Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Skin
The trend of fat-free diets can deprive our bodies of skin-friendly Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). This deficiency in a chronic itching, dryness, scaling, thinning and can lead to an imbalance.
Excess intake of alcoholic beverages and certain medications (such as nasal decongestants) can also contribute to dry & dehydrated skin.
Make sure to stay hydrated (drink at least 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of pure water each day) and incorporate healthy fatty acids into your diet!
Essential fatty acids are essential because your body cannot make them from scratch. Foods high in EFA’s include: hemp and flax seeds, olive oil, avocado, dark leafy greens, eggs, and fatty fish. It’s important to make sure you have a good source when supplementing your diet with EFA’s. At your next visit, inquire about our favorite sources!
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