Foods that have a high water content are great for your skin as that is what dry skin needs; moisture, both inside and out.
The following foods will give you the correct mix of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Good Foods for Dry Skin
Raw fruit and vegetables
Raw salad, fruit & veg will remove toxins from your skin and give it a moisturising kiss of life. Maintain a regular consumption of the green stuff in your diet and stick to your 5 a day – your skin will be thanking you in no time!
Zinc Rich Foods
Zinc-rich foods can help to heal skin and repair damaged skin – including dry skin! Beans, turkey, crab, lean beef and oysters are all full of zinc and are highly recommended for dry skin problems.
Vitamin Rich Foods
Vitamins A, C and E can help hydrate dry by keeping it moist, protected and detoxified. Lime, oranges, grapefruit, nuts, seeds and lean meat are highly vitamin rich foods.
Antioxidant Rich Foods
Antioxidants clear the skin and improve its over all health. They fight off impurities and protect the skin from free radicals. Foods that are antioxidant rich include vegetables, fruits, apricots, sweet potatoes and spinach.
And last but by absolutely no means least – drink, drink, drink water! Your daily water consumption should be no less than 4 litres per day. Drinking enough water is vital in detoxifying your system and keeping your skin hydrated and supple. If you were to consume just one thing to help your skin it should be water- it’s the undoubtedly the most important part of any anti-dry skin diet!
Bad Foods for Dry Skin
The key to choosing the right Foods for Dry Skin is moisturising from the inside out. If you are dehydrated then your skin will follow suit so avoid anything that may cause you to become dehydrated.
As you probably know, alcohol is the king of dehydration! It acts as a diuretic which means it encourages your body to create more urine and flush out its existing fluids. So, as you can imagine, this can cause serious dehydration issues, from the inside out.
To counteract the alcohol, ensure you drink lots (and lots) of water to replace your body’s lost fluids.
Caffiene is believed to also act as a diuretic, although not as extremely as alcohol. Still, make sure you drink lots of water besides your caffeinated drink – remember this is not necessarily coffee as caffeine also lurks in tea, fizzy drinks and energy drinks. So keep your caffeine consumption to a minimum and keep your skin supple!
Both alcohol and caffeine cause the skin cells and the body to lose essential minerals and fluid so drinking plenty of water, eating a variety of healthy foods and watching your caffeine and alcohol intake will put you on the path to healthy, hydrated skin. Pretty simple really!
Treatments for Dry Skin
Syrinx Za’s range is specifically designed to help alleviate dry, dehydrated skin conditions and all products contain only pure, natural and carefully chosen ingredients.
If you follow our guide for which foods are good foods for dry skin along with our treatments you will soon start to achieve healthy, glowing, hydrated skin. If you need more help and advice please read: Help with Dry Skin
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