Caring for Dry Skin
Genetically or naturally, skin should always be well hydrated. Unfortunately, there are certain external factors that cause dryness: high temperatures, prolonged exposure to the sun, hormonal changes, some cosmetic products, and the passing of time can all cause dehydration.
Below, we will recommend some important methods to follow so that your skin is always hydrated.
Eat Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids
Dry skin is the most obvious sign of a lack of fatty acids in your body, but it is especially noticeable in your hands. Your skin cells are mostly formed by Omega 3 fats, which are also important for maintaining a necessary amount of water in them, as they act like buffers against not so favorable climate conditions.
In order to get the proper amount of Omega 3 fatty acids, you need to include fish in your diet like salmon, herring, tuna, and mackerel because they have a high amount of fat. If you don’t eat fish for some reason, you should take Omega 3 and 6 supplements.
Increase Your Consumption of Fresh Vegetables
Eating fresh vegetables and fruits is essential for having good health because fresh vegetables have a high content of phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, and oligo elements, which are lost when cooked, or in their weakness, if they are processed. These elements are also fundamental for helping maintain the moisture and proper hydration of your skin.
Remove Sugar, Flour, and Refined and Processed Foods from Your Daily Diet
It is important to remover that all processed foods have a high amount of chemicals, conservatives, and a lot of additives that are very toxic for your health. These products are added to foods so that they last longer, which can increase toxins in your skin and body in general. In regards to sugars and refined flours, they can greatly increase insulin levels, which consequently harms your skin.
Increase Water Consumption
Water has the great ability to purify your body, which is reflected in your skin. You have to keep in mind that water maintains the hydration and moisture of this organ. Also, it’s best to drink mineral water that is low in sodium. If you have access to spring water, that’s even better because the bottled kind contains xenoestrogens.
If you can include plenty of fruits and vegetables, you will have excellent results in your skin’s appearance, without forgetting, as obvious as it is, drinking -at least- eight glasses of water a day. You should never wait until you are thirsty to drink it because you have to drink it regularly.
Another Piece of Advice
A very important piece of advice is to do a dry exfoliation weekly. You should also follow a cleaning and toning routine and use a good moisturizing cream and a nourishing one as well.