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Need help, my skin is dry.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 07, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hello, :} I'm 19, 5ft10 (173 cm) and 120 lbs (54.5kg - slowly gaining weight, around 4-5 pounds a week).I'm Asian also.

I've been doing paleo since February, nowadays I eat paleo 90-95% of the time.

Since I started, I noticed the skin of my neck being dry, as well as my cheeks' but the latter was kind of always there. Also my cheeks are a bit itchy but that may be the acne that is going off.

I'm eating mostly grain-fed beef as meat. And for my complements, I take: EPA 1440mg, DHA 960mg, Vitamin D3 200IU, Calcium 1000mg, magnesium 500mg, zinc 25mg daily.

Edit: I wash my face with just water twice a day

I've been reading a lot and came up with things like minty toothpaste or lack or iodine. Not sure what to do.

Can anyone help me with my dry skin problem? Thanks in advance

Aa748fb43334ffd2db3934aa00874bbe

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on October 04, 2012
at 07:19 PM

This. However, I find olive oil drying for my naturally-dry skin, so I use jojoba instead.

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 20, 2012
at 06:26 PM

or you have really hard water

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:46 AM

@uie merci merci :}

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:40 AM

Thanks for the tips

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:39 AM

@Luckie, he first asks me whether or not I need that many complements, then he recommends a skincare product, then he talks about buying products from the UK via eBay, drinking water hydrates the inner layer of the skin, Avoid products w/alcohol, @uie, je pense arreter à un moment mais j'attends d'aller chez l'allergologue pour faire un bilan

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:35 AM

ok, I'll try tonight thanks :}

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:34 AM

@VB, I don't know, what effects did that have on you? @daz, ahaha, in my mind I'm taller

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on August 08, 2012
at 06:13 AM

5ft10" = 177.8cm.......5ft8" = 172.7cm (173cm)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:01 AM

um... mon francais n'est pas tres bon; je comprendre l'intention, mais ne comprendre pas les details. une personne peut traduire, s'il tu plait?

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:02 PM

Yes! some people actually do it to prevent acne, it's called the oil cleansing method, I used to do it every night in the winter but now it's summer i don't seem to need to, just do it now and again

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Can I do it if I have receding acne? and do you do it just when you feel like you need it or like on a schedule like every week? Thanks,

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:39 PM

Thanks for your help, I use pills for O3 supplements from Biovea. I just wash my face with water twice a day and exfoliate it like once every two weeks. Maybe I my showers are too hot,

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 07, 2012
at 05:10 PM

Do they sell bio-kult where you live?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 07, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Have you tried ALIVE probiotics (in my country they sell them in the pharmacy refrigerated).

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

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on August 07, 2012
at 03:12 PM

5'10-5'11 sorry, I live in France we use cm. I'll edit that right away

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on October 04, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I have found jojoba oil to do the trick beautifully and I use some Green Pastures cod liver oil beauty balm on areas prone to wrinkling.

I stopped using coconut oil because it puffs my face and eyes slightly...and I found it does not moisturize as well as just conditions and smooths.

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7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

on August 07, 2012
at 05:22 PM

seriously try this: rub olive oil into your face before bed, dab off the excess and go to sleep, wake up and your skin should look a lot better

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 07, 2012
at 09:02 PM

Yes! some people actually do it to prevent acne, it's called the oil cleansing method, I used to do it every night in the winter but now it's summer i don't seem to need to, just do it now and again

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Can I do it if I have receding acne? and do you do it just when you feel like you need it or like on a schedule like every week? Thanks,

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:35 AM

ok, I'll try tonight thanks :}

Aa748fb43334ffd2db3934aa00874bbe

(458)

on October 04, 2012
at 07:19 PM

This. However, I find olive oil drying for my naturally-dry skin, so I use jojoba instead.

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on August 09, 2012
at 12:33 PM

Try Regener8 Skin Care Supplement. It contains Aloe Vera with the addition of Vitamins: A, C & E and minerals helps to promote healthy skin, increase skin elasticity and flexibility, repair damaged skin cells.

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on August 08, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Similar to the olive oil answer, I use unrefined coconut oil on my face every day because I have such dry skin. It's always been that way, but no amount of cream or lotion lasted for more than a few hours. Although it sounds wrong to put oil on your face, I've heard people say that it helps with their acne.

You also might want to exfoliate to get the existing dead skin off your face. I used sea salt with olive oil and it worked fabulously.

Here are some other exfoliant ideas: http://www.yourbeautyschool.com/2011/05/26/4-great-homemade-exfoliant-recipes/#

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:40 AM

Thanks for the tips

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8b0c28b0e803c1334738add1c568f936

(5)

on August 07, 2012
at 11:18 PM

ha oui aussi, une fois que ta peau sera plus souple et plus saine, ou directement maintenant d'ailleurs, tu peux utiliser le savon d'alep [avec plus de 50% de laurier] sur alepia par ex. Il laisse le film hydrolipidique et à 80% de laurier, sous la douche, je laisse une ou deux minute la mousse sur le visage puis rince. [et après il faut hydrater]

Autrement, parcours les liens ici http://www.allodocteurs.fr/rechercher.asp?mots=peau%20plantes&operateur=et&delai=&avance=&force=&TypeContenu=articles et essaye différents produits, notemment les teintures mères pour l'acne qui sont données.

aussi arrêter les produits laitiers peut faire des miracles [et regarder si les fromages de chèvres ou de brebis peuvent être consommés ]

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

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on August 08, 2012
at 10:46 AM

@uie merci merci :}

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8b0c28b0e803c1334738add1c568f936

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on August 07, 2012
at 11:08 PM

han un français :love:

tu as vraiment besoin de tous ces compléments ? si non, tu peux essayer d'arrêter pdt un ou deux mois pour voir. Généralement, c'est comme pour la muscu, on en a pas besoin si on a une nourriture variée et riche.

Il faut hydrater la peau le soir, typiquement avec une crème basique: -e45 http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/278-3512961-6599661?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=e45&x=0&y=0 -hydromol http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hydromol&x=0&y=0 -beurre de karité [utile pour les cheveux aussi en combinaison avec huile d'amande] -baume d'après rasage non alcoolique

il faut regarder sur ebay pcq ces produits ne viennent pas de france mais d'angleterre. Hydromol sert egalement de savon et me fut prescrit par mon dermato sous roacc pour justement éviter toute sécheresse.

Je rappel qu' hydrater sa peau signifie mettre une couche de crème pour garder l'eau dans l'épiderme; boire bcp sert à hydrater le derme. Je rappel aussi que l'épiderme se renouvelle sous 30-40 jours.

Autrement, pour éviter le déchessement de la peau, il faut éviter les produits alcoolique, mettre un peu de crème hydratante le matin et si elle laisse ta peau brillante, tu met un peu de talc [du talc pur pour bébé] avec une brosse à maquillage.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on August 08, 2012
at 01:01 AM

um... mon francais n'est pas tres bon; je comprendre l'intention, mais ne comprendre pas les details. une personne peut traduire, s'il tu plait?

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:39 AM

@Luckie, he first asks me whether or not I need that many complements, then he recommends a skincare product, then he talks about buying products from the UK via eBay, drinking water hydrates the inner layer of the skin, Avoid products w/alcohol, @uie, je pense arreter à un moment mais j'attends d'aller chez l'allergologue pour faire un bilan

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 07, 2012
at 04:44 PM

Vittel, it sounds like you are taking an Omega-3 supplement. Which one are you taking, I've seen on some posts that people have dry skin with algae supplements that go away with fish oil or cod liver oil. The other thing is to look at your soap. Soap really dries the skin out, and if you used to use a moisturizer and now just use water, that could be the culprit.

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 07, 2012
at 08:39 PM

Thanks for your help, I use pills for O3 supplements from Biovea. I just wash my face with water twice a day and exfoliate it like once every two weeks. Maybe I my showers are too hot,

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 20, 2012
at 06:26 PM

or you have really hard water

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F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

on August 07, 2012
at 03:09 PM

WTF? 6'11" and you're 120 pounds? I may be stepping into a beartrap, but wtf?

Okay, wait. 173 cm = 5 feet, 8 inches.

You could moisturize, drink a lot more water, take omega-3 supps, and eat more veggies.

237e8054c7366918ea200f46f0a47736

(5)

on August 07, 2012
at 03:12 PM

5'10-5'11 sorry, I live in France we use cm. I'll edit that right away

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