5 Types of Foods and Vitamins for Dry Skin

: April 30, 2015
 
 
Foods and fruits to hydrate your skin
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All women crave for beautiful, flawless supple skin but as we grow old the suppleness of skin reduces and turns to flaky dry skin. Some more unfortunate are born with dry skin .To attain the perfect skin which all envy a little effort is required especially if you have dry skin. Pampering the skin from outside is a must but how you maintain your body from within also plays a key role as to how your skin will behave
 
Diet is important for maintaining skin. Focus on food that will hydrate the skin and avoid foods that will cause loss of moisture which will only make the skin drier. We should therefore focus on super foods that moisturize the skin and also take into account the vital nutrients that will make the skin suppler so that we can chalk out our diet plan accordingly.

Foods that are must for dry skin:

1. Avocados:

Avocados
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Avocados contain good fat which nourishes the skin and moisturizes it thus keeping it supple and glowing. Raw avocado can be had as salad. Avocado juice also tastes delicious. Make the choice as per the wish of your taste buds.

2. Olive Oil:

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Olive oil also falls in the category of good fats. So make it a part of your diet plan. You can use olive oil in cooking and also can be used as salad dressing.

3. Coconut oil:

Coconut oil
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Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and also moisturizing properties. It reduces sugar cravings and hence promotes weight loss. Use coconut oil in cooking.

4. Herbal Concoction:

Water hydrates the body and keeps it healthy hence drinking enough water is a must. You can also include some herbal concoctions which have therapeutic and hydrating properties. Herbal teas of rose and marigold are beneficial for dry skin.

5. Salmon:

Salmon
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Salmon contains omega3 fatty acids which reduce skin inflammation and have healing effect on skin. So if you love fish don’t forget to include salmon in your diet.

Nutrients for preventing dry skin:

1. Vitamins:

Vitamins
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Vitamin A plays a vital role in skin regeneration .It rejuvenates the skin. It is found in egg yolks, fish, carrots, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, bananas, apples, oranges, plums.
 
Vitamin B complex keeps the skin healthy and is found in whole grains, oats, almonds walnuts, cabbage, lettuce etc
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties which help fight skin infections. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, leafy vegetables, papaya, avocados, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Vitamin E has antiaging benefits and keeps the skin moist. It is found in green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds

2. Omega fatty acids:

Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are a must for healthy skin. Fish like sardines, tuna, shrimps, and salmon contain lots of omega fatty acids.Flaxseeds; avocados, sunflower oil, and Soya oil also contain these essential fatty acids.

3. Antioxidants and beta carotene:

Antioxidants and beta carotene prevent aging of skin and keep the skin young and supple. Antioxidants are present in green leady vegetables, oranges, lemon etc.Beta carotene is present in spinach, sweet potatoes etc.

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Do eat calcium rich but low in fat dairy products like skimmed milk, low fat yogurt.
  • Include whole grain in your diet.
  • If dryness of skin is due to eczema then exclude eggs from your diet.
  • Do not take dehydrating substances like alcohol and beverages that contain caffeine
  • Drink green tea which is rich in antioxidants and vitamins
  • Avoid greasy, oily foods and foods that are high in sugar.
  • Avoid products made from refined flour
Diet based on the above guidelines will surely help a great deal in preventing dry skin and will bestow skin which is soft, supple, radiant and glowing.

AUTHOR

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan born and brought in Mumbai has a degree in Masters in Analytical Chemistry and a wide work experience in various fields...

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