Dry skin has a lot to do with your diet
Our skin is made up of fats
, hence for nourished skin it is important to have fats. Now that doesn't mean you start noshing into the junk and trans kinds. There are several better sources of fat that should be part of your daily diet. According to consultant nutritionists Dr. Rupali Dutta, "Dry skin could be the indication of the fact that you aren't consuming adequate fat. We say 15 percent of calories
should come from fats and oil. These days when people get extra conscious about fat intake then sometimes it can go low. That could be one of the reasons. Primarily it is the weather. It soaks up the moisture and because of cold, the skin goes dry. We can prevent it by having adequate antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin A. We should consume citrus fruits and green vegetables. Non-veg food is also a good source of Vitamin A but that you can't have too much as it contains too much of cholesterol and saturated fat. So whatever is the recommended amount you can have that." There are a lot of things that can contribute to a dry skin. According to Dr. Dipali, "Not having essential oils, primrose, oleic acid, palmitic acid could be one of them. To nourish your skin, one should eat flax seeds
in the morning with corn flakes oats. We should drink more water and have more juices. We should avoid tea and coffee." As per Dr. Sood, "One should make it a point to load up on all vitamins
and nutrients, but for skin mainly one should have lots of Vitamin A, C. D and E. These are important vitamins which are required for the lubricating of dry skin. However, the most important of them all is adequate consumption of water. One has to have minimum of eight-ten glasses of water every day to have a beautiful skin." According to Dr. Rupali, "One has to take the recommended amounts of fat. The National Institute of Nutrition and ICMR have recommended 15 percent of calories from visible fat. Vitamin A, C and E are other nutrients that are a must for a nourished skin."