Winter can be trying both physically and mentally. Harsh winds, freezing temperatures and dark mornings conspire to make us feel pretty low and not always looking our best. Heres ELLEs suggestions to get you through the season in one piece.More
Our bodies have evolved over thousands of years to need certain vitamins and minerals at specific times of the year. This is where seasonal foods come in – giving us the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that we need at that particular time. This is particularly important during the colder months when bacteria and viruses are rife. Our immune systems are crying out for as much help as possible to protect it. Eat plenty of butternut squash, pumpkins and apples which are at their best this time of year and contain a lot of immune boosting vitamin-C.
The lack of humidity in the air will literally draw vital moisture from the skin, leaving it dry and flaky. The cold and unpredictable weather also often results in patches of itchy, red skin and rosacea. To give your skin a fighting chance try introducing an oil into your skin care routine - we love Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil ‘Dehydrated Skin’, £33 and Relax Body Treatment Oil, £36. An oil works better with the skin and locks in some of that essential hydration (more so than a regular moisturiser) while keeping your skin supple and protected.