Winter months can be exceptionally harsh on your skin. To keep your skin healthy from the inside out incorporating certain foods into your diet can help. These foods recommended by Delhi-based nutritionist Ankita Sawhney will keep your skin looking hydrated.
Olive oil: It is incredibly moisturising and is packed with polyphenols, a compound which has moisturising properties. It also contains healthy fats which help combat dry skin.
Avocado: Healthy fats in avocados will add the much-needed moisture and make your skin more supple. So the key to healing dry skin is to include more healthy fats in the form of avocados and nuts.
Herbal tea: You can also boost your skin’s hydration by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions. An infusion with marigold or calendula can be especially helpful for dry skin because of the plant’s healing and moisturising properties.
Salmon: The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon can reduce the inflammation in your body which can contribute to reducing the redness and inflammation caused by dry skin. If you are a vegetarian, you can consume omega-3 rich flaxseeds and walnuts.
Pumpkin seeds: The seeds are rich sources of zinc. Zinc aids in collagen formation which in turn allows for plump, hydrated skin. Zinc also has anti-inflammatory effects which are vital for maintaining smooth skin.
Orange: Rich in vitamin C, oranges can keep your skin hydrated and protected from free radical damage. They also help your skin produce collagen which can make your skin look plump.
Coconut oil: The oil has antimicrobial and antifungal properties and anti-inflammatory properties which can contribute to reducing the inflammation of the skin. It also helps in keeping your skin looking hydrated and youthful.