A Healthy Diet for Dry Skin

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You are what you eat is something that you may have heard a few times, but what you eat does more than affect your body. In fact, what you eat can also have a huge affect on your skin, and could likely cause dry skin.

If you have dry skin you probably know that natural skin care products, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, can help, but so can your dietary choices.

Eating a diet that includes healthy fats, such as Omega-3’s can help keep your dry skin hydrated, soft and supple.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE explains that the most important part of your skins barrier is lipids. Those lipids include free fatty acids, phospholipids, ceramides, and cholesterol. If your skin does not have enough healthy fat, water can escape through the barrier. This allows your skin to become dehydrated, which could cause dry skin.

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Herring, salmon, anchovies, sardines, and mackerel along with flaxseed oil, grass-fed beef, and all natural eggs can help hydrate your skin. All natural skin care products, such as the line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, can also help prevent water evaporation and dehydration. If you don’t care for fish, or are expecting and aren’t allowed to eat it, there are Omega-3 supplements available.

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Vitamin C, an ingredient in the all-natural skin care line of products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE allows collagen to form. Collagen acts like a sponge when it comes to moisture. Copper and zinc are also important minerals as they keep your collagen dense, which allows for hydrated and plump skin. A good multivitamin that contains trace minerals such as copper and zinc can help keep your skin soft and supple. Zinc has also been show to maintain smooth skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

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Although your morning cup of coffee or tea isn’t likely to dehydrate you, too much caffeine can constrict your blood vessels. If you like your morning cuppa, the lip and eye cream from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help reduce puffiness and help with dry skin. In the long run, blood flow restriction can affect healthy circulation, which means that your skin cells will not turn over as quickly.

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If you are enjoying a balanced diet with enough fats, adding additional fats or supplements may not be a quick fix when it comes to dry skin. However, using all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help improve your skin. Order your all natural skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.