Q: Is there anything I can do with my diet to help my skin handle the next few months of dry, cold air?
A: Great question and Yes, there are many diet changes that can help combat skin dryness. First and foremost increase water intake. Water not only helps our internal body systems run efficiently, it is also especially important for skin health. Keeping yourself hydrated on the inside is a great way to keep your skin supple on the outside.
Another consideration is healthy fats. Omega 3s are a good example, they help the skin retain moisture. A few great sources for these are fish oil, flax seed, and walnuts. Another healthy skin fat is avocado. Not only is this good for you to eat, but many people use this fruit to make masks and moisturizers for topical use.
Celery and cucumbers are also beneficial for skin health as they contain an ingredient called silica which helps boost the skins moisture and elasticity.
Most importantly remember that our skin is a reflection of what we eat. If we eat junk, chances are our skin will show that. So make healthy choices not only for your health and your weight, but also for nice supple skin!
For more information on what foods to eat for your skin contact Jessica at Core Health & Nutrition for details regarding an upcoming skin care event!