Symptoms, conditions and causes

Which deficiency is behind dry skin?

That would be an essential fatty acid deficiency. Now what is an essential fatty acid? Those are the omegas, unsaturated omegas. Of course, you have omega-6, which I do not think you have a deficiency of that. But it's omega-3 is the one that most people have a problem with. Ultimately you need to consume more omega-3 fatty acids. And yes, fish oils, sardines, salmon, things like that. But also you can get the precursor ones from walnuts, chia seed, and even algae. Blue-green algae has it. Seaweed has it as well. So you can get some of these precursors to the omega-3 active form.

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