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spring skin
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By Dr. Natasha Turner on Blisstree.com

Chances are that soft, supple skin that feels good and looks healthy (not to mention, youthful) is on your most wanted list for spring. But to really turn dry, unhealthy skin around you have to start from the inside out.

Luckily you don’t have to buy expensive creams and potions; a few simple additions to your supplement and dietary plan will do the trick.

Nature’s natural de-wrinkler
Your skin responds remarkably well to an increase in good dietary fats and a decrease in bad ones. In fact, after just one month on fish oils, I had one patient ask me if I gave her some special anti-wrinkling pills. Omega-3 fish oils are an absolute superfood for your skin.

Research published in the Journal of Investigational Dermatology emphasizes the importance of fish oils as potent anti-inflammatory and moisturizing agents. Another study found fish oil to be effective in reducing wrinkle formation and preventing chronological ageing, such as thinning of the skin. Fish oils are certainly your secret to smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin. Take two to four capsules (or one teaspoon) of Omega-3’s twice daily with food.

Get fat—and lots of it
In addition to avocado, olives, olive oil, walnuts, almonds and coconut oil, you can add in macadamia nut oil into your diet (available at specialty and health food stores). Macadamia nut oil has the highest concentration of monounsaturated fats (85%) than any other oil, including olive oil which contains up to 75% monounsaturated fats. These fats make your skin fresh, supple, and elastic.

One study found that macadamia nut oils are rich sources of both vitamin E and squalene, a naturally occurring antioxidant that protects us from sun damage. As an added benefit, it has a high heat point (401F) so I often recommend it for cooking.

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