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The good oil . . .

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Katie Griffin shares her top tips for dry skin . . .

Katie's tips:

• 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.

Ingredients:

½ ripe avocado

½ ripe banana

1 tablespoon raw honey

Method:

• Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined

• Apply to your face

• Leave for 10-15 minutes

• Wash off with warm water.

Avocados are great to eat . . . but also good for your skin.
Coconut oil not only smells delicious but also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Before or after your shower or bath, massage all over your body.
Katie graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Science majoring in Food Science. She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Based in Gisborne, she runs a consultancy business called Katie Jane Wellness. She's based in her home town of Gisborne but offers services throughout New Zealand.
Increase your intake of ground flaxseeds and chia seeds.