Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dry Skin??? Hydrate from the inside out with these foods!

These food are both yummy and great for your dry skin!  Using lotions on the outside will hydrate your skin for the day, but if you really want to help improve your skin's health, you need to nourish it from the inside too!  

Sweet Potatoes are you skin's best friend!  
These tasty tubers are not only delicious but they're super healthy and are a great for dry skin remedy. This root vegetable—don't forget to eat the skin—packs a double dose of skin-protecting nutrients, including vitamin A and beta carotene,  How it works: Vitamin A aids in skin repair, while beta carotene strengthens the skin's protective barrier, helping to moisturize and plump up skin cells.

Scoop out an avocado or make a tasty bowl of guacamole.   Avocados are great for dry-skin sufferers, which may be why avocado is a key ingredient in natural face masks. These fruits and great for your hair and nails, too. How it works: Avocados contain an abundance of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats—specifically Omega-6 fats—that keep the skin moist and prevent the skin from aging,
Add a large portion of cucumber to that salad.  If you've ever layered cucumbers around your eyes to reduce puffiness, you can probably guess that there's a reason why these antioxidant and vitamin C packed veggies should top each and every salad—or get sliced and dropped into a refreshing ice-cold glass of water. How it works: The vitamin C in cucumbers, which are a nice addition to any garden, helps treat inflamed skin; the silica in the peel of the cucumber nourishes, hydrates and firms the skin.
Make it a Tangerine a day!  
Like many citrus fruits, tangerines are packed with vitamin A and C as well as beta carotene which helps maintain your skin's moisture and they may even help protect against type 2 diabetes.  How it works: The vitamins in tangerines, especially the vitamin C, helps improve the collagen in your skin to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, firm the skin and speed up your skin's rebuilding process. Vitamin C helps reduce the damage caused by the sun and pollution, too!
Use that coconut oil both inside and out!  Substitute it for vegetable oil when you cook!  How it works: Packed with antioxidants, coconut oil has even been found in studies to help improve the skin in those with atopic dermatitis. Unlike most foods, it can also be used as a topical application directly on the skin to help moisturize.  So buy the big jar!

Get nutty about nuts!  Filled with fiber and packed with vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, nuts and seeds make an ideal snack for your skin. Walnuts and flaxseed are especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  How it works: Count on the vitamin E in nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, to help protect the skin from sun damage and inflammation, acting as a natural dry skin remedy.

Make asparagus your side dish.  Whether you love these green spears sautéed or prefer to grill them and pair with lean protein like chicken, there are loads of recipes to cook up using this super veggie and you'll be helping your skin at the same time.  How it works: The vitamin E in asparagus helps protect and guard your skin against damage from the sun. Asparagus also helps improve skin texture and may prevent wrinkles

1 comment:

  1. This is a post that is good news! We love all of these foods, and now, want to have them more often!


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