Dry Skin Driving You CRAZY? Try This
It’s that time of year: Your skin looks more like a roadmap than, well, your skin.
That’s because the cold air outdoors and the dry air indoors literally sucks the moisture right out of your body, leaving in its place dry, scaly, cracked—and often painful—skin.
If you’ve been slathering on topical moisturizers for some temporary relief, that’s just what you’ll get.
But if you want a permanent fix, you have to address the problem from the inside out.
And believe it or not, a handful of specific foods can help you do just that.
The cosmetic industry has pumped our heads full of marketing nonsense that the only way to fix dry skin is with topical moisturizers.
But your skin isn’t deficient in Jergens.
The problem occurs when dry winter air sucks your skin dry faster than your skin’s internal layers can replace it.
The key, then, is to load up on natural skin hydrators that can moisturize your skin the way nature intended… from the inside out.
Here are six foods that can do the trick.
Fruit. These sweet treats are natural skin hydrators. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that vitamin C, which is loaded in fruits like oranges, pineapples, and papaya, can help prevent wrinkles and dry skin.
Almonds. These gritty nuts are loaded with vitamin E, which has been shown to protect skin from free-radical damage and early skin aging.
Sweet potatoes contain record amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin A. While vitamin A helps repair the damaged skin, beta-carotene works like natural sunblock in your skin, strengthening its protective barrier and moisturizing skin cells.
Avocados. This creamy green is the perfect source of the very fats your skin needs to stay flexible and hydrated.
Seafood. Fish like salmon and mackerel are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies have shown can heal dry skin and prevent dehydration. The specific omega-3 called ALA has been shown to lock moisture into the skin. Seafood also contains zinc, which helps produce healthy new skin cells.
Dark chocolate. One study showed that adding cocoa powder to the diet for 12 weeks led to thicker, more hydrated skin. That’s likely because it contains skin-protecting antioxidants like selenium, zinc, and potassium.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
P.S. Another great way to support your skin is by getting enough collagen. Collagen is a key building block of healthy, youthful skin – but you have to make sure you’re getting the right kind.
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Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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