Foods and Supplements for Dull and Dry Skin

· February 7, 2015

Although there are a lot of creams and oils to hydrate your dry skin. The best way to do it is from within, eating foods and supplements that will help nourish your skin cells so that it is smooth, homogenous, young, and beautiful.

Below, we will explain the foods that will help hydrate and recommend some natural supplements for people that suffer from dry skin or tend to have wrinkles and skin problems that will be very effective.

Beneficial Foods

  • 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).


  • American ginseng (panax quinquefolium) is one medicinal plant that refreshes and moisturizes skin that tends to be dry. It is also very useful during old age. Take it for 15 days. You can repeat this treatment every two to three months.
  • Ginkgo biloba (in an infusion or extract) is a medicinal herb with many beneficial properties. Among those is that it regulates sebaceous skin 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 of Omega 3, cares for and hydrates your skin, hair, and nails, which is why you can apply it topically as well as eating it. Always eat the first cold pressure kind. Never heat it. You can eat it directly or mixed with food if you don’t like its flavor.
  • Beer yeast: At the cutaneous level, beer yeast also acts as an excellent depurative, regenerative, and mineralizer. 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.
  • Butter or clarified butter (ghee) is an excellent food for nourishing your skin because of its content of fatty acids and vitamin A, unlike margarine, which is a very artificial food. You should not abuse it either, especially if are overweight. Just take one tablespoon a day.


  • 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 frequently.
  • 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.

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 rejuvenates it and helps it regenerate. You should take vitamin C in small doses throughout the whole day, because if you suddenly take a high dosage your body will eliminate the excess through urine. That is why you won’t have an overdose. 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 taking it only after 40 years of age.
  • Selenium: Selenium gives your skin elasticity, which is especially essential for dry skin. Selenium based supplements can be combined with other minerals like zinc, which is also very beneficial, and tend to also have vitamin E.

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