Organic and Natural Living

  Eating Right For Your Skin Type


Do you have oily skin or dry skin? Now that it’s winter, your skin especially on your face and hands is more likely to be stripped of its moisture and lead to cracked, rough skin. Or, perhaps you have perpetually oily skin that no matter how much you scrub, it doesn’t go away? Believe it or not, what you eat definitely has an effect on your skin quality. To avoid the harsh winter weather or future breakouts, there are certain healthy water-rich foods you can eat or use as moisturizers.

Avocados: Rich in Omega-3

Avocados help dry skin and oily skin types because of their omega-3 content. Omega-3 fatty acids provide many health benefits, especially for your skin. It helps dry out and relieve itching if you suffer from acne or eczema, as well as help skin retain moisture during the harsh winter weather. However, most people do not eat enough avocados or other omega-3 rich foods in general. Taking a supplement may be more effective. In order to figure out which type of supplement is best for you, check out websites like to compare different supplement products. Look for a supplement that contains at least 1,500 mg omega-3 in each serving. If you’re not into supplements or like the taste of avocados, you can also mash some up and use them as a face mask. Your skin will soak in the nutrients and you can relieve tight or itchy skin symptoms.

Milk & Honey: Great Natural Moisturizers

If you are interested in looking up homemade skin masks, you’ll find that a lot of them contain milk and honey. Both of these ingredients are gentle on your skin so they are perfect for sensitive skin types. We admit that it does sound kind of gross to rub honey on your face, but it really does work. Honey seals in moisture to keep your skin plump and healthy looking, as well as giving your skin a natural glow. Milk’s natural acidity helps remove dead skin cells that may be blocking moisturizers from deeply penetrating your skin. You can add sugar to make a more exfoliating scrub for your face if it is overly oily, or add coconut oil or shea butter for a better moisturizing face mask.

Melons and Cucumbers: Hydrating Powers

It’s important to moisturize your skin daily, especially during the winter if it is dry. However, you can moisturize from the inside out by eating foods that are high in water content. These foods maintain the elasticity of your skin as well as keep your skin cells healthy. You can avoid unpleasant breakouts and redness by keeping up with a clean, fresh diet.

Foods with a high water content are:

  • grapes
  • melons like watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew
  • cucumber
  • oranges
  • berries

Eat a few servings of these fruits and vegetables a day to keep your skin’s appearance nice and dewy.

It’s All About The Moisture

Who knew that what you ate directly affected your skin? Although we didn’t go into the famous debate of whether chocolate causes acne, you can definitely get rid of oily, pimply skin by eating right and using natural moisturizers. Fresh, watery fruits and vegetables are healthy for all skin types, so make sure to load up your plate with melons, cucumbers and berries. You can make your own personalized face masks depending on your skin condition: add avocadoes to reduce itching, and add milk and sugar to exfoliate dry skin. In fact, avocados have so many health benefits, including being a great source for omega-3. Omega-3 is great for your skin and can even reduce redness and itching from acne or eczema. Your skin absorbs whatever you put into your body, so make it count.


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