Foods and Supplements for Dull and Dry Skin

January 14, 2019
Do you suffer from dull and dry skin? Today we come to your rescue with some foods and supplements that will help to improve your skin condition.

There are a lot of creams and oils available that can hydrate your dull and dry skin. However, the best way to do it is from within, eating foods and supplements that will help nourish your skin cells, making it smooth, young, and beautiful.

We’re going to explain different food and supplements for dull and dry skin. In addition to that, it will also help people with wrinkles or other skin problems.

Beneficial foods for dull and dry skin

  • Fruits rich in vitamin C: Vitamin C is essential for your skin’s health. You can get it from citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit, mandarin) or red fruits (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries).

A close up of citrus fruit slices.

  • American ginseng is a medicinal plant that refreshes and moisturizes dry and dull skin. It is also very useful in old age. Take it for 15 days. You can repeat this treatment every two to three months.
  • Ginkgo biloba is a medicinal herb with many beneficial properties. One of those is that it regulates the sebaceous gland secretion, which is why it hydrates your skin but also helps regulate mixed and oily skin. You can take it for three months, in an infusion or extract.
  • Linseed oil, thanks to its content in Omega 3, cares for and hydrates your skin, hair, and nails. You can apply it topically as well as eating it. You can eat it directly or mix it with food if you don’t like its flavor.
  • Beer yeast: Beer yeast is depurative and regenerative for the skin. We recommend taking it if you have skin problems like dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, or stretch marks, or even for burns or surgery. Take one or two tablespoons a day mixed with juice, yogurt, etc.

Read more: How to Cleanse Your Colon with Linseed

What type of butter?

  • Butter or clarified butter (ghee) is an excellent food for nourishing your skin because of its content of fatty acids and vitamin A. This is in contrast to margarine, which is a very artificial food. You should not abuse it though, especially if you are overweight. Just take one tablespoon a day.

A plate of butter.

  • Cooked carrot: Carrots are rich in vitamin A and if you eat them cooked it will help your body digest them better. You can also eat them raw though.
  • Foods rich in protein: Your diet should include protein everyday, because many people tend to abuse carbohydrates. We are not only talking about animal protein. If you prefer vegetable protein, there are sources rich in it like legumes, nuts, mushrooms, etc. Protein is essential to your skin’s health.

See also: The Amazing Health Benefits of Carrots

Natural Supplements

Here are some supplements that will help supply or complement a diet rich in the foods that we just mentioned:

  • Vitamin C: This is one of the best supplements for your skin because it revitalizes it and makes it brighter, as well as helping it regenerate. You should take vitamin C in small doses throughout the whole day, because if you take a high dosage your body will eliminate the excess through urine. That is why it’s impossible to have an overdose of it. It will also help raise your defenses.
  • Organic Silicon: Silicon is essential for regenerating your skin. In this case, we recommend taking it in its organic form.
  • Collagen: More and more we hear about collagen supplements that will help improve your skin’s texture and firmness. Collagen is an essential protein not only for your skin but also for your muscles and joints. We recommend that only over 40s take it.
  • Selenium: Selenium gives your skin elasticity, which is especially important for dry skin. Selenium based supplements can be combined with other minerals like zinc, which is also very beneficial, and tend to also contain vitamin E.
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