Dry skin is one of the most common skin problems. This type of skin has less moisture compare to other skin types leading to stretchy, flaky feeling. The situation worsens with age. So dry skin beauties lather themselves with a lot of moisturizers, lotions and creams hoping to get supple and softer skin, but in reality that is just half the job done. Dry skin tends to lose moisture, soon so one needs to heal the skin from inside. Apart from using cosmetic products, one needs to include following foods in daily diet which will hydrate and nourish the dry skin effectively.
Dry skin needs healthy fat and oils to moisturize skin and make it supple. So you need to include all the healthy fats in your diet. Avocados contain a high amount of Vitamin C, E, and monounsaturated fats, which help to heal skin from inside leaving your skin moisturized. You can also use avocados for topical application such as face mask.
I think drinking plenty of water is the sole solution for all skin problems. And when we are talking about hydration, how can we forget water! Drink at least 3 liters of water every day to hydrate your skin.
Salmon includes omega-3 fats, which help to strengthen the skin cells, protect from sun damage and help to reduce inflammation of the skin. But avoid deep fried fish; opt for grilled, baked or roasted forms instead. Vegetarians can find omega-3 fats in flaxseeds, walnuts, pistachios and sunflower seeds.
All the orange and yellow veggies contain a great antioxidant named as beta-carotene. It helps to fight dry skin and protects from sun damage. Most of the orange-yellow veggies also include Vitamin A and C, which aides in producing collagen and repairing body tissue making your skin tight and soft.
Olive oil is the great source of Vitamin E which helps to moistures your skin at large extent. You can eat this oil or you can apply it on the regular basis. It will do magic to your skin from inside to outside.
Coconut oil is another great oil to moisturize dry skin internally and externally. This oil has healthy fats which reduce skin inflammation, soothe your skin as well as deep moisturize it.
You will get numerous dark green veggies during winter. You can include these super veggies in your diet. Spinach and other dark veggies include iron, omega-4 fatty acids and Vitamins A, B, and E, which protect skin from various damages and improve your immune system. Apart from this, the phytochemical present in these veggies helps to hydrate your skin and keep it healthy. You can enjoy these veggies as steamed salad or enjoy our own saag with makke ki roti!
All the fruits have pro-skin benefits but water-dense fruits greatly help to hydrate and protect dry skin. These fruits contain a high level of Vitamins A and C, powerful antioxidants, and nutrients which promote collagen production and keep skin firm and supple. Mangoes, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, muskmelon and grapefruits contain awesome skin boosters for dry skin. So try to eat one bowl of water-based fruits every day.
We all know eggs are high in protein, which is necessary for cell regeneration. Apart from this, eggs also contain sulfur and lutein which promote skin hydration and elasticity. Egg also does an excellent job when applied externally as a form of egg mask.
Beauties with other skin types should also include these foods in their diet to tackle dry skin this winter season!
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