Dry Skin Questions
Hi guys. I've been primal/paleo for about 4 months now. My skin was very pale before when I was eating SAD. Not sickly pale, but pretty pale with a slightly yellow undertone, it was consistently that color for 6 or more years. I really noticed a... (more)
My skin isn't dry but the last time I went into ketosis (and first time also), my skin got so dry, my hands where dry and it looked like the "scales" on it were larger if you know what I mean. It was worse when I woke up. My lips also got really... (more)
I guess is because once you don't eat too much carbs, you lose water from the muscles at the beginning. I think you should drink more water. But i'm not an expert, sorry.
Hey folks :) actually I think I already know some stuff about dry skin and paleo, also that it can be worst before it becomes better. But, my skin is realy, realy bad. When I press my finger nail in the back of my hand for just a second,... (more)
Hi all, Just started a ketogenic diet plan for the second time. About one week in now compared to a month on the prior attempt to maintain low carb lifestyle. However just like the first time I tried this, I have been having a few unfortunate... (more)
I have a dry scaly condition my doctor says is related to my gut and if I will follow the paleo diet and be gluten free it will correct itself. I have been doing just so and after 4 months nothing. I did a liver/gallbladder cleanse 4 weeks ago... (more)
I've been reading a lot about the no shampoo/soap thing, but I have no idea where to start. Some people suggest apple cider vinegar, some baking soda, some plain water. If I have really dry skin - scalp, face, body - what would be the best place... (more)
I have dry skin, dry mouth (even at 6 cups of water/day) and joint pain (knee, ankle, and some fingers), and constipation. 25 yo female, 5'1, 125lbs I eat plain yogurt (2 cups a day), greens, potatoes (1-2 a day), fish (4-5 days a week),... (more)
love the last answer. For dry skin I apply cocunut oil topically. Just plain oil them get in my bath robe or pajamas and give it time to soak in. Can try beets for constipation. Always work well in my house
I've had dry skin since birth (keratosis on my arms,legs and a bit on my bum) and I was wondering is using creams, oils and lotions a gimmick? It ends up being extremely expensive and I find it only makes my skin feel a bit softer, but isn't... (more)
Hello there Paleo Hackers - I went VLC on the Paleo Diet 1 year ago and I loved it, save for one symptom: very dry skin. My hands looked like scales, I got dandruff, and I developed painful cracks at the corner of my mouth (Angular cheilitis). I... (more)
I actually had my first ever flare up of perioral dermatitis around my nose about 6 months ago. Been Paleo for nearly a year now and have no idea why it's come about when my previous diet and skincare regime was very much based around commercial... (more)
This answer from Karna....."(After eating 1 table spoon of flax seed) First my skin became very soft and smooth but after 2 weeks I got cystic acne on my neck and shoulders" got me thinking about my own experience with flax oil. i use to take... (more)
So sick of my terrible skin, it makes me look so ugly and is basically the cause of my depression I get discomfort in my gut whenever I eat and I'm always really tired, I've been eating basically whole 30 for 2 weeks and it's making no... (more)
The problems I have now are the following: 1.) Nausea after eating anything any amount. 2.) Acne- Facial, back, and chest. 3.) Keratosis Pilaris 4.) Dry, peeling lips (Probably Exfoliative Cheilitis) 5.) Dandruff 6.) Dry Skin 7.) Tiredness all the... (more)
My home is primarily heated by a wood stove. In the winter this means super dry air despite the pot of water I try to keep on it to add moisture to the air. This leads to dry/cracking skin in the winter and it doesn't appear to be very healthy for... (more)
When I started eating bacon, two months ago, I went through about 18oz per week for 3 weeks. Pan fried, low heat. Coconut oil One week into this feast, I noticed how much smoother, oily, and vibrant my skin was -- my hands especially, and my... (more)
Pork fat is famously good for your skin, which is why it's in a lot of cosmetics. It's the saturated and monounsaturated fats, vitamin D (if pastured), and selenium.
I've experimented with adding starch (yams and sweet potatoes) to my otherwise LC diet. One surprising benefit of this was that my feet (normally dry, peeling, scaly and fungal with whitened and brittle toenails) became moist and less dry,... (more)
So I started paleo to get rid of chronic folliculitis on my face. Previous to havng that I ha acne throughout my teens and used all the standard topical medications, as well as took Accutane. My folliculitis improved with plaeo but went away 100%... (more)
I read with interest a recent question regarding use of Omega-7s (which I had never heard of!). I have had continuing itchy skin problems even with a strict gluten-free, soy-free, paleo-type diet. Decided to eliminate the fish oil and cod liver... (more)
With the wintertime and it being so windy and cold outside, I've had to break out my chapstick and lotions. However, now that I've become Paleo, I figured there must be a better product or way to treat my skin. Granted with eating paleo its much... (more)
I have recently moved about 1/3 of a mile away to a new house and the well water here is making my skin very dry and itchy. At my old house we had a filter on the well (some type of blue pellets for softening I believe that had to be changed once... (more)
I have been eating Primal/Paleo for 5/6 weeks now. I have been suffering from extremely dry, sore, cracked lips since I started and it is really starting to get me down. It has even started to migrate to above/below my lips and looks very red... (more)
Hey everybody. I have been eating Paleo/Primal for a little over 6 Months and have never felt beter. Before that I was eating what I thought was a healthy diet, Whole "Healthy" grains, meats and Veggies. Before I started eating Paleo I also had... (more)
Skin issues are common with gluten intolerance and celiac disease. I had a similar issue before I found out I had celiac. I have never felt better since going paleo. I started out gluten and dairy free 5 years ago. I have been paleo for a year die... (more)
I've been eating paleo - fairly strictly - for almost exactly six months now. Upsides - asthma better than I can remember. Weight loss good, energy improved, sleeping better and - people commenting on how well I look. Downside is an unfortunate... (more)
My skin's been especially dry this year and I thought I wasn't getting enough fat in my diet, so for the past week I've been eating a lot of salmon, avocados, nuts, egg yolks etc. with only partial results. Last night I ate a half pound of bacon... (more)
I've been struggling with dry skin on my face for years now. I was given accutane as a teen (a decade ago) and I believe that has permanently affected my skin. I am not sure if this is true but it is my only guess. The issue does not run in my... (more)
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