While we’re massive fans of treating dry skin topically, you can make certain dietary decisions which will help your skin heal and moisturise itself naturally.
Here’s some tips from MindBodyGreen…
Healthy fats and oils will add needed moisture and make your skin more supple. So the key to healing your dry skin is to increase the number of healthy fats (such as avocados, nuts, and olive oil) in your diet.
This is another great fat that can be used topically on your skin, as well as internally. Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and has a range of benefits. It curbs sugar cravings and leaves you satisfied longer, which can promote weight loss if that’s your goal. Add coconut oil to a smoothie, or use it for cooking.
You’ve probably heard that you should drink enough water to hydrate your dry skin, and it’s true. But you can also boost your skin’s hydration with herbs by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions. An infusion of rose and marigold (calendula) is especially helpful for dry skin because of the plants’ moistening and healing properties.
The Omega-3 fats in salmon reduce inflammation in the body, which can also reduce the inflammation and redness in your skin. Vegetarians can find Omega-3s in flaxseed and walnuts.
We’re learning that our gut health is key to our overall health, and it shows on our skin. Instead of buying expensive probiotics, try making your own version. Great-grandma would have called it sauerkraut, but you can make a modern version of this superfood with an assortment of crunchy veggies and serve it as a small side salad.
If you’re looking for a rich cream mask for added suppleness and smoothness suitable for all skin types, try Babor Skinovage PX Intensifier Comfort Cream Mask which instantly relieves dryness and deeply nourishes and replenishes, leaving skin silky soft and hydrated. A rich cream mask for smooth and supple skin.
- For all skin types needing extra moisture and lipids.
- Intensively moisturizes skin and regenerates the lipid mantle.
- Leaves skin soft and supple.
Apply to face, neck and décolleté once or twice a week after cleansing. Allow to take effect for 10 minutes and remove with a cosmetic wipe and water.
- Alpine stem cells: DNA protection, preventative protection against light-induced skin aging.
- OsmoTec: Catalyst, optimizes the processing of active ingredients in the cells.
- Vitamin E: Protects against free radicals.
- Panthenol: Provides moisture.
- Shea butter: Balances the hydrolipid film.
- Soy oil, sesame oil: Soften the skin, lipid balance.