for teenage boys in Winter
How can we help our teens achieve healthier skin in the colder months?
With the colder weather here our skin can have extra problems such as dryness, flaky patches, red & itchy skin along with the usual blemishes that comes with teenage hormonal skin changes!
So while it is still important to cleanse daily with our CLEAN FACE cleanser, it is really important to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture with a daily moisturiser. Being outside in cold weather or even indoors with heaters on all the time can have a massive impact on skin. It's important for teens to take the time to keep skin clean and hydrated.
The next key step for clear winter skin is to nourish from the inside!
Skin is craving some antioxidants, essential fatty acids and some vitamins and minerals and teenage skin is no exception. Try and have as many colours of the rainbow of your fruits and veggies each day. This will make sure you get a bit of everything you need. Here are some great foods for winter –
- Carrots are a good source of Vitamin A and antioxidants which can help fight discolouration and scars and can help keep the skin nourished and healthy.
- Spinach & broccoli – high in Vitamins A & C and a rich source of antioxidants.
- Citrus fruits & Berries – High in Vitamin C which support collagen production and cellular renewal.
- Nuts & seeds – such as almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, macadamias, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds & sesame seeds contain Vitamin E and zinc and loads of other minerals that are essential for skin health and hormone production.
- Green tea – high in antioxidants to help prevent skin damage and prevent flaky skin
- Dark chocolate – 70% or higher cacao contains flavonols to help protect your skin from winter dryness.
- Bone Broths – bone broths are slow cooked to extract minerals and gelatine which will support digestive health. Why not have a warm cup of chicken broth with some noodles as a post footy training snack?
Here is a delicious warming winter recipe that is great for your skin too!
Almond Milk Chai
Mix together and keep in a jar stored in the pantry for up to 3 months –
- 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp ground ginger
- 5 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¾ tsp ground cloves
Mix 1-1.5 tsp chai spice mix with 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey & 1 cup of almond milk in a pot over the stove.
Heat through until the milk is warm, stir continuously.
Pour into a mug and enjoy!