3 Foods That Hydrate Your Skin From The Inside Out

Youthful, smooth and radiant skin all have one thing in common; hydration. Hydration is truly the key to ageless and beautiful skin, yet there are many factors that can dry out the skin and put it at risk for the signs of aging.

Winter is a big contributor to dry and dehydrated skin, as cooler temperatures mean drier air, which saps moisture out of the skin and can leave your complexion parched and dull and in desperate need of a potent dose of moisture.

One of the best ways to ensure your skin stays hydrated, apart from topically applying hydrating, natural products, is through your daily diet. Certain foods dry out the skin, but others help to replace lost moisture and will leave your skin dewy and glowing from the inside out!

Of course, we don’t expect you to munch on fruit all season long, it’s too cold for that! These three picks are perfect for the frosty season and your skin will thank you!

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

When we think of the chilly season, butternut squash comes to mind as an autumn favourite! This vibrant veggie is rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C, both of which help to hydrate and nourish the skin for that dewy, healthy glow. Vitamin A aids in strengthening the skin’s barrier function, reducing moisture loss through the pores - while Vitamin C promotes the formation of collagen to keep skin plump and supple.

You can’t go wrong with this delicious autumn recipe, made with clean ingredients and featuring butternut squash as the star!

SPINACH

When kale became the hot new trend on your Instagram feed, spinach was placed on the back burner, with many people forgetting the powerhouse of nutrients these simple green leaves comprise. Luckily, with many people starting to realizing the importance of fresh, whole foods, spinach has become popular again at all the top juice and smoothie bars!

Spinach is made up of a whopping 92% water, but unlike a plain glass of water, spinach is jam-packed with magnesium, potassium, and B-vitamins, which help to keep the skin nourished from the inside out.

You can throw the leaves in a delicious and energizing green smoothie or why not try this hearty, warming soup packed with this superfood.

DARK CHOCOLATES AND STRAWBERRIES

We bet this one got your attention! You may think chocolate is one of those treats you need to steer clear of, but when it’s dark chocolate of at least 70% cocoa and brimming with antioxidants, then it’s safe to say you can indulge without too much guilt! Dark chocolate is rich in a class of antioxidants called flavonoids, which help to fight free radicals and hydrate your skin for a radiant glow.

Strawberries are made up of an impressive 87% water content along with fiber and Vitamin C to aid in digestion and reduce inflammation in the skin.

Not only are strawberries and dark chocolate a match made in heaven for your tastebuds, but they are also a power match for your skin.

This breakfast oatmeal recipe will have you drooling, guaranteed!

These are our three favourites for the chilly season, but if you’re in a warmer part of the world right now, feel free to share your favourite hydrating fruits with us. We always love to hear from our readers!

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