Nourish Your Skin With These Foods (To Combat the Dry Winter Weather)
Our skin health often mirrors the changing of the seasons — in the summer everything is aglow and abundant in moisture, while the winter ushers in dry, parched skin. In our last blog, we explored ways to combat dry skin in the winter with simple and tangible things. In today’s post, we’re going to expand on this and talk about foods that can support your skin all winter long.
The Online Drugstore offers leading skin care products that revitalize and boost your skin’s overall health. Learn more about foods that can moisturize your skin from the inside out!
Support Dry, Flaky Skin Through Food!
Skincare creams, serums, and oils often come with a luxurious, but high price — and though you can lather and slather all you want, you may be missing one crucial component: foods that moisturize your skin.
When we prepare and eat our meals we don’t typically ponder the foods we should eat to better moisturize our skin, but just as our bodies require specific nutrients to function, so does our skin. Keep in mind, our skin is the largest organ we have! To repair and heal itself, it too, needs nourishment to look its best. Healthy food is nourishing and can work on a cellular level to keep you hydrated and your skin smooth, supple, and fortified.
So, if your skin feels and looks a little dry from the harsh winter weather, revitalize it with foods from the inside out.
Fatty fish abundant in omega-3 fatty acids such as tuna and salmon are amazing for supporting parched and flaky skin. The beneficial omega-3 fatty acids help your skin retain moisture by strengthening your skin’s protective barrier.
Not a fish lover? Get the same amazing benefits in omega-3 supplements such as these from The Online Drugstore.
Avocado is abundant in vitamin E and other helpful antioxidants. This fruit (yes, an avocado is a fruit) is also high in healthy monosaturated fats which provides moisture, supports a healthy inflammation response, and decreases the effects of aging! Add this to your skin arsenal!
Not an avocado fan? Find similar benefits of this food in its oil. Try these products:
Nuts are high in vitamin E (a common vitamin needed for skin health) which scavenges free radicals and prevents oxidative damage. The healthy fats in nuts also keep the skin’s protective layer healthy and strong to keep in moisture and hydrate our tissues. Try some of these nuts for a yummy snack that supports your skin.
Though cucumbers are widely more consumed in the summer months, these water-rich veggies instantly moisturize and are rich in silica — a support nutrient to skin health.
Need a topical option? Try these uber moisturizing products:
Olives and olive oil are amazing for skin health, and yet again, it the healthy fats that are so advantageous for us! Like avocado, olive oil is high in vitamin E and antioxidants that is a powerhouse when it comes to skin health. Combat UV rays, dryness, and eczema with this food. Get these products that incorporate olive oil.
When you begin to eat for your skin's health and consume a variety of healthy fats found in fish, avocado, and olives or in the water-abundant cucumber, you too, can combat the winter flakes.