Drinks lots of water. Ok, I’m sure this one is making you do ., “Duh!” right now, but it cannot be stressed enough. If you’re dehydrated inside, no amount of moisturizer in the world will save you.
In addition to plain water, try some other liquids like coconut water andaloe vera juice. They are super hydrating.
Get your daily dose of Omega-3s. Try adding fish (like salmon), flax seed, chia seeds, and walnuts to your diet if you want to moisturize your skin. You can also take a fish oil supplement.
Eat lots of fruit, especially berries. Berries have a high water content and contain loads of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Eat vegetables that are rich in vitamin A, such as romaine lettuce. This is very important because vitamin A revitalizes skin and increases cell turnover.
Snack on almonds. The vitamin E in almonds is very hydrating for your skin.
Add some fat to your diet. Cook with extra-virgin olive oil and/or coconut oil or start eating avocados. These healthy fats will keep your skin supple.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine. These things just suck the life out of your skin. If you must have coffee in the morning (like me), switch to decaf or limit yourself to just one cup of the strong stuff.
Sleep with a humidifier- in your room of course, not in your bed. Indoor heating can really pull moisture from the skin while we’re sleeping. If you use a humidifier, you’ll notice a huge difference in your skin this winter.
Gently exfoliate 2-3 times per week. Gotta remove those dead skin cells and flakes!
Avoid products that contain harsh chemicals, as they are very drying. Check out my non-toxic beauty posts for suggestions, including facial and body moisturizers.