Which hydrating foods can help dry skin?
“Make sure you drink plenty of water” I hear myself saying over and over only to empty a barely sipped from water bottle every afternoon after school. Looking after dry skin means it’s so important to keep the body super hydrated in conjunction with using a moisturiser or an oatmeal bath soak. Lunch and recess often means a lot of running around in the heat without replacing any of the water the body loses. Packing hydrating foods in your child’s lunchbox can boost their fluid intake and make a big impact on keeping their skin healthy.
The good news is that drinking water isn’t he only way to keep bodies hydrated and keep the skin healthy from the inside. There are some great hydrating foods we can pack in our children’s lunch boxes to up their fluid intake for healthy skin.
Here are the best and most hydrating foods with their water content included to pack in your child’s lunch box to help keep the skin hydrated, healthy and happy…
1. Cucumbers: water content 95%
Cucumbers are made up almost entirely of water and also provide a small amount of some nutrients, such as vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.
2. Watermelon: water content 92%
Watermelon is probably more popular than cucumbers! It is made up of so much water and also has some fibre and several important nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium.
3. Strawberries: water content 91%
Strawberries provide lots of fibre, disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and folate.
4. Peaches: water content 89%
As well at their high water content, eating a peach with the skin on can also contribute disease-fighting antioxidants.
5. Celery: water content 95%
At 95% water, add a little pot of hummus and hopefully this will make this super hydrating food a staple in your child’s lunch box.
Keeping your child’s skin healthy during school term also means sticking to your regular skincare routine to add hydration to the skin and strengthen the skin’s barrier against moisture loss.
This blog post was brought to you and your family with love from Julia and the itchy baby co. team x.
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.