The good oil . . .
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Katie Griffin shares her top tips for dry skin . . .
• Up your relationship with omega-3 fatty acids — that means consuming more oily fish such as salmon or sardines, walnuts, ground flaxseeds or flaxseed oil and chia seeds.
• I recommend taking a good fish oil supplement such as @bepurebenwarren BePure Three.
• Lather up — to support your skin topically, moisturise with oil. Coconut oil not only smells delicious but also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. I always have a jar in my bathroom. Before or after your shower or bath, massage all over your body. This will provide amazing nourishment to your skin and it's also a lovely way to practise self-care. For an extra relaxing ritual, you could add 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil before applying the coconut oil.
• For extra pampering, try a DIY face mask — it's such a cost-effective way of treating yourself, reducing the toxic load on your body, and providing nourishment to your skin.
One of my favourite recipes combines oats, honey, and avocado.
½ ripe avocado
½ ripe banana
1 tablespoon raw honey
• Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined
• Apply to your face
• Leave for 10-15 minutes
• Wash off with warm water.