Skin issue: Dehydration
Sore, weather-beaten skin can compromise the skin barrier and leave the skin more susceptible to dehydration. As a source of good fats, omegas are skin heroes when it comes to keeping the skin healthy.
Research also suggests that Omega 3 and Omega 6 skin supplement may support skin barrier function, which is crucial for preventing water loss and for stopping compounds from the environment from penetrating the deeper epidermal and dermal layers and provoking an immune response.
Skin issue: Redness
Redness can be a sign of dehydration and is common at this time of the year due to the cold weather stripping away the skin’s natural moisture. If you already suffer from redness or rosacea, you may find that winter worsens your condition. Facing widely varying temperatures throughout the day as you move from a centrally heated room to the blistering cold outside can also impair your skin’s barrier and leave you red-faced.
At these times, a vitamin D supplement can help to calm any irritation. Your body makes its own vitamin D when exposed to sunshine – which is in limited supply in winter, which rations our daylight hours. Taking a vitamin D supplement is a handy way to top up your stores during the colder, darker months and is also beneficial for anyone who spends a lot of time indoors.
Skin issue: Visible lines
Wrinkles and fine lines can look worse in the winter due to dehydration. Whilst there are many skincare products claiming to help to treat fine lines, topical skincare cannot reach the dermis and so a supplement can help nutrients to reach the living layer of the skin. To keep skin looking healthy and hydrated, try a supplement containing hyaluronic acid which is a humectant and helps to lock in moisture. Solgar Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex also contains collagen to keep skin plump.