Dry skin is a very common condition, but can be treated if you modify your diet to consist of foods rich in essential fatty acids, such as salmon, fresh tuna, and flaxseed oil.
Read on to learn more about why these foods help dry skin. At the close, a Dr. Perricone recipe is included to help you get started on your new diet.
Essential Fatty Acids are Essential in the Dr. Perricone Diet
You can enjoy a lifetime of healthy, glowing skin by following the right diet.
As aforementioned, foods rich in omega 3′s are helpful in treating dry skin. Omega-3s are important because they help cell membranes function optimally by maintaining their integrity and fluidity. This is relevant in the case of dry skin, since cells without a healthy membrane lose their ability to hold water and vital nutrients.
Good food sources include:
To help your skin stay healthy and moisturized, also include vitamins A, C, and B5 in your diet. Foods such as avocado, cantaloupe and honey dew, and bell peppers are good sources.
B5, found in kefir and yogurt, allows your skin to convert fats, like omega 3, to be used properly.
You also need to hydrate your skin by drinking enough water. Dr. Perricone recommends 8-10 glasses of water a day to keep your skin from dehydration, which causes aging.
Dr. Perricone Dry Skin Diet Recipe
Start your day out right with a cereal containing plenty of omega 3-rich flaxseeds.
Dr. Perricone’s Stop the Clock! Cereal
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup oat bran
- 1/2 cup non fat dry milk
- 1/2 cup low fat soy flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup sesame seed
- Combine all ingredients and store in freezer in airtight container.
- When ready to make, in a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil.
- Stir in 1/2 cup cereal mix and turn heat to low.
- Simmer for 1 minute, cover and remove from heat.
- Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately with fresh berries, if desired.
If you’re in a hurry, combine cereal and water in a deep bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.
Do you have dry skin? What foods have you found help your skin?