5 Foods to Hydrate Your Skin
Did you know that what you eat has a huge impact on the health of your skin, and you could be unknowingly dehydrating yourself from the inside out? Your body craves more than just H20, and here are five foods to get your skin smooth and supple in no time.
I mean, did you need another excuse to make guacamole? Didn’t think so. Packed with vitamins C and E, and monounsaturated fats (that’s the good kind of fat), these delectable fruits moisture and replenish like a boss.
While intake should be limited (mercury apparently isn’t just for thermometers), many kinds of fish pack quite a punch in skin care. Omega-3 fatty acids strengthen cells, prevent sun damage, and reduce inflammation. Some fish, such as tuna or halibut, contain selenium, which preserves elasticity and keeps skin smooth and tight.
We’ve always heard about carrots as a healer of eyesight, but the beta carotene found in most orange fruits and vegetables is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin A repairs damaged tissue, and C produces collagen. You can find these awesome nutrients in sweet potatoes, apricots, red peppers, mangoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe and more.
Nuts & Seeds
Have you met Omega-6, the linolic acid found in flax seeds? It breaks down prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance made at sites of tissue damage or infection. Yikes. Nuts make a great snack, although in moderation as they can have a high calorie count. You can add nuts or seeds to yogurt, salad, or as a topping on your favorite dish.
Did we really need to say it? YES! Drink up!