7 Foods That Can Help You Avoid Dry Skin

It is common knowledge that maintaining a proper and balanced diet promotes healthier skin. Here are some tasty foods that you should add to your diet to avoid dry skin:

1.   Fish

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Salmon, mackerel and other similar types of fish have monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that provide essential fatty acids. These fatty acids serve as natural moisturiser for the skin.  (Source: BBC Good Food) They are loaded with vitamin E, another popular antioxidant.

2.   Avocado

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Avocado is also known as alligator pear or butter fruit. Avocados are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Just like fish, avocados have polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids that can help to protect your skin against damaged. (Source: Livestrong.com)

3.   Papaya

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Aside from being an invaluable source of vitamin A (which can help to improve eyesight), papayas also help to protect the skin. They contain vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lycopene. (Source: Superfood Profiles) These vitamins can protect your skin against free radicals which are one of the common causes of skin aging.

4.   Olive Oil

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Olive oil has more monounsaturated fat compared to other types of plant oils. It is also rich in antioxidants. Research also shows that olive oil can prevent malignant melanoma – a type of skin cancer. (Source: Olive Oil Times)

5.   Nuts & Seeds

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Nuts and seeds are also loaded with vitamin E. Also packed with omega-3 fats and zinc which are also beneficial to the skin, they help to produce more collagen in the body. Collagen is responsible for protecting the skin against toxins. (Source: One Green Planet)

6.   Berries

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Different berries have different nutrients that are essential for skin care. For instance, blueberries and raspberries both have carotenoids and vitamin A that are antioxidants. (Source: SFGATE)  Generally, all berries are high in antioxidants.

7.   Eggs

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Eggs are comprised of several nutrients such as choline. Choline is related to vitamin B. It is needed to produce collagen and elastin for healthy-looking skin. Choline can also help skin cells function better. (Source: ShareCare)

These foods will contribute to the health of your skin and will help you to avoid dry skin but you should also consider taking vitamins for skin in conjunction with a healthy diet for better results.

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