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Vitamins for Dry Skin

Many people use vitamins for dry skin, as a kind of do it yourself home remedy, but this treatment will only work if it is in fact a vitamin deficiency that is causing your dry skin problem. In most cases, people develop dry skin not because of any nutritional deficiency, but because of the chemicals in the skin products that they use, because of their environment, or as a result of dehydration. Naturally, if one of these factors is the cause of dry skin, the only way to solve the problem is by addressing these factors, and taking vitamin supplements will not work.

The most effective way to combat dry skin is to avoid factors that cause dryness. If you are completely sure that these factors are not the cause of your dry skin, you can try taking vitamin supplements for a few weeks. One of the first things is to avoid excessive washing or bathing, as hot water in particular tends to remove the natural oils secreted by the skin. The soap you use can also be a cause — always use a mild, good quality soap. Harsh, cheap soaps can cause dryness even if you bathe only once or twice a day. Factors such as the weather or air conditioning can also cause dryness, but these factors are usually beyond our control. If you work in an office, it is usually not possible to avoid an environment that is air conditioned or centrally heated. In most parts of the world, the winter also tends to dry the skin out, and the only thing to do in such cases is take appropriate counter measures. This of course means using a moisturizing cream or lotion daily, possibly several times a day. You should note that the moisturizer should be applied immediately after bathing (for severe dry skin a thick, rich moisturizer is best), when the skin is still moist and the moisturizer can help the skin retain this moisture. If after taking these measures you still have dry skin, you can try using some dry skin vitamins.

One dry skin vitamin is vitamin E, which is used to treat a variety of skin problems. Vitamin E oil is quite easily available, and you should apply a small amount on your skin daily. Vitamin A also plays a role in keeping the skin moist and supple, so you should try vitamin A supplements. Better still, eat foods that are rich in vitamin A, such as cabbage, carrots, and pumpkin, as vitamins for dry skin are best obtained from natural sources.