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General Tips For Those With Dry Skin

 
  Health & Beauty Nov 2003  
     
 
  • Drink six to eight glass of plain water a day
  • Eat lots of raw fruits (or fruit juices) and vegetables
  • Do not use soaps with strong formulas, as your skin won't be able to handle the ingredients.
  • Avoid eating too much of the following foods, as they can aggravate dry skin: dairy products like milk and cheese; drinks such as coffee, carbonated drinks; processed foods that contain white suger, white flour and saturated fats; and raw eggs.
  • Stress can also worsen dry skin, so learn to manage your tension. Schedule time for relaxing activities such as an evening walk in the park.
  • Cigarette smoking can dry out skin, so don't light up!
     
    What you should take
    Because
    Essential fatty acids
    These help to lubricate the skin and are needed for skin health and the proper functioning of the body's nervous system. Good sources of essential fatty acids include omega from fish, flax seed, and borage seed.
    Multi-vitamin &
    Mineral supplement
    Contains B vitamins, zinc, Vitamins E, A, and D and other supplements needed for good skin healthcare. The nutrients found in a daily supplement are needed for good general health and well-being.
    B Vitamin Complex
    The B Vitamins are very important for both good circultion and healthy skin. Deficiencies of Vitamin B6 has been linked to many skin problems. Vitamin B 12 is needed for cell formation and cell longevity.
    Zinc
    Very often people with dermatitis are not getting enough zinc. This mineral helps strengthen the immune system and promotes healing. Often a multi vitamin and mineral supplement can help.
    Vitamin E
    Helps to relieve dryness and itching of the skin, protects against free radicals, and can minimize wrinkles.
    Myrrh resin
    Promotes healing and it works well with frankincense and aloe vera
    Dandelion
    Herb that helps with detoxifying the body and healing
    Garlic
    Good general healing herb and it contains sulfur which helps to keep the skin smooth and youthful.
    Vitamin A
    Needed for smooth skin and also helps prevent dryness. Dry skin problems have been associated with lack of Vitamin A in the diet
    Carotenoids
    Work with Vitamin A
    Vitamin C
    Needed for collagen projection and it helps to strenghten the capillaries in the skin
    Bioflavonoids
    Work with Vitamin C

     

     
         
         
         
         
         


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