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Diet advice for dry skin please

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Madmog Fri 18-Sep-09 14:46:36

I don't normally have a problem with my skin, but the skin on my shoulders and legs is dry at the moment, almost feeling sore on my shoulders. I don't normally get this and wondered if anyone could suggest any vitamins/minerals that might be lacking which could cause this (might be my age though - 42). Would prefer to cure this naturally rather than go to doctor.

purplepeony Fri 18-Sep-09 14:54:53

Is it red falky and itchy? could it be eczema?

If it's localised it sounds more as if your clothes are rubbing or it is a reaction to washing powders etc etc.

Have you tried ordinary moisturisers like E45, Aveno, or Oilatum?

Dietary foods are all the fish oils- so start eating salmon, fresh tuna, sardines, mackeral 3x a week. Plus lots of dark green veg.

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