Dry skin is a problem that almost all skin types encounter. Even oily and sensitive skin types go through their “dry skin” phase, with itching, feeling of stretching, redness and inflammation being common symptoms. If you are someone who puts on tons of heavy duty moisturizer to soothe and soothe overly dry and irritated skin. This skin type has less moisture compared to other skin types, resulting in a stretchy, flaky feeling. The situation worsens with age. Dry skin beauties lather themselves up with lots of moisturizers, lotions, and creams in hopes of getting plump and softer skin, but in reality, that’s only half the job. Dry skin tends to lose moisture, so the skin needs to be healed from within. Apart from the use of cosmetic products, the following foods must be included in the daily diet that effectively moisturize and care for dry skin.
1. Oatmeal: It’s a great option to consume both topically and internally to soothe dry and irritated skin. Oatmeal contains avenanthramides, polyphenols with anti-inflammatory properties that also provide UV protection. Oatmeal is an excellent scrub and cleanser, it can absorb excess oil. It is also known to lighten skin tone and improve complexion. If you think soaps and face washes are harsh on your skin, switch to oatmeal to cleanse your face. Check out 10 Homemade Oatmeal Face Packs for Great Skin.
2. Avocados: All skin types need healthy fats for suppleness, and you can find them plentiful in avocados. The fact that avocados also help in weight loss makes them invaluable. Avocados are high in vitamins C, E, and monounsaturated fats that help heal the skin from the inside out and keep your skin hydrated. You can also use avocados for topical application like we used in this homemade anti aging avocado and kiwi face mask here.
3. Nuts: Walnuts, cashews and pistachios contain omega-3 fatty acids that strengthen skin cells, protect against sun damage and reduce inflammation of the skin.
4. Yogurt: You can include yogurt in homemade face packs to get rid of the tan and gently exfoliate the skin. However, the amazing probiotics work wonders on your gut, flushing out toxins and the zinc combats acne and lactic acid hydrates and adds shine.
5. Citrus Fruits: Oranges, lemons, mandarins, and grapefruits have one great skin-friendly ingredient galore – Vitamin C! It helps with dry skin and protects against sun damage. The vitamin C content combats the tan and increases collagen production.
6. Yellow Vegetables: All orange and yellow vegetables contain a great antioxidant called beta-carotene, which increases the skin’s resistance to UV radiation and helps maintain its softness and suppleness. Most of the orange-yellow vegetables also contain vitamins A and C, which aid in collagen production and body tissue repair, making your skin firm and soft.
7. Olive Oil: Olive oil is the great source of Vitamin E which is a great source of moisture for your skin. You can cook with this oil and even use it as a makeup remover. It will conjure up your skin from the inside out.
8. Coconut: Coconut oil is ideal for hydrating dry skin both internally and externally. This oil contains vitamins E and K, as well as healthy fats that reduce inflammation, soothe your skin, and deeply moisturize it.
9. Leafy green vegetables: All leafy green vegetables, including spinach, should be part of a healthy diet. Spinach and other dark vegetables contain iron, vitamins A, B, and E, which help repair skin cells, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and the phytochemicals found in these vegetables help moisturize and keep your skin healthy. You can enjoy these vegetables as a steamed salad or enjoy our own Saag with Makke Ki Roti!
10. Waterproof fruits: Waterproof fruits like these (Top 19 water-rich fruits) go a long way towards moisturizing and protecting dry skin. These fruits are high in vitamins A and C, powerful antioxidants and nutrients that promote collagen production and keep the skin firm and supple. Mangoes, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, wart melon, and grapefruits contain fantastic skin enhancers for dry skin. So try to have a bowl of water-based fruits every day.
11. Eggs: We all know that eggs have a high protein content, which is necessary for cell regeneration. Aside from that, eggs also contain sulfur and lutein, which promote skin hydration and elasticity. Egg also does an excellent job when applied topically as a form of egg mask.
12. Sweet Potatoes: If you have peeled the skin off sweet potatoes please don’t as there are plenty of antioxidants just under the peel, as well as fiber, vitamins A, C, E which are amazing for all skin types especially dry skin.
13. Carrots: These orange-colored vegetables contain high levels of beta-carotene in addition to vitamin C and antioxidants that protect dry skin.
14. Almonds: Zinc, healthy fats, B vitamins and vitamin E help to make the skin soft, smooth and supple. Almonds are good for nourishing the skin and protecting it from premature aging.
15. Flaxseed: Here’s another omega-3 fatty acid rich food option that makes it a powerful antiaging food. The lignan content repairs skin cells and there are antioxidants against free radicals that protect the skin from dryness.
Hey beauties with other skin types, you too can include these foods to make your skin soft, smooth, and flawless. Plus, the Rati Beauty Diet includes all of these food options in their diet to help you lose weight and improve skin texture. Also, drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and drink more than 3 liters of water a day to flush out toxins and solve any major skin care problems.
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