How’s your skin lately? Winter is here and the cases of dry skin may be increasing. Even during other months, dry skin is a very common problem, especially as you age.1 If you are looking to start to heal your dry skin, it is just as important to start to heal from the inside as well as the outside. You might already be applying different creams and lotions, but did you know you can help ease dry skin by eating certain foods? Try adding these five foods to your diet to help improve dry skin1:
- To give your skin added moisture, you need to add healthy fats and oils in your diet. Avocados, as well as nuts and olive oil, are great additions to your diet to increase your intake of healthy fats. This may help heal your dry skin.1
- Coconut oil. Another healthy oil to add to your diet is coconut oil. You can use coconut oil on your skin as well as ingest internally to help ease dry skin.1 Try adding coconut oil to your smoothies or use it for cooking. You probably won’t even taste it, but you’ll be getting the benefits.
- Herbal teas. Drinking lots of water can help dry skin, but adding herbal teas to your hydration schedule can also help. The best infusions for dry skin are rose and marigold (sometimes called calendula). These plants have great moistening and healing properties.1
- Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that can help reduce inflammation in your body and in your skin. If you are a vegetarian, you can get omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed, walnuts or supplements.1
- Probiotic foods. Your grandma was right, sauerkraut is great for you! Not only does it help your gut, it can also help heal dry skin. Other options include yogurt, kefir, kombucha or probiotic supplements.1
Have you ever noticed your skin healing from dry skin based on what you eat? Which food from this list is your favorite? Have you been experiencing dry skin this year? Share with us by commenting below!
1 – Information from MindBodyGreen