Here's what your dry skin tells about your diet?
According to Dipali Mathur Dayal, Co-Founder, Magnifique, your dry skin conveys a lot about your diet. "Dry skin tells us that the body is dry within, there is a lack in essential oils that is required to keep the skin soft and supple, or the fact the tissues are sinking and the ageing is happening. Dry skin in children is very rare or because of ectodermal dysplasia which is kind of a genetic disorder. Otherwise, children usually do not have dry skin."
Bangalore based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood says, "There are largely two important factors which can lead to dry skin. One is genetics and the other is your diet. In the absence of a balanced diet, your skin finds it difficult to nourish itself due to the unavailability of vital nutrients."
Dry skin has a lot to do with your diet
What should you have to battle dry skin?
1. Sweet potatoesSweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for skin repair. The high quantity of beta carotene in it also helps shield the skin from dryness.Sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A which boosts skin health
2.Nuts and SeedsPacked with antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids, nuts and seeds play a pivotal role in nourishing the body from within. Regular nut consumption can repair skin cell damage from free radicals and accelerates the process of skin cell repair and regeneration.
3.SpinachLoad up on these greens to have a supple and beautiful skin. The antioxidants present in the nutritious greens helps prevent oxidative damage. The skin-friendly vitamin E, Vitamin A and C present in this leafy vegetable helps in the skin repair process.
Fish tops the chart when you talk about 'good fats'. The essential fatty acids in fish can do wonders to your skin and hair health. Fish is one of the richest sources of omega 3 and iron too
A rich source of antioxidants, betacarotene, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E, the buttery fruit is your best companion when it comes to skin woes.Avocadoes rich source in antioxidantsLoad up on these foods and keep dry skin at bay.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.