6 Foods To Include In Diet To Prevent Skin Dryness In Heatwave
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When the air is too dry and lacks any kind of moisture, it leads to immense dryness of the skin. This is a phenomenon that is common in both summers and winters. The summer heat wave is generally very dry and can lead to unwanted cracks in the skin. 

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While a person may apply a lot of moisturisers or other creams, it can be only an ephemeral solution to the problem. A concrete solution to the problem is to make certain alterations in the diet so that the body feels nourished and moisturised from the inside. If you are wondering what to eat during this heatwave to keep the body moisturised and prevent unnecessary flakiness, here is a list of food items that you must try.

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* Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are a great source of vitamins that can help in making the skin feel less itchy and dry. The good part about vitamin C is that it can also protect against the UV rays of the sun. So vitamins can be a great addition to one's diet during summer as they not only help maintain the plumpness of the skin but also prevent sun damage. Some fruits that one can try having in summer include lemons, grapefruit, mandarines, limes, and other such juicy fruits.

* Olive Oil

Oils are also a great moisturising ingredient and have a significant impact on the texture of the skin. Extra-virgin olive oil is great for consumption during summer as it is not too heavy but, at the same time, contains the necessary compounds to keep the body moisturised from the inside. The good part about olive oil is that it is also equally beneficial for skin application. Olive oil is also famous for its anti-inflammatory effects. So, any person suffering from inflammation and rashes during summer can try both consuming them and applying them to the skin.

* Nuts

Nuts are a storehouse of many important minerals and antioxidants. Different types of nuts, such as pistachios, almonds, raisins, and cashews, should be consumed regularly during summer. Most of these nuts are rich in omega-3, which is great for the skin. However, the right way to have nuts in summer is to soak these nuts in water overnight and then have them the next day. The vitamins E and A present in these nuts are also very beneficial for the skin. Also, soaking them overnight is helpful as it makes the tendency of the nuts a lot cooler.

* Avocado 

People who are regular consumers of avocados must be already acquainted with its health benefits. Avocados are known for their skin benefits and abundance of vitamins. They're also endowed with good fats that help moisturise the body from the inside. The creamy mixture of avocado can be incorporated into different types of dishes. One can simply have a breakfast toast with some avocado mixture spread on the top. Another way to have avocados is to add them to a smoothie or add them to salads. Having avocados on its own can also be a great idea.

* Cucumber 

Cucumber is already a summer favourite vegetable and is known for its hydrating properties. It is one of those vegetables that is naturally very high in water and is great for both application on the skin as well as consumption. Taste-wise, cucumber is also very fresh and rejuvenating, which is why it is used to make a lot of delicious drinks. Cucumber is also a storehouse of multiple vitamins, so adding it to one's diet is necessary during summer. One can have cucumber regularly in the form of salad with meals. They make digestion much easier. Making cucumber mojitos at home can be an innovative way of having cucumbers.

* Fish

Fish is a great way of incorporating multiple antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins in the body without having to eat something that leads to heating the body from the inside. Fish are very cool in their disposition and can also be made in a lot of different varieties. One of the easiest ways to eat fish is to steam it all and microwave it. Avoid using unnecessary oil or too much butter, as it will go against the very purpose of eating something healthy and nourishing. Fish should be combined with a lot of fresh vegetables on the side for a perfectly balanced meal which is high in fibre and nutrients