When you have dry skin, moisturizer is not always enough. To maintain an optimum hydration level for your skin you can use a specially formulated diet, an anti-drying diet.
Attention to Deficiencies
The skin is dry for lack of lipids, or in other words, a lack of fat. Deficiency of essential fatty acids produces a protective lipid film of a poorer quality. Water evaporates faster and your skin dry.
This phenomenon can be transient and stressed by cold, wind or sun exposure, but can also be permanent, caused by an unbalanced diet, older age and certain diseases such as diabetes.
Maintaining Water Balance
Drinking large amounts of water affect your skin condition. As your body loses 1.5 liters of water every day (urine, sweat), you must compensate by drinking the same amount of liquid, about 1 cup every hour. A general Hydration guarantees an adequate skin hydration. In addition, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is good for your hydration.
A Balanced Diet
A diverse diet allows a sufficient intake of lipids for proper hydration. You should include fat in your diet:
Every breakfast –a little butter on bread and two tablespoons of oil with each meal (one of walnuts or canola for omega-3, and other of olive or grape seed for other fatty acids).
These sources of lipids containing essential fatty acids and vitamin E which promotes hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis and plays an antioxidant role.
Food supplements relieve dry skin and limit the discomfort and itching caused by it. You have to take these supplements for two months, in several tranches and not in the same time to each other. It is recommended evening primrose oil, vitamins C and E.
The Best Nutrients for Dry Skin
– Butter fat and oils;
– Omega-3 and omega-6, contained in fatty fish from the oceans: salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring. Fish should be consumed 3 times a week;
– Fiber and antioxidant molecules contained in fruits and vegetables that should be eaten at every meal. Fibers guarantees a good transit, so a beautiful skin. Antioxidants fight free radicals and thus prevent the cell aging.
– Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen fibers in the dermis, resulting in a skin tonic.
– You should not forget the oilseed. A handful of almonds a day is an asset for dry skin.
– Zinc is an interesting nutrient. Zinc deficiency is manifested by a visible dry skin. It is found in seafood and fish.
– Selenium is important antioxidant for your skin. You can assimilate it from foods rich in protein (meat, fish).