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ULTRA dry skin and more

Commented on May 02, 2014
Created April 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

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, you can see the pressure hours later.

My face skin is either dry or oily. Actually all of my body skin is ultra dry. I guess thats the reason, why I aged the last two years that heavy, that I (33) look like 50 or something.

I always had massive problems with my skin, but the last 8 years my hyperhidroses increased and so my skin is suffering more and more and I look ugly as hell! Alot of very fine, dry wrinkles around my eyes, on my forhead and so on.

Sometimes I think, there is some kinda sickness growing inside me. I stopped smoking 2 years ago, eat healthy (mostly paleo) and 4 years ago I stopped drinking (had some massive problems with that and other drugs).

So where to start? Our family (the men) do have problems with heart, so I maybe there is a relation?

The dry skin is first of all just optical very shitty, but it also tells me, there is something absolutly wrong. My hyperhidrosis is becoming worst every year. My condition does not increase, even when I drive bike or walk EVERY day 12-15km.

And when I check the internet, the heart, lung, skin, sweating, ect. quite often does have to do something with hear problems.

I guess I do sound quite nervous, but where can I start?

Oh, I also moved to berlin 4 years ago, before i always lived in a village. So the stress of the city (my rooms points to a big street) could also kill me, right? :) So I decided, to move back to my village.

Thank you very much for you answers, hope there is a point where I could start.

Markus

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on May 02, 2014
at 01:39 PM

hey :)

thx for your answer and the recipe, always had plans to make bone broth, realy have to do that now. the same with that fermented stuff. in two weeks I will be back in the village and there I have more options to generate that food.

and okay, I will also definitly check my thyroid again.

Btw, great community here - fun to read through the 'hacks! :)

greetings

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on April 30, 2014
at 11:24 AM

Do you drink enough liquids, especially water? Do you eat healthy fats? Do you moisturize your skin after showering, either with something like Shea Butter or olive oils? If not you might want to try them. If they don't work, see a skin specialist, who may be able to tell you whether you have dry skin or a skin problem which needs extra help.

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on May 02, 2014
at 01:10 PM

I also urge you to have your thyroid panel checked, a lot can change in your values in a year or two.

Also, have you considered drinking bone broth? Calcium, magnesium, collagen, glycine and proline, are some of the important constituents of broth and have helped decrease the dryness of my skin, it looks smoother and softer, definitely less wrinkles. The broth is lactose free, so no problem for you there. If you need help with how to make the broth, here is my recipe.

Between a daily cup of bone broth, eating liver once a week, and boiled carrots and sweet potatoes a few times a week (all high in Vitamin A), and staying off all gluten and sugar, my skin has honestly never been better.

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on May 02, 2014
at 01:39 PM

hey :)

thx for your answer and the recipe, always had plans to make bone broth, realy have to do that now. the same with that fermented stuff. in two weeks I will be back in the village and there I have more options to generate that food.

and okay, I will also definitly check my thyroid again.

Btw, great community here - fun to read through the 'hacks! :)

greetings

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on May 01, 2014
at 09:16 AM

thx for you answers, @StarP33 and @tnajamie

yea, I already let my thyroid check 2 or 3 years ago, but more or less in a small blood screening. Since that was okay, the doc said everything is okay. But I will check that again. And about the fat: The last year I ate alot of butter and thought, thats it - but since I do react on that bit of lactose, there where no good improvements. So, I go again to more fat but without butter - maybe that was a point. :)

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on April 30, 2014
at 07:40 PM

You need a lot more fat! Beef dripping .. coconut oil .. macadamia nut oil .. olive oil .. suet .. every bit of fat you can get your hands on

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on April 30, 2014
at 07:14 PM

Hi...you may want to check your thyroid. Not just the TSH but also the T3, T4 and rT3 and rT4 levels in your blood work. Hypothyroidism will cause excessively dry, cracked skin and premature aging (hair loss, gray hairs, etc). I went through very similar issues as you and no matter how much oil I consumed or used topically, my skin was still a dessicated mess. Only when I realized my thyroid was completely depleted, did I start to see improvement with non-synthetic hormone supplementation. Good luck.

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72082a7d7d7ec23caf5868176f785fee

on April 30, 2014
at 12:53 PM

oh, I should mention, that I never did paleo to drop weight, actually I am to skinny and paleo is making me even thinner (what looks kinda sick to ppl). So sure, I think I have to eat more fats - but since butter is no option, I eat coconut fat. Its kinda heavy to become more heavy on paleo for me :)

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on April 30, 2014
at 12:17 PM

I also have stupidly dry skin since starting paleo. It's always been on the dry side, but when I started Paleo (about 6 weeks ago) it has become like paper. Super dry and looking about 10 years older.

I eat lots of meat and paleo fats, and have lost lots of weight on the diet.

The books say your skin should get better, not worse. Dunno what to think about it.

Moisturisers help a bit, but I was expecting my skin to become less dry on the paleo diet, not more so, if the literature is correct.

Nice to know I'm not the only one. :-)

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72082a7d7d7ec23caf5868176f785fee

on April 30, 2014
at 11:42 AM

I try to drink alot, some days I forget to drink, but most time I drink alot of water and tea (spearmint, camile) but also coffe with coconut oil. Good fats is a point- I ate quite alot of butter coz everywhere you can read, thats GOOD fat. But since I have extreme lactose, I also react on butter. I guess, that the last years my skin also suffer, because I had diarreah for yeas and lost alot of water, plus the execive sweating I am always drying out.

And here I think putting oil or other stuff on my skin does not help me. I did along time olive oil. Also shea butter for a long time. And olive oil for a long time. It did not change my skin.

The skin doctor said, I have "Morbus Unna" ( dont know the english word), but I think he was not realy interested in my skin and just told me what he tells every second :D because last winter I did not had any of that "morbus unna" flakes (think because of paleo)

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on April 30, 2014
at 11:28 AM

Do you drink lots of liquids, eat healthy fats within the paleo diet, use moisturizers on your skin after showering, such as Shea butter or olive oils? If not try them, and if they don't help see a skin specialist who may be able to prescribe a skin cream for ultra dry skin.

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72082a7d7d7ec23caf5868176f785fee

on April 30, 2014
at 11:09 AM

"And when I check the internet, the heart, lung, skin, sweating, ect. quite often does have to do something with hear problems."

I mean, HEART, not hear :)

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