As the weather gets colder, our skin tends to get drier. Between the heat, and the cold air, you may be looking for different ways to help support softer skin this winter. The great news is that your options go past using different moisturizing products, diet actually plays a huge role! In order to support soft and healthy skin, you have to make sure you are eating the right types of foods.
In this post, we are going to take a look at different foods high in healthy fat to keep the skin moisturized this winter, as well as some hydrating foods you can enjoy throughout the year.
5 Beauty Foods to Support Skin Health
#1 Avocados: Avocados are super rich in healthy fat making them a great addition to your diet. The healthy fat is what makes them an excellent food for skin health. If your diet is lacking in healthy fat, you may notice that your skin gets dry. Upping your healthy fat intake can help! Try adding some sliced avocado to a salad or blended into a smoothie for a creamy and skin boosting punch!
#2 Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is another healthy fat that can do wonders for skin health. The great thing about coconut oil is that you can add it to your diet, but you can also use it as a moisturizer for your skin. Try making your own DIY moisturizer using coconut oil and a few drops of pure-grade lavender essential oil to keep your skin hydrated all winter.
#3 Wild-Caught Salmon: The omega-3 fatty acids content in wild-caught salmon is what makes this the ideal option for skin health. Omega-3’s can help reduce inflammation, combat wrinkles, and keep skin looking hydrated. Salmon is an excellent beauty food as it is also really great for supporting healthy hair.
#4 Grapefruit: If you like grapefruits, you’re in luck! This citrus fruit is an excellent option for keeping your body hydrated. Grapefruits are also rich in antioxidants which can help fight the look of aging skin. Adding grapefruit as part of a healthy diet is the ideal way to help support skin health.
#5 Walnuts: Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids which we know play an important role in skin health. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E which can help support soft and healthy-looking skin. Try adding walnuts to your diet this winter for hydrated looking and softer feeling skin! You can try adding them to salads, adding them to a homemade trail mix, or even making a homemade walnut butter!
While dry skin is super common this time of year, there are dietary steps you can take all year round to help support softer and healthier skin. Plus, the benefit to these foods is that they support overall health as well making them a great addition to any diet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Jacobs N.C is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, specializing in digestive and women's health. She doesn't believe in dieting but rather making lifestyle changes, and believes that healthy eating must be delicious. Rebecca is also a recipe developer and creates healthier alternatives to traditionally unhealthy foods.