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 dry which they normally don't. I only use oil on my skin and normally it's great but in ketosis even the oil didn't help. Does being in ketosis increase your water needs? How much water do you drink if this has happened to any of you for your skin to not be dry?
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on April 27, 2012
at 07:47 AM
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.
on November 15, 2012
at 05:56 AM
Entering ketosis does cause your body to get rid of sodium stores in your body, which in turn leads to increased waterloss, thus the frequent urination.
I experienced similar symptoms to this when I entered ketosis and I just upped my water intake significantly, and also put coconut oil on my skin after a shower (to lock in moisture) and before bed, but not too much, or you will feel slimey!