Is the external moisturizer application doing enough for your dry, flaky, and cracked skin? If you have already tried tons of products but still suffering from these conditions, maybe it is time to improve your diet as well. Foods that are rich in antioxidants and fiber flush out the toxins and lock moisture and consuming more of them daily can improve your skin a lot.
Hydration is one of the most important factors when it comes to dry skin. Water is the one thing that rehydrates your cells, maintains homeostasis, prevents skin aging, and keeps your cells active and functional. Dehydrating your body can lead to cutaneous water loss and that will result in many skin problems. Drink at least 2 liters of water per day to ensure your body is fully hydrated.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Water
Set a phone reminder on intervals to remind you to drink water throughout the day.
For better taste and more vitamins, you can add fruits, herbs, and spices.
Nuts contain essential fatty acids (EFAs) and they are known to improve cell’s turgidity and integrity, improve circulation, and help the skin be soft, supple, and glowing. Walnuts, almonds, pistachios, macadamia, cashews, and pine nuts should take place in your everyday diet because besides the essential fatty acids they are rich in protein, vitamin E, vitamin B, magnesium, copper, calcium, and dietary fiber.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Nuts
Soak the nuts overnight in lukewarm water, and consume them in the morning with your breakfast, add them in your smoothie, stir fry, etc. Be careful and eat them in moderate amounts because they are dense with calories and fat.
If you want a face mask, soak around 10 almonds overnight and blend them with some milk to form a paste. Apply this mask on your face and leave it for 30 minutes before you wipe it off with a clean cloth dipped in lukewarm water.
Same as the nuts, avocado contains essential fatty acids (EFAs) that help the skin to stay supple, glowing, and reduce wrinkles. One cup of mashed avocado is packed with 23 mg of vitamin C, 253 mg of omega-3, and 183 µg of folate.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Avocados
Not only you can consume avocado by making guacamole, various sauces, eating it in your salad or smoothie, but you can also apply it on your skin externally. One-quarter of avocado mashed with some yogurt and honey is an extremely effective face mask. Apply it and keep it on your face for 20 minutes, then wipe it off with a clean cloth and wash your face with lukewarm water.
Flax seeds are known to help treat constipation, weight loss, improve circulation, and most importantly treat your skin problems. Flax seeds are another food that is highly rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, as well as lignans, phytoestrogen, protein, and dietary fiber. They are extremely effective in decreasing skin irritation, water loss, and skin roughness.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Flaxseeds
Mill or grind the flaxseeds to facilitate their digestion and nutrients release. You can add the milled flaxseed or flaxseed powder in your breakfasts, juices, salads, and smoothies.
Prepare a mixture from a teaspoon of yogurt and a tablespoon of flaxseed powder. After applying the mixture on the area you want to treat, leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water after.
The dietary fiber present in banana is really helpful to flush out the toxins and rejuvenating your skin cells. Not only fiber, but bananas are really rich with various vitamins like A, B, C, and D, as well as many minerals like niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium. Consuming banana regularly will give your skin the glow and smoothness that it needs.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Banana
It is best to consume banana regularly, but not overeat it, so consume one banana daily and you are good to go. Even though its best to consume it raw, you can add it to pancakes, muffins, and cakes.
It can also be used externally. Mash half a banana together with one teaspoon of honey and one tablespoon of yogurt. Apply and leave on the spot you want to treat for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water after.
Aloe vera is an amazing fleshy plant that contains antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that offer numerous health benefits for your skin. Aloe vera gel contains lipids, water, many vitamins (A, C, E, B12), and many minerals such as zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, and many others. It is one of the most effective remedies to help rehydrate, moisturize, and soften your skin.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is best used externally. Just mash it to make a gel and apply it on your skin. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and wipe it off with a clean cloth before you wash your face with lukewarm water.
Olive oil is known from ancient times when it took place as a key ingredient in many Egyptian skin remedies and cosmetics. The fatty acids in this oil help the outer layer of the skin and heal wounds, have anti-inflammatory properties, and prevent scar formation. This oil’s nourishing and softening effect on your skin is visible just with few applications.
How To Treat Dry Skin With Olive Oil
There are various salad dressing recipes out there. Just replace every oil in these dressings with extra virgin olive oil and you are ready to go.
Mix a tablespoon of olive oil with two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of honey. Apply and leave it for 30 minutes on the area you want to treat and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Maybe an easy tweak in your diet will be the answer to your skin problems. Even if your skin problem is different, I’m sure that you will see a visible difference in a few days by using some of these tips. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below. I will be more than happy to answer them.