In my practice, I find that whatever is going on inside the body will reflect in some way on the outside. So if the skin is dry, it makes sense to consume healthy foods that provide skin-protecting nutrients to keep it looking fresh and hydrated. For those with dry and inflamed skin, foods rich in essential fatty acids like pastured eggs, wild salmon, nuts and seeds, avocados, and coconut oil can be helpful. These foods are full of healthy fats that help boost the skin’s natural oil barrier, which is needed to keep skin hydrated. Additionally, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and flaxseeds contain alpha-linolenic acid, an important omega-3 that helps to prevent dry skin and eczema from the inside out.