Symptoms, conditions and causes

Why do I have dry skin? What do I do?

Dry, cracked, or scaly skin can cause a lot of irritation. Although harsh chemicals can cause skin dryness, the most common dietary cause is low levels of omega-3 fatty acid.

Cause #1: Lack of alpha-linolenic acid:

Alpha-linolenic acid is mainly involved in building and making the structure of your body cells. It is crucial for providing moisture to the skin and reducing inflammation.

Remedies:

  • Consume flaxseed

  • Consume chia seed

  • Consume hemp seed

  • Consume walnuts

Cause #2: Lack of bile

If you eat the above foods and your dry skin condition doesn’t resolve, it could mean that these acids are not digested well. Particularly, lack of bile can cause an inability to digest and absorb alpha-linolenic acid from food. This can be due to a removed gallbladder or liver/gallbladder- related problems.

Remedies:

  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Consume healthy fats

  • Do acupressure on your gallbladder

Last updated: Apr 30, 2023 20:46 PM