Beauty Foods to Combat Dehydrated Skin

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!

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Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna is a certified naturopath and nutritionist and founder of leading Australian natural skincare and wellness company, Edible Beauty Australia. Anna has been featured in various publications including Mind Body Green, Women’s Health and Allure. She is committed to the natural transformation of her client’s skin using proven botanicals, nutrients and herbal formulations, both on the inside and out.  

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age.  Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. 

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