Did you know that healthy fats can make your skin look, feel and actually BECOME healthier?
If your skin is feeling tight and dry, moisturizing on the outside won’t help much – you need to start working on things from the INSIDE!
Here are a few ways you can improve dryness and wrinkles.. mmhmm.. yup!
1. Healthy Fats: This is the absolute best way to improve your dry skin from the inside out. You have to eat healthy fat! (Don’t be scared, eating healthy fat does not make you fat!) Fats and oils are naturally moisturizing and will gradually make your skin softer and less dry. Healthy fats include avocados, nuts, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, lard, ghee, butter, fish oil and so on. Basically avoid any fats that are man-made.
2. Omega 3 Fats: Skin irritations and misbehaving skin can be a sign of inflammation. Omega 3 fats reduce inflammation in the body which is good for your skin – and your health in general. Find Omega 3’s in supplements, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemo seeds, natto, fish (like mackeral, sardines, oyster, trout, herring, and halibut – make sure your seafood is not contaminated!), dairy (like egg yolks and yoghurt) brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower.
3. Water: Dehydration can be a common cause of dry skin, and it’s an easy one to fix. Keep a bottle of water with you and sip on it throughout the day. Aim for 8 glasses of water per day – or more if you’re still thirsty. Everytime you feel hungry, take a drink of water first (it’s easy to confuse thirst and hunger). Don’t like plain water? Try water with lemon or cucumber, or some caffeine free herbal teas (nettle tea is especially good for dry skin.) Amino Switch by Switch Nutrition is how I stay hydrated throughout the day. It makes may water tastes great, keeps my cortisol levels low and helps keep my muscle growth consistent. Buy yours here: http://www.mimfit.net/product/amino-switch/
Of course if you are consuming foods or using products/ingredients that your body doesn’t like (that you may have an intolerance to), this can cause your skin to become dry and irritated, and even break out in a rash. So please rule out this first!
So there you have it! Winter skin? I don’t think so!