5 winter fruits and vegetables for beautiful skinNothing better than fruits, vegetables or cereals to have radiant skin in all circumstances! In this cold and dull period, the skin, just like the body, needs to be helped and reboosted. Indeed, in winter our body deploys all its strength to maintain its internal temperature around 37°. Blood circulation becomes more intense around our vital organs (heart, liver, etc.) to the detriment of peripheral organs. Thus, the epidermal layer becomes dehydrated, depleted of nutrients and suffers. The application of hydrating, repairing and energizing treatments is becoming more essential than ever, but certain foods in our daily lives are also to be preferred during this winter period to help maintain the hydration of our skin and boost its metabolism. Discover our selection of seasonal foods to consume without moderation…NABILAJanuary 20221. SAY YES TO KIWI!It may be small in size, but the kiwi is full of many benefits for your skin. Its wealth in vitamin C will fight the premature aging of skin cells and stimulate their production, which decreases with age, for firm and supple skin. That's not all... the kiwi is also very loaded with vitamin B9 and vitamins E ; valuable allies for a healthy glow! There vitamine B9 promotes skin renewal and helps healing. It is therefore a major asset in this period when the cold attacks our skin and can create small skin lesions. In addition to fighting against premature aging, vitamin E stimulates blood circulation. It is therefore particularly valuable for blurring dark circles which are nothing other than the consequence of the accumulation of blood pigments in the tissues around the eye. It is therefore particularly valuable for reducing dark circles. As if that weren't enough, the kiwi also contains copper, an essential trace element for the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for the color of the skin, which ensures a pretty complexion! This trace element also has an antioxidant role which will allow it to fight against the premature aging of our small cells. 2. “AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY”You may know this famous saying that says a lot about the therapeutic virtues of this very popular fruit. In addition to protecting against certain bacteria, the apple has many virtues for having radiant skin that make it a "super fruit"! It contains more than 84% water so it is perfect, in this winter period, to fight against the bite of the cold which generates dehydration and weakening of the most sensitive areas of the face. Its exceptional richness in antioxidants, particularly in polyphenols, allows it to effectively fight against premature skin aging. Thanks to these polyphenols, apples will also fight the harmful effects of pollution in winter; season more conducive to more severe pollution. In the apple, nothing is wasted... If you buy it organic, do not hesitate to consume it with its skin, rich in pectin, which will play a role on the cholesterol level by reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) and blood sugar by reducing glucose absorption. 3. KALE, CABBAGE OF YOUR SKINLong forgotten, kale has recently made a comeback on our plates to the delight of our skin. Also called kale, Kale is an incredibly rich vegetable for the skin. It has a water content of almost 86%, so it is a good source of hydration. In addition to its important composition in vitamins A, C and K, it has an interesting richness in trace elements essential to the beauty of the skin, which should be highlighted! It contains manganese which is an essential activator for metabolism and cell renewal. It contains a good potassium content which attracts and retains water in the cells for optimal hydration. It contains a richness in calcium which is very precious in winter because this trace element allows the cohesion of the epidermal barrier and therefore the water circulates better through the epidermis. 4. THE DATE(S) NOT TO FORGET!We have already told you about this flagship active ingredient in our treatments with countless antioxidant, energizing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and restorative properties. But, we want to emphasize here more precisely its richness in both amino acids and essential fatty acids, which are very precious to avoid dehydration during this winter season.There are, inside the cells of the stratum corneum, water-soluble substances called NMF - natural moisturizing factor, natural moisturizing factor - consisting mainly of amino acids. Any consolidation of the cell membrane, in particular via a supply of essential fatty acids, and any supply of amino acids will make it possible to maintain and strengthen this natural factor and consequently improve the hygroscopic power of the skin, i.e. its ability to capture water.5. "HAVE THE POTATO" BUT THE SWEET FOR A GOOD GLOW ASSUREDTo chase away the sallow complexion of winter, we turn to the sweet potato that we find on the market shelves from November to February. The cooked sweet potato is not appreciated at its fair value. Its consumption remains low while it contains a varied and particularly interesting nutritional value for its richness in vitamins A, C and B6, potassium and manganese. Its very precious asset in this period lies in its incredible content of beta-carotene, this pigment which dispels the pale complexion to give way to a pretty tanned complexion in the middle of winter. That said, you have to eat it cooked - and not raw - and add a little fat - a drizzle of virgin olive oil will do - if you want your skin to better absorb beta-carotene. For information, the sweet potato does not contain fat so no scruples. When you go to the market, you will probably have the choice between 3 colors – white, orange and purple. Sweet potatoes with orange flesh and pink skin are richer in beta-carotene. Finally, herbal teas or hydrosols offer very pleasant opportunities in winter to naturally and effectively boost skin hydration. You will find in this article the plants to favor - thyme, rosemary or neroli - depending on the nature of your skin. Last tip, vary your cooking oils and take advantage of the delicate taste of walnut and flax oils to flavor your soups and salads while soaking your skin with their essential fatty acids, which are very precious for its hydration.