While our heart welcomes the cold days after a long, hot and humid season, our body may not be quite ready for it. The transition period from summer to winter makes us more susceptible to common allergies and infections. While we’re so preoccupied with protecting or caring for that pesky cold or uncomfortable cough, we totally forget that our skin bears the brunt of seasonal shifts, too. Do you feel that your skin becomes drier and paler with the change of weather? It’s time to turn your attention towards your skin and give it the treatment it deserves.

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There is no better way to restore the health of your skin through your diet. So, instead of slathering your body with topical creams and ointments, strengthen it from within by following these diet tips.

5 diet tips for skin care during changing weather:

1. Drink water and drink more

The best way to hydrate your skin to restore its hydration is to drink plenty of water. Aim to get at least 2 liters of water per day. You can also add some hydrating drinks like lemon water and fruit juices to increase fluid intake.

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2. Eat foods rich in vitamin C

Foods that are high in vitamin C provide antioxidants to boost immunity and flush toxins out of the body. All of this is reflected in your skin. So, take out the oranges that are in the fridge and juice them or just keep them as is.

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3. Add beets to your diet

Beetroot season is here, so make the most of it by adding it to your regular diet. Beetroot contains many vitamins and minerals that help detoxify your skin by removing dead skin cells and making the skin smooth and supple.

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4. Go green

With the onset of winter, the markets are flooded with large quantities of green leafy vegetables. Spinach, kale, mustard greens, fenugreek leaves – all these greens are rich in skin-nourishing vitamin K and also have anti-inflammatory properties, which help in managing redness and flaking of the skin.

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5. Go nuts

Nuts and dry fruits are full of healthy fats that impart a glow to the skin, leaving it looking healthy and nourished. So, make sure to have a handful of these every day to protect your skin from the harsh winter winds in the future.

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Welcoming the new season with a healthy body and skin; All you have to do is pay attention to your diet.

Disclaimer: This content including tips provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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