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by 0 · May 02, 2014 at 01:39 PM

Hey folks :) actually I think I already know some stuff about dry skin and paleo, also that it can be worst before it becomes better. But, my skin is realy, realy bad. When I press my finger nail in the back of my hand for just a second,... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · May 02, 2014 at 01:10 PM

I also urge you to have your thyroid panel checked, a lot can change in your values in a year or two. Also, have you considered drinking bone broth? Calcium, magnesium, collagen, glycine and proline, are some of the important constituents of... (more)

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by 0 · February 25, 2014 at 08:49 AM

Hi all, Just started a ketogenic diet plan for the second time. About one week in now compared to a month on the prior attempt to maintain low carb lifestyle. However just like the first time I tried this, I have been having a few unfortunate... (more)

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paleot 0 · February 25, 2014 at 08:41 AM

Are you exercising / over exercising? You could try a switch from Mg citrate to chelated Mg glycinate for better bioavailability, though it seems like more of a hydration issue if your lips and eyes are excessively dry. Is your urine... (more)

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by 0 · January 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I have a dry scaly condition my doctor says is related to my gut and if I will follow the paleo diet and be gluten free it will correct itself. I have been doing just so and after 4 months nothing. I did a liver/gallbladder cleanse 4 weeks ago... (more)

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VB 0 · January 28, 2014 at 08:01 AM

I believe it is due to inflammation. I recommend: 1. A very strict diet regimen. Vegetables, except nightshades, low on fodmaps plus meat. Nothing else. 2. Live quality probiotics, sauerkraut (1 ts 3 times per day). 3. Shea butter,... (more)

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by 0 · December 15, 2013 at 03:15 AM

I've been reading a lot about the no shampoo/soap thing, but I have no idea where to start. Some people suggest apple cider vinegar, some baking soda, some plain water. If I have really dry skin - scalp, face, body - what would be the best place... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 15, 2013 at 01:01 AM

i make my own body washes using sugar, honey, olive oil, vitamin e oil, and ground coffee. makes my skin super smooth. i also skin brush before showering. after showering, i rub cocao butter into my skin. for my hair, i did the no shampoo thing... (more)

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by 0 · December 12, 2013 at 08:25 PM

I have dry skin, dry mouth (even at 6 cups of water/day) and joint pain (knee, ankle, and some fingers), and constipation. 25 yo female, 5'1, 125lbs I eat plain yogurt (2 cups a day), greens, potatoes (1-2 a day), fish (4-5 days a week),... (more)

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Pampamesaylq 0 · December 12, 2013 at 08:25 PM

love the last answer. For dry skin I apply cocunut oil topically. Just plain oil them get in my bath robe or pajamas and give it time to soak in. Can try beets for constipation. Always work well in my house

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by 287 · January 21, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I've had dry skin since birth (keratosis on my arms,legs and a bit on my bum) and I was wondering is using creams, oils and lotions a gimmick? It ends up being extremely expensive and I find it only makes my skin feel a bit softer, but isn't... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 21, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Vitamin A and copper. Eat beef liver.

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by 39204 · March 08, 2013 at 10:24 PM

My skin's been especially dry this year and I thought I wasn't getting enough fat in my diet, so for the past week I've been eating a lot of salmon, avocados, nuts, egg yolks etc. with only partial results. Last night I ate a half pound of bacon... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · March 08, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Sunkissed Camelina Body oil. Silky smooth skin, not greasy. Natural Vitamin E.

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by 10 · April 29, 2013 at 03:03 AM

Hello there Paleo Hackers - I went VLC on the Paleo Diet 1 year ago and I loved it, save for one symptom: very dry skin. My hands looked like scales, I got dandruff, and I developed painful cracks at the corner of my mouth (Angular cheilitis). I... (more)

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ManderMoo 0 · April 29, 2013 at 03:03 AM

I started paleo originally as a treatment for candida overgrowth as I am allergic to yeast. I'm confused as to why you think this could CAUSE an overgrowth. As long as you are not eating too much fruit, cured meats, or molds like mushrooms, the... (more)

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by 1920 · January 21, 2014 at 07:25 PM

I actually had my first ever flare up of perioral dermatitis around my nose about 6 months ago. Been Paleo for nearly a year now and have no idea why it's come about when my previous diet and skincare regime was very much based around commercial... (more)

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Lucindalc 0 · January 21, 2014 at 07:25 PM

Toothpaste & mouthwash can contribute to PD. Especially synthetic toothpaste. Try Toms or Nature's gate brands. Or make your own.

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by 60 · October 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Hi guys. I've been primal/paleo for about 4 months now. My skin was very pale before when I was eating SAD. Not sickly pale, but pretty pale with a slightly yellow undertone, it was consistently that color for 6 or more years. I really noticed a... (more)

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CoconutChai 0 · October 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Eating even just 2 more servings of vegetables a day will change your skin tone towards more yellow, which is perceived as healthier and "glowing", whether they are orange/yellow veggies or not! Congrats! Relevant article: The Secret to Glowing... (more)

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by 145 · October 02, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I've been struggling with dry skin on my face for years now. I was given accutane as a teen (a decade ago) and I believe that has permanently affected my skin. I am not sure if this is true but it is my only guess. The issue does not run in my... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 01, 2012 at 05:33 PM

I drink around a gallon a day, give or take. I don't really keep track. A good skin-care (moisturizing) regimen is not to be underestimated either. A lot of that acne-treatment stuff is loaded with abrasive chemicals. Lancome has a great... (more)

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by 1920 · October 01, 2012 at 03:27 AM

Hey ya'll! Here's the quick low-down. 23 yr old female. Been living a paleo lifestyle for about 6 months now (80/20 rule - occassional dairy, alcohol and on the odd social occassion where a non-paleo meal has been provided... still try to make the... (more)

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Monte 0 · October 01, 2012 at 03:08 AM

Do not try to get rid of your red nose! It is your destiny! Santa needs you. No, the WORLD needs you. Can you imagine the collective disharmony and chaos that would ensue if presents are not delivered on schedule this Christmas? The one thing that... (more)

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by 4338 · September 16, 2013 at 05:15 AM

This answer from Karna....."(After eating 1 table spoon of flax seed) First my skin became very soft and smooth but after 2 weeks I got cystic acne on my neck and shoulders" got me thinking about my own experience with flax oil. i use to take... (more)

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Flaxseed_Oil 0 · September 15, 2012 at 03:26 AM

Oil from seeds of the flax plant, also known as linseed oil, can be taken orally or applied topically to improve your skin. When used as a topical treatment, the oil hydrates dry skin and locks in skin's natural moisture.

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by 4176 · August 20, 2012 at 09:50 AM

So sick of my terrible skin, it makes me look so ugly and is basically the cause of my depression I get discomfort in my gut whenever I eat and I'm always really tired, I've been eating basically whole 30 for 2 weeks and it's making no... (more)

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Johnny56 0 · May 30, 2012 at 08:24 PM

skin diseases are the easiest things to cure. would be helpful if u provide more information on what kind of food u eating over the whole day. bad skin always means kidney problems, means u basically eat shit that your body doesnt want to, so it... (more)

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by 105 · May 22, 2012 at 01:15 AM

The problems I have now are the following: 1.) Nausea after eating anything any amount. 2.) Acne- Facial, back, and chest. 3.) Keratosis Pilaris 4.) Dry, peeling lips (Probably Exfoliative Cheilitis) 5.) Dandruff 6.) Dry Skin 7.) Tiredness all the... (more)

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Heather_15 0 · May 22, 2012 at 01:15 AM

Get your thyroid checked.

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by 10878 · January 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Most winters I'm constantly slathering on moisturizer, lip balm, etc but this year I haven't had to do that at all (about 12 months paleo) Has anyone else had such luck? I don't even need conditioner for my hair anymore. Just shampoo

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animalcule 0 · January 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Nope. I've experimented with the type of products and the amount I use many times pre and post-paleo, and currently I use multiple moisturizing products on my skin and hair every day to keep them nice and soft. I was born with congenitally dry... (more)

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by 1365 · June 16, 2012 at 06:08 AM

My home is primarily heated by a wood stove. In the winter this means super dry air despite the pot of water I try to keep on it to add moisture to the air. This leads to dry/cracking skin in the winter and it doesn't appear to be very healthy for... (more)

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dzone 0 · June 16, 2012 at 06:08 AM

Hello, The best way to reduce the affects of dry air is to install a humidifier inside the home. A variety of options are available and as per most Humidifier Reviews, Bionaire Humidifiers are some of the best in business. These units are an ideal... (more)

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by 1090 · November 14, 2011 at 01:06 PM

Background: I've been noticing after going low-carb Paleo that I have dry skin, some peeling, localized red areas on my face and overall wearier looking skin for the past several months. After reading around on PH, I've already added more iodine,... (more)

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DH 0 · November 14, 2011 at 01:06 PM

Since no one really has a definitive answer, did some research for an hr.... (more)

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by 38 · December 29, 2011 at 04:37 AM

When I started eating bacon, two months ago, I went through about 18oz per week for 3 weeks. Pan fried, low heat. Coconut oil One week into this feast, I noticed how much smoother, oily, and vibrant my skin was -- my hands especially, and my... (more)

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Bill_13 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I notice this too with pork in general as well as avocados. Fish oil makes me oiler but something about pork and avocado just really makes it moist and more youthful (although I am 22 so I havent really aged yet but have done some damage to the... (more)

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by 5100 · June 01, 2011 at 10:50 PM

I've experimented with adding starch (yams and sweet potatoes) to my otherwise LC diet. One surprising benefit of this was that my feet (normally dry, peeling, scaly and fungal with whitened and brittle toenails) became moist and less dry,... (more)

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Todd 0 · June 01, 2011 at 10:50 PM

I never had an issue with dry, itchy, skin or flak scalp. One year of VLC / LC and all of them were an issue. After a while of adding starch back in, I have noticed improvements in all the above areas. I think many people end up having vitamin... (more)

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by 2528 · October 14, 2013 at 01:05 AM

So I started paleo to get rid of chronic folliculitis on my face. Previous to havng that I ha acne throughout my teens and used all the standard topical medications, as well as took Accutane. My folliculitis improved with plaeo but went away 100%... (more)

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Drew_Caetano 0 · July 09, 2012 at 01:28 AM

Hi I am actually in the same boat as you. My brother supposedly was too. And honestly my brother has had gorgeous skin for years now. And he does drugs and shit and I have no idea how his skin was clear and mine wasn't. Well he told me he used... (more)

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by 8848 · December 18, 2012 at 08:25 PM

I read with interest a recent question regarding use of Omega-7s (which I had never heard of!). I have had continuing itchy skin problems even with a strict gluten-free, soy-free, paleo-type diet. Decided to eliminate the fish oil and cod liver... (more)

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chi_flat_iron 0 · March 09, 2011 at 04:01 AM

I hear all about these fish oil burps being disgusting, but I have had a different effect. I have fish oil farts, ugg slippers and normally mine don't smell, but wow, these are the worst I have ever smelled before. (more)

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by 1093 · February 22, 2012 at 09:36 PM

With the wintertime and it being so windy and cold outside, I've had to break out my chapstick and lotions. However, now that I've become Paleo, I figured there must be a better product or way to treat my skin. Granted with eating paleo its much... (more)

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Mia_1 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know a out a new paleo skincare company called Primal Life Organics. I just tried the Infiniti Primal Face Package and it is AMAZING!!! All of the products are organic and paleo! It's a no brainer!! Good Luck. (more)

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by 4073 · March 20, 2013 at 09:34 PM

I have recently moved about 1/3 of a mile away to a new house and the well water here is making my skin very dry and itchy. At my old house we had a filter on the well (some type of blue pellets for softening I believe that had to be changed once... (more)

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sarah_82 0 · March 20, 2013 at 09:34 PM

I have the same problem. I went from country well water that made me itchy to the WORST hard city water and now I'm moving back to the country well water. Ive combated the worst scalp conditions. I'm having hair thinning and loss as well as some... (more)

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by 0 · October 14, 2010 at 04:13 AM

I have been eating Primal/Paleo for 5/6 weeks now. I have been suffering from extremely dry, sore, cracked lips since I started and it is really starting to get me down. It has even started to migrate to above/below my lips and looks very red... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · October 13, 2010 at 04:14 PM

If you are eating any ghee or coconut oil directly with a spoon, I suggest that you take a moment to let it linger in your mouth to give a few more moments to be absorbed by the mucosal membranes and then... lick your lips to oil them just a bit... (more)