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Dry, dull and flaky skin is a major issue we all eventually have to deal with at one point in our lives. Our first instinct is to immediately invest in heavy and expensive creams in hopes they will nourish and completely get rid of our dry skin.
But it’s important to remember that taking care of our skin is just as important on the inside as it is on the outside. And that includes what you’re putting on your plate.
Check out these five foods that will improve your dry skin and relieve it of or any itching or inflammation.
What is cucumber’s winning trait? Its water content. This refreshing vegetable is abundant in moisture, so look for new ways to incorporate it into your daily meals.
Enjoy its juicy slices in your smoothie, sandwich, or simply as a side dish with your meals. It cools the heat within your body and hydrates your skin, making dry skin an issue of the past.
Avocado has insanely creamy (and delicious) flesh because it’s rich in good fat. It contains oleic acid that nourishes every inch of your skin. Supplement your diet with this delicious fruit, and you will notice stronger, moisturised and supple skin.
Plus, did you know that avocados can help you lose weight? This fruit is the ultimate beauty fix.
Banishing flaky skin for good can be as simple as enjoying salmon regularly. This orange-hued fish is your skin’s best friend as its omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, keeping your skin bouncy and youthful.
For a natural glow, eat more salmon and you will be pleased to see softer and more radiant skin.
Almonds are delicious snacks that are packed with loads of healthy fat. They are especially rich in vitamin E, a supplement that is present in tons of skincare products.
Munching on a handful of nuts is all you need to give your skin a boost of vitamin E that cancels out flaky skin with its rich moisture content.
The tiny but mighty grains of flaxseeds are jam-packed with an insane amount of healthy fat. These seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which boosts the healing speed of your skin.
If you’ve got scratches or abrasions on your face, eating flaxseeds will help to improve your complexion.
This article was originally published in Shape.