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Feed Your Skin This Winter – Holistic beauty skin nutrition

Winter beauty foods for clear skin - skincare diet that's healthy and holistic

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Winter Food for Skin - include these beauty foods for healthy skin and a holistic beauty diet

Rough, dry or “parched” is often how I hear skin being described in the winter.

Even if your skin is oily, you may be experiencing dehydrated skin thanks to dry indoor heat, whipping winds, and our body naturally switching gears into “winter restore mode” that sees a slow down in energy and cell turnover.

If you’re experiencing “parched” winter skin, below you’ll find seasonal suggestions for support our skin from the inside out, as well as topical ingredients to soften rough winter skin.

Here’s to a nourishing, restorative winter,
Jamie's signature - founder of grounded sage skincare


The Top 3 Skin-Nourishing Foods & Skincare Ingredients To Embrace This Winter

Below you’ll find 3 nourishing foods that support our skin both when we eat them and when we apply them topically. Take both approaches (skin-supporting nutrition and skin-supporting skincare) for the maximum benefits. Don’t miss the bonus section for even more skin-supporting winter foods!

Avocado is a beauty food - eat avocados for healthy skin this winter

? Avocado ? 

Beauty Benefits:

  • Keeps skin cells strong and hydrated
  • Fires up the body’s natural detox processes (which helps skin stay clear)
  • Packed with vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant)
  • B vitamins help with repair and reduce redness
  • Add avocado to a smoothie, spread it on toast, or whip up a batch of homemade guacamole.
  • For a great starter smoothie recipe, check out our comfort foods recipe book for Whisper’s “Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie” recipe.


Cacao - include in a healthy holistic diet for skin - skincare beauty food

? Cacao ?

Beauty Benefits:
  • A high concentration of antioxidants that protect the skin, including:
    • epicatechin which blocks the formation of wrinkles
    • catechins which turn off age-promoting cell mechanisms while  activating protective ones
  • Can provide some protection (from the inside out) against UV damage
  • Boosts skin hydration levels
  • Reduces redness
  • Swap your hot chocolate for a hot “cacao” instead, make cacao energy bites (search pinterest for numerous recipes), or check out our comfort foods recipe book for Whispers “Double Chocolate Black Bean Cookies” recipe.


carrots - what to eat for clear skin - healthy beauty food - holistic skincare diet

? Carrots ?

Beauty Benefits:
  • Packed with beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A
  • Vitamin A supports the skin by promoting healthy cell division and regenerating collagen.
  • Regulates oil production
  • Source of biotin which is essential for healthy hair and blood sugar regulation
  • Eat carrots often! Include as a side dish, work into sauces (ask me about my dairy-free cheese sauce recipe that includes carrot!), or check out our comfort foods recipe book for Lisa’s “One Pot African Peanut Stew” recipe.

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? Bonus ?

Wondering what other foods to include in the winter to nourish your whole body (including your biggest organ: your skin)? No worries! I’ve got you covered. Here are some additional suggestions:
  • Bananas – get for supporting our digestion as well as building strong hair, nails, and collagen.
  • Beets – great for giving the lymphatic system a natural boost. Collagen-building, detoxifying, and elastin-supporting
  • Brussel Sprouts – Protects cells, detoxes excess estrogens, and lowers inflammation.
  • Ginger – reduces redness and inflammation.
  • Kale – Boosts cell turnover, smooths skin (thanks to vitamin A), and contains collagen-building vitamin C.
  • Turnip – regulates stress-related inflammation, reduces redness and damage caused by UV exposure
  • Walnuts – skin-strengthening, calming, and antioxidant-packed.

Grab our free mini recipe book here.


Healthy Comfort Food Recipes - healthy skin habits, holistic living beauty meal ideas for a clear skin diet. Vegan, dairy free, vegetarian cold weather winter beauty food for beginners

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Jamie Sabot, Author, Grounded Sage Skincare

Jamie Sabot

Jamie Sabot is the founder of Grounded Sage Skincare. Since she started in 2009, Grounded Sage Skincare has helped thousands of customers with their skin by creating handcrafted skincare products, online workshops, and this blog, which has been a trusted resource for straightforward natural skincare information to over 2 million readers and counting.

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