Getting glowy, luminous skin in the dead of winter is a great feat, but an easy one to achieve. Once brisk winds make their presence known by whipping the ever-loving life out of your face and your bare fingers become chapped just from retrieving the mail, you know it’s time for next level winter skin care. Sure, it’s important to have a super dense, super hydrating moisturizer, but perhaps not as important as hydrating and nourishing skin from the inside out. These three simple recipes will support skin’s health and radiance through any harsh Oregon winter.
Avocado and Edamame Spread—Whip two avocados and a hearty handful of shelled edamame beans together in a food processor, slowly add ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce to taste. Avocados are rich in fatty oils that replenish and revive skin, while ginger has fabulous anti-inflammatory properties to keep your skin from aggressively responding to the harsh cold. Eat this with crudite or your favorite cracker/chip.
Triple Pepper Mushroom Fajitas—Slice one each red, yellow and green bell pepper into thick ribbons before grilling them on high heat with sliced onions and portabella mushrooms, salt, pepper, cumin, and one crushed garlic clove. Bell peppers are super high in vitamin C, crucial in the production of collagen – just what we need for biting cold winters.
Green Tea Float—This after dinner treat is as simple as the name suggests. Chill a pitcher of green tea. Serve in a tumbler with a generous scoop of green tea or vanilla ice cream and garnish with a cherry. The antioxidant found in green tea can help your skin repair itself and help prevent damage from UV rays.