Dry skin is the worst. It itches, it’s flaky, it’s red, it’s no good. And whether that lack of moisture is due to the harsh winter months or annoying genes are to blame, let’s face it: dry skin is a pain to deal with. However, like all other beauty concerns, there are ways to stay on top of the problem. Instead of spending loads of money on lotions and potions that may or may not work, you might want to start with your diet. That’s right, what you eat can have a significant impact on your skin health. So if you want to achieve hydrated skin, it starts from within.

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20. Fish

The fattier, the better. So, best bets are salmon (the skin, in particular, is packed with nutrients), sardines, mackerel, tuna and trout, just to name a few. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthen skin cells and the skin’s barrier, thus helping to retain moisture, as well as to preserve elastin in the skin, helping it stay resilient, smooth and tight.

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