We may love a glass or two, but, contrary to popular belief, booze doesn't increase our body temperature. Indeed, it's quite the opposite. Alcohol has a vasodilator effect that heats up our skin, but not the rest of our body. Better to quench your thirst with water. Add to that fruit juices, hot chocolate and fruit/herbal teas. Food-wise, our bodies need extra calories if they're to combat icy weather. But that doesn't mean scoffing on fatty foods! Try to eat foods that are packed with vitamins, mineral salts and trace elements, rather than resorting to your local, greasy spoon. Cereals, bread, starchy foods, dairy products, fruits and oily fish will give your body all it needs to deal with freezing temperatures.
Winter holidays are the perfect time to relax, be cosy, and enjoy your favourite holiday movies. But don’t forget to take care of your skin and give it some extra TLC during the cold winter months. The last thing you need is dry and cracked skin that feels uncomfortable! Stay warm and nourish your skin to enjoy the winter without any worries.