Other powerful foods that benefit all skin types and especially dry skin are olive oil, green tea, grape seed, pomegranate, and blueberry. These foods’ antioxidants protect skin from free radical damage that results from pollution, oxygen, and sunlight.
As a daily moisturizer for dry skin, apply a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil to help smooth and moisten tight, flakey skin. Make sure to wipe away any excess oil to keep your skin from getting too greasy. Olive oil mimics the lipid profile of skin and is rich in skin-protective antioxidants. Other excellent moisturizers that also mimic the skin’s lipid profile include apricot oil, canola oil, coconut oil, corn oil, safflower oil, shea butter, sesame oil, soybean oil, and sweet almond oil. My favorites are EVOO, shea butter, coconut oil.