Whenever we experience a skin issue, we always try to heal it externally, with a creame, a scrub or maybe a face wash, but there is hardly an emphasis on healing internally by following a particular diet. This formula might not work for all problems, which need medical attention but it can certainly work for something as manageable as dryness. Although those with a dry skin can always keep a creme or moisturizer handy, it will only benefit the skin from the outside, we are talking about impact from inside out! Here is a list of food items that you should eat or include in your diet if you have a dry skin:
- Avocados– they are rich sources of vitamin C and E along with high content of mono-saturated fats, these provide avocados with the capability to trap moisture in the skin and prevent it from getting dry. Avocado mask is also used for applying on the hair, as it helps makes your hair silky and smooth too.
- Olive oil or coconut– both these oils are rich in healthy fat which help keep our skin moisturized, they can be used in both ways, internally and externally. You can use either of these for cooking or applying on your skin. Olive oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and coconut oil is known to reduce sugar cravings, leading you to probably reduce some weight as well.
- Spinach– this is a storehouse of goodness and energy, it is rich in vitamins A,B and E with high contents of iron and omega 4 fatty acids. Spinach and various other leafy green vegetables have multiple benefits for our skin and hair, the Folates and Phytochemical in them maintain hydration, retaining its natural moisture content. Having it as a dish every day might be boring and difficult so you can try boiling it and having in or as salad or you may also choose to experiment with it in your own way.
- Nuts and Seeds– they contain mono-saturated fats, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants along with being rich in Vitamin A,B and E, these provide our skin with necessary moisturizers to make it soft and smooth. Nut like walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios along with seeds like flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are all filled with healthy oils and fats, essential for the body.
- Water– drinking water is good for everyone, irrespective of your skin type, however those with a dry skin should drink lots of water to ensure that you are well hydrated all the time. If you do not want to drink water you can use some herbs to add some flavor to it, green tea with a flavor of your choice is one of the best options. As it is rich in antioxidants and has multiple skin and health benefits But avoid any caffeine based substance as that is not good for your skin.
These foods need to be consumed on a regular basis for best results, having them irregularly will not effect. Natural products usually react slower than medical products, so do not expect results after having these.