The cause of dehydration is far from skin deep. So, what’s the most effective way to combat dryness? Topical treatments coupled with targeted nutrition and plenty of water. Here are some of my favourite tips you can incorporate into your daily life to boost and rehydrate dry skin from the inside-out:
Up your H20 intake: Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water daily. You can add lemon juice and chlorophyll to improve hydration. Non-caffeinated, herbal tea like our No.4 Golden Glow Tea is another great option. Sipping in our Native Collagen Powder during the day also boosts your hydration whilst simultaneously boosting your intake of beauty boosting vitamins.
Eat hydrating foods: In addition to drinking your H20, you can eat it! Foods with a high-water content such as watermelon (hence the name), grapefruit and cucumber are refreshing and hydrating.
Increase healthy fats: Great skin starts from within. Combat dryness by adding Omega-rich ingredients into your diet. Fatty acids help skin retain moisture, making it plump and supple. It’s as easy as sprinkling flax seeds on your oatmeal, cooking with olive oil, adding half an avocado to your salad or snacking on a handful of walnuts.
- Avoid notorious dehydrators: Caffeine, alcohol, foods with a high-sodium content, and processed meats draw valuable water reserves from the body. Best to skip ‘them and fill your plate with hydrating and omega-rich ingredients.
One of my favourite recipes for boosting your skins hydration is this refreshing Green Smoothie!